17. Powers and functions of the Governing Board.-
The powers and functions of the Governing Board shall be-
(a) to promote the ideals of Auroville and to coordinate activities and services of Auroville in consultation with the Residents Assembly for the purposes of cohesion and integration of Auroville;
(b) to review the basic policies and the programmes of Auroville and give necessary directions for the future development of Auroville;
(c) to accord approval to the programmes of Auroville drawn up by the Residents Assembly;
(d) to monitor and review the activities of Auroville and to secure proper management of the properties vested in the Foundation under section 6 and other properties relatable to Auroville;
(e) to prepare a master-plan of Auroville in consultation with the Residents Assembly and to ensure development of Auroville as so planned;
(f) to authorise and coordinate fund-raising for Auroville and to secure proper arrangements for receipts and disbursement of funds for Auroville.