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W.B. College Service Commission (Amendment) Act, 2017

Higher Education

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
LAW DEPARTMENT
Legislative

No. 722-L Date: 30th June, 2017

NOTIFICATION

West Bengal Act XXVI of 2017
THE WEST BENGAL COLLEGE SERVICE COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2017.

An Act to amend the West Bengal College Service Commission Act, 2012.

Whereas it is expedient to amend the West Bengal College Service Commission Act, 2012, for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted in the Sixty-eighth Year of the Republic of India, by the Legislature of West Bengal, as follows:—

1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the West Bengal College Service Commission (Amendment) Act, 2017.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 3 of the West Ben. Act XXIX of 2012

In section 3 of the West Bengal College Service Commission Act, 2012 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), for sub-section (7), the following sub-section shall be substituted:—

“(7) (a) There shall be three full-time members amongst whom one shall be a woman, and twelve part-time honorary members of the Commission who shall be appointed by the State Government, by order.

(b) The full-time members of the Commission shall hold office for a period of four years or till they attain the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier; whereas the part-time honorary members shall hold office for a period of four years or till they attain the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier.

(c) Part-time honorary members shall be eligible for re-appointment for a second term or till they attain the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier.

(d) The State Government, while appointing the members of the Commission, shall take into account the fact that persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes are adequately represented in the Commission”.

3. Amendment of section 5

In section 5 of the principal Act,—

(1) to sub-section (1), the following proviso shall be added:—

“Provided that in case of non-availability of an officer, the State Government may, by order appoint a teacher or an officer of a Government college, Government-aided college or State-aided University to act as the Secretary to the Commission, on such terms and conditions and for such period as may be determined by the State Government.”;

(2) after sub-section (3), the following sub-section shall be inserted:—

“(4) There shall be a Finance Officer of the Commission who shall be appointed by the State Government from amongst the officers of the West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service, on deputation:

Provided that in case of non-availability of such officer, the State Government may appoint a teacher or an officer having adequate knowledge of accounts and finance, from Government colleges or from Government-aided colleges or from State-aided Universities, on such terms and conditions and for such period as may be determined by the State Government”.

4. Amendment of section 7

In section 7 of the principal Act,—

(1) in sub section (1), after the word “Principals”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors” shall be inserted;

(2) in sub section (3), after the words “State wide empanelment of”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors” shall be inserted.

5. Amendment of section 8

In section 8 of the principal Act,—

(1) in sub-section (1), after the word “Principals”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors,” shall be inserted;

(2) in sub-section (2), after the word “Principals,”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors” shall be inserted;

(3) in sub-section (4), after the words “to the post of”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors,” shall be inserted.

6. Amendment of section 10

In section 10 of the principal Act,—

(1) in sub-section (1), after the word “Principals,”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors,” shall be inserted;

(2) in the proviso to sub-section (1), after the words “re-recommend such”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors and” shall be inserted.

7. Amendment of section 25

In section 25 of the principal Act, in clause (i) of sub-section (2), after the word “Principals,”, the words “Associate Professors, Professors,” shall be inserted.

By order of the Governor,

MADHUMATI MITRA,
Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal,
Law Department.

No. 722-L dated 30.06.2017, Source