Section 3 in The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Act, 2012

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the Institute; (b) "appointed day" means the date appointed under sub-section (2) of section 1 for coming into force of this Act; (c) "Chairperson" means a Chairperson to the Executive Council referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 12; (d) "Director" means the Director of the Institute referred to in clause (a) of section 21; (e) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the Institute established under section 12; (f) "existing Institute" means the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, established under the provisions of the Society Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) and declared as deemed to be a University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), and which is in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act; (g) "Fund" means the fund of the Institute to be maintained under section 26; (h) "Institute" means the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development incorporated under section 4; (i) "notification" means the notification published in the Official Gazette; (j) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (k) "Registrar" means the Registrar of the Institute referred to in section 23; (l) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean the Statutes and Ordinances of the Institute made under this Act

Title: Incorporation of Institute

Description: (1) The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development 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 that name, sue and be sued. (2) The first Chairperson, the first Director and the first members of the Executive Council and the Academic Council, and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, shall constitute the Institute. (3) The headquarters of the Institute shall be in the district of Kanchipuram, in the State of Tamil Nadu. (4) The Institute may establish and maintain centres at such other places in India as it may deem fit

Title: Effect of establishment of Institute

Description: On and from the appointed day and subject to other provisions of this Act,— (a) any reference to the existing Institute in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the Institute; (b) all property, movable and immovable, of or belonging to the existing Institute shall vest in the Institute; (c) all rights and liabilities of the existing Institute shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the Institute; and (d) every person employed by the existing Institute immediately before the appointed day shall hold office or service in the Institute 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 passed, 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 Institute in accordance with the terms of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment to him by the Institute a compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in the case of permanent employees and one month's remuneration in the case of other employees

Title: Objects of Institute

Description: The objects of the Institute shall be,-- (a) to evolve and achieve an integrated approach to youth development for preparing and empowering the youth for the future, by--\ (i) providing action oriented research inputs for policy formulation; (ii) implementation of policy through extension and other programmes; (iii) promoting assessment and impact study and conducting teaching, training and other academic programmes; (b) to set up advanced National Youth Resource Centre commensurate with the international standards to provide for comprehensive and scientifically analysed data on all youth-related issues and matters, with adequate library facility, documentation and publication; (c) to provide for research and development and dissemination of knowledge through extension and outreach programmes; (d) to act as a nodal agency for capacity building of stakeholders including youth bodies, organisations and agencies relating to youth; (e) to empower youth to participate in inclusive development and nation building; (f) to evolve as an institute of advanced study in the field of youth and to develop such professional excellence as may be required for the purpose; (g) to provide for higher education in the field of youth development through employment oriented and inter-disciplinary courses at the post graduate level

Title: Functions of Institute

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 6, the Institute shall,-- (a) develop a "think tank" by way of carrying out policy research, evaluation and impact analysis on youth programmes and issues of contemporary and future relevance; (b) function as a repository of knowledge pertaining to data on youth; (c) develop documentation, information and publication services for youth training and extension; (d) provide technical advice and consultancy for formulation of youth related policy and promotion of youth programme; (e) build the professional capacity of youth organisations, both in Government and voluntary sector; (f) design, develop and conduct appropriate training and orientation programmes; (g) conduct seminars, workshops and conferences on issues relating to youth; (h) set up centres for dissemination of academic and training programmes; (i) collaborate with national and international university, centres, institutes and such other agencies relating to youth training and youth development; (j) establish programmes of study and research and to provide for instruction in such branches of study as the institute deems appropriate; (k) award, subject to such conditions as the Institute may determine, degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic distinctions or titles at various academic levels; (l) confer honorary degrees or other distinction awards, fellowships, scholarships, prizes and medals; (m) determine, demand and receive fees and other charges for its courses, programmes and other matters; (n) conduct and coordinate projects and studies relating to youth sponsored by the Government of India and other developmental agencies; (o) create with the prior approval of the Central Government, academic, technical, administrative, managerial and other posts in the Institute and make appointments thereto in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Institute; (p) regulate the conduct of the affairs of the Institute; (q) supervise and control the discipline of all categories of employees and students of the Institute; (r) purchase, hire, lease, exchange or acquire property, movable or immovable and to construct, alter and maintain any building or buildings as may be necessary; (s) set up distance learning or education centres, in collaboration with Open Universities, to provide access to the aspiring young professionals enabling them to take up a career in the field of youth development; (t) establish, maintain and manage halls of residences and hostels for students; (u) lay down conditions of service including a code of conduct for teachers and other categories of employees; (v) supervise, control and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare; (w) coordinate student exchange programmes with reputed International Youth Development Institutions; (x) undertake, assist and promote all such activities conducive or incidental to the attainment of the objectives. (2) The Institute may receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from the testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be. (3) The Institute may enter into agreements with international organisations, institutions and universities to broaden the scope of the youth work and to facilitate knowledge development and participatory learning