Section 10 in The National Institutes of Design Act, 2014
Title: Authorities of Institute.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
Title: Powers and functions of Governing Council.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Governing Council shall be responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute and shall exercise all the powers of the Institute not otherwise provided for by this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, and shall have the power to review the acts of the Senate.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Governing Council shall––
(a) take decisions on questions of policy relating to the administration and working of the Institute;
(b) take decision on the establishment of new Institute campus at any place in India or outside India;
(c) institute courses of study at the Institute;
(d) institute academic and other posts and to make appointments thereto;
(e) make Statutes;
(f) consider and modify or cancel Ordinances;
(g) consider and pass resolutions on the annual report, the annual accounts and the budget estimates of the Institute including each of the Institute campuses for the next financial year, as it thinks fit and submit them to the Central Government together with a statement of its development plans; and
(h) exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by this Act or the Statutes.
(3) The Governing Council shall have power to appoint such committees as it considers necessary for the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this Act.
(4) The Governing Council shall have the power to enter into arrangements with the Central Government, State Governments and other public or private organisations or individuals in India or outside India for securing and accepting endowments, grants, donations or gifts to the Institute on mutually agreed terms and conditions:
Provided that the conditions of such grant, donation or gift, if any, shall not be inconsistent or in conflict with the nature or objects of the Institute and the provisions of this Act.
(5) The Governing Council shall have the power to take over and acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise from Government and other public bodies or private individuals willing to transfer movable and immovable properties, endowments or other funds together with any attendant obligations and engagements not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.
(6) The Governing Council may by specific resolution to this effect delegate to the Chairperson such of its powers for the conduct of business, as it may deem necessary.