Section 2 in The School of Planning and Architecture Act, 2014

Title: Declaration of certain Schools as Institutions of national importance.

Description: Whereas the objects of the Schools mentioned in the Schedule are such as to make them Institutions of national importance, it is hereby declared that each such School is an Institution of national importance.

Title: Definitions.

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,— (a) "Board", in relation to any School, means the Board of Governors thereof; (b) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board; (c) "Corresponding School", in relation to a School mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule, means the School as specified against the said School in column (5) of the Schedule; (d) "Council" means the Council established under sub-section (1) of section 33; (e) "Director", in relation to any School, means the Director thereof; (f) "existing School" means the School mentioned under column (3) of the Schedule; (g) "Member" means a Member of the Board and includes the Chairperson; (h) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette and the expression "notify" with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly; (i) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (j) "Registrar", in relation to any School, means the Registrar thereof; (k) "Schedule" means the Schedule annexed to this Act; (l) "School" means any of the Schools mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule and such other Schools established under this Act; (m) "Senate", in relation to any School, means the Senate thereof; (n) "Society" means any of the societies registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or under the societies of respective State Governments and mentioned in column (3) of the Schedule; (o) "Statutes" and "Ordinances", in relation to any School, means the Statutes and Ordinance of that School made under this Act.

Title: Establishment and incorporation of Schools.

Description: On and from the date of commencement of this Act, the Schools specified in column (3) of the Schedule, shall be the body corporates having perpetual succession and a common seal with the power subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable and to contract and shall by their respective names mentioned in column (5) of the Schedule, sue or be sued.

Title: Objects of School.

Description: Each School shall have the following objects, namely:— (i) to support the establishment and development of Schools of Planning and Architecture; (ii) to provide global leadership in the field of architecture, planning and allied fields.

Title: Effects of incorporation of Schools.

Description: On and from the commencement of this Act,— (a) any reference to any existing School in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the corresponding School; (b) all properties, movable and immovable, of or belonging to every existing School shall vest in the corresponding School mentioned under column (5) of the Schedule; (c) all the rights, debts and other liabilities of every existing School shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the corresponding School; (d) every person employed by every existing School shall hold his office or service in the corresponding School with the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held if this Act had not been enacted and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Statutes: Provided that if the alteration so made is not acceptable to such employee, his employment may be terminated by the School in accordance with the terms of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment, to him by the School, of compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in case of permanent employees and one month's remuneration in the case of other employees: Provided further that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Director, Registrar and other officers of an existing School in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference to the Director, Registrar and other officers of the corresponding School; (e) every person pursuing, before the commencement of this Act, any academic or research course in every existing School, shall be deemed to have migrated and registered with the corresponding School on such commencement at the same level of study in the School from which such person migrated; (f) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted or which could have been instituted by or against an existing School, immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be continued or instituted by or against the corresponding School.