The Bangabasi Group Of Colleges (Taking Over Of Management) Act, 1978.
West Bengal Act 72 of 1978
(a) "appointed day" means the date of publication of the order made under section 3;
(b) "the Bangabasi Group of Colleges" means-
(i) the Bangabasi College (Day),
(ii) the Bangabasi Morning College,
(iii) the Bangabasi Evening College, and
(iv) the Bangabasi College of Commerce at Calcutta, together with the lands, buildings, erections and fixtures constituting the same and includes all furniture, equipments, stores, moneys and other assets, and all lecture rooms, laboratories, libraries, hostels, and boarding houses, if any, held or used in connection with, or as accessories to, or as adjuncts of, the said group of colleges.3. Taking over of management of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges. - (1) The State Government shall, by order published in the Official Gazette, take over the management and control of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges. (2) An order made under sub-section (1) shall remain in force for a period of two years from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. 4. Management by State Government. - (1) Subject to sub-section (2), the Bangabasi Group of Colleges shall remain under the management of the State Government for the period referred to in sub-section (2) of section 3 and shall be run for the purposes for which it was being run immediately before the appointed day. (2) The State Government may, at any time before the expiry of the period referred to in sub-section (2) of section 3, make over the management to the Governing Body of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges, constituted by the University of Calcutta in accordance with the provisions of the Calcutta University Act, 1966 and the Statutes made thereunder, with effect from such date as may be specified by the State Government by notification published in the Official Gazette; and the said date shall not be a date later than the period referred to in sub-section (2) of section 3. (3) The Administrator appointed under section 5 shall cease to function with effect from the date specified in the notification under subsection (2). 5. Appointment of Administrator. - (1) The State Government shall, by order in writing, appoint an Administrator for managing the Bangabasi Group of Colleges in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder. (2) The State Government may appoint one or more persons to assist the Administrator in carrying out his functions under this Act. (3) The State Government shall by rules prescribe the terms and conditions of service of the Administrator and other person or persons who may be appointed to assist the Administrator. 6. Effect of taking over of management. - (1) Subject to such directions as the State Government may issue from time to time, the Administrator appointed under section 5 shall have all the powers of management and control in relation to the Bangabasi Group of Colleges. (2) (i) All persons constituting the ad hoc committees appointed by the University of Calcutta and all other persons exercising any power of management in relation to the Bangabasi Group of Colleges immediately before the appointed day, shall be deemed to have vacated their offices and shall cease to exercise such power;
(ii) all such persons who have in their possession, custody or control any asset or assets of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges shall forthwith deliver possession of such asset or assets to the Administrator appointed under section 5.7. Penalty. - Any person who-
(a) having in his possession, custody or control any property belonging to the Bangabasi Group of Colleges, wrongfully withholds such property from the Administrator, or
(b) wrongfully obtains possession of any property forming part of the property of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges, or
(c) wilfully withholds or fails to produce to any person authorised under this Act, any register, record or other documents which may be in his possession, custody or control, or
(d) fails, without any reasonable cause, to submit any accounts, books or other documents, when required to do so,shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both. 8. Power to defend suits and proceedings. - The Administrator appointed under section 5 shall have the power to institute, defend or take part in, any suit or proceeding by or against the Bangabasi Group of Colleges. 9. Protection of action taken under this Act. - No suit or prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the State Government or the Administrator or any other person appointed under section 5 for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules made thereunder. 10. Advances by the State Government. - (1) The State Government may, on the application made by the Administrator in this behalf, advance moneys for the purpose of efficiently managing the Bangabasi Group of Colleges and all such moneys shall be repayable with such interest as may be prescribed by rules. (2) Any money advanced under sub-section (1) shall, subject to the prior payment of municipal rates and any sum due to Government on account of taxes or fees, be a first charge upon the properties of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges. 11. Contracts, agreements, etc., to remain suspended. - The State Government may, if it is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do, direct, by notification published in the Official Gazette, that the operation of all contracts, assurances of property, agreements, settlements, awards, standing orders or other instruments in force in relation to the Bangabasi Group of Colleges immediately before the appointed day, shall remain suspended and all rights, privileges, obligations and liabilities accruing or arising thereunder before the said date shall remain suspended or shall be enforceable with such modifications and in such manner as may be specified in such notification. 12. Period of limitation. - In computing the period of limitation for the enforcement of any right, privilege, obligation or liability referred to in section 11, the period during which it or the remedy for the enforcement thereof was suspended, shall be excluded. 13. Act to have overriding effect. - The provisions of this Act or any order or rule made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law or any instrument having effect by virtue of any other law. 14. Power to remove difficulties. - If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the State Government may take such steps or issue such orders not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as may be necessary for the removal of the difficulty. 15. Power to make rules. - (1) The State Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-
(a) the management of the Bangabasi Group of Colleges;
(b) the terms and conditions of service of the Administrator and other person or persons appointed to assist the Administrator; and
(c) the rate of interest in respect of money advanced by the State Government to the Administrator.