Section 32 in The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007

Title: Functions of Council

Description: (1) It shall be the general duty of the Council to co-ordinate the activities of all the Institutes. (2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Council shall perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) to advise on matters relating to the duration of the courses, the degrees and other academic distinctions to be conferred by the Institutes, admission standards and other academic matters; (b) to lay down policy regarding cadres, methods of recruitment and conditions of service of employees, institution of scholarships and free ships, levying of fees and other matters of common interest; (c) to examine the development plans of each Institute and to approve such of them as are considered necessary and also to indicate broadly the financial implications of such approved plans; (d) to advise the Visitor, if so required, in respect of any function to be performed by him under this Act; and (e) to perform such other functions as are assigned to it by or under this Act.

Title: Chairman of Council

Description: (1) The Chairman of the Council shall ordinarily preside at the meetings of the Council: Provided that, in his absence, the Vice-Chairman of the Council shall preside at the meetings of the Council. (2) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Council to ensure that the decisions taken by the Council are implemented. (3) The Chairman shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are assigned to him by this Act. (4) The Council shall meet once in every year and follow such procedure in its meetings as may be prescribed.

Title: Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Chapter

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Chapter. (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 travelling and other allowances payable to members of the Council under sub-section (5) of section 31; and (b) the procedure to be followed in the meetings of the Council under sub-section (4) of section 33. (3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Chapter shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session, immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

Title: Acts and proceedings not to be invalidated by vacancies, etc.

Description: No act of the Council, or any Institute or Board or Senate or any other body set up under this Act or the Statutes, shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy or defect in the constitution thereof, or (b) any defect in the election, nomination or appointment of a person acting as a member thereof, or (c) any irregularity in its procedure not affecting the merits of the case.

Title: Power to remove difficulties

Description: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as may appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty: Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of two years from the date on which this Act receives the assent of the President. (2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.