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The Jawaharlal Nehru University Act, 1966

Second Schedule

[See Section 16(1)]

The Statutes of The University

1. Definitions.- In these Statutes-

(a) "Act" means the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act, 1966;

(b) all words and expressions used herein and defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

2. Chancellor. -

(1) The Chancellor shall be elected by the Court and shall hold office for a term of three yearsL

Provided that the Chancellor shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold office until the election of his successor.

(2) If the office of the Chancellor becomes vacant, the functions of his office shall, until some person is elected under clause (1) to the vacant office, be performed by the Vice-Chancellor.

3. Vice-Chancellor. -

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor from a panel of not less than three persons who shall be recommended by a committee consisting of three members:

Provided that, if the Visitor does not approve of any of the persons so recommended, he may call for fresh recommendations.

(2) Two members of the committee shall be persons not connected with the University or an institution recognised by, or associated with, the University nominated by the Executive Council and one member shall be a person nominated by the Visitor who shall also be the Chairman of the committee.

(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall, on the expiration of his term of office be ineligible for re-appointment to that office:

Provided that the Vice-Chancellor shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold his office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office.

(5) The emoluments and terms and conditions of service of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as follows-

(i) There shall be paid to the Vice-Chancellor a salary of two thousand five hundred rupees per mensem and he shall be entitled, without payment of rent, to use a furnished residence throughout his term of office and no charge shall fall on the Vice-Chancellor personally in respect of the maintenance of such residence.

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor shall not be entitled to the benefits of the University Provident Fund or to any other allowance:

Provided that where any employee of the University is appointed as Vice-Chancellor, he shall be allowed to continue to contribute to the Provident Fund and the contribution of the University shall be limited to what he had been contributing immediately before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

(iii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to travelling allowances at such rates as may be fixed by the Executive Council.

(iv) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to leave on full pay for one-eleventh of the period spent by him on active service.

(v) The Vice-Chancellor shall also he entitled, on medical grounds or otherwise than on medical grounds, to leave without pay for a period not exceeding three months during the term of his office:

Provided that such leave may be converted into leave on full pay to the extent to which he will be entitled to leave under sub-clause (iv).

(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (5), the Executive Council may, with the previous approval of the Visitor, vary the emoluments and all or any of the conditions of service of Vice-Chancellor at the time of his appointment.

(7) If the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant, the functions of his office shall until some person is appointed under clause (1) to the vacant office, be performed by the Rector, and if there are two or more Rectors, by the senior-most of the Rectors:

Provided that if there is no Rector, the Registrar shall carry on the current duties of the Vice-Chancellor and call a meeting of the Executive Council forthwith and take its directions for carrying on of the work of the University.

4. Powers and duties of Vice-Chancellor.-

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall have a general responsibility for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that the provisions of the Act, these Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations are duly observed and the decisions taken by the authorities of the University are implemented.

(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall have power to convene meetings of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council and shall perform all such acts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to be present at and to address any meeting of any authority or body or committee of the University but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of such authority or body or committee.

(5) If, in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor, any emergency has arisen which requires immediate action to be taken, the Vice-Chancellor shall take such action as he deems necessary and shall report the same for approval at the next meeting to the authority which, in the ordinary course, would have dealt with the matter:

Provided that, if the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor is not approved by the authority concerned, he may refer the matter to the Visitor, whose decision thereon shall be final:

Provided further that, where any such action taken by the Vice-Chancellor affects any person in the service of the University, such person shall be entitled to prefer, within thirty days from the date on which he receives notice of such action, an appeal to the Executive Council.

(6) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by the Ordinances or the Regulations.

5. Rector.-

(1) Every Rector shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor:

Provided that where the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor is not accepted by the Executive Council, he may recommend any other person to the Executive Council and if it does not accept that recommendation also, the Vice-Chancellor shall forward the names of both the persons aforesaid to the Visitor and the Visitor may appoint either of them or direct the Vice-Chancellor to recommend any other person to the Executive Council.

(2) A Rector shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

(3) The term of office of a Rector shall be such as may be decided by the Executive Council, but it shall not in any case exceed five years. On the expiration of his term of office he shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(4) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of a Rector shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

6. Powers and duties of Rector.-

(1) A Rector shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in respect of such matters as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor in this behalf. He shall also exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated to him by the Vice-Chancellor.

(2) Where the Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman of any body or committee of the University and he is absent for any reason whatsoever from any meeting of such body or committee, the Rector, and if there are two or more Rectors, the senior-most Rector shall preside over such meeting.

