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The National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002

Ordinance No. XCIX of 2002

AN

ORDINANCE

to provide for the establishment of the National School of Public Policy

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the National School of Public Policy and for matters ancillary therewith and connected thereto in the manner hereinafter appearing;

AND WHEREAS the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional constitution Order No.1 of 1999, read with the Provisional constitution (Amendment) Order No. 9 of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance.

1.                  Short title and commencement: - (1) This Ordinance may be called the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002.

It shall come into force on such date as the Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.

2.                  Definitions: -             In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:---

(a)               “Board” means the Board of Governors of the School;

(b)               “member” means a member of the board and includes the Chairman and Vice-Chairman thereof.

(c)                “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made under this Ordinance;

(d)               “Rector” means the Rector of the School; and

(e)                “School” means the National School of Public Policy established under this Ordinance.

3.                  Establishment of the School: - (1) The Federal Government, shall by notification in the official Gazette, establish a School to be called the National School of Public Policy whose headquarters shall be at Lahore[1]

(2)               The School shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property and shall, by the said name, sue and be sued.

4.                  Function of the School: -      The functions of the School shall be:---

(a)               to provide for instruction, tuition, training, research, demonstration and service in such branches and disciplines of public administration, public policy, law, economics, finance, management sciences and any other relevant discipline as the Board may , from time to time determine;

(b)               to introduce, suspend or abolish any of the disciplines or to establish and support other facilities for education, training and research;

(c)                to formulate and prescribe courses of study and training;

(d)               to determine teaching methods and strategies as well as co-curricular activities in order to ensure the most effective educational and other related programmes;

(e)                to design and organize training courses, workshops and such other activities in the relevant fields;

(f)                 to provide for pre-service and in-service training;

(g)               to undertake research, consultancy and advisory services;

(h)               to prescribe criteria and conditions of admission and examination of student;

(i)                 to admit and examine students and to determine and charge fees and other charges;

(j)                 to develop standards, conduct examinations and to award degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to persons who have been admitted to and have passed its examinations under prescribed conditions;

(k)               to serve as a research institute for the Federal government on matters of public policy and to advise the Federal government on such policy matters as are referred to it; and

(l)                 to do such other acts and things, as may be considered necessary in order to advance the objects of the School under this Ordinance.

5.                  Board of Governors: -           (1) The general direction and administration of the affairs of the School shall vest in the Board of Governors.

(2)               The Board shall consist of the following members, namely:---

(a)        The President of Pakistan.                             Chairman

(b)        a Federal Minister to be                                 Vice-Chairman

nominated by the

Chief Executive of the

Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

(c)        Secretaries Establishment and                                   Members

Finance Division.

(d)       two eminent stake-holders in                                    Members

public policy from private sector

to be nominated by the

Federal Government.

(e)        two distinguished academicians                   Members

including one woman to be

nominated by the Federal Government; and

(f)        the Rector                                                       Members

(3)               The Rector shall be ex officio Secretary of the Board.

(4)               The members, other than the ex officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years but, any such member may again be nominated as member of the Board.

(5)               A member, other than an ex officio member, may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the President of Pakistan.

6.         Removal from office:-          (1) A member, other than ex officio member, shall not be removed from office during the term of his office except on grounds of misconduct or physical or mental incapacity.

(2)               If there are grounds to proceed against a member including the Rector under sub-section (1), the President, in consultation with the Chief Justice of Pakistan, shall appoint a Judge of the Supreme Court to inquire into the matter.

(3)               If after inquiring into the matter, the Judge reports to the President that he is of the opinion that the member has been guilty of misconduct or is incapable of properly performing the duties of his office by reason of physical or mental incapacity, the President may remove the member from office.

7.                  Powers and functions of the Board: - Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section (1) of sections 5, the powers and functions of the board shall be to,---

(a)               appoint officers, consultants, staff and employees;

(b)               enter into arrangements or agreements with other universities and institutions;

(c)                declare any training institution, administered and funded by the government, as a constituent unit;

(d)               receive any property, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts donations, endowments  and other contributions;

(e)                invest any funds, grants, bequests, trusts, gifts, donations, endowments and other contributions: and

(f)                 do all such acts and things whether incidental to the aforesaid powers or not as may be requisite for the furtherance of the objects and functions of the School.

8.         Business of the Board:- (1) The meetings and business of the Board shall be conducted in such manner and in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed and until these matters are prescribed, as may be determined by the Board.

            (2) No act or proceedings of the Board shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of a vacancy in or defect in the constitution of the Board.

9.         The Rector: - (1) The Board shall appoint the Rector on such terms and conditions as it may determine.

            (2) The Rector shall be the chief executive officer of the School and shall

                        (a)        be appointed for a term not exceeding five years at a time;

(b)               be a whole-time officer of the School and shall serve during the pleasure of the Board; and

(c)                perform such functions and exercise such powers as may be prescribed, or as may be assigned or delegated to him by the Board.

10.       Committees: -  The Board may constitute such committees as it may deem necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.

11.       Appointments: -  (1) The Board may, subject to sub-section (2), appoint such officers, consultants, staff and employees, as it may consider necessary for the performance of its functions, on such terms and conditions, as may be prescribed.

