The Footwear Design and Development Institute Act, 2017

The economy of a country depends on various trade or business. There are several industries in the country relates to various business carried on right from food products, textiles, consumer goods and several daily usage goods and products that are essential in a person’s life. Productions of several products are directly or indirectly associated with everyone in a country that is based on skilled labour. Law relates to several industries are in force in our country but few institutions are providing courses for empowering any skilled labour for any industry.

The Footwear Design and Development institute Act 2017 was an innovative step taken by the government imparting wide opportunities in the field of footwear designing. The Act came in to force on 4th August 2017 with concise three chapters with 39 comprehensive sections and schedule specifying the institute campuses functions in various states as per the provisions of the Act. The Act aims at giving national importance to FDD institutions and there by providing excellent research , training, and teaching on designing of Footwear and leather material products or any other allied disciplines of FDD. Sec 4 of the Act states the perpetual succession of a institute as a body corporate with common and all possible powers to act subject to the provisions of the act.

The institute has a governing council where the chairman and members with a tenure of three years and allowances determined by the Central Government. Section 7 deals with the functions of the institute where it has the power to grant degrees on courses offered on graduate, post graduate, doctoral, post doctoral courses, fellowship, scholar ships, honorary titles and degrees without any external interference by virtue of this act. As per section 8 all proceedings and activities of the Government council is under the supervision of the Central Government. The Governing council is also restricted to alienate any property of the institute without the knowledge of Central Government.

According to section 12 Senate has the power for academic admissions procedures and academic calendar and content and also can impart recommendations to the governing council as the Senate is the principal Academic body of the institute. Section 21 of the act enumerates the funding of the institute where the institute should maintain a fund that includes grant from central government, fees or money received from any other sources. Central Government constitute endowment fund where the institute fund is transferred to as per section 22 and section 23 deals with account and audits of the institute.

Section 30 empowers tribunal arbitration powers with regard to any disputes arising in the institute. The decision of the tribunal is absolute and can’t question in a court. Section 38 confers power to make ordinances in accordance with the provisions of the Act and section 39 provides the removal clause of any inconsistent provisions to the act.
All courses pertaining are open for students without any prejudices of caste, creed or religion’ and by virtue of the act there is ample scope in research and innovative designs in the Footwear, leather products designing industry.

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