Section 20 in The Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008

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.

Title: Short title, extent and commencement.

Description: (1) This Act may be called the South Asian University Act, 2008. (2) It extends to the whole of India and to campuses and centres established outside India in the SAARC region. (3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University; (b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Statutes; (c) "Agreement" means the Agreement for the establishment of the South Asian University; (d) "bye-laws" means the bye-laws of the University; (e) "Centre" means a unit of the University or of a University Institute providing teaching, consultancy and research facilities and includes a Regional Centre; (f) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University; (g) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University; (h) "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University; (i) "Governing Board" means a Governing Board of the University constituted under section 6; (j) "Hall" means a unit of residence, by whatever name called, for students of the University provided, maintained or recognised by it; (k) "Host Country" means the Republic of India; (l) "Host Government" means the Government of the Host Country; (m) "Member States" means the Member States of the SAARC; (n) "prescribed" means prescribed by Statutes, Regulations or bye-laws; (o) "President" means the President of the University appointed under section 12; (p) "Project Office" means the project office set up for the purpose of carrying out necessary tasks for establishing the main campus of the University; (q) "Recognised institution" means an institution of higher learning maintained or recognised by, or associated with, the University; (r) "Regional Centre" means a centre established or maintained by the University at any place in the SAARC region for the purpose of coordinating and supervising the work of campuses or centres in such region and for performing such functions as may be conferred on such centre by the Governing Board; (s) "Regulations" means the Regulations of the University; (t) "SAARC" means an organisation known as the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation established by the Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation signed on eighth day of December, 1985; (u) "SAARC region" means the region comprising the territories of the Member States; (v) "Schedule" means the Schedule of the Act; (w) "Statutes" means the Statutes of the University; (x) "teacher" means professor, reader, lecturer and research staff of the University appointed or recognised by the University for imparting instructions in the University or for giving guidance to students for pursuing any course of study of the University; and (y) "University" means the South Asian University incorporated under section 4.

The Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008