National Institute of Plantation Management Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Constitution, Objects, Powers and Functions of the National Institute of Plantation Management

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Plantation Management.

3. General objects of the Institute

4. Powers of the Institute.

5. Institute to exercise its powers under the directions of the Minister.

6. Constitution of the Board of Governors.

7. Terms of office of members of the Board.

8. Power of Minister to remove from office a member of the Board.

9. Resignation of members of the Board.

10. Eligibility for re-appointment as member of the Board.

11. Acts or proceedings of the Institute deemed not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

12. Reimbursement of expenses of members of the Institute.

13. Meetings of the Institute.

14. Board to administer the affairs of the Institute.

15. Delegation of powers and duties of the Board.

PART iA

Qualifications for Enrolment, Provisions as to Disenrolment, use of Titles

15A. General disqualifications.

15B. Disenrolment for professional misconduct.

15C. Inquiries by Disciplinary Committee.

15D. Suspension in lieu of disenrolment.

15E. Appeal to the Court of Appeal from decisions of the Board under section 15B or section 15D.

15F. Restriction as to use of titles conferred under this Act.

15G. Offence.

PART II

Appointment Of The Director Of The Institute and other officers and Servants of the Board

16. Employees of the Institute.

17. Powers of the Board in regard to appointments to the Staff of the Institute.

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

19. Appointment of officers and servants of public corporations to staff of Institute.

20. Officers and servants of the Institute deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.

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

PART III

Finance

22. Capital of the Institute.

23. Application of the provisions of the Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971.

24. Financial year of the Institute.

PART IV

General

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

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

27. Government to make available premises for the use of the Institute.

28. Prosecution for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board.

29. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board.

30. Power to make rules.

30A. Regulations.

31. Power of Minister to give special or general directions to the Board.

32. Interpretation.

45 of 1979,

76 of 1981,

5 of 1987,

38 of 2003.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Institute of Plantation Management and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st May, 1981]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Plantation Management Act.

PART I

Constitution, Objects, Powers and Functions of the National Institute of Plantation Management

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Plantation Management.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the "National Institute of Plantation Management” (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”), which shall consist of the persons who are for the time being members of the Institute under section 6.

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

(3) The members of the Board of Governors shall be the members of the Institute.

3. General objects of the Institute.

(1) The general objects of the Institute shall be—

(a) to provide, by itself or in association with other institutions in Sri Lanka or abroad, training facilities and programmes relating to plantation management to all categories of employees working in the plantations;

(b) to provide regular refresher and orientation courses in Plantation Management to employees in service;

(c) to offer training in Plantation Management to personnel working in the plantations both in the public sector as well as in the private sector;

(d) to provide Diploma Courses in association with the Tea Research Institute, the Rubber Research Institute, the Coconut Research Institute and other related institutions and to award Diplomas where appropriate;

(e) to sponsor and hold seminars, workshops and conferences and publish journals and magazines in connection with plantation management and development; and

(f) to carry out research into areas of plantation management and labour relations that are not already provided for in other similar institutions.

(g) to offer training in plantation management to persons who have the necessary aptitude for plantation management having regard; to the man-power requirement in the plantation industry;

[S 3(g) ins by s 2 of Act 5 of 1987.]

(h) to furnish managerial, technical and administrative advice and services to any Government department, public corporation or other institution within or, outside Sri Lanka in respect of plantation industry.

[S 3(h) ins by s 2 of Act 5 of 1987.]

(2) It shall be the duty of the Institute to advise the Minister on any or all of the matters referred to in subsection (1) and on any other matter that may be referred to the Institute for advice by the Minister.

4. Powers of the Institute.

The Institute shall have such powers, rights and functions as may reasonably be necessary to carry out its objects and duties and in particular may—

(a) acquire in any manner and hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of, any movable or immovable property;

(b) acquire establish, install and operate field training centres and pilot projects relating to plantation research;

(c) import plant, machinery and equipment required for the purpose of the Institute and receive equipment, funds, personnel and any other assistance for the efficient conduct of the Institute;

(d) conduct, assist, co-ordinate and encourage research into all aspects of plantation development;

(e) levy fees or charges for any services rendered by the Institute;

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

(g) establish and maintain provident funds and provide welfare and recreational facilities for its employees;

(h) make rules in respect of the administration of the affairs of the Institute;

[S 4(h) am by s 2 of Act 38 of 2003.]

(i) delegate to any member, the Director of the Institute or any employee such functions as the Board of Governors may consider necessary for the efficient transaction of its business;

(j) assess the eligibility of candidates for admission to various grades of membership and to conduct or provide for the conduct of the qualifying examination for all grades or membership of the Institute and to promote, provide or approve courses of study for such examination;

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