Section 12 in The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011

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.

Title: Nomination of distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Directors of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories.

Description: The nomination of distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Directors of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories, referred to in clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 11 shall be made by the Governing Body of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Title: Allowances payable to members of Board.

Description: The members of the Board shall be entitled to such allowances, if any, from the Academy, as may be provided for, in the Statutes but no member other than the Director of the Academy referred to in clause (l) of sub-section (1) of section 11, shall be entitled to any salary by reason of this section.

Title: Term of office of members of Board.

Description: (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, term of office of the Chairperson or any other nominated member of the Board shall be four years, being one term of the Board and they shall not be eligible to be re-appointed as Chairperson or nominated as a member, as the case may be. Explanation I.--The period of term of office of the Chairperson or any other nominated member of the Board [other than ex officio Vice-Chairperson and ex officio members and nominated members under clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 11] of the existing Academy shall be counted for the purposes of this sub-section. Explanation II.--For the removal of doubt it is hereby declared that a person who held the office of a member shall not be eligible to be re-appointed as a member but may be appointed as the Chairperson in accordance with the provisions of this Act: Provided that an outgoing member of the Board shall, unless or otherwise directed, continue in office until another person is appointed, or, as the case may be, nominated as a member in his place. (2) In the event of vacancy in the office of the Chairperson, by reason of his death or resignation or otherwise, the Vice-Chairperson shall act as the Chairperson until a new Chairperson is appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Act to fill the vacancy and enter upon his office: Provided that a person appointed due to a vacancy in the office of Chairperson under sub-section (2), shall be eligible to be appointed as Chairperson in accordance with the provisions of this Act only for one term in addition to the period for which he was appointed to fill the vacancy of Chairperson. (3) In the event of vacancy in the office of a nominated member under clauses (h), (i), (j) and (k) of sub-section (1) of section 11 by reason of his death or resignation or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of this Act: Provided that a person nominated under sub-section (1) of section 11 due to a vacancy in the office of the member, such person shall be eligible to be nominated only for one term as member in accordance with the provisions of this Act, in addition to the period for which he was nominated to fill the vacancy. (4) The term of office of an ex officio member shall continue as long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member. (5) One-fourth of the members, being distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists or Directors of laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research nominated under clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 11 shall retire every year and new members shall be nominated in their place in accordance with the provisions of this Act: Provided that, notwithstanding anything contained in this sub-section, the members, being distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Directors of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories nominated under clause (k) of sub-section (1) of section 11, immediately after the commencement of this Act for the first time, may hold office for such period, as may be specified in their nomination and provisions of this sub-section shall not be applicable to such nominated members.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011