Section 16 in The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Act, 2012

Title: Academic Council

Description: (1) The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the Institute and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the Institute. (2) The Academic Council shall consist of the following, namely:-- (a) Director-Chairman ex officio; (b) one head of an academic institution of national importance to be nominated by the Chairperson; (c) one Director from any of the Indian Institute of Technology or the Indian Institute of Management to be nominated by the Chairperson; (d) Member in-charge of Youth Affairs in the Planning Commission of India ex officio; (e) one person from any international non-governmental organisation working in India in the field of youth work to be nominated by the Chairperson; (f) two representatives from the non-governmental industrial sector to be nominated by the Chairperson; (g) one Professor from the Institute, on rotation basis; (h) Director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie, ex officio; (i) two persons from non-governmental organisations working in the field of youth and adolescent development out of whom one person shall be from the north-eastern region, to be nominated by the Chairperson; (j) two students of the Institute out of whom one student shall be female; (k) three eminent academicians from among the fields of Social Science, Health Science, Agricultural Science, Skill Development, Management and Law to be nominated by the Chairperson; (l) one woman representative from the International Development Organisation to be nominated by the Chairperson; (m) an officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India dealing with the affairs of the Institute in the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, ex officio. (3) The term of office of members of the Academic Council and its powers shall be such as may be provided by the Statutes. (4) While nominating the members of the Academic Council due representation shall be given to women (by including at least four women), from different regions of the country, weaker sections of the community and differently abled persons.

Title: Functions of Academic Council

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Academic Council shall have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the framing of the Ordinances, maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes.

Title: Finance Committee

Description: (1) There shall be a Finance Committee of the Institute which shall be the principal financial body of the Institute. (2) The Finance Committee shall consist of the following, namely:-- (a) Director-Presiding Officer of the Finance Committee; (b) Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; (c) Registrar of the Institute; (d) one Professor of the Institute on rotation basis, as may be nominated by the Chairperson; (e) one Member from the Executive Council to be nominated by the Chairperson; (f) Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports dealing with the affairs of the Institute; (g) the Finance Officer of the Institute--Member-Secretary. (3) The term of office of members of the Finance Committee and its powers shall be such as may be provided by the Statutes. (4) While nominating the members of the Academic Council due representation shall be given to women, different regions of the country, weaker sections of the community and differently abled persons.

Title: Functions of Finance Committee

Description: The Finance Committee shall perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) to scrutinise the accounts and budget estimates of the Institute and to make recommendations to the Executive Council; (b) to scrutinise the proposals for new expenditure on account of major works on purchases; (c) to scrutinise re-appropriation statements and audit notes and make recommendations thereon to the Executive Council; (d) to review the finances of the Institute from time to time and have concurrent audit conducted whenever necessary; and (e) to give advice and make recommendations to the Executive Council on any financial questions affecting the affairs of the Institute

Title: Other authorities

Description: The constitution, powers and functions of the other authorities, as may be declared by the Statutes to be authorities of the Institute, shall be such as may be provided by the Statutes.