Section 17 in The National Jute Board Act, 2008

Title: Accounts and audit.

Description: The accounts of the Board shall be maintained and audited in such manner as may, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, be prescribed and the Board shall furnish to the Central Government before such date, as may be prescribed, an audited copy of its accounts, together with the auditor's report thereon.

Title: Laying of annual and auditor’s report before Parliament

Description: The Central Government shall cause the annual report and auditor's report to be laid, as soon as may be after they are received, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, or the Board or any member of the Board, or any officer or other employee of the Central Government or of 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: Officers and employees of Board to be public servants.

Description: All officers and employees of the Board shall, while acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or of any rule or regulation made thereunder, be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the term of office and other conditions of service of the members of the Board under sub-section (5) of section 3; (b) the powers and duties of the Chairperson under sub-section (7) of section 3; (c) the powers and functions of the Vice-Chairperson under sub-section (8) of section 3; (d) the form in which, and the time at which, the Board shall prepare its budget under section 15; (e) the form in which, and the time at which, the Board shall prepare its annual report under section 16; (f) the manner in which the accounts of the Board shall be maintained and audited, and the date before which the audited copy of the accounts may be furnished to the Central Government under section 17; (g) 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 the rules.

The National Jute Board Act, 2008