Section 16 in The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act, 2007

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.

Title: Director

Description: (1) The Director of the Institute shall be appointed by the Central Government in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be provided by the Statutes: Provided that the first Director shall be appointed by the Central Government on such terms and conditions as it deems fit, for a period not exceeding six months from the date the first Statutes comes into force. (2) The Director shall be the principal academic and executive officer of the Institute and shall be responsible for the proper administration and academic performance of the Institute and for imparting of instruction and maintenance of discipline therein. (3) The Director shall submit annual reports and accounts to the Board. (4) The Director shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances.

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