Section 26 in The Central Universities Act, 2009

Title: Powers to make Statutes

Description: Subject to the provision of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the constitution, powers and functions of authorities and other bodies of the University, as may be constituted from time to time; (b) the appointment and continuance in office of the members of the said authorities and bodies, the filling up of vacancies of members, and all other matters relating to those authorities and other bodies for which it may be necessary or desirable to provide; (c) the appointment, powers and duties of the officers of the University and their emoluments; (d) the appointment of teachers, academic staff and other employees of the University, their emoluments and conditions of service; (e) the appointment of teachers and academic staff working in any other University or organisation for a specific period for undertaking a joint project; (f) the conditions of service of employees including provisions for pension, insurance, provident fund, the manner of termination of service and disciplinary action; (g) the principles governing the seniority of service of the employees of the University; (h) the procedure for arbitration in cases of dispute between employees or students and the University; (i) the procedure for appeal to the Executive Council by any employee or student against the action of any officer or authority of the University. (j) the conferment of autonomous status on a College or an Institution or a Department; (k) the establishment and abolition of Schools, Departments, Centres, Halls, Colleges and Institutions; (l) the conferment of honorary degrees; (m) the withdrawal of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions; (n) the management of Colleges and Institutions established by the University; (o) the delegation of powers vested in the authorities or officers of the University; (p) the maintenance of discipline among the employees and students; and (q) all other matters which by this Act are to be, or may be, provided for by the Statutes.

Title: Statutes, how to be made

Description: (1) The first Statutes are those set out in the Second Schedule to this Act. (2) The Executive Council may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in sub-section (1): Provided that the Executive Council shall not make, amend or repeal any Statutes affecting the status, powers or constitution of any authority of the University until such authority has been given an opportunity of expressing an opinion in writing on the proposed changes, and any opinion so expressed shall be considered by the Executive Council. (3) Every new Statute or addition to the Statutes or any amendment or repeal of a Statute shall require the assent of the Visitor who may assent thereto or withhold assent or remit to the Executive Council for re-consideration. (4) A new Statute or a Statute amending or repealing an existing Statute shall have no validity unless it has been assented to by the Visitor. (5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing sub-sections, the Visitor may make new or additional Statutes or amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in sub-section (1) during the period of three years immediately after the commencement of this Act: Provided that the Visitor may, on the expiry of the said period of three years, make, within one year from the date of such expiry, such detailed Statutes as he may consider necessary and such detailed Statutes shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament. (6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the Visitor may direct the University to make provisions in the Statutes in respect of any matter specified by him and if the Executive Council is unable to implement such direction within sixty days of its receipt, the Visitor may, after considering the reasons, if any, communicated by the Executive Council for its inability to comply with such direction, make or amend the Statutes suitably.

Title: Power to make Ordinances

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Ordinances may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the admission of students to the University and their enrolment as such; (b) the courses of study to be laid down for all degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University; (c) the medium of instruction and examination; (d) the award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions, the qualifications for the same and the means to be taken relating to the granting and obtaining of the same; (e) the fees to be charged for courses of study in the University and for admission to examinations, degrees and diplomas to the University; (f) the conditions for award of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (g) the conduct of examination, including the term of office and manner of appointment and the duties of examining bodies, examiners and moderators; (h) the conditions of residence of the students of the University; (i) the special arrangements, if any, which may be made for the residence and teaching of women students and the prescribing of special courses of studies for them; (j) the establishment of Centres of Studies, Boards of Studies, Specialised Laboratories and other Committees; (k) the manner of co-operation and collaboration with other Universities, Institutions and other agencies including learned bodies or associations; (l) the creation, composition and functions of any other body which is considered necessary for improving the academic life of the University; (m) the institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (n) the setting up of machinery for redressal of grievances of employees and students; and (o) all other matters which by this Act, or, the Statutes, are to be, or may be provided for by the Ordinances. (2) The first Ordinances shall be made by the Vice-Chancellor with the previous approval of the Executive Council and the Ordinances so made may also be amended, repealed or added to at any time by the Executive Council in the manner prescribed by the Statutes: Provided that in the case of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya and Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, till such time as the first Ordinances are not so made, in respect of the matters that are to be provided for by the Ordinances under this Act and the Statutes, the relevant provisions of the Statutes and the Ordinances made immediately before the commencement of this Act under the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, 1973 (Madhya Pradesh Act 22 of 1973), and the Utter Pradesh State Universities Act, 1973 (Presidents Act 10 of 1973), respectively, shall be applicable in so for as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes.

Title: Regulations

Description: The authorities of the University may make Regulations, consistent with this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, for the conduct of their own business and that of the Committees, if any, appointed by them and not provided for by this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances, in the manner prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Annual report

Description: (1) The annual report of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council, which shall include, among other matters, the steps taken by the University towards the fulfilment of its objects and shall be submitted to the Court on or before such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes and the Court shall consider the report in its annual meeting. (2) The Court shall submit the annual report to the Visitor along with its comments, if any. (3) A copy of the annual report, as prepared under sub-section (1), shall also be submitted to the Central Government, which shall, as soon as may be, cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

The Central Universities Act, 2009