Section 2 in The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore Act, 2012

Title: Declaration of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore, as an institution of national importance.

Description: Whereas the objects of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore are such as to make the institution one of national importance, it is hereby declared that the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore is an institution of national importance.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Fund" means the Fund of the Institute referred to in section 17; (b) "Governing Body" means the Governing Body of the Institute; (c) "Institute" means the institution known as the National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, Bangalore, incorporated under this Act; (d) "member" means a member of the Institute; (e) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (f) "specified" means specified by regulations made under this Act.

Title: Incorporation of Institute.

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore, an Institute registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 (Karnataka Act, XVII of 1960) on the 27th day of December, 1974, is hereby constituted a body corporate by the name aforesaid and as such body corporate, it shall have 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 that name, sue and be sued.

Title: Composition of Institute.

Description: (1) The Institute shall consist of the following members, namely:-- (a) the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, ex officio; (b) the Minister of Health and Family Welfare (Medical Education), Government of Karnataka, ex officio; (c) Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry or Department of Health and Family Welfare, ex officio; (d) the Director of the Institute, ex officio; (e) Secretary to the Government of India or his nominee (not below the rank of Joint Secretary) Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, ex officio; (f) Secretary to the Government of India or his nominee (not below the rank of Joint Secretary) in the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, ex officio; (g) the Director-General of Health Services, Government of India, ex officio; (h) the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, ex officio; (i) the Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka or his nominee who shall not be below the rank of Secretary to that Government; (j) seven persons of whom one shall be a non-medical scientist representing the Indian Sciences Congress Association, and, one each from biological; behavioural and physical sciences, of repute, from any University to be nominated by the Central Government in such manner as may be prescribed; (k) four representatives of medical faculties of Indian Universities, of whom one shall be from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, to be nominated by the Central Government in such manner as may be prescribed; (l) three Members of Parliament of whom two shall be elected from among themselves by the members of the House of the People and one from among themselves by the members of the Council of States. (2) It is hereby declared that the office of member of the Institute shall not disqualify its holder for being chosen as, or for being, a member of either House of Parliament

Title: Term of office of and vacancies among members.

Description: (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, the term of office of a member shall be five years from the date of his nomination or election. (2) The term of office of a member elected under clause (l) of sub-section (1) of section 5 shall come to an end as soon as he becomes a Minister or Minister of State or Deputy Minister or the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People or the Deputy Chairman of the Council of States or ceases to be a member of the House from which he was elected. (3) The term of office of an ex officio member shall continue so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is such a member. (4) The term of office of a member nominated or elected to fill a casual vacancy shall continue for the remainder of the term of the member in whose place he is nominated or elected. (5) An outgoing member other than a member elected under clause (l) of sub-section (1) of section 5 shall continue in office until another person is nominated as a member in his place or for a period of three months, whichever is earlier: Provided that the Central Government shall nominate a member in place of an outgoing member within the said period of three months. (6) An outgoing member shall be eligible for re-nomination or re-election. (7) A member may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government but he shall continue in office until his resignation is accepted by that Government. (8) The manner of filling vacancies among members shall be such as may be prescribed.

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore Act, 2012