Section 3 in The School of Planning and Architecture Act, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Title: Powers and functions of Schools.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every School shall exercise the powers and perform the duties as specified below, namely:—
(a) to organise and undertake research and innovations in architecture, planning, design and allied activities in such manner as the School may think fit, including in collaboration or association with any other School, educational institution, research organisation or body corporate;
(b) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other degrees;
(c) to institute fellowships, Scholarships and confer awards, honorary degrees or other academic distinctions or titles;
(d) to fix, demand and receive fees and other charges;
(e) to establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of students;
(f) to supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the School and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and culture and corporate life;
(g) to notify academic and other posts with the prior approval of the Central Government and to make appointment thereto excluding the post of Director;
(h) to appoint persons working in any other School or educational institution or involved in research of significance in any industry as adjunct, guest or visiting teachers of the School on such terms and for such duration as the School may decide;
(i) to frame Statutes and Ordinances and to alter, modify or rescind the same;
(j) to establish and maintain such infrastructure as may be necessary;
(k) to deal with any property belonging to or vested in the School in such manner as the School may deem fit for advancing the objects of the School;
(l) to manage the fund of the School and receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from testators or donors or transferors, as the case may be;
(m) to co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the School by exchange of teachers, students and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects on such terms as may be specified from time to time by the Senate;
(n) to undertake consultancy in the areas or disciplines relating to the School for promotion of its common objectives; and
(o) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the School.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a School shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property without the prior approval of the Central Government.