Section 26 in The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Act, 2013

Title: Power to make Statutes.

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:— (a) the constitution, powers and functions of authorities and other bodies of the University, as may be constituted from time to time; (b) the election and continuance in office of the members of the said authorities and bodies, the filling up of vacancies of members, and all other matters relating to those authorities and other bodies for which it may be necessary or desirable to provide; (c) the manner of appointment of the officers of the University, terms and conditions of service, their powers, emoluments and functions that may be exercised and performed by such authority; (d) the manner of appointment of teachers, academic staff and other employees of the University, their emoluments and other conditions of service: Provided that the terms and conditions of teachers, academic staff and other employees shall not be varied to their disadvantage; (e) the manner of appointment of teachers and academic staff working in any other University or organisation for a specific period for undertaking a joint project, their terms and conditions of service and emoluments; (f) the conditions of service of employees including provisions for pension, insurance and provident fund, the manner of termination of service and disciplinary action; (g) the principles governing the seniority of service of the employees of the University; (h) the procedure for arbitration in cases of dispute between employees or students of the University and the University; (i) the procedure for appeal to the Executive Council by any employee or student against the action of any officer or authority of the University; (j) the coordination and determination of standards in the University; (k) the conferment of autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department; (l) the establishment and abolition of schools, Departments, centres, Halls, Colleges and Institutions; (m) the conferment of honorary degrees; (n) the withdrawal of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions; (o) the conditions under which Colleges and Institutions may be admitted to the privileges of the University and the withdrawal of such privileges; (p) the Institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, assistantships, medals and prizes; (q) the delegation of powers vested in the authorities or officers of the University; (r) the maintenance of discipline among the employees and students; and (s) all other matters which by this Act are to be or may be provided for by the Statutes.

Title: Statutes how to be made.

Description: (1) The first Statutes of the University shall be framed by the Steering Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the copy of the same shall be laid as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of Parliament. (2) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in sub-section (1), the Executive Council may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes in the manner hereafter in this section provided: Provided that the Executive Council shall not make, amend or repeal any Statutes affecting the status, powers or constitution of any authority of the University until such authority has been given reasonable opportunity of expressing an opinion in writing on the proposed changes, and any opinion so expressed shall be considered by the Executive Council. (3) Every new Statute or addition to the Statutes or any amendment or repeal of a Statute shall require the assent of the Visitor, who may assent thereto or withhold assent or remit to the Executive Council for reconsideration in the light of the observation, if any, made by him. (4) A new Statute or a Statute amending or repealing an existing Statute shall have no validity unless it has been assented to by the Visitor. (5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing sub-sections, the Visitor may make new or additional Statutes or amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in sub-section (1), during the period of three years immediately after the commencement of this Act: Provided that the Visitor may, on the expiry of the said period of three years, make, within one year from the date of such expiry, such detailed Statutes as he may consider necessary and such detailed Statutes shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament. (6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the Visitor may direct the University to make provisions in the Statutes in respect of any matter specified by him and if the Executive Council is unable to implement such direction within sixty days of its receipt, the Visitor may, after considering the reasons, if any, communicated by the Executive Council for its inability to comply with such direction, make or amend the Statutes suitably.

Title: Power to make Ordinances.

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Ordinances may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:— (a) the admission of students to the University and their enrolment as such; (b) the courses of study to be laid down for all degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University; (c) the medium of instruction and examination; (d) the award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions, the qualifications for the same and the means to be taken relating to the granting and obtaining of the same; (e) the fees to be charged for courses of study in the University and for admission to examinations, degrees and diplomas of the University; (f) the conditions for award of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, assistantships, medals and prizes; (g) the conduct of examinations, including the term of office and manner of appointment and the duties of examining bodies, examiners and moderators; (h) the conditions of residence of the students of the University; (i) the special arrangements, if any, which may be made for the residence, discipline and teaching of women students and the prescribing of special courses of studies for them; (j) the appointment and emoluments of employees other than those for whom provision has been made in the Statutes; (k) the establishment of Centre of Studies, Board of Studies, Special centre, Specialised Laboratories and other Committees; (l) the manner of co-operation and collaboration with other Universities in India or abroad and authorities including learned bodies or associations; (m) the creation, composition and functions of any other body which is considered necessary for improving the academic life of the University; (n) such other terms and conditions of service of teachers and other academic staff as are not prescribed by the Statutes; (o) the supervision and management of Colleges and Institutions admitted to the privileges of the University; (p) the setting up of a machinery for redressal of grievances of employees; and (q) all other matters which by this Act or the Statutes may be provided for by the Ordinances. (2) The first Ordinances shall be made by the Vice-Chancellor with the previous approval of the Central Government and the Ordinances so made may be amended, repealed or added to at any time by the Executive Council in the manner prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Regulations

Description: The authorities of the University may make Regulations, consistent with this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances in the manner prescribed by the Statutes, for the conduct of their own business and that of the Committees, if any, appointed by them and not provided for by this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances.

Title: Annual report

Description: (1) The annual report of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council, which shall include, among other matters, the steps taken by the University towards the fulfilment of its objects and shall be submitted to the Court on or after such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes and the Court shall consider the report in its annual meeting. (2) The Court shall submit the annual report to the Visitor along with its comments, if any. (3) A copy of the annual report, as prepared under sub-section (1), shall also be submitted to the Central Government, which shall, as soon as may be, cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament. (4) A copy of the annual report shall also be exhibited on the website of the University after having been laid in both Houses of Parliament.

The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Act, 2013