Section 44 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014

Title: Acts and proceedings not to be invalidated by vacancies, etc.

Description: No act of the Council, or any Institute, Board or Senate or any other body set-up under this Act or the Statutes, shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in or defect in the constitution thereof; (b) any irregularity in its procedure not affecting the merits of the case; (c) any defect in the selection, nomination or appointment of a person acting as a member thereof.

Title: Returns and information to be provided to Central Government.

Description: Every Institute shall furnish to the Central Government such returns or other information with respect to its policies or activities as the Central Government may, for the purpose of reporting to Parliament or for the making of policy, from time to time require.

Title: Power of Central Government to issue directions.

Description: The Institute shall carry out such directions as may be issued to it from time to time by the Central Government for the efficient administration of this Act.

Title: Institute to be public authority under Right to Information Act.

Description: The provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) shall apply to each Institute, defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Title: Transitional provisions.

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act— (a) the Board of Governors of an Institute functioning as such immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to so function until a new Board is constituted for that Institute under this Act, but on the constitution of a new Board under this Act, the members of the Board holding office before the commencement of this Act shall cease to hold office; (b) every Senate constituted in relation to every Institute before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to be the Senate constituted under this Act until a Senate is constituted under this Act for the Institute, but on the constitution of the new Senate under this Act, the members of the Senate holding office before the commencement of this Act shall cease to hold office; (c) the Statutes, Ordinances, rules, regulations and bye-laws of each existing Institute as in force, immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall continue to apply to the corresponding institute in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act until the first Statutes and the Ordinances are made under this Act; (d) any student who joined classes of the existing Institute on or after the academic year 2007-2008 or completed the course on or after the academic year 2010-2011 shall for the purpose of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 7, be deemed to have pursued a course of study in the existing Institute located at Kancheepuram only if such student has not already been awarded degree or diploma for the same course of study. (2) The Central Government may, without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), if it considers necessary and expedient to do so, by notification, take such measures which may be necessary for the transfer of the existing Institute mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule to the corresponding Institute mentioned under column (5) of the Schedule.