Section 9 in The National Institutes of Design Act, 2014

Title: Visitor

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of 1[each of the Institutes]. (2) The Visitor may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Institute or any Institute campus and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Visitor may direct. (3) Upon receipt of any such report, the Visitor may take such action and issue such directions as he considers necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions. 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for "the Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Authorities of Institute.

Description: 1[Each Institute shall have the following authorities] namely:-- (a) the Governing Council, (b) a Senate, and (c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute. 1. Subs. by s. 12, ibid., for "The following shall be the authorities of the Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Governing Council.

Description: 1[The Governing Council of every Institute shall consist of] the following members, namely:-- (a) a Chairperson, who shall be an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional or industrialist, to be nominated by the Visitor; (b) the Director, ex officio; (c) the Financial Adviser in the Ministry or Department of the Government of India dealing with the National Institute of Design, ex officio; (d) the Joint Secretary, in the Ministry or Department in the Government of India dealing with the National Institute of Design, ex officio; (e) one representative of the Ministry or Department of the Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary dealing with Higher Education, to be nominated by the Secretary of that Ministry or Department, ex officio; (f) one representative of the Ministry or Department of the Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary dealing with Information Technology to be nominated by the Secretary of that Ministry or Department, ex officio; (g) one representative from the State in which the Institute campus is located, to be nominated by that State Government; (h) five professionals, one each from the fields of architecture, engineering, fine arts, mass media and technology, to be nominated by the Central Government; (i) an outstanding Designer, to be nominated by the Visitor in consultation with the Central Government; (j) a management expert, to be nominated by the Chairperson; (k) a representative of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, to be nominated by the Central Government; (l) three persons to be nominated by the Senate from amongst persons recommended by companies, firms or individuals who have provided financial assistance or contribution to the Institute: Provided that the threshold of financial assistance or contribution and other requirements to qualify for such nomination shall be such as may be provided for in the Statutes; and (m) Dean of each Institute campus, ex officio. 1. Subs. by s. 13, ibid., for "The Governing Council shall consist of" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Term of office of, vacancies among, and allowances payable to Chairperson and other members of Governing Council.

Description: (1) The term of office of the Chairperson or any other member of the Governing Council (other than an ex officio member) shall be three years from the date of his nomination. (2) Save as otherwise provided in this section, the term of office of an ex officio member shall continue so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member. (3) The term of office of a member of the Governing Council nominated to fill a casual vacancy shall continue for the remainder of the term of the member in whose place he has been nominated. (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, an outgoing member shall, unless the Governing Council otherwise directs, continue in office until another person is nominated as a member in his place. (5) The members of the Governing Council shall be entitled to such allowances, if any, from the Institute as may be provided for in the Statutes but no member other than the persons referred to in clauses (b) and (m) of section 11 shall be entitled to any salary by reason of this sub-section.

Title: Meeting of Governing Council.

Description: The Governing Council shall meet at least four times in a year at such place and time and observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings, as may be determined by the Governing Council.

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