CHAPTER 182
NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

   3.   Establishment of the National Productivity Council.

   4.   Functions of the Council.

   5.   General powers of the Council.

   6.   Secretary of the Council.

   7.   Staff of the Council.

   8.   Delegation of powers of appointment.

   9.   Boards and other Committees.

   10.   Information on productivity, incomes and prices.

   11.   Council may call for information on research.

   12.   Minister may give directions.

PART III
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   13.   Funds of the Council.

   14.   Annual estimates.

   15.   Accounts and audit.

   16.   Laying of reports before the National Assembly.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 182
THE NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL ACT

An Act to establish the National Productivity Council and to provide for matters connected with and incidental to the establishment of the Council.

[10th April, 1982]
[G.N. No. 53 of 1982]

Act No. 20 of 1981

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Productivity Council Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Council;

   "Committee" means a committee established under and in accordance with the provisions of section 9;

   "Council" means the National Productivity Council established under section 3;

   "member" in relation to the Council means a member of the Council and includes the Chairman; and in relation to a Committee means a member of the Committee and includes the Chairman of the Committee;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for economic planning;

   "Secretary" means the officer appointed by the President to be the Secretary to the Council.

PART II
THE NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL (ss 3-12)

3.   Establishment of the National Productivity Council

   (1) There is hereby established a Council to be known as the National Productivity Council.

   (2) The Council 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 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 properties for the purposes of carrying out the functions conferred on the Council by this Act.

   (3) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in respect of the constitution of the Council, its proceedings and other matters relating to it.

   (4) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, amend, add to, vary or replace any of the provisions of the Schedule to this Act.

4.   Functions of the Council

   The functions of the Council shall be–

   (a)   to advise the Government and other public institutions on the formulation and the implementation of the national policy on productivity, incomes and prices;

   (b)   to advise the Government on ways and means of strengthening the national economy;

   (c)   to devise appropriate methods of establishing production targets and efficiency standards for industrial production both in the public and private sector;

   (d)   to advise the Government and other institutions responsible for the implementation of the policy on productivity, incomes and prices on the necessary qualifications, skills, experience and ability required of the top management of public institutions;

   (e)   to advise the Government and public institution on the various forms of motivating workers and peasants;

   (f)   to advise the Government on the review of salaries and minimum wages;

   (g)   to advise institutions engaged in the production and service sectors on how to improve productivity;

   (h)   to establish and operate a system of documentation and dissemination of information relating to productivity;

   (i)   to advise the Government on how the private sector can implement the policy on productivity, income and prices.

   (2) For the purposes of the better performance of its functions the Council shall maintain a system of collaboration, consultation and co-operation with the National Institute of Productivity established by the National Institute of Productivity (Establishment) Order *, the Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology Act *, Scientific Research Council Act *, the Standing Committee on Parastatal Organisations, the Industrial Court of Tanzania established under the Industrial Court of Tanzania Act *, the Trade Unions established under the Trade Unions Act * and with any other persons or body of person established by or under any written law and having functions related to those specified in subsection (1).

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