Section 15 in The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act, 2007

Title: Establishment of General Council

Description: (1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, there shall be established, for the purposes of this Act, a body to be known as the General Council. (2) The General Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-- (a) the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Central Government, ex officio, who shall be the Chairperson; (b) the Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, ex officio; (c) the Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, ex officio; (d) the Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, ex officio; (e) the Chairman and Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, ex officio; (f) the Chairman and Managing Director, Gas Authority of India Limited, ex officio; (g) the Chairman and Managing Director, Oil India Limited, ex officio; (h) the Director General of Hydrocarbons, ex officio; (i) the Principal Advisor (Energy), Planning Commission, ex officio; (j) the Executive Director, Oil Industry Safety Directorate, ex officio; (k) the Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, ex officio; (l) the Director, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai University, ex officio; (m) the Secretary, Oil Industry Development Board, ex officio; (n) the President of the Board, ex officio; (o) the Director of the Institute, ex officio; and (p) persons, not less than two but not exceeding four, representing the private entities in the field of petroleum sector operating in the country, to be nominated by the Chairperson. (3) The Registrar of the Institute shall be the ex officio Secretary of the General Council. (4) The Chairperson shall have the power to invite any person who is not a member of the General Council to attend its meeting but such invitee shall not be entitled to vote.

Title: Powers and functions of General Council

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the General Council shall have the following powers and functions, namely:-- (a) review from time to time the broad policies and programmes of the institute and to suggest measures for the improvement and development thereof; (b) consider the annual statement of accounts including a balance-sheet together with the audit report thereto and the observations of the Board of Governors thereon and to suggest improvements in fiscal management of the Institute; (c) review and evaluate overall quality and effectiveness of the Institute and to advise measures for improvement of performance and for confidence-building between the Institute and its stakeholders; (d) provide credibility, aura, connectivity and contacts for the Institute especially with regard to student placement and resource mobilisation; and (e) advise the Institute and its Board in respect of the advanced areas of technology in the field of petroleum sector covering the entire hydrocarbon value chain as well as in respect of any other matter that may be referred to it for advice by the Board.

Title: Senate

Description: The Senate of the Institute shall be the principal academic body and its composition shall be such as may be provided by the Statutes.

Title: Functions of Senate

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Senate shall have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes.

Title: President of Board

Description: (1) The President shall ordinarily preside at the meetings of the Board and at the Convocations of the Institute. (2) It shall be the duty of the President to ensure that the decisions taken by the Board are implemented. (3) The President shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes.

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