Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Sugar cane Research Institute.

3. Powers of the Institute.

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

5. Constitution of the Board of Governors of the Institute.

6. Term of office of appointed members of the Board.

7. Chairman of the Board.

8. Acts or proceedings of the Board not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

9. Remuneration of members.

10. Meetings of the Board.

11. Delegation of powers and duties of the Board.

12. Appointment of the Director of the Institute, and other officers and servants of the Institute.

13. Powers of the Board in regard to the staff of the Institute.

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

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

16. Institute deemed to be a scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

17. Fund of the Institute.

18. Levy of cess.

18A. Levy of cess on imported sugar.

18B. Proceeds of the cess recovered under section 18A to be credited to the Fund of the Institute.

19. Accounts and audit.

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

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

22. The Government to make available premises for the use of the Institute.

23. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board.

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

25. Power of Institute to make rules.

75 of 1981,

5 of 1992.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sugarcane Research Institute and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 29th December, 1981]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sugarcane Research Institute Act.

2. Establishment of the Sugarcane Research Institute.

(1) There shall be established in accordance with the provisions of this Act, an institute which shall be called the Sugarcane Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as "the Institute”) for the purpose of conducting research in respect of the growth and cultivation of sugarcane and the manufacture of any product therefrom.

(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. 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 whatsoever 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 centers and pilot projects relating to sugarcane research;

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

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

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

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

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

(h) 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; and

(i) do all other things which in the opinion of the Board of Governors are necessary or conducive or incidental to the attainment of the objects of the Institute.

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

In the exercise of its powers and the carrying out of its objects, the Institute shall comply with the general policy of the Government in relation to agricultural development and research and with any general or special direction issued by the Minister in relation to such policy.

5. Constitution of the Board of Governors of the Institute.

(1) The management and administration of the affairs of the Institute shall be vested in a Board of Governors (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”).

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