Section 18 in The Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008

Title: Delegation

Description: The Board may, by general or special order in writing, delegate to the Chairperson or any other member or to any officer of the Board subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be specified in the order, such of its powers and functions under this Act (except the power under section 21) as it may deem necessary.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith.

Description: No prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government or the Board or any committee appointed by it or any member of the Board or such committee, or any officer or employee of the Government or the Board or any other person authorised by the Central Government or the Board for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder.

Title: Power of Central Government to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the qualifications and experience, term of office and other allowances of the members of the Board, under sub-section (5) of section 3; (b) the powers and duties of the Chairperson under sub-section (6) of section 3; (c) the constitution of Oversight Committee under section 5; (d) the constitution of committees under sub-section (1) of section 6; (e) the form of application under sub-section (1) of section 8; (f) the form in which, and the time at which the Board shall prepare its budget under section 11 and its annual report under section 12; (g) the form of annual statement of accounts under sub-section (1) of section 13 and the date before which audited copy of the accounts may be furnished to the Central Government under sub-section (4) of that section; (h) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed or in respect of which provision is to be, or may be, made by rules.

Title: Power of Board to make regulations

Description: (1) The Board may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations consistent with this Act and the rules generally to carry out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the qualifications and experience, terms and conditions of service including salaries and allowances of the Secretary and other officers and employees of the Board under sub-section (2) of section 4; (b) the form in which and the time at which the returns may be furnished to the Board under sub-section (1) of section 15.

Title: Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament

Description: Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation or both Houses agree that the rule or regulation should not be made, the rule or regulation shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or regulation.

The Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008