Section 10 in The Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, Act, 2008
Title: Governing Body and other committees of Institute
(1) There shall be a Governing Body of the Institute which shall be constituted by the Institute in such manner as may be specified:
Provided that the number of persons who are not members of the Institute shall not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Governing Body.
(2) The Governing Body shall be the executive committee of the Institute and shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as the Institute may specify in this behalf.
(3) The President of the Institute shall be the Chairperson of the Governing Body and as Chairperson thereof he shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be specified.
(4) The procedure to be followed in exercise of its powers and discharge of its functions by the Governing Body, and the term of office of, and the manner of filling vacancies among the members of the Governing Body shall be such as may be specified.
(5) Subject to such control and restrictions as may be prescribed, the Institute may constitute as many standing committees and as many ad hoc committees as it thinks fit for exercising any power or discharging any function of the Institute or for inquiring into, or reporting or advising upon, any matter which the Institute may refer to them.
(6) The Chairperson and members of the Governing Body and the Chairperson and the members of a standing committee or an ad hoc committee shall receive such allowances, as may be specified.
Title: Staff of Institute
(1) There shall be a chief executive officer of the Institute who shall be designated as the Director of the Institute and shall, subject to such rules as may be prescribed, be appointed by the Institute:
Provided that the first Director of the Institute shall be appointed by the Central Government.
(2) The Director shall act as the Secretary to the Institute as well as the Governing Body.
(3) The Director shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier.
(4) The Director shall exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be specified, or as may be delegated to him by the Institute or the President of the Institute or the Governing Body or the Chairperson of the Governing Body.
(5) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the Institute may appoint such number of other officers and employees as may be necessary for the exercise of its powers and discharge of its functions and may determine the designations and grades of such other officers and employees.
(6) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the Director and other officers and employees of the Institute shall be entitled to such salary and allowances and shall be governed by such conditions of service in respect of leave, pension, provident fund and other matters as may be specified.
Title: Objects of Institute
The objects of the Institute shall be—
(a) to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education;
(b) to bring together, as far as may be, in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and
(c) to attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education to meet the country's needs for specialists and medical teachers
Title: Functions of Institute
With a view to the promotion of the objects specified in section 12, the Institute may—
(a) provide for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the science of modern medicine and other allied sciences, including physical and biological sciences;
(b) provide facilities for research in various branches of such sciences;
(c) provide for the teaching of humanities;
(d) conduct experiments in new methods of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to arrive at satisfactory standards of such education;
(e) specify courses and curricula for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies;
(f) notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, establish and maintain—
(i) one or more medical colleges with different departments, including a department of preventive and social medicine, sufficiently staffed and equipped to undertake not only undergraduate medical education but also postgraduate medical education in different subjects,
(ii) one or more well-equipped hospitals,
(iii) a dental college with such institutional facilities for the practice of dentistry and for the practical training of students as may be necessary,
(iv) a nursing college sufficiently staffed and equipped for the training of nurses,
(v) rural and urban health organisations which will form centres for the field training of the medical, dental and nursing students of the Institute as well as for research into community health problems, and
(vi) other institutions for the training of different types of health workers, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, drug analysts and medical technicians of various kinds;
(g) train teachers from different medical colleges in India;
(h) hold examinations and grant such degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions and titles in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as may be laid down in the regulations;
(i) institute, and appoint persons to, professorships, readerships, lecturerships and posts of any description in accordance with regulations;
(j) receive grants from the Government and gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests and transfers of properties, both movable and immovable, from donors, benefactors, testators or transferors, as the case may be;
(k) deal with any property belonging to, or vested in, the Institute in any manner which is considered necessary for promoting the objects specified in section 12;
(l) demand and receive with the prior approval of the Central Government such fees and other charges as may be specified:
Provided that such fees and other charges payable by the students shall in no case exceed the fees and other charges specified by a medical Institute of the Central Government;
(m) reserve at least twenty seats out of every seventy-five seats in undergraduate courses in the institute for local applicants;
(n) provide free treatment to the poor patients in the same manner as are being provided by a medical Institute of the Central Government;
(o) construct quarters for its staff and allot such quarters to the staff in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf;
(p) borrow money, with the prior approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the Institute;
(q) do all such other acts and things as may be necessary to further the objects specified in section 12.
Title: Vesting of property
The properties of the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry which vested in the Central Government shall, on the commencement of this Act, vest in the Institute.