(3) A Rector shall, on being authorised by the Vice-Chancellor in that behalf, be entitled to be present at and to address any meeting of any authority, body or committee of the University but shall not be entitled to vote thereat:

Provided that if the Rector is a member of such authority, body or committee, such Rector shall have all the rights and privileges of a member thereof.

7. Dean of School of Studies.-

(1) Every Dean of a School of Studies shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years and he shall be eligible for re-appointment:

Provided that when the office of the Dean is vacant or when the Dean is, by reason of illness or absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

(2) The Dean shall be the head of the School of Studies and shall be responsible for the conduct and standard of teaching and research in the School. He shall have such other functions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

(3) The Dean shall have the right to be present and to speak at any meeting of a board or committee of the School, as the case may be, but not the right to vote thereat unless he is a member thereof.

8. Registrar.-

(1) The Registrar shall be appointed by the Executive Council and shall be a wholetime salaried officer of the University.

(2) When the office of the Registrar is vacant or when the Registrar is, by reason of illness or absence for any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

(3) The Registrar shall not by reason only of his being Secretary of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council, be deemed to be a member of any of these authorities.

(4) The Registrar shall-

(a) be the custodian of the records, the common seal and such other properties of the University as the Executive Council shall commit to his charge;

(b) conduct the official correspondence of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council;

(c) supply to the Visitor copies of the agenda of meetings of the authorities of the University as soon as they are issued and the minutes of the meetings of the authorities ordinarily within a month of the holding of the meetings;

(d) in an emergency, when the Vice-Chancellor or any of the Rectors is not able to act, call a meeting of the Executive Council forthwith and take its directions for carrying on the work of the University;

(e) represent the University in suits or proceedings by or against the University, sign powers of attorney and verify pleadings or depute his representative for the purpose; and

(f) perform such other duties as may be specified in these Statutes, or prescribed by the Ordinances or the Regulations or as may be required, from time to time, by the Executive Council or the Vice-Chancellor.

(5) (a) The Registrar shall have power to take disciplinary action against the employees belonging to the ministerial staff and to suspend them pending inquiry, to administer warnings to them or to impose on them the penalty of censure or the withholding of increment:

Provided that no such penalty shall be imposed unless the person concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

(b) An appeal shall lie to the Vice-Chancellor against any order of the Registrar imposing the penalty of the withholding of increment.

(c) In a case where the inquiry discloses that a punishment beyond the powers of the Registrar is called for, the Registrar shall, upon conclusion of the inquiry, make a report to the Vice-Chancellor along with his recommendations, for such action as the Vice-Chancellor deems fit:

Provided that an appeal shall lie to the Executive Council against the order to the Vice-Chancellor imposing the penalty of dismissal.

9. Finance Officer. -

(1) The Finance Officer shall be appointed by the Executive Council and shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

(2) When the office of the Finance Officer is vacant or when the Finance Officer is, by reason of illness or absence for any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

(3) The Finance Officer shall-

(a) exercise general supervision over the funds of the University and shall advise it as regard its financial policy; and

(b) perform such other financial functions as may be assigned to him by the Executive Council or as may be prescribed by these Statutes or the Ordinances:

Provided that the Finance Officer shall not incur any expenditure to make any investment exceeding Rs. 10,000 without the previous approval of the Executive Council.

(4) Subject to the control of the Finance Executive Council, the Finance Officer shall-

(a) hold and manage the property and investments including trust and endowed property for furthering any of the objects of the University;

(b) see that the limits fixed by the Finance Committee for recurring and non-recurring expediture for a year are not exceeded and that all moneys are expended on the purposes for which they are granted or allotted;

(c) be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts and the budget of the University for the next financial year and for their presentation to the Executive Council;

(d) keep a constant watch on the state of the cash and bank balances and on the state of investments;

(e) watch the progress of collection of revenue and advise on the methods of collection employed;

(f) have the accounts of the University regularly audited by an internal audit party;

(g) see that the registers of buildings, land, furniture and equipment are maintained up-to-date and that the stock-checking is conducted of equipment and other consumable materials in all offices, Special Centres, Specialised Laboratories, colleges and institutions maintained by the University;

(h) call for explanation for unauthorised expenditure and for other financial irregularities and suggest disciplinary action against the persons at fault; and

(i) call for from any office or college or institution under the University any information or returns that he may consider necessary to discharge his financial responsibilities.

(5) The receipt of the Financial Officer or of the person or persons duly authorised in this behalf by the Executive Council for any money payable to the University shall be sufficient discharge for the same.

10. Officers of the University.-

(1) The following shall also be the officers of the University, namely:-

(a) Dean of Students,

(b) Chief Proctor,

(c) Librarian.

