NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES AND NAUTICAL ENGINEERING ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

The Establishment of the National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering

2. Establishment of the National Fisheries and Nautical Engineering.

3. Functions of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

5. Administration of the Institute vested in the Council.

6. Constitution of the Council.

7. Term of officers.

8. Chairman of the Council.

9. Seal of the Institute.

10. Meetings of the Council.

11. Remuneration of members of the Council.

12. The Academic Board.

13. Powers of the Board.

PART II

Appointment of the Director-General of the Institute and Staff of the Institute

14. Appointment of the Director-General of the Institute.

15. Staff of the Institute.

16. Services to the Institute deemed to be services to the Government for the purposes of curtain contracts.

17. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Institute.

18. Notice required to be given by public officers of the National Institute of Fisheries Training of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

19. Effect of not giving notice under section 18.

20. Effect of a notice given under section 18.

21. Special provisions applicable to certain employees of the Institute.

PART III

Finance

22. Initial capital of the institute.

23. Fund of the Institute.

24. Financial year of the Institute.

25. Audit or accounts.

PART IV

General

26. Directions of the Minister.

27. Previsions of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990 and the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978 not to apply.

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

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

30. The institute deemed to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

31. Members of Council and officers and servants of the institute deemed to be public servants.

32. Protection of action taken under this Act.

33. Savings.

34. Regulations.

35. Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.

36. Interpretation.

36 of 1999.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 7th October, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering Act.

PART I

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FISHERIES AND NAUTICAL ENGINEERING

2. Establishment of the National Fisheries and Nautical Engineering.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”).

3. Functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to formulate courses of study and training programmes in fisheries and nautical engineering, with a view to raising the technical and managerial skills of persons engaged in, or proposing to engage in, the fisheries industry;

(b) to provide courses of study and training programmes in fisheries and nautical engineering leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and other academic distinctions;

(c) to conduct, or arrange for the conduct of, conferences, seminars and symposia on education in the field of fisheries and nautical engineering with the assistance of national and international organisations;

(d) to conduct, or promote the conduct of, research, surveys and investigations on education and extension training in the fields of fisheries and nautical engineering;

(e) to cooperate, by way of exchange of teachers and students or otherwise, with institutions in Sri Lanka or abroad having objects similar to those of the Institute;

(f) to advise the Minister on all such matters relating to fisheries and nautical engineering as he may refer to the Council for advice.

4. Powers of the Institute.

The Institute shall have such powers as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions and in particular it may—

(a) erect, equip and maintain for the purposes of the Institute, centres, libraries and laboratories and other facilities;

(b) enter into agreements for co-operation with other national and international institutions discharging functions similar to those of the Institute;

(c) enter into agreements with employers to provide training to the trainees selected by the Institute in relevant fields;

(d) appoint, employ, remunerate and exercise disciplinary control over, and dismiss, such officers or servants as are necessary for the discharge of the functions of the Institute;

(e) charge fees or any other payments for the courses of study and training programmes provided by the Institute;

(f) acquire, hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge and sell or otherwise dispose of, any property; Provided that no immovable property of the Institute shall be disposed of without the prior approval of the Minister in writing;

(g) open and maintain current, savings, or deposit accounts in any Bank or Banks;

(h) accept grants, gifts or donations from persons or bodies of persons, in or outside Sri Lanka;

(i) invest any funds not immediately required for the purposes of the Institute in such manner as the Council may think fit or deposit any such funds in any fixed deposit in a Bank;

(j) establish and regulate provident fund schemes or pension schemes for the benefit of the officers and servants of the Institute and make contributions to any such scheme;

(k) delegate any powers, duties and functions of the Institute to the members of the Council or to the Director-General of the Institute or to any officer of the Institute;

(l) undertake advisory functions;

(m) to conduct courses of study and training programmes in fisheries and nautical engineering;

(n) to review and revise the curricula for such courses of study and training programmes;

(o) to publish educational materials on fisheries and nautical engineering;

(p) to make rules setting out the conditions and procedures for admission to such courses of study and training programmes;

(q) to hold examinations for the purpose of ascertaining the persons who have acquired proficiency in the fields of study covered by such courses of study or training programmes;

(r) to confer diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions on persons who have followed such courses of study or training programmes and passed the relevant examinations;

(s) to award scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, medals and prizes to students of the Institute;

(t) to regulate, and provide for, the discipline of students, teachers, officers and servants, of the Institute;

(u) to do all such acts or things as may be necessary or incidental to the discharge of its functions.

5. Administration of the Institute vested in the Council.

(1) The administration, management and control of the affairs of the Institute shall be vested in the Governing Council of the Institute (on this Act referred to as the Council).

(2) The Council shall, for the purpose of administering the affairs of the Institute exercise, discharge and perform the powers, functions and duties conferred or imposed on, or assigned to, the Institute by this Act.

6. Constitution of the Council.

(1) The Council shall consist of the following—

(a) ex-officio members, namely—

(i) the Secretary or to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or his representative;

(ii) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education and Higher Education or his representative;

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