Agriculture and Forestry University Act, 2067 (2010)


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Agriculture and Forestry University Act, 2067 ENGLISH








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Agriculture and Forestry
University Act, 2067 (2010)
Date of Authentication and Publication
2067/3/3 B.S. (June 17, 2010 A.D.)
Act Number 3 of the Year 2067 (2010)
An Act to make provisions relating to the Agriculture
and Forestry University
Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to establish and operate an Agriculture and
Forestry University in the investment of Government of Nepal for the
development of agriculture which is spine of the country and to conduct study,
teaching and research within the country by making high standard academic
and skilled human resource in the concerned subject in an integrated manner
for the upliftment of social and economic status of the rural people by
modernization of agriculture;
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the Constituent Assembly pursuant
to Sub-article (1) of Article 83 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063.
Chapter 1
Preliminary
1. Short Title and Commencement: (1) This Act may be called as
"Agriculture and Forestry University Act, 2067 (2010)".
(2) This Act shall come into force immediately.










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2. Definitions: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in
this Act: –
(a) "University" means the Agriculture and Forestry University
established pursuant to Section 3.
(b) "Senate" means Senate of the University as referred to in
Section 7.
(c) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council as referred
to in Section 10.
(d) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council as referred
to in Section 12.
(e) "Service Commission" means the Service Commission as
referred to in Section 21.
(f) "Faculty" means the faculty as referred to in Section 14.
(g) "Research Centre" means the Research Centre as ferred to
in Section 15.
(h) "Education Council" means the Education Council as referred
to in Section 16.
(i) "Campus" means the constituent campus of the University
and this term also includes any campus affiliated to the
University.
(j) "Curriculum Development Centre" means the Curriculum
Development Centre as referred to in Section 18.
(k) "Chancellor" means the Chancellor as referred to in Section
22.









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(l) "Pro-Chancellor" means the Pro-Chancellor as refer d to in
Section 23.
(m) "Vice Chancellor" means the Vice Chancellor as referred to
in Section 24.
(n) "Registrar" means the Registrar as referred to in Section 25.
(o) "Dean" means the chief of the faculty.
(p) "Director" means the Director as referred to in Section 27.
(q) "Teacher" means the Professor, Lecturer and Assistant
Lecturer engaged in providing education or conducting
research at the University and this word also includes the
instructors of various levels at the University and the person
specified as Teacher in the Rules made under this Act.
(r) "Employee" means the person beside teachers who conduct
or cause to conduct managerial and assistance work in the
operation of the University.
(s) "Student" means girls and boys who have made admission in
the campus for study and research.
(t) "Prescribed" or "as prescribed" means prescribed or as
prescribed in the Rules framed under this Act.
Chapter 2
Establishment of the University
3. Establishment of the University: (1) The Agriculture and
Forestry University is, hereby, established to conduct study, teaching
and research in an integrated manner on the area of Agriculture and









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Forestry.
(2) This University shall be established at the pr mises of the
Institute of Agriculture and Livestock and Rampur Agriculture
Campus upon including jointly to the Institute of Agriculture and
Livestock and Rampur Agriculture Campus of Chitwan District and
Heatuda Forestry Campus, Heatuda of Makanwanpur District, as the
constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University at the time of
commencement of this Act upon receiving donation from Government
of Nepal.
(3) The Central Office of the University shall belocated in the
Chitwan District.
4. University to be Autonomous Corporate Body: (1) The
University shall be an autonomous corporate body with perceptual
succession.
(2) The University shall have a separate seal of its own for all
of its business.
(3) The University may, like an individual, acquire, use, sell or
otherwise dispose of movable and immovable property.
(4) The University may, like an individual, sue and may be
sued in the same name.
(5) The University may, like an individual, carry out the
contract and use the rights and fulfill the obligaton as per contract.
Chapter 3
Organization and Officials of the University
5. Organization of the University: The organization of the









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University shall be as follows and their collective form shall be the
structure of the University:
(a) Senate,
(b) Academic Council,
(c) Executive Council,
(d) Service Commission,
(e) Faculty,
(f) Research Centre,
(g) Education Council,
(h) Campus,
(i) Curriculum Development Centre, and
(j) Other bodies as prescribed.
6. Officials of the University: The University shall have the
following officials:
(a) Chancellor,
(b) Pro-Chancellor,
(c) Vice-Chancellor,
(d) Chairperson of the Service Commission
(e) Registrar,
(f) Dean,
(g) Director
(h) Other officials as prescribed.









