Section 21 in The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore Act, 2012

Title: Pension and provident funds

Description: (1) The Institute shall constitute for the benefit of its officers, teachers and other employees in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be specified such pension and provident funds as it may deem fit. (2) Where any such pension or provident fund has been constituted, the Central Government may declare that the provisions of the Provident Funds Act, 1925 (19 of 1925) shall apply to, such fund as if it were a Government Provident Fund.

Title: Authentication of orders and instruments of Institute

Description: All orders and decisions of the Institute shall be authenticated by the Director or any other member authorised by the Institute in this behalf and all other instruments shall be authenticated by the signature of the Director or such officers as may be authorised by the Institute.

Title: Acts and proceedings not to be invalidated by vacancies, etc

Description: No act done or proceeding taken by the Institute, Governing Body or any standing or ad hoc committee under this Act shall be questioned on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or defect in the constitution of the Institute, Governing Body or such standing or ad hoc committee.

Title: Grant of medical degrees, diplomas, etc., by Institute

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Institute shall have the power to grant medical and nursing degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions and titles under this Act.

Title: Recognition of medical qualifications granted by Institute

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992 (34 of 1992), the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 (48 of 1947) and the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), the medical degrees, diplomas, nursing degrees and certificates granted by the Institute under this Act shall be recognised medical qualifications for the purposes of the Acts aforesaid and shall be deemed to be included in the Schedule to the respective Acts.

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