            (2)  The Board shall, by regulations, lay down the qualifications and procedure for appointment of officers consultants staff and employees, and the terms and conditions of their service.

12.       School Fund: - (1) There shall be a Fund to be known as the ‘School Fund’ which shall vest in the Board and to which shall be credited all sums received by or on behalf of the School.

            (2) The Fund shall be kept in such custody and shall be regulated and utilized in such manner as may be prescribed.

13.       Endowment Fund: - (1) The Federal Government shall create an “Endowment Fund” for the School.

            (2) The Endowment Fund shall be separate from the School Fund and shall be kept in such custody and utilized and regulated in such manner as may be prescribed.       

14.       Budget, audit and accounts: - The budget of the School shall be approved and its accounts shall be maintained and audited in such manner as may be prescribed.

15.       Annual report.-  (1) The School shall, not later than the 15th day of February, in each year, prepare a report regarding its performance during the preceding year ending on the 31st day of December and submit the report  to the Federal Government.

            (2) The report shall be prepared in such manner, and shall contain such information, as may be prescribed.

            (3) The Federal Government shall cause a copy of the report to be laid before both the Houses of Parliament.

            (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the School shall also provide to the Federal Government any other report, return, statement, estimate, statistics or such other information, as may be required by the Government.

16.       Delegation of powers: - The Board, subject to such conditions as it may deem fit to impose, delegate to any officer, committee or authority any of its powers, duties or functions.

17.       Power to make regulations: - (1) The Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, make regulations, for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.

            (2) In particular and without prejudice to the foregoing provisions such regulations may provide for,---

(a)               conduct of meetings and business by the Board;

(b)               custody, regulation and utilization of the Endowment Fund;

(c)                preparation of budget, maintenance of accounts and its audit;

(d)               matters relating to the annual report; and

(e)                any other matter which may be prescribed.

18.       Savings.- Upon the commencement of this Ordinance, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any regulation, resolution, agreement, contract or other instrument,---

(a)               the Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore, National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore, and Civil Services Academy (DMG Campus), Lahore, hereinafter referred to as “the said training organizations” shall stand merged in the school;

(b)               all funds, assets and properties, rights and interests, and all books of accounts, registers, records and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto, of the said training organizations shall stand transferred to and vest in the School;

(c)                all debts and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into, and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the said training organizations before the establishment of the School, shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or engaged to be done by, with or for, the School;

(d)               all suits, prosecutions and other legal proceedings instituted by or against the said training organizations shall be deemed to have been instituted by  or against the School and may be continued or proceeded with accordingly.

(e)                every person serving in connection with the affairs of the said training organizations including employees serving on deputation to other organization but excluding persons working in the said training organizations on deputation from other departments, shall stand transferred to the School and become employees of the School on the same terms and conditions of service which were applicable to him immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance until his employment in the School is terminated in accordance with his terms and conditions of service or until regulations containing terms and conditions of service made by the Board under section 17 come into effect, and as from that date he shall be subject to and governed by the said regulations.

19.       Removal of difficulties:-  If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of the Ordinance, the Government may, on the recommendations of the Board, give such directions, not inconsistent with the provision of this Ordinance, as it may consider necessary for the removal of such difficulty.

 

                       Sd./-

GENERAL

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF

President

 

[Published in the Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part –I

Dated the 8th November, 2006]

ORDINANCE NO. XXXIII OF 2006

AN

ORDINANCE

to amend the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002 (XCIX of 2002), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

            AND WHEREAS the National Assembly is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:---

1.         Short title and commencement: - (1) This Ordinance may be called the National School of Public Policy (Amendment) Ordinance, 2006.

(2)        It shall come into force at once.

2.         Amendment of section 3, Ordinance XCIX of 2002: -In the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002 (XCIX of 2002), hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance, in section 3, in sub-section (1) for the word “Lahore” the word “Islamabad” shall be substituted.

3.         Amendment of section 5, Ordinance XCIX of 2002: - In the said Ordinance, in section 5, in sub-section (2), in clause (b), for words ‘Chief Executive’, the words ‘Prime Minister’ shall be substituted.

[Published in the Gazette of Pakistan, Extra, April 23, 2010]

Act No. XIII of 2010

An Act to amend the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002 (XCIX of 2002), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as under:---

1.         Short title and commencement: - (1) This Act may be called the National School of Public Policy (Amendment) Act, 2010.

(2)        It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the 7th day of July, 2007.

2.         Amendment of section 3, Ordinance XCIX of 2002: -In the National School of Public Policy Ordinance, 2002 (XCIX of 2002), hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance, in section 3, in sub-section (1), for the word “Lahore” the word “Islamabad” shall be substituted.

3.         Amendment of section 5, Ordinance XCIX of 2002: - In the said Ordinance, in section 5, in sub-section (2), in clause (b), for words “Chief Executive”, the words “Prime Minister” shall be substituted.



[1]the word “Lahore” substituted with the word “Islamabad  through amendment vide Ordinance No (XXXIII of 2006), dated 8th November, 2006.

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