(2) (a) The Dean of Students shall be appointed from amongst employees of the University, who are or who have been teachers of the University not below the rank of Reader, by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor; the Dean shall be a whole-time employee of the University, shall hold office for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(b) The person who is appointed as the Dean of Students shall continue to hold his lien on his substantive post.

(c) When the office of the Dean of Students is vacant or when the Dean of Students is, by reason of illness or absence for any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

(d) The duties and powers of the Dean of Students shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

(3) (a) The Chief Proctor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties in respect of the maintenance of discipline among the students as may be assigned to him by the Vice-Chancellor.

(b) The Chief Proctor shall hold office for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(4) (a) The Librarian shall be appointed by the Executive Council and shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

(b) The duties and powers of the Librarian shall be regulated by the Ordinances.

11. The Court.-

(1) The Court shall consist of the following members, namely-

Ex Officio Members:

(i) The Chancellor;

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor;

(iii) The Rector or the Rectors;

(iv) The remaining members of the Executive Council who are not otherwise members of the Court;

(v) The Dean of Students;

(vi) The Chief Proctor;

(vii) The Librarian;

(viii) Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University;

(ix) Director, All-India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi;

(x) Director, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi;

(xi) Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi;

(xii) Director, Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi;

(xiii) Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi;

(xiv) Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Simla;

(xv) Sheikh-ul-Jamia, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi;

(xvi) The President, Alumni Association;

Representatives of Municipal Bodies:

(xvii) Mayor, Municipal Corporation of Delhi;

(xviii) One member to be elected by the New Delhi Municipal Committee, New Delhi, from among its members;

Representatives of Education Board:

(xix) Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi;

(xx) Director of Education, Delhi;

Representatives of Schools, Departments and Colleges:

(xxi) All Deans of Schools of Studies;

(xxii) Not more than ten Heads of Departments, who are not Deans, by rotation according to seniority;

(xxiii) Not more than five Principals of Colleges, by rotation according to senority of whom at least one shall be Principal of Women's Colleges;

(xxiv) One Professor from each School of Studies, not being the Head of Department, by rotation according to seniority;

(xxv) Two Readers, by rotation according to seniority;

(xxvi) Five Lecturers, by rotation according to seniority; members of the Court referred to in items (xxii) to (xxvi) shall hold office for a term of two years;

Representatives of Alumni Association:

(xxvii) Not more than five representatives, other than the President, to be elected by Alumni Association;

Representatives of Parliament:

(xxviii) Six representatives of Parliament, four to be elected by the Lok Sabha in such manner as the Speaker may direct and two to be elected by the Rajya Sabha in such manner as the Chairman may direct;

Persons representing Learned Professions, Industry, Commerce and Agriculture:

(xix) Not more than ten persons representing learned professions to be nominated by the Visitor;

(xxx) Not more than six persons representing Industry, Commerce and Agriculture to be nominated by the Visitor;

Other Nominated Members:

(xxxi) Not more than five persons to be nominated by the Visitor;

(xxxii) Not more than two persons to be nominated by the Chancellor:

Provided that in making nominations under items (xxix), (xxx), (xxxi) and (xxxii) due regard shall be had to the representation of the different interests, professions, cultures and learnings and also of the different regions of the country:

Provided further that no employee of the University or of a recognised institution shall be eligible to be a member under any of the items (xxvii) to (xxxii).

(2) When an elected member of the Court becomes an ex officio member before the expiry of his term, he shall cease to be an elected member.

(3) If any body of persons entitled to elect members fails to do so within the time prescribed by the Court, the Court may appoint as a member any person whom that body of persons could have elected as a member:

Provided that in the case of first elections to the Court, the powers conferred upon the Court by this clause shall be exercisable by the Executive Council.

(4) Save as otherwise expressly provided, a member of the Court shall hold office for a period of three years.

(5) Thirty members of the Court shall form the quorum.

12. Meetings of the Court.-

(1) An annual meeting of the Court shall be held on a date fixed by the Executive Council and at such annual meetings a report of the proceedings of the Executive Council and a report of the working of the University during the previous year together with a statement of the receipts and expenditure, the balance-sheet as audited and the budget for the next financial year shall be presented by the Executive Council and any vacancies among the officers of the University or among the members of the Court or the Executive Council which ought to be filled up by the Court shall also be filled up.

(2) A copy each of the reports together with a copy of the statement of receipts and expenditure and of the balance-sheet and the budget referred to in clause (1) shall be sent to every member of the Court at least seven days before the date of the annual meeting.

13. Executive Council.-

(1) The Executive Council shall consist of the following members, namely-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor, ex officio;

(ii) The Dean of Students, ex officio;

(iii) Not more than three Deans of Schools of Studies, by rotation according to seniority;

(iv) Not more than three Principals of Colleges including at least one Principal from a Women's College, by rotation according to seniority;

(v) Three persons, none of whom shall be an employee of the University or an institution recognised by, or associated with, the University, elected by the Court from among its members;

(vi) Four persons nominated by the Visitor;

(vii) Such number of other persons representing institutions recognised by, or associated with, the University, as may be determined by the Visitor, from time to time.

(2) The members of the Executive Council referred to in items (iii) and (iv) shall hold office for a term of two years.

(3) The members referred to in items (v), (vi) and (vii) shall hold office for a term of three years.

(4) The term of office of the members of the Executive Council shall commence from the date of election, nomination or appointment, as the case may be.

(5) Five members of the Executive Council shall form the quorum.

14. Powers of the Executive Council.-

Subject to the provisions of the Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances, the Executive Council shall, in addition to any other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely-

(i) to appoint such Professors, Readers, Lecturers, and other members of the teaching staff as may be necessary, on the recommendations of the Selection Committees constituted for the purpose, and to provide for filling temporary vacancies therein;

(ii) to fix the emoluments and define the duties and conditions of service of Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other members of the teaching staff:

Provided that no action shall be taken by the Executive Council in respect of the number, the qualifications and the emoluments of teachers otherwise than after consideration of the recommendations of the Academic Council;

(iii) to create administrative, ministerial and other necessary posts and to make appointments thereto;

(iv) to regulate and enforce discipline among the members of the teaching, administrative and ministerial staff of the University in accordance with these Statutes and the Ordinances;

(v) to manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property, business and all other administrative affairs of the University and, for that purpose, to appoint such agents as it may think fit;

(vi) to invest any money belonging to the University, including and unapplied income, in such stocks, funds, shares or securities, as it shall, from time to time, think fit or in the purchase of immovable property in India, with the like powers of varying such investments, from time to time;

(vii) (a) to accept on behalf of the University any trust, bequest, donation or transfer of any immovable property to the University; and

(b) to transfer any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;

(viii) to provide the buildings, premises, furniture, apparatus and other means needed for carrying on the work of the University;

(ix) to enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;

(x) to entertain, adjudicate upon, and if it thinks fit, to redress, any grievances of the salaried officers, the teaching staff and other employees of the University who may for any reasons feel aggrieved:

Provided that, in matters of discipline and punishment where the final power has been vested in the Vice-Chancellor or any other officer of the University, no appeal shall lie to the Executive Council;

(xi) to appoint examiners and moderators and if necessary, to remove them, and to fix their fees, emoluments and travelling and other allowances after consulting the Academic Council;

(xii) to select a common seal for the University and provide for the custody and use of the seal;

(xiii) to institute fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;

(xiv) to delegate any of its powers to the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar or such other officer of the University or to a Committee appointed by it as it may deem fit.

15. Academic Council.-

(1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor;

(ii) The Rector or the Rectors;

(iii) The Deans of Schools of Studies;

(iv) The Dean of Students;

(v) The Chief Proctor;

(vi) The Librarian;

(vii) Such number of Heads of Departments, other than the Dean of Schools of Studies and the Principals of Colleges (by rotation according to seniority) as may be laid down in the Ordinances;

(viii) Not more than five Professors, other than the Heads of Departments, Deans of Schools of Studies and Principals of Colleges, by rotation according to seniority;

(ix) Not more than eight Principals of Colleges, other than Deans of Schools of Studies, by rotation according to seniority;

(x) Not more than eight teachers of the University elected from amongst themselves by the teachers, other than those referred to in items (iii) to (v) and (vii) to (ix);

(xi) Not more than five persons, not being employees of the University or an institution recognised by, or associated with, the University, co-opted by the Academic Council for their special knowledge;

(xii) Such number of other persons representing institutions recognised by, or associated with, the University, as may be determined by the Executive Council, from time to time.

(2) All members of the Academic Council, other than ex officio members shall hold office for a term of two years.

(3) Fifteen members of the Academic Council shall form the quorum.

