YOUTH CORPS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

COUNCIL OF THE YOUTH CORPS

2. Establishment of the Council of the Youth Corps.

3. Objectives of the Youth Corps.

4. Powers of the Council.

PART II

YOUTH CORPS

5. Youth Corps.

6. Minister to determine units strengths of Corps.

7. Director of Corps.

8. Duties of the Director of the Corps.

9. Minister to appoint officers.

10. Secondment of officers for service in the Corp.

11. Voluntary enlistment in the Corp.

12. Rangers to be discharged on expiration of period of enrollment.

13. Discipline of rangers of the Corps.

14. Minister to determine allowances of officers and rangers of the Corps.

15. Property of the Corps to vest in the director of the Corps.

16. Powers of the cabinet of Ministers.

PART III

GENERAL

17. Accounts and Audit.

18. Regulations.

19. Interpretation.

20. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

21 of 2002.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Youth Corps; for the setting up of a council for Youth Affairs; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 4th October, 2002]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Youth Corps Act.

PART I

Council of the Youth Corps

2. Establishment of the Council of the Youth Corps.

(1) There shall be established a Council of the Youth corps (hereinafter referred to as "the Council”) which shall consist of five members one of whom shall be a female, as may be appointed by the Minister who shall nominate one of them as the Chairman of the Council. The members shall be chosen from among persons having knowledge and experience in the fields of youth development, employment and education.

(2) All matters in respect of the administration of the Council shall be as prescribed.

(3) The term of office of the members of the Council shall be three years.

(4) There shall be appointed three committees for the purpose of vocational training, youth development and placement as are necessary for the administration of the affairs of the Council. The Council may delegate its powers to such Committees.

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