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The National Institute of Design Act, 2014

The Act is now be called as National Institute of Design Act, 2014 and was enacted by Parliament and got the presidential assent on 17th July 2014.This main aim of this legislation is to declares the institution as the institution of National Importance as this is one of the fundamental phenomenon of the institute. Through this legislation, the institute will now be able to improve or nourish its attribute and it also assist the institute to get excel in breeding.Students who wish to pursue post-graduation shall get more gravy as this legislation also helps the institute to act as anaisle between the academic community and megacorp by encouraging barter of couturier and other professional cadre etc.

The NID Bill, 2013 was first made known by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Textiles on 11th March 2013. The bill was passed after a brusque cogitation and had also faced many political predicaments.NID was before registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and as an autonomous institution under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.  NID can ensconce Institute campuses at any place within or outside India.Till date, forty institutes have been affirmed as Institutions of National Importance, NID being the forty-first.

The act embodied in three different chapters:

Chapter 1(Sections 1-3) elucidate the Definition clause etc.

Chapter 2(Sections 4-32) refine the Institution its incorporation and its various powers, authorities, Governing Council and its various powers and functions, Senate and its functions, Funds, Arbitral Tribunal etc.

Chapter 3(Sections 33-41) is Miscellaneous.

The NID shall now be a body corporate, having perpetual succession and a common seal and also can acquire, hold and dispose of property and make contract, and can sue or be sued. The following shall be the authorities of the Institute, namely:––The Governing Council, A Senate, and such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes of the Institute. The meeting of the Governing Council shall be held at least four times in a year at such place and time, as may be determined by the Governing Council. The function of the Governing Council is of general superintendence, and directing and controlling the affairs of the Institute. The main responsibility of the Senate is to maintain the standards of instruction, education and examination in the Institute. The Central Government pay such amount of money to the institute as it may think fit to discharge its functions after due stipulation made by Parliament by law. The first Statutes and ordinances of the Institute shall be framed by the Governing Council and the Senate respectively, but every Ordinance so made shall be submitted to the Governing Council and shall be considered by the same at its next meeting. The body of Arbitral Tribunal also contrived under the act for the institute to settle down the dispute arising out between the Institute and any of its employees. The decision of the Arbitral Tribunal shall be supreme and not be challenged in any court.

According to this statute, the institute shall have the efficacy to award such degrees, diplomas, certificates etc. which is homologous to the degrees, diplomas, certificates of other universities which are assimilated under any other enactment. This legislation also provides that the central government may make rules concerning the appointment and other terms of services of director; or for the maintenance of books of accounts of the institute or for any other matter as it may think fit. The rule so made shall be laid down before both the houses of Parliament for a period of thirty days for the approval. Both the houses may abolish the rule or also modify the rule so made, if there is any need of modification. If any hardship appears in giving effect to the provisions of this legislation, the Central Government may also make such provisions persistent with the purpose of this Act, which is mandatory to depose that obstacle.