Section 9 in The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011

Title: Academy open to all castes, creed, race or class.

Description: (1) The Academy shall be open to all persons, of either sex, irrespective of caste, creed, race or class, and it shall not be lawful for the Academy to adopt or impose on any person, any test whatsoever of religious belief or profession in order to be entitled to be appointed as a Faculty of the Academy or to hold any other office therein, or to be employed therein or to be admitted as a student in the Academy or to graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof. (2) The Academy shall make special provision for the employment or admission of women, persons with disabilities or of persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the other socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and any exemption from making such reservation under the proviso to clause (b) of section 4 of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 (5 of 2007) shall not be applicable to the Academy: Provided that no such special provision shall be made on the ground of domicile.

Title: Authorities of Academy.

Description: The following shall be the authorities of the Academy, namely:— (a) The Board; (b) Senate; (c) Director; (d) Boards of Studies; (e) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Academy.

Title: Composition of Board of Governors.

Description: (1) The Board referred to in clause (a) of section 10 shall consist of the following, namely:-- (a) the Chairperson of the Board, to be appointed under section 12; (b) the Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, ex officio vice-chairperson; (c) the President of the Indian National Science Academy, ex officio member; (d) the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India, ex officio member; (e) the Chairman, Space Commission, Government of India, ex officio member; (f) the Chairman, University Grants Commission, Government of India, ex officio member; (g) the Finance Secretary in the Ministry of finance Government of India, ex officio member; (h) the heads of three premier institutions in the field of imparting education in Science and Technology, members to be nominated under section 13; (i) four distinguished scientists or academicians of global eminence, of which two should be from reputed institutions outside India, members to be nominated under section 13; (j) three eminent industrialists or technologists, members to be nominated under section 13; (k) four distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists or Directors of laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, members to be nominated under section 14; (l) the Director of the Academy, ex officio member. (2) The Chairperson shall ordinarily preside over the meetings of the Board. (3) The Board may evolve its own procedure for the purpose of conducting its meetings and transacting business therein. (4) The Associate Director in charge of administration of the Academy shall be the Secretary of the Board.

Title: Appointment of Chairperson.

Description: (1) The Chairperson shall be appointed by the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, on the recommendation of the selection committee constituted under sub-section (2): Provided that the Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, being the ex officio Vice-Chairperson , as referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11, shall act as the Chairperson until the first Chairperson is selected and appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Act: Provided further that no person shall be selected and appointed as Chairperson unless such person is an Indian citizen. (2) The selection committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall consist of four eminent scientists or technologists of international repute, as may be nominated by the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. (3) At least two eminent scientists or technologists of international repute nominated under sub-section (2) shall be from the heads of international societies, academies, or similar organisations in the field of science and technology. (4) The selection committee referred to in sub-section (2) shall— (a) be constituted within six months before the completion of tenure of the incumbent as the Chairperson of the Board; (b) submit its recommendation at least three months before the completion of the tenure of the incumbent Chairperson. (5) The selection committee may evolve its own procedure for the purposes of meetings and making recommendations under sub-section (1) including making recommendations in respect of a person who has not applied for the post of Chairperson. (6) Three members of the selection committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall form quorum for the meeting of the committee. (7) The Chairperson shall exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes.

Title: Nomination of distinguished scientists or academicians of global eminence, eminent industrialists or technologists and heads of three premier institutions in the field of imparting education in science and technology.

Description: The heads of three premier institutions in the field of imparting education in science and technology, referred to in clause (h), the distinguished scientists or academicians of global eminence referred to in clause (i), and eminent industrialists or technologists referred to in clause (j), of sub-section (1) of section 11, shall be nominated, by the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011