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The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975

CHAPTER 3 - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBER SECRETARY AND APPOINTMENTS OF OFFICERS#$# AND EMPLOYEES

7. Powers and duties of the Chairman.

(1) The Chairman shall have overall control over the day-to-day activities of the Central Board.

(2) (i) The Chairman may undertake tours within India for carrying out the functions of the Central Board:

Provided that he shall keep the Central Government (Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Housing) and the Central Board, informed of his tours.

(ii) The Chairman may, with the prior approval of the Central Government, visit any country outside India.

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(4) In the matter of acceptance to tenders, the Chairman shall have full powers subject to the concurrence of the Central board:

Provided that no such occurrence is required for acceptance of tenders upto an amount of rupees one thousand in each case.

(5) Subject to overall sanctioned budget provision, the Chairman shall have full powers to administratively approve and sanction all estimates.

8. Creation and Abolition of posts.

The Central Board may create such posts as it considers necessary for the efficient performance of its functions and may abolish any post, so created:

Provided that for the creation of, and appointment to, posts, the maximum of the scale of which is above Rs. 1,600 per month, the Central Board shall obtain prior sanction of the Central Government.

9. Powers and duties of the Member-Secretary.

The Member-Secretary shall be subordinate to the Chairman and shall, subject to the control of the Chairman, exercise the following powers, namely:-

(1) The Member-Secretary shall be in charge of all the confidential papers of the Board and shall be responsible for preserving them.

(2) The Member-Secretary shall produce such papers whenever so directed by the Chairman or by the Central Board.

(3) The Member-Secretary shall make available to any member of the Central Board, for his perusal, any record of the Board.

(4) The Member-Secretary shall be entitled to call for the services of any officer or employee of the Central Board, and files, papers and documents for study from any department of the Board,-as also to carry out inspection of any department at any time including checking of accounts, vouchers, bills and others records and stores pertaining to the Board or regional offices thereunder.

(5) The Member-Secretary may withhold any payment:

Provided that as soon as may be 5[and in any case not later than three months] after such withholding of payment the matter shall be placed before the Central Board for its approval:

(6) The Member-Secretary shall make all arrangements for holding meetings of the Central Board and meetings of the Committees constituted by the Central Board.

(7) All orders or instructions to be issued by the Central Board shall be over the signature of the Member-Secretary or of any other officer authorised in this behalf by the Chairman.

(8) The Member-Secretary shall authorise, sanction or pass all payments against allotments made or estimates sanctioned.

(9) The Member-Secretary shall write and maintain confidential reports of all Class I and Class II officers of the Central Board and shall get them countersigned by the Chairman.

(10) The Member-Secretary shall countersign the confidential reports of all the Class III employees of the Central Board.

(11) (i) The Member-Secretary shall sanction the annual increments of the Class I and Class II officers of the Central Board:

Provided that the increment of Class I and Class II officers shall be withheld only with the approval of the Chairman.

(ii) The annual increment of other employees of the Central Board not referred to in clause (i) shall be sanctioned by officers authorised in this behalf by the Member-Secretary.

(12) The Member-Secretary shall have full powers for according technical sanction to all estimates.

(13) The Member-Secretary shall exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be delegated to him from time to time either by the Board or by the Chairman.

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