NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

THE NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA

2. Establishment of the National Human Resources Development.

3. Constitution of the Council.

4. Power of the Minister to remove from office an appointed member of the Council.

5. Resignation of appointed members.

6. Temporary appointments of members of the Council.

7. Term of office of ex-officio members.

8. Remuneration of the members of the Council.

9. Chairman of the Council.

10. Meetings of the Council.

11. Seal of the Council.

12. Directions.

13. Development Policy.

PART II

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

14. Duties and Functions of the Council.

15. Powers of Ministers not to be affected.

16. Powers of the Council.

PART III

STAFF OF THE COUNCIL

17. Chief Executive officer.

18. Secretary of Council.

19. Appointment of the staff of the Council.

20. Appointment officers in the public service to the staff of the Council.

PART IV

FINANCE

21. Fund of the Council.

22. Payment of the Fund.

23. Financial year of the Council.

24. Audit of accounts of the Council.

PART V

GENERAL

25. Declaration of secrecy.

26. Returns and Information.

27. Offences.

28. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Council.

29. Regulations.

30. Members, officers, servants deemed to be public servants.

31. The Council deemed to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

32. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

33. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

18 of 1997.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka, for the purpose of initiating, promoting, and participating in the implementation of, policies relating to human resources development; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 12th August, 1997]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka Act.

PART I

The National Human Resources Development Council Of Sri Lanka

2. Establishment of the National Human Resources Development.

(1) There shall be established a Council which shall be called the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the "Council”).

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

3. Constitution of the Council.

(1) The Council shall consist of the following members—

(a) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education and Higher Education;

(b) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance;

(c) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Health;

(d) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Science, and Technology;

(e) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Labour;

(f) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Public Administration;

(g) the Chairman of the National Education Commission;

(h) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Youth Affairs;

(i) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Industrial Development;

(j) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Agriculture;

(k) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Plan Implementation;

(l) the Chairman of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission established by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act, No. 20 of 1990;

(m) the Chairman of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority established by the Act, No. 20 of 1990;

(n) the Chairman of the University Grants Commission established by the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978;

(o) the Director-General of Tertiary Education and Vocational Education appointed under the Act No. 20 of 1990; and

(p) five other members appointed by the Minister from among persons who have had experience or have qualifications, or shown capacity, in the fields of education, health, employment, development or research, and at least two of whom shall be persons employed in the private sector. (A member appointed under this paragraph is hereinafter referred to as "an Appointed Member”).

(2) A person shall be disqualified from being appointed or from continuing as a member of the Council if he is or becomes a Member of Parliament, a Member of a Provincial Council or a Member of any local authority.

4. Power of the Minister to remove from office an appointed member of the Council.

The Minister may remove an appointed member of the Council without assigning any reason therefor, and the removal of the member of the Council shall not be called in question in any court.

5. Resignation of appointed members.

(1) An appointed member of the Council may, at any time, resign his office by letter addressed to the Minister, and such resignation shall not take effect until the Minister intimates in writing to such member that such resignation has been accepted.

(2) Where an appointed member of the Council dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Minister may, having regard to the provisions of section 3, appoint another person in place of such member, and the person so appointed shall, unless he earlier dies, resigns or is removed from office, hold office for the unexpired period of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

6. Temporary appointments of members of the Council.

Where an appointed member of the Council is by reason of illness, infirmity or absence from Sri Lanka for a period of not less than three months, temporarily unable to perform the duties of his office, it shall be the duty of such a member to inform the Minister in writing of such inability. The Minister may, having regard to the provisions of section 3, appoint another person to act in his place.

7. Term of office of ex-officio members.

(1) A member of the Council referred to in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), (m), (n) and (o) of subsection (1) of section 3 shall hold office so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is a member of the Council.

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