CHAPTER 179
NATIONAL BOARD FOR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

   3.   Establishment of the Board.

   4.   Functions of Board.

   5.   Appointment and functions of Registrar.

PART III
REGISTRATION

   6.   Registers of supplies officers and stock verifiers.

   7.   Publication of register and list.

   8.   Publication of list prima facie evidence of registration.

   9.   Provisional registration.

   10.   Qualifications for registration of authorised supplies officers and stock verifiers.

   11.   Temporary registration as authorised supplies officers or authorised stock verifiers.

   12.   Qualifications for registration of approved supplies officer or approved stock verifier.

PART IV
CONTROL OVER CONDUCT OF REGISTERED SUPPLIES OFFICERS AND STOCK VERIFIERS

   13.   Power to cancel registration.

   14.   Restoration to the register.

   15.   Powers to suspend registration, etc.

   16.   Proceedings at inquiry.

   17.   Disobedience of summons and refusal to give evidence.

PART V
APPEALS

   18.   Appeals against decisions of the Board.

   19.   Composition and proceedings.

PART VI
EFFECT OF REGISTRATION AND CONSEQUENCES OF NON-REGISTRATION

   20.   Use of certain styles and titles.

   21.   Offences relating to use of styles and titles.

   22.   Restriction on employment of supplies officers and stock verifiers.

   23.   Compulsory employment of authorised supplies officers and stock verifiers.

PART VII
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   24.   Funds and resources of the Board.

   25.   Investment.

   26.   Power to borrow.

   27.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   28.   Accounts and audit.

   29.   Annual statement of accounts and report to be submitted to the Minister.

   30.   Annual statement of accounts and report to be laid before the National Assembly.

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   31.   Remuneration of members of the Board.

   32.   Delegation of powers by the Board.

   33.   Liabilities of members of the Board.

   34.   Regulations.

   35.   By-laws by the Board.

   36.   Powers of exemption.

   37.   No prosecution for offences committed within twelve months after commencement of this Act.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 179
THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT

An Act to provide for the registration of supplies officers, and stock verifiers, the establishment of a National Board for Materials Management, to regulate the standards of conduct and activities of supplies officers and for matters connected with the practice of the profession of materials management.

[3rd September, 1982]
[G.N. No. 80 of 1985]

Acts Nos.
9 of 1981
8 of 1983

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Board for Materials Management Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Appeals Board" means the Appeals Board established under section 18;

   "approved supplies officer" means any person registered as an approved supplies officer;

   "authorised stock verifier" means any person registered as an authorised stock verifier;

   "Board" means the National Board for Materials Management established by section 3;

   "materials management" means the effective economic co-ordination of–

   (a)   stock identification, classification and coding;

   (b)   inventory control and provisioning, including procurement and stock verification;

   (c)   storehouse layout and organisation;

   (d)   preservation and packing; and

   (e)   handling transport and distribution;

   "member" in relation to the Appeals Board, means a member of the Appeals Board or, as the case may be, the Appeals Board, and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for materials management;

   "register" means the register of authorised supplies officers or the register of approved supplies officers or the register of approved stock verifiers, maintained by the Board in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "registered supplies officer" means a supplies officer whose name is for the time being entered in the register;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Supplies Officers and Stock Verifiers appointed in accordance with the provisions of section 5;

   "secretariat" means the secretariat of the Board;

   "stock verifier" means any person trained, qualified or holding himself out as trained, qualified or experienced in the verification of stock of the business of any person or body of persons;

   "supplies" means the stock or materials physically existing and available for use or for disposal for use, and includes spare parts;

   "supplies officer" means any person trained or qualified, or holding himself out as trained or qualified to undertake responsibility for all or specialised aspects of materials management.

PART II
THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT (ss 3-5)

3.   Establishment of the Board

   (1) There is hereby established a Board to be known as the National Board for Materials Management.

   (2) The Board shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and an official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name, be capable of suing and being sued;

   (c)   subject to the provisions of this Act, be capable of holding, purchasing or acquiring in any other way, any movable or immovable property, and of disposing of any of its property.

   (3) The Board shall consist of a Chairman who shall be appointed by the President, and not less than nine and not more than fifteen other members who shall be appointed by the Minister.

   (4) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the tenure of office of members, the proceedings of the Board and other matters relating to it.

4.   Functions of Board

   Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions of the Board shall be–

   (a)   to consider and decide upon applications for registration made by stock verifier and supplier officers;

   (b)   to keep and maintain a register or registers for the registration of stock verifiers and supplies officers in accordance with this Act;

   (c)   to formulate, establish and enforce the maintenance of standards of conduct and regulate the activities of stock verifiers and supplies officers, and the practice of the profession of materials management;

   (d)   to train or provide opportunities for the training of persons in the principles, procedures and techniques of materials management;

   (e)   to conduct professional examinations leading to the grant of, and to grant diplomas, certificates and other awards of the Board in storekeeping stock verification and other subjects relating to materials management;

   (f)   to evaluate academic and practical qualifications for the purpose of registration of persons under this Act;

   (g)   to sponsor, arrange and provide facilities for conferences, seminars, discussions and consultations on matters relating to materials management;

   (h)   to assist members of the public in matters touching upon, ancillary incidental or conducive to the practice of the profession of materials management;

   (i)   to plan, direct, co-ordinate, monitor and control personnel requirements in materials management;

   (j)   to formulate overall policy relating to the profession of materials management; and

   (k)   to carry out such other functions as may be conferred upon the Board by any written law or as are necessary or expedient for the proper carrying out of its functions under this Act.

5.   Appointment and functions of Registrar

   (1) The Minister shall appoint a public officer to be the Registrar of the Board, who shall also be Secretary of the Board.

   (2) The Registrar shall perform the duties prescribed in relation to his office by or under this Act and shall perform such other functions as the Minister or the Board may specify from time to time.

PART III
REGISTRATION (ss 6-12)

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   (1) The Registrar shall keep and maintain a register of authorised supplies officers, a register of authorised stock verifiers, a register of approved supplies officers and a register of approved stock verifiers in which the name of every person entitled to have his name entered therein as an authorised supplies officer, an authorised stock verifier or an approved supplies officer, or an approved stock verifier as the case may be, shall be entered as soon as is practicable after his being accepted by the Board for registration, showing against his name–

   (a)   the date of such entry;

   (b)   his address;

   (c)   his qualifications;

   (d)   the classification, if any, under which he is registered;

   (e)   such other particulars as the Board may from time to time direct.

   (2) All changes in the particulars registered under subsection (1) shall be entered in the appropriate register by the Registrar.

7.   Publication of register and list

   (1) The Registrar shall cause to be published in the Gazette, as soon as may be practicable after registration, the name, address and qualifications of each authorised supplies officer and authorised stock verifier and, subject to the directions or the Board may cause to be so published any amendment to or deletion from the register.

   (2) The Registrar shall cause to be published in the Gazette, as soon as conveniently may be after the first day of January in each year, a list containing the names, addresses and qualifications of all registered supplies officers and stock verifiers remaining on the registers at the close of the previous year.

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