Section 1 in The Rashtriya Raksha University Act, 2020.
Title: Short title and commencement.
(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.
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.
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.
Title: Establishment and incorporation of University.
(1) The Raksha Shakti University in the State of Gujarat, established under the Raksha Shakti University Act, 2009 (Gujarat Act 14 of 2009), shall be established as a body corporate under this Act by the name of Rashtriya Raksha University.
(2) The Rashtriya Raksha University shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property and to contract, and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.
(3) The Headquarters of the University shall be at Gandhinagar in the State of Gujarat. (4) The University may establish and maintain centres and campuses at such other places in India and abroad as it may deem fit.
Title: Effect of incorporation of University.
On and from the date of commencement of this Act,--
(a) any reference to the Raksha Shakti University in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the University;
(b) all property, movable and immovable, of or belonging to the Raksha Shakti University shall vest in the University;
(c) all rights and liabilities of the Raksha Shakti University shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the University;
(d) every person employed by the Raksha Shakti University immediately before the commencement of this Act shall hold his office or service in the University by 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 the same 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 University in accordance with the term of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment to him by the University 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 every person employed before the commencement of this Act, pending the execution of a contract, shall be deemed to have been appointed in accordance with the provisions of a contract consistent with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes:
Provided also that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Vice-Chancellor of the Raksha Shakti University in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference to the Vice-Chancellor of the University;
(e) every person pursuing any academic or research course in every existing institute or department under Raksha Shakti University, immediately before commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to have migrated and registered with the corresponding institute or department, on such commencement at the same level of course in the University from which such person migrated and shall continue to pursue such academic or research course in the University;
(f) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted by or against Raksha Shakti University, immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall be continued or instituted by or against the University;
(g) all colleges, institutions, faculties and departments affiliated to, or admitted to the privileges of, or maintained by, the Raksha Shakti University shall stand affiliated to, or admitted to the privilege of, or maintained by, the University.