View All - 1968 Acts Section No : Acts & Ordinances NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL OF CEYLONMarginal Notes1. This Act may be cited as the National Science Council of Ceylon Act, No. 9 of 1968, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (in this Act referred to as the " appointed date ").2. Establishment of the National Science Council of Ceylon. 3. Functions of the Council. 4. Powers of the Council. 5. Council to comply with Minister's directions. 6. Constitution of the Council. 7. Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council. 8. Term of office of the members of the Council. 9. Power of the Minister to remove from office a member of the Council. 10. Resignation of members. 11. Casual vacancies among members. 12. Temporary appointments of members of the Council. 13. Eligibility of members for reappointment. 14. Acts or proceedings of the Council deemed not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy, or defect in the appointment, of a member.. 15. Application of the seal of the Council. 16. Reimbursement of expenses of members of the Council. 17. Meetings of the Council. 18. Appointment of the Secretary-General and other officers and servants of the Council, 19. Powers of the Council in regard to the staff of the Council. 20. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Council. 21. The Fund of the Council. 22. Borrowing powers of the Council. 23. Income of the Council. 24. Accounts of the Council and financial year. 25. Estimate of income and expenditure of the Council for each financial year to be transmitted to the Minister. 26. Audit of the accounts of the Council. 27. The Auditor General's Report. 28. Annual accounts with the auditor's report and a report of the annual activities of the Council to be transmitted to the Minister. 29. Power of Council to make rules. 30. Members and employees of the Council deemed to be public servants. 31. The Council deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act. 32. Contracts. 33. Returns and information. 34. Power to enter any land or premises. 35. Offences and penalties. 36. This Act to prevail over other written law.