Section 55 in The National Forensic Sciences University Act, 2020

Title: Transitional provisions.

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the Statutes made thereunder,-- (a) the existing Director General of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar shall be appointed by the Central Government as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University for a period of three years and he shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further period of three years; (b) till such time the University constitutes such authorities or committees as may be required under the provisions of this Act, the existing committee or Board in the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar shall continue to exercise the respective roles or, as the case may be, till the Board of Governors determine; (c) the existing Director of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, New Delhi shall be appointed as the Campus Director for Delhi campus of the University till a regular Director is appointed by the University; (d) the existing Registrar of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar shall be appointed as the first Executive Registrar of the University, or, as the case may be, till the Board of Governors determine.

Title: Repeal of Gujarat Act 17 of 2008.

Description: (1) The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Act, 2008 is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal,-- (a) all appointments made, orders issued, degrees and other academic distinctions conferred, diplomas and certificates awarded, privileges granted, or other things done under the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Act, 2008, shall be deemed to have been respectively made, issued, conferred, awarded, granted or done under the corresponding provisions of this Act and, except as otherwise provided by or under this Act or the Statutes, continue in force unless and until they are superseded by any order made under this Act or the Statutes; and (b) all the proceedings of selection committee or any other authority, if any, for the appointment or promotion of teachers and other employees that took place before the commencement of this Act and all actions of the concerned authorities in respect of the recommendations of such selection committee or authority, if any, where no orders of appointment on the basis thereof were passed before the commencement of this Act shall, notwithstanding that the procedure for selection has been modified by this Act, be deemed to have been valid but further proceeding in connection with such pending selections shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of this Act and be continued from the stage where they stood immediately before such commencement, except if the concerned authorities take a decision to the contrary.

Title: Short title and commencement.

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Rashtriya Raksha University Act, 2020. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 1st October, 2020, vide notification No. S.O. 3422(E), dated 30th September, 2020, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3 (ii).

Title: Declaration of Rashtriya Raksha University as an institution of national importance.

Description: Whereas the objects of the Rashtriya Raksha University are such as to make it an institution of national importance, it is hereby declared that the Rashtriya Raksha University is an institution of national importance.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University referred to in section 17; (b) "affiliated college" means an institution recognised as such by the Executive Council in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes made thereunder; (c) "college" means an institution maintained by or admitted to the privileges of the University and includes an affiliated college; (d) "Dean" means the Dean of the University appointed under section 25; (e) "department" means an academic department of the University; (f) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as, broadcasting, telecasting, internet, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more such modes; (g) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers, other academic and non-academic staff of the University; (h) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University constituted under section 16; (i) "Finance Committee" means the Finance Committee of the University constituted under section 19; (j) "Fund" means the Fund of University referred to in section 31; (k) "Governing Body" means the Governing Body of the University constituted under section 13; (l) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (m) "Pro Vice-Chancellor" means the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 23; (n) "Registrar" means the Registrar of the University appointed under section 24; (o) "School" means a school of study of the University; (p) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and Ordinances of the University made under this Act; (q) "student" means a student of the University and includes any person who has enrolled for pursuing any course of study in the University; (r) "teachers" means professors, associate professors and assistant professors appointed or recognised as such by Statutes for the purposes of imparting instruction in the University or for giving guidance for research or rendering assistance to students for pursuing any course of study in the University; (s) "University" means the Rashtriya Raksha University established under section 4; (t) "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 22.