Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Act 2017

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ACT IX OF 2017

JACOBABAD INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2017

An Act to amend the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 2013

[Gazette of Sindh Extraordinary, Part IV, 12th April, 2017]

NO.PAS/LEGIS-B-07/2017, dated 12.4.2017. ---The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2017 having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 29th March, 2017 and assented to by the Governor of Sindh on 08th April, 2017 is hereby published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh.

Preamble. ---WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 2013, in the matter hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1. Short title and commencement. ---(1) This Act may be called Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Act, 2017.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 3 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 2013, hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in section 3, for subsection (1), the following shall be substituted:-

(1) An Institute to be called Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences shall be established at Jacobabad. .

3. Omission of section 4 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, section 4 shall be omitted.

4. Amendment of section 5 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act in section 5, after clause (vi), the following shall be inserted:-

(vi-i) to confer or award degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic distinctions on and to persons, who have passed its examination under prescribed conditions.

(vi-ii) to affiliate with any University and disaffiliate medical institutions and inspect colleges and other educational institutions affiliated or seeking affiliation with it.

5. Amendment of section 7 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 7, in subsection (1), for the word Governor , the words Chief Minister shall be substituted.

6. Amendment of section 8 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 8, for subsection (1), the following shall be substituted:-

(1) The general direction and administration of the Institute and its affairs shall vest in the Board consisting of the following:-

|--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------| | (i) | Minister Health or if there is no Minister Health, Member of Cabinet nominated by Government | Chairman | | (ii) | Secretary Health | Vice Chairman | | (iii) | Four members of Provincial Assembly Sindh nominated by Speaker Sindh Assembly | Member | | (iv) | Secretary Finance or his nominee not below the rank of BS-19. | Member | | (v) | Registrar Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana | Member | | (vi) | Commissioner Larkana Division in his absence Deputy Commissioner, Jacobabad | Member | | (vii) | A Professional having substantial contribution to the field of Medical Sciences recognized nationally and internationally (nominated by Government) | Member | | (viii) | A member of judiciary nominated by Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh | Member | | (ix) | Director Institute of Business Administration Sukkur. | Member | | (x) | Registrar College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) | Member | | (xi) | President Chamber of Commerce Jacobabad | Member | | (xii) | Two reputed citizens from adjacent area of Members Jacobabad involved in philanthropy activities nominated by Government. | Members | | (xiii) | Special Secretary Health Department | Member | | (xiv) | Officer Commanding or his representative of Member Pakistan Air Force Shahbaz Base Jacobabad not below the rank of Group Captain. | Member | | (xv) | Director | Member/Secretary |

7. Amendment of section 9 in Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 9, in subsection (2), after clause (viii), the following shall be inserted:-

(ix) to enter into an agreement with private sector entities, for out sourcing the management and service delivery of the whole or part of Institute. .

8. Amendment of section 10 in Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 10 -

(i) for subsection (1), the following shall be substituted:-

(1) The Board shall meet at least once in a quarter with the gap of at least three months on the dates to be fixed by the Director in consultation with the Chairman. .

(ii) after subsection (6), the following shall be added:-

(7) The office of a nominated member shall become vacant if he resigns or fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Board without sufficient cause or leave of absence .

9. Amendment of section 11 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 11, the following proviso shall be omitted.

Provided that the person holding office of the Medical Superintendent of the District Headquarter Jacobabad immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be the first Director of the Institute. .

10. Amendment of section 13 of Sindh Act No. XIX of 2013. ---In the said Act, in section 13, for subsection (2), the following shall be substituted:-

(2) The Academic Council shall consist of the Professors and Associate Professors of the Institute, who shall elect the Chairman from amongst themselves for a period of two years, and a student representative nominated by the Academic Council. .

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