NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

Arrangement of Sections

PART I

Establishment of the National Institute of Social Development

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Social Development.

3. Objects of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

5. Academic powers of the Institute.

6. Administration of Institute in the Council.

7. Constitution of the Council.

8. Seal of the Institute.

9. Meetings of the Council.

10. Constitution of the Academic Affairs Board.

PART II

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

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

12. Staff of the Institute.

13. Service to the Institute deemed to be service to the Government for the purposes of certain contracts.

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

PART III

Finance

15. Initial capital of the Institute.

16. Fund of the Institute.

17. Financial year of the institute.

18. Audit of accounts.

PART IV

General

19. Powers of minister in relation to the Council.

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

21. The State to make available premises, for the use of the Institute.

22. Council to submit a report of its activities.

23. The Institute deemed to be a scheduled institution within the Bribery Act.

24. Members employees of the Institute deemed to be public servants.

25. Protection of action taken under the Act.

26. Regulations.

27. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

41 of 1992.

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

[Date of Commencement: 17th August, 1992]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Social Development Act.

PART I

Establishment of the National Institute of Social Development

2. Establishment of the National Institute of Social Development.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the "National Institute of Social Development” (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 such name.

3. Objects of the Institute.

The objects of the Institute shall be to promote social work and social development education, and in particular to—

(a) advise the Minister regarding plans, programmes and activities for the development of social work and social development education;

(b) conduct undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social work and social development;

(c) conduct and promote studies on the social welfare system and social development programmes;

(d) initiate and promote innovative practices in the social work and the social, development education system, inclining adaptation of technology;

(e) provide for the development of professional and managerial competence of personnel in the social welfare system;

(f) make available to the Government and other approved organisations, specialist services in social work and social development; and

(g) co-operate with other institutions having similar objects.

4. Powers of the Institute.

(1) The Institute shall have the following powers—

(a) to acquire and hold, any property, movable or immovable and to sell, lease, mortgage, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same:

Provided, however, that no immovable property of the Institute shall be sold without the prior approval in writing, of the Minister;

(b) to open and maintain, current, savings and deposit accounts, in any bank or banks;

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

(d) to enter into and perform, all such contracts as may be necessary for the exercise of its powers, or the performance of its duties;

(e) to invest any moneys belonging to the Institute including any unapplied income, in any security in which, under the provisions of section 20 of the Trusts Ordinance or of any other written law, it is lawful to invest trust moneys, or, to invest any such moneys in the purchase of immovable property in Sri Lanka or to vary such investments or to place in a fixed deposit in any bank, any portion of such moneys not required for immediate expenditure;

(f) to initiate, promote, conduct and co-ordinate research, surveys and investigations in relation to any aspect of social work and social development;

(g) to conduct training courses and teaching programmes for officers and other personnel involved in social welfare;

(h) to make grants, to any person or a team of persons or any recognised institute or institutions, for a specific research project or projects, related to social development;

(i) to establish, equip and maintain centers, for the, purposes of study and training;

(j) to erect, equip and maintain, for the purposes of the institute, libraries and laboratories and to provide other services necessary for research and studies in social development;

(k) to enter into agreements for co-operation with educational or other institutions, whether in Sri Lanka or abroad, having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute, for the exchange of personnel and students and generally, for such purposes as may be conducive to their common objects;

(l) to levy fees or charges for any service rendered by the Institute;

(m) to make rules in respect of all matters which are required by this Act to be prescribed; and

(n) to do all such other acts or things which in the opinion of the Institute are necessary for or opinion of the Institute is necessary for, or objects.

5. Academic powers of the Institute.

Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred upon it by section 4, the Institute shall exercise, perform and discharge the following academic powers, functions and duties—

(a) to recognise the examinations passed, and periods of learning or study pursued, by persons seeking admission to, or by students of, the Institute, at Universities or places of learning, having regard to the standard of such examinations and the duration of the courses of study pursued at such Universities or places of learning, and to withdraw such recognition at any time, having regard to the same considerations;

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