Section 10 in The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore Act, 2012

Title: Meetings of Institute.

Description: The Institute shall hold its first meeting at such time and place as may be appointed by the Central Government and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at the first meeting as may be laid down by that Government, and thereafter, the Institute shall meet at such times and places and observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as may be specified.

Title: Governing Body and other committees of Institute.

Description: (1) There shall be a Governing Body of the Institute which shall be constituted by the Institute in such manner as may be specified: Provided that the number of persons who are not members of the Institute shall not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Governing Body. (2) The Governing Body shall be the executive committee of the Institute and shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as the Institute may specify in this behalf. (3) The President of the Institute shall be the Chairperson of the Governing Body and as Chairperson thereof he shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be specified. (4) The procedure to be followed in the exercise of its powers and discharge of its functions by the Governing Body, and the term of office of, and the manner of filling vacancies among the members of the Governing Body shall be such as may be specified. (5) Subject to such control and restrictions as may be prescribed, the Institute may constitute as many standing committees and as many ad hoc committees as it thinks fit for exercising any power or discharging any function of the Institute or for inquiring into, or reporting or advising upon, any matter which the Institute may refer to them. (6) The Chairperson and members of the Governing Body and the Chairperson and the members of a standing committee or an ad hoc committee shall receive such allowances, as may be specified.

Title: Staff of Institute.

Description: (1) There shall be a chief executive officer of the Institute who shall be designated as the Director of the Institute and shall, subject to such rules as may be prescribed, be appointed by the Institute: Provided that the first Director of the Institute shall be appointed by the Central Government. (2) The Director shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier. (3) The Director shall act as the Secretary to the Institute as well as the Governing Body. (4) The Director shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be specified or as may be delegated to him by the Institute or the President of the Institute or the Governing Body or the Chairperson of the Governing Body. (5) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the Institute may appoint such number of other officers and employees as may be necessary for the exercise of its powers and discharge of its functions and the designations and grades of other officers and employees shall be such as may be specified. (6) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the Director and other officers and employees of the Institute shall be entitled to such salary and allowances and shall be governed by such conditions of service in respect of leave, pension, provident fund and other matters as may be specified.

Title: Objects of Institute.

Description: The objects of the Institute shall be— (a) to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches with a focus on mental health, neuro-sciences and allied specialities so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education; (b) to bring together, as far as may be, in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; (c) to attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education to meet the country's needs for specialists and medical teachers, particularly in the field of mental health, neuro-sciences and allied specialities; (d) to evolve innovative strategies to offer diagnostic and comprehensive therapeutic service facilities in the field of mental health and neuro-sciences, utilising the advances in information technology; (e) to make an in-depth study and research in the field of mental health, neuro-sciences and allied specialities.

Title: Functions of Institute.

Description: With a view to the promotion of the objects specified in section 13, the Institute may— (a) provide for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the science of modern medicine and other allied sciences including physical and biological sciences; (b) provide facilities for research in the various branches of such sciences; (c) provide for the teaching of humanities; (d) conduct experiments in new methods of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to arrive at high standard of such education; (e) specify courses and curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies; (f) notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, establish and maintain,-- (i) one or more medical institutions with different departments staffed and equipped to undertake education and conduct research in different subjects, (ii) one or more well equipped hospitals to provide clinical services, (iii) nursing colleges staffed and equipped for the training of nurses, (iv) rural and urban health centres which will form centres for the field training of the medical and nursing students of the Institute, and (v) other institutions for the training of different types of health workers such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and medical technicians of various kinds; (g) trained teachers from different medical colleges in India; (h) hold examinations and grant such degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions and titles in undergraduate and postgraduate medical, nursing and allied specialities education as may be laid down in the regulations; (i) induct and appoint persons as professors, readers, lecturers and in posts of other description in accordance with regulations; (j) receive grants from the Government and gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests and transfers of properties, both movable and immovable, from donors, benefactors, testators or transferors, as the case may be; (k) deal with any property belonging to, or vested in, the Institute in any manner which is considered necessary for promoting the objects specified in section 12; (l) demand and receive with the prior approval of the Central Government such fees and other charges as may be specified; (m) construct quarters for its staff and allot such quarters to the staff in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf; (n) borrow money, with the prior approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the Institute; (o) do all such other acts and things as may be necessary in furtherance of the objects specified in section 13.

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