CEYLON GERMAN TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title and date of operation.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CEYLON GERMAN TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE

2. Establishment of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute.

3. Transitional provisions.

4. Functions of the Institute.

5. Powers of the Institute.

PART II

CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD

6. Administration &c. of the Institute vested in the Board.

7. Constitution of the Board.

8. Chairman of the Board.

9. Disqualification from being a member of the Board.

10. Acts or proceedings of the Board not deemed to be invalid by reason of any vacancy.

11. Remuneration of the members of the Board.

12. Meetings of the Board.

13. Directions of the Minister.

14. Powers of Minister to order investigation into activities of the Institute.

15. Seal of the Institute.

PART III

APPOINTMENT OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL,
THE DIRECTOR-PRINCIPAL AND THE STAFF OF THE INSTITUTE

16. Advisory Council of the Institute.

17. Appointment of Director-Principal of the Institute.

18. Staff of the Institute.

19. Delegation of powers and functions to officers and servants of the Institute.

PART IV

FINANCE

20. The Fund of the Institute.

21. Borrowing powers of the Institute.

22. Application of the provisions of the Employees’ Provident Fund Act.

23. Application of the provisions of the Employees’ Trust Fund Act.

24. Financial year of the Institute.

25. Audit of accounts of the Institute.

PART V

GENERAL

26. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Institute.

27. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act for the Institute.

28. Institute deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

29. Members, officers and servants of the Institute deemed to be public servants.

30. Expenses incurred to be paid out of the Fund.

31. Regulations.

32. Interpretation.

33. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

15 of 2017.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute; to specify the powers, duties and functions of the Institute; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: Not yet in force]

Preamble

WHEREAS the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute has been established pursuant to a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Ceylon Transport Board established under the Motor Transport Act and was under the administration of the Ceylon Transport Board:

AND WHEREAS the Transport Board Law, repealed the Motor Transport Act and established the Sri Lanka Central Transport Board and as a result, the administration of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute was assigned to the Sri Lanka Central Transport Board:

AND WHEREAS in the year 2005, the Transport Board Law was repealed by the Sri Lanka Transport Board Act, and as a result the administration of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute was assigned to the Ministry of Transport:

AND WHEREAS it is the policy of the Government to administer all vocational and technical training institutes under the purview of one particular Ministry and accordingly, the administration of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute has been transferred from the Ministry of Transport to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development:

AND WHEREAS in consequent to the change of Ministries from time to time, difficulties have now arisen in connection with the administration of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute and it has therefore now become necessary to provide for the establishment, by legislation, of an Institute as a separate legal entity and to specify the powers, functions and duties thereof:

1. Short title and date of operation.

This Act may be cited as the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute Act and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (hereinafter referred to as the “appointed date”).

PART I

Establishment of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute

2. Establishment of the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute.

(1) There shall be established, an institute which shall be called the Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (hereinafter referred to as the “Institute”).

(2) The Institute shall by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in that name.

3. Transitional provisions.

(1) The Ceylon German Technical Training Institute established by a Resolution of the Ceylon Transport Board (hereinafter referred to as “CGTTI”) approved and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Ceylon Transport Board, shall hereby stand transferred to the Institute established by section 2.

(2) All contracts and agreements entered into by, or with CGTTI or by or with the State, for or on behalf of CGTTI, and subsisting on the day immediately preceding the appointed date, and all debts and liabilities of CGTTI, or of the State incurred for or, on behalf of CGTTI and subsisting on the day immediately preceding the appointed date, shall be deemed with effect from the appointed date to be the contracts and agreements entered into by, or with the Institute, or debts and liabilities of the Institute, as the case may be, and shall be enforced accordingly.

(3) All property movable and immovable allocated to CGTTI for the purposes of CGTTI, prior to the appointed date, and subsisting on the day immediately preceding the appointed date shall be transferred to the Institute established under this Act with effect from the appointed date, and for all purposes be deemed to have vested in the Institute.

(4) All rules and regulations made in respect of CGTTI and in force on the day immediately preceding the appointed date, and which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed to be rules and regulations made under this Act, and may accordingly be amended, added to and rescinded by regulations or rules, as the case may be, made under this Act.

(5) All suits, prosecutions, appeals and other legal proceedings which have been instituted in any court or tribunal by or against the CGTTI, or by or against the State, in respect of CGTTI, and pending before such court or tribunal on the day immediately preceding the appointed date, shall be deemed with effect from the appointed date to have been instituted by or against the Institute, and may be continued accordingly.

4. Functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to formulate and conduct vocational training courses and programmes in the field of automobile industry and other technical and vocational training industries as may be prescribed, directly by the Institute or through other public or private sector agencies;

(b) to co-ordinate and facilitate the training of trainers and instructors of the Institute, through public and private sector participation;

(c) to carry out research on vocational training in the field of automobile industry and prescribed technical industries;

(d) to provide career guidance and counseling services to persons who have completed vocational training in the Institute;

(e) to assist the relevant authorities to provide employment opportunities in Sri Lanka and abroad, to passed out trainees and enter into agreements with local and foreign organisations in this regard;

(f) to liaise and co-ordinate with institutions both in Sri Lanka and abroad, having objects similar to those of the Institute and implement student and staff exchange programmes by entering into agreements with such institutions;

(g) to continue the provision of practical training to the trainees at the vehicle repair center and at the vehicle service center and workshops of the Institute;

(h) to establish regional centers of the Institute for the purpose of conducting technical and vocational training and education in the prescribed fields;

(i) to monitor the technological advancements in the relevant industries and develop, modernise and update the facilities of the Institute accordingly;

(j) to conduct seminars, workshops and conferences with the assistance of national and international organisations engaged in automobile and prescribed technical industries;

(k) to publish magazines and periodicals on automobile and prescribed technical industries and vocational and technical training on such industries; and

(l) to do all such other acts or things as may be expedient for the accomplishment of the objects of the Institute.

5. Powers of the Institute.

The Institute shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, have the power—

(a) to appoint, employ, remunerate and exercise disciplinary control over its officers and servants;

(b) to manage and maintain regional centers of the Institute, which provide vocational training and education in the prescribed fields;

(c) to conduct training programmes and courses, for persons who wish to be qualified as trainers in prescribed fields and award certificates and diplomas to those who have successfully completed such programmes and courses;

(d) to purchase machinery or raw material and such other equipment required for the training programmes and courses conducted by the Institute;

(e) to conduct National level examinations and tests, in accordance with the regulations made by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission;

(f) to assess and evaluate from time to time, the standards maintained, and results obtained by the trainees in the prescribed fields of training and to make necessary adjustments thereto;

(g) to promote the introduction of new techniques and equipment in order to obtain maximum results from the vocational training programmes conducted by the Institute;

(h) to acquire, hold, take or give on lease, mortgage or hire, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of, any movable or immovable property of the Institute;

(i) to enter into and execute, whether directly or through any officer or agent authorised in that behalf by the Institute, all such contracts or agreements as may be necessary, for the discharge of the functions of the Institute;

(j) to make rules in respect of—

(i) the administration of the affairs of the Institute including appointments, promotions, remuneration and disciplinary control, of the officers and servants of the Institute;

(ii) the courses of study and examinations conducted by the Institute;

(k) to levy fees and other charges for training and services provided by the Institute;

(l) to provide recreational and welfare facilities, official quarters and accommodation for trainees, officers and servants of the Institute; and

(m) to do all such other acts or things which, in the opinion of the Institute are necessary for, or are conducive or incidental, to the attainment of its objects.

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