Section 24 in The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutes Act, 2004

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of the service of, the Chairperson and Members under sub-section (5) of section 5 and of the Secretary, officers and other employees under sub-section (2) of section 6; 1[(aa) the forms in which appeal under sub-section (3) of the section 12A and sub-section (3) of section 12B shall be made;] (b) the financial and administrative powers to be exercised by the Chairperson under section 13; (c) the form in which the annual statement of accounts shall be prepared under sub-section (1) of section 15; (d) the form in, and the time at, which the annual report shall be prepared under section 16; (e) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (3) Every rule made under this Act 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. 1. Ins. by Act 18 of 2006, s. 8 (w.e.f. 23-1-2006).

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 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 of commencement of this Act. (2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Ordinance, 2004 (Ord. 6 of 2004) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the said Ordinance, anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

Title: Short title, extent and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called 1[the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act], 2005. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir*. (3) It shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different States or for different areas in a State and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision in such State or, as the case may be, in such area: Provided that this Act shall be applicable to the whole of the territory to which it extends within a period of five years from the date of enactment of this Act 1. Subs. by Act 46 of 2009, s. 2, for "the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act" (w.e.f. 2-10-2009). 2. 2ndFebruary, 2006, vide notification No. S.O. 87(E), dated 24th January, 2006, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II sec.3(ii). *. Vide notification No. S.O. 3912(E), dated 30th October, 2019, this Act is made applicable to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union territory of Ladakh.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "adult" means a person who has completed his eighteenth years of age; (b) "applicant" means the head of a household or any of its other adult members who has applied for employment under the Scheme; (c) "Block" means a community development area within a district comprising a group of Gram Panchayats; (d) "Central Council" means the Central Employment Guarantee Council constituted under subsection (1) of section 10; (e) "District Programme Coordinator" means an officer of the State Government designated as such under sub-section (1) of section 14 for implementation of the Scheme in a district; (f) "household" means the members of a family related to each other by blood, marriage or adoption and normally residing together and sharing meals or holding a common ration card; (g)" implementing agency" includes any department of the Central Government or a State Government, a Zila Parishad, Panchayat at intermediate level, Gram Panchayat or any local authority or Government undertaking or non-governmental organisation authorised by the Central Government or the State Government to undertake the implementation of any work taken up under a Scheme; (h) "minimum wage", in relation to any area, means the minimum wage fixed by the State Government under section 3 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948) for agricultural labourers as applicable in that area; (i) "National Fund" means the National Employment Guarantee Fund established under subsection (1) of section 20; (j) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (k) "preferred work" means any work which is taken up for implementation on a priority basis under a Scheme; (l) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (m) "Programme Officer" means an officer appointed under sub-section (1) of section 15 for implementing the Scheme; (n) 'project" means any work taken up under a Scheme for the purpose of providing employment to the applicants; (o) "rural area" means any area in a State except those areas covered by any urban local body or a Cantonment Board established or constituted under any law for the time being in force; (p) "Scheme" means a Scheme notified by the State Government under sub-section (1) of section4; (q) 'State Council" means the State Employment Guarantee Council constituted under subsection (1) of section 12; (r) 'unskilled manual work" means any physical work which any adult person is capable of doing without any skill or special training; (s) "wage rate" means the wage rate referred to in section 6.