ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
THE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
3. Establishment of Institute.
4. Functions of Institute.
5. The Council.
6. Council may appoint committees or establish boards.
7. Minister may give directions to Council.
9. Appointment of other employees of the Institute.
10. Remuneration of members of the Council.
11. Superannuation benefits.
12. Funds and resources of Institute.
13. Annual and supplementary budget.
15. Accounts and audit.
16. Director's report.
17. Laying of accounts and report before the National Assembly.
19. Proceedings of the Council not to be invalid by reason of irregularity.
20. Protection of members or employees of the Council.
THE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING ACT
An Act to establish the Institute of Rural Development Planning.
[1st February, 1980]
Act No. 8 of 1980
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the Institute of Rural Development Planning Act.
In this Act unless the context requires otherwise–
"Chairman" means the Chairman of the Council and includes any person who presides at any meeting of the Council;
"Council" means the governing Council of the Institute established by section 5;
"Director" means the Director of the Institute appointed under section 8;
"Institute" means the Institute of Rural Development Planning established by section 3;
"member", in relation to the Council, means a member of the Council and includes the Chairman;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for regional administration.
THE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (ss 3-4)
(1) There is hereby established an Institute to be known as the Institute of Rural Development Planning.
(2) The Institute shall be a body corporate and shall–
(a) have perpetual succession and a common seal;
(b) in its corporate name be capable of suing and being sued;
(c) be capable of purchasing and otherwise acquiring and of alienating any movable or immovable property;
(d) subject to the provisions of this Act, have power from time to time to borrow such sums of money as it may require for its purposes.
The functions of the Institute shall be–
(a) to promote social and economic development by providing opportunities, for the study of, and training in, the principles, techniques and their practical application, in all aspects of rural development planning;
(b) to provide facilities, places and centres of learning, education, training and research in rural development planning and such other related subjects and disciplines as the Council may, from time to time, decide;
(c) to conduct training programmes in all disciplines relating to rural development planning including the preparation, application and evaluation of development programmes;
(d) to undertake, either alone or in association with any other person or body of persons within or outside the United Republic, research in methods and techniques of improving regional and rural development planning;
(e) to monitor and co-ordinate research and training programmes relating to rural development;
(f) to collect, publish or otherwise disseminate, data and other information relating to rural development including the publication of results of any research carried out by the Institute;
(g) to sponsor, arrange or provide facilities for conferences, seminars or symposia on subjects related to rural development planning;
(h) to provide advisory, consultancy and other services to the Government, organisations, villages and individuals in matters relating to rural development planning;
(i) to prepare students for such examinations as may be conducted by the Institute and to grant such awards as may be prescribed in accordance with this Act;
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