16. Powers and duties of the Academic Council.-

Subject to the provisions of the Act and these Statutes, the Academic Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, duties and functions, namely:-

(i) to report on any matter referred to it by the Court or the Executive Council;

(ii) to make proposals to the Executive Council for the establishment of Departments, Colleges, institutions of higher learning, Special Centres, Specialised Laboratories, Libraries and Museums;

(iii) to formulate, modify or revise schemes for the organisation of, and assignment of subjects to Schools of Studies;

(iv) to consider proposals submitted by the Schools of Studies;

(v) to promote research within the University and to require, from time to time, reports on such research;

(vi) to make recommendations to the Executive Council with regard to the creation and abolition of teaching posts in the University and the classification of the said posts and the emoluments and duties attaching thereto;

(vii) to recognise diplomas and degrees of other Universities and institutions and to determine their equivalent diplomas and degree of the Jawaharlal Nehru University;

(viii) to appoint Committees for admission to the University;

(ix) to publish lists of prescribed or recommended textbooks and to publish the syllabuses of prescribed courses of study;

(x) to make such arrangements for the institution and examination of persons, not being members of the University, as may be necessary;

(xi) to recommend to the Executive Council draft Ordinances regarding examinations of the University and the conditions on which students should be admitted to such examinations;

(xii) to make recommendations to the Executive Council in regard to the appointment of examiners and, if necessary, their removal and the fixation of their fees, emoluments and travelling and other expenses;

(xiii) to make arrangements for the conduct of examinations and to fix dates for holding them;

(xiv) to declare the results of various University examinations, or to appoint committees or officers to do so;

(xv) to make recommendations for the conferment of honorary degrees and to confer or grant degrees, academic distinctions, honours, diplomas, licences, titles and marks of honour;

(xvi) to make proposals to the Executive Council for the institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes and to award the same;

(xvii) to perform, in relation to academic matters, all such duties and to do all such acts as may be necessary for the proper carrying out of the provisions of the Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances;

(xviii) to promote the health and welfare of students and to constitute a Council of Students' Affairs consisting of such number of teachers and students as may be prescribed by the Ordinances to advise the Academic Council on matters relating to the welfare of the students of the University.

17. The Academic Advisory Committee.-

(1) The members and the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Visitor and shall hold office for such period as he may determine.

(2) The Academic Advisory Committee shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it by the Act have the right to advise the Executive Council and the Academic Council on any academic matter.

(3) On the date determined by the Visitor under sub-section (3) of Section 14, this Statute shall cease to have effect.

18. Schools of Studies.-

(1) The University shall have such Schools of Studies as may be specified in the Ordinances.

(2) (a) Every School of Studies (hereinafter referred to as the School) shall consist of such Departments as may be assigned to it by the Ordinances.

(b) Each Department shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(i) Teachers of the Department;

(ii) Persons appointed to conduct research in the Department;

(iii) Honorary Professors, if any, attached to the Department;

(iv) Such other persons as may be members of the Department in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinances.

(c) Each Department shall have a Head who may be a Professor or, if there is no Professor, a Reader and whose duties and functions shall be prescribed by the Ordinances:

Provided that if there are more Professors or, as the case may be, Readers than one in any Department, the Executive Council shall appoint one of them as the Head of the Department.

(3) Every School shall have a Board consisting of the following members, namely:-

(i) The Dean of the School;

(ii) The Heads of Departments in the School;

(iii) The Professors in the Departments in the School;

(iv) One Reader and one Lecturer, by rotation according to seniority, from each Department in the School;

(v) Five members elected by the Academic Council for their special knowledge in any subject assigned to the School or in any allied branch of knowledge;

(vi) Such other members, but not exceeding five, as may be specified in the Ordinances.

(4) All members of a Board other than ex officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-election or re-appointment, as the case may be. The first term of members shall commence from such date as may be notified by the University.

(5) Every Board shall have such powers and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

(6) The conduct of the meetings of a Board and the quorum required shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

19. Finance Committee.-

(1) The Finance Committee shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor;

(ii) Three persons nominated by the Visitor;

(iii) Three persons, who are not employees of the University or of any recognised institution nominated by the Executive Council.

(2) The Finance Officer shall be the Secretary of the Finance Committee.

(3) Three members of the Finance Committee shall form the quorum.

(4) All members of the Finance Committee, other than ex officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years.

(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall preside at the meetings of the Finance Committee.

(6) The Finance Committee shall meet at least twice every year to examine accounts and scrutinise proposals for expenditure.

(7) The annual accounts and financial estimates of the University prepared by the Finance Officer shall be laid before the Finance Committee for consideration and comments and thereafter submitted to the Executive Council for approval with or without amendments.

20. Committees.-

The Court, the Executive Council or the Academic Council may appoint Board or Committees consisting of members of the authority making such appointment and of such other persons (if any) as that authority in each case may think fit; and any such Board or Committee may deal with any subject assigned to it subject to subsequent confirmation by the authority which appointed it.

21. Elected Chairman to preside where no provision made in Statutes.-

Where, by the Statutes or the Ordinances, no provision is made for a Chairman to preside over a meeting of the University Authority, Board or Committee, or when the Chairman so provided for is absent, the members present shall elect one among themselves to preside at the meeting.

22. Resignation.-

(1) Any member other than an ex officio member, of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council or any other authority of the University or committee may resign by letter addressed to the Registrar and the resignation shall take effect as soon as such letter is received by the Registrar.

(2) Any officer of the University (whether salaried or otherwise) may resign his office by letter addressed to the Registrar: Provided that such resignation shall take effect only on the date from which the same is accepted by the authority competent to fill the vacancy.

23. Disqualifications.-

(1) A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as, and for being a member of any of the authorities of the University-

(a) if he is of unsound mind or is a deaf-mute or suffers from contagious leprosy;

(b) if he is an undischarged insolvent;

(c) if he has been convicted by a court of law of an offence involving moral turpitude and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for not less than six months.

(2) If any question arises as to whether a person is or had been subjected to any of the disqualifications mentioned in sub-section (1), the question shall be referred for the decision of the Visitor and his decision shall be final, and no suit or other proceeding shall lie in any court of law against such decision.

24. Honorary degrees.-

Any proposal for the conferment of honorary degrees shall be made by the Academic Council to the Executive Council, and the proposal if accepted by the Executive Council shall require the assent of the Court before submission to the Chancellor for confirmation.

25. Withdrawal of degrees, etc.-

The Academic Council may, by a special resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, withdraw any degree or academic distinction conferred on or any certificate of diploma granted to, any person by the University for good and sufficient cause:

Provided that no such resolution shall be passed until a notice in writing has been given to that person calling upon him to show cause within such time as may be specified in the notice why such resolution should not be passed and until his objections, if any, and any evidence he may produce in support of them, have been considered by the Academic Council.

26. University teachers.-

(1) Teachers of the University shall be of two classes, namely:-

(i) Appointed teachers of the University;

(ii) Recognised teacher of the University;

(2) Appointed teachers of the University shall be either-

(a) employees of the University paid by University and appointed by the Executive Council as Professors, Readers or Lecturers or otherwise as teachers of the University, or

(b) persons appointed by the Executive Council as Honorary Professors, Emeritus Professors, Readers or Lecturers or otherwise as teachers of the University.

(3) Recognised teachers of the University shall be members of the staff of a recognised institution other than an institution maintained by the University:

Provided that no such member of the staff shall be deemed to be a recognised teacher unless he is recognised by the Executive Council as a Professor, Reader or in any other capacity as a teacher of the University.

(4) The qualifications of recognised teachers of the University shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

(5) All applications for the recognised teachers of the University shall be made in such manner as may be laid down by the Regulations made by the Executive Council in that behalf.

(6) The period of recognition of a teacher of the University as Professor or Reader shall be determined by Ordinances made in that behalf.

A person in the service of a recognised institution other than an institution maintained by the University, recognised as a teacher of the University otherwise than as a Professor or Reader shall continue to be recognised so long as he is in the service of the institution.

(7) The Academic Council may, by a special resolution passed by a majority of not less than twothirds of the members present and voting, withdraw recognition from a teacher:

Provided that no such resolution shall be passed until a notice in writing has been given to that person calling upon him to show cause within such time as may be specified in the notice why such resolution should not be passed and until his objections, if any, and any evidence he may produce in support of them, have been considered by the Academic Council.

(8) A person aggrieved by an order of withdrawal under clause (7) may, within three months from the communication to him of such order, appeal to the Executive Council who may pass such orders thereon as it thinks fit.

(9) No person shall be appointed or recognised as a teacher of the University except on the recommendation of a Selection Committee constituted for the purpose.

27. Selection Committees.-

(1) There shall be Selection Committees for making recommendations to the Executive Council for appointment to the posts of Professor, Reader, Lecturer, Registrar, Finance Officer and Librarian.

(2) Every Selection Committee shall consist of the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairman thereof, and a person nominated by the Visitor; and, in addition, the Selection Committee for making recommendations for appointment to a post specified in column 1 of the Table below shall have as its members the persons specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the said Table:

Table

1

2

Professor (i) The Head of the Department concerned if he is a Professor;
(ii) Three persons not connected with the University, nominated by the Executive Council, out of a panel of names recommended by the Academic Council for their special knowledge of or interest in, the subject with which the Professor will be concerned.
Reader, Lecturer (i) The Head of the Department concerned;
(ii) Two persons not connected with the University, nominated by the Executive Council, out of a panel of names recommended by the Academic Council for their special knowledge of or interest in, the subject with which the Reader or Lecturer will be concerned.
Registrar, Finance Officer Three members of the Executive Council nominated by it.
Librarian Three persons not connected with the University, who have special knowledge of the subject of Library Science to be nominated by the Executive Council.

(3) The Procedure to be followed by a Selection Committee in making recommendations shall be laid down in the Ordinances.

(4) If the Executive Council is unable to accept any recommendation made by the Selection Committee, it may remit the same to the Selection Committee for reconsideration and if the difference is not resolved, the Executive Council shall record its reasons and submit the case to the Visitor for orders.

(5) The constitution of the Selection Committees for the purpose of recognising teachers shall be provided for by the Ordinances.

28. Special mode of appointment.-

Notwithstanding anything contained in Statute 27, the Executive Council may invite a person of high academic distinction and professional attainment to accept a post of Professor or Reader in the University, as the case may be, on such terms and conditions as it deems fit, and on the person agreeing to do so, appoint him to the post.

29. Conditions of service of officers, etc.-

(1) Every teacher and salaried officer and such other employees as are mentioned in the Statutes shall be appointed under a written contract, which shall be lodged with the University and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the officer or teacher or employee concerned:

Provided that in the case of any teacher appointed for the first time, the period of the contract shall not exceed five years.

(2) Any dispute arising out of a contract between the University and those mentioned in clause (1) shall, at the request of the teacher or officer or employee concerned, or at the instance of the University, be referred to a Tribunal of Arbitration consisting of one member appointed by the Executive Council, one member nominated by the officer or teacher concerned and an umpire appointed by the Visitor, and the decision of the Tribunal shall be final.

30. Removal of teachers.-

(1) Where there is an allegation of misconduct against a teacher, the Vice-Chancellor may, if he thinks fit, by order in writing, place the teacher under suspension and shall forthwith report to the Executive Council the circumstances in which the order was made:

Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is of the opinion, that the circumstances of the case do not warrant the suspension of the teacher, revoke that order.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, the Executive Council shall be entitled to remove a teacher on the ground of misconduct.

(3) Save as aforesaid, the Executive Council shall not be entitled to remove a teacher except for good cause and after giving three months' notice in writing or payment of three months' salary in lieu of notice.

(4) No teacher shall be removed under clause (2) or under clause (3) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

(5) The removal of a teacher shall require a two-thirds majority of the members of the Executive Council present and voting.

(6) The removal of a teacher shall take effect from the date on which the order of removal is made:

Provided that where a teacher is under suspension at the time of his removal, the removal shall take effect on the date on which he was placed under suspension.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, the teacher shall be entitled to resign by giving three months' notice in writing to the Executive Council.

31. Removal of employees other than teachers.-

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, an employee of the University, other than a teacher, may be removed by the authority which is competent to appoint the employee-

(a) if he is of unsound mind or is deaf-mute or suffers from contagious leprosy;

(b) if he is an undischarged insolvent;

(c) if he has been convicted by a court of law of any offence involving moral turpitude and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for not less than six months;

(d) if he is otherwise guilty of misconduct:

Provided that no officer of the University shall be removed from his office unless a resolution to that effect is passed by the Executive Council by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting.

(2) No such employee shall be removed under clause (1) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

(3) Where the removal of such employee is for a reason other than that specified in sub-clause (c) or sub-clause (d) of clause (1), he shall be given three months' notice in writing or paid three months' salary in lieu of notice.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, an employee of the University, not being a teacher, shall be entitled to resign,-

(i) in the case of a permanent employee, only after giving three months' notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University three months' salary in lieu thereof;

(ii) in any other case, only after giving one month's notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University one month's salary in lieu thereof.

32. Maintenance of discipline among students of the University.-

(1) All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action in relation to students shall vest in the Vice-Chancellor.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor may delegate all or such of his powers as he deems proper to the Chief Proctor and to such other persons as he may specify in this behalf.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of his powers relating to the maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as may seem to him appropriate, the Vice- Chancellor may, in the exercise of his powers aforesaid, order or direct that any student or students be expelled from any college or institution maintained by the University, Department, Special Centre or Specialised Laboratory, or be, for a stated period rusticated or be not, for a stated period, admitted to a course or courses of study in any college or institution, Department, Special Centre, or Specialised Laboratory, or be fined in a sum of rupees that may be specified, or be debarred from taking an examination or examinations for one or more years or that the results of student or students concerned in the examination or examinations in which he has or they have appeared be cancelled.

(4) The Principals or, as the case may be, the Heads of the Colleges, Institutions, Departments, Special Centres or Specialised Laboratories shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over the students in their respective colleges, institutions, Departments, Special Centres or Specialized Laboratories as may be necessary for the proper conduct of such colleges, institutions, Departments, Special Centres or Specialised Laboratories.

(5) Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. The Principals or, as the case may be, the Heads of the colleges, institutions, Departments, Special Centres or Specialised Laboratories may frame such supplementary rules as they deem necessary for the aforesaid purposes. Every students shall provide himself with a copy of these rules.

33. Membership of students' organisation.-

The membership of any students' organisation shall be voluntary.

34. Alumni Association.-

(1) There shall be an Alumni Association established for the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

(2) The subscription for membership of the Alumni Association shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

(3) No member of the Association shall be entitled to vote or stand for election unless he has been a member of the Association for at least one year prior to the date of the election and is a graduate of the University of at least five years standing: Provided that the condition relating to the completion of one year's membership shall not apply in the case of the first election after the commencement of the Act.

35. Ordinances.-

Subject to the provisions of the Act and these Statutes, the Ordinances may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) the fees to be charged for courses of study in the university and for admission to the examinations, degrees and diplomas of the University;

(b) the conditions of the award of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;

(c) the conduct of examinations, including the terms of office and manner of appointment and the duties of examining bodies, examiners and moderators;

(d) the maintenance of discipline among the students of the University;

(e) the conditions of residence of students at the University;

(f) the special arrangements, if any, which may be made for the residence, discipline and teaching of women students and the prescribing for them of special courses of study;

(g) the giving of moral instruction;

(h) the numbers, qualifications, emoluments and the terms and conditions of service, of teachers of the University;

(i) the management of colleges, institutions maintained by the University, Special Centres or Specialised Laboratories;

(j) supervision and inspection of colleges, recognised institutions, Special Centres and Specialised Laboratories;

(k) all other matters which by the Act or these Statutes are to be or may be provided for by the Ordinances.

36. Ordinances how made.-

(1) The first Ordinances shall be made by the Vice-Chancellor with the previous approval of the Central Government.

(2) The said Ordinances may be amended, repealed or added to at any time by the Executive Council provided that-

(a) no Ordinance shall be made affecting the conditions of residence or discipline of students, except after consultation with the Academic Council;

(b) no Ordinances shall be made,-

(i) affecting the admission or enrolment of students or prescribing examinations to be recognised as equivalent to the University examinations, or

(ii) affecting the conditions, mode of appointment or duties of examiners or the conduct or standard of examination or any course of study, unless a draft of such Ordinance has been proposed by the Academic Council.

(3) The Executive Council shall not have power to amend any draft proposed by the Academic Council under clause (2) but may reject the proposal or return the draft to the Academic Council for reconsideration, either in whole or in part, together with any amendments which the Executive Council may suggest.

(4) Where the Executive Council has rejected the draft of an Ordinance proposed by the Academic Council, the Academic Council may, within two months of the date of such rejection, appeal to the Visitor and he may, by order, direct that the proposed Ordinance shall be laid before the next meeting of the Court for its approval and that pending such approval, it shall have effect from such date as may be specified in the order:

Provided that if the Ordinance is not approved by the Court at such meeting, it shall cease to have effect.

(5) All Ordinances made by the Executive Council shall be submitted, as soon as may be, to the Visitor and the Court, and shall be considered by the Court at its next meeting; and the Court shall have power, by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, to cancel any Ordinance made by the Executive Council, and any such Ordinance shall, from the date of such resolution, cease to have effect.

(6) The Visitor may, by order, direct that the operation of any Ordinance shall be suspended until he has had an opportunity of exercising his power of disallowance, and any order of suspension under this clause shall cease to have effect on the expiration of one month from the date of such order or on the expiration of fifteen days from the date of consideration of the Ordinance by the Court, whichever period expires later.

(7) The Visitor may, within three months after any Ordinance has been considered by the Court, signify to the Executive Council his disallowance of the Ordinance, and from the date of receipt by the Executive Council of intimation of such disallowance, the Ordinance shall cease to have effect.

37. Regulations.-

(1) The authorities of the University may make Regulations consistent with this Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances-

(a) laying down the procedure to be observed at their meetings and the number of members required to form a quorum;

(b) providing for all matters which by this Act, these Statutes or the Ordinances are to be prescribed by Regulations;

(c) providing for all other matters solely concerning such authorities or committees appointed by them and not provided for by this Act, these Statutes or the Ordinances.

(2) Every authority of the University shall make Regulations providing for the giving of notice to the members of such authority of the dates of meetings and of the business to be considered at meetings and for the keeping of a record of the proceedings of meetings.

(3) The Executive Council may direct the amendment, in such manner as it may specify, of any Regulation made under this Statute or the annulment of any such Regulation.



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