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7. Powers of Board.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board, under overall control of the Central Government, shall be responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute and shall exercise all the powers not otherwise provided for by this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, and shall have the power to review the acts of the Senate.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Board shall

(a) take decisions on questions of policy relating to the administration and working of the Institute

(b) take decisions on the establishment of new campuses of the Institute at any location in India or abroad;

(c) fix, demand and receive fees and other charges;

(d) establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of the students;

(e) supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and corporate life;

(f) institute academic and other posts and to make appointments thereto (except in the case of theDirector-General);

(g) frame Statutes and Ordinances and to alter, modify or rescind the same;

(h) institute and award fellowships, scholarships, prizes and medals;

(i) consider and pass resolutions on the annual report, the annual accounts and the budget estimates of the Institute for the next financial year as it thinks fit together with a statement of its development plans;

(j) receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from the testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be; and

(k) do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the aforesaid powers.

(3) The Board shall have the power to appoint such committees, as it considers necessary for the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this Act.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2) of section 3, the Board shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property without the prior approval of the Central Government.

(5) The Central Government may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Institute and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Central Government may direct.

(6) Upon receipt of any such report, the Central Government may take such action and issue such directions as it considers necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions.

(7) The Visitor shall have the power to remove the Chairperson or other members of the Board nominated by him, on the recommendations of the Central Government.

(8) The Central Government shall have the power to remove other members, if it considers it appropriate to do so.

(9) No Chairperson or member shall be removed under sub-section (7) or sub-section (8) unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.

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