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Chapter 4
Constitution, Functions, Duties and Powers of the Senate
7. Constitution of the Senate: (1) There shall be a Senate as the
supreme body of the University.
(2) The constitution of the Senate shall be as follows: -
(a) Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Pro-Chancellor -Vice-Chairperson
(c) Vice-Chancellor - Member
(d) Member, National Planning
Commission (Looking after
Education, Agriculture and
Forest sector) - Member
(e) Chairperson, University Grant
Commission - Member
(f) Vice-Chancellor, Nepal Science
and Technology Academy - Member
(g) One person from amongst
Vice-Chancellors of other Universities - Member
(h) Secretary, Ministry of Education – Member
(i) Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
and Co-operatives – Member









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(j) Secretary, Ministry of Forest
and Soil Conservation – Member
(k) Secretary, Ministry of Finance – Member
(l) Secretary, Ministry of Science
and Technology – Member
(m) Dean – Member
(n) Director – Member
(o) Executive Director, Nepal
Agriculture Research Council – Member
(p) Central Chairperson of the
Nepal Professor Union – Member
(q) President of the Chitwan District
Development Committee – Member
(r) Mayor of the Municipality where
the University is located – Member
(s) Director, Curriculum Development
Centre -Member
(t) Three persons including at least
One women from amongst those
who have highly contributed in
the field of Agriculture, Forestry









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and Livestock – Member
(u) One representative of teacher
from each Faculty – Member
(v) President of Free Student Union
of the University – Member
(w) Three persons from amongst
educationist, industrialists and donors – Member
(x) One representative of the employees– Member
(y) Registrar - Member-Secretary
(3) Except the ex-officio members, the other members of the
Senate shall be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation
of the Executive Council.
(4) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be
Three years.
(5) In case the office of the nominated members falls vacant
for any reason whatsoever, another person shall be nominated for the
remaining term having fulfilled the process referred to in Sub-section
(3).
8. Meetings of the Senate: (1) The meetings of the Senate shall be
held at least Twice a year compulsory.
(2) The meetings of Senate shall be held on the dat and at the
time and place prescribed by the Chairperson.
(3) Member-Secretary of the Senate shall give notice along
with agenda to be discussed in the meeting at least Fifteen days in









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advance than the date of the meetings of the Senate.
(4) In case at least Fifty percent of the total members of the
Senate are present, it shall be deemed to have constituted the
quorum.
(5) The meetings of the Senate shall be presided over by the
Chairperson, and in absence of the Chairperson, by the Vice-
Chairperson of the Senate and by the Vice-Chancellor in absence of
the both Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson.
(6) Majority opinion in meetings of the Senate shall prevail
and in case of tie the person presiding over the meting shall exercise
the casting vote.
(7) The Member-Secretary of the Senate shall authenticate the
decisions of the Senate.
(8) Other procedures relating to the meetings of the Senate
shall be as prescribed by the Senate itself.
9. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Senate: The functions,
duties and powers of the Senate shall be as follows:
(a) To formulate policies of the University.
(b) To guide to the University and its bodies.
(c) To determine and award the degrees to be conferred by the
University.
(d) To approve long-term plans, annual budget and programmes,
(e) To approve Bye-laws relating to the University,
(f) To discuss on annual reports of bodies under th University









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and to evaluate programmes,
(g) To discuss on audit report and to approve it,
(h) To constitute various committees, sub-committees or task-
forces as per the need of the University.
(i) To perform other functions as may be prescribed.
Chapter 5
Constitution, Functions, Duties and Powers
of Academic Council
10. Constitution of Academic Council: (1) There shall be an
Academic Council to manage the educational and academic functions
of the University.
(2) The Academic Council shall be constituted as follows:
(a) Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Registrar - Member
(c) Dean - Member
(d) Three persons from amongst the
Departmental heads of different
faculty - Member
(e) Two persons including at least
One woman from amongst the persons
who have made substantial contribution in the









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field of Agriculture and Forestry - Member
(f) Controller of Examination - Member
(g) Director - Member
(h) The Dean designated by the Vice-Chancellor
from amongst the Deans -Member-Secretary
(3) The members other than the ex-officio members shall be
nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
(4) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be
Three years.
(5) In case the office of a nominated member falls vacant for
any reason whatsoever, another person shall be nominated for the
remaining term having fulfilled the process referred to in Sub-section
(3).
(6) Procedures relating to the meetings of the Academic
Council shall be as prescribed and the procedures relating to
meetings shall be determined by Academic Council itself until so
prescribed.
11. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Academic Council: The
functions, duties and powers of the Academic Council shall be as
follows:–
(a) To determine and approve the curriculum.
(b) To fix the modes of examination to be conducted by the
University.
(c) To determine and maintain the academic standard of the









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University.
(d) To formulate policies relating to research and to approve the
research programmes.
(e) To determine the qualifications, number of students to be
admitted and grounds for admission in the subjects which are
to be studied and taught in the University.
(f) To give opinion and advice to the Executive Council on
academic matters.
(g) To recommend to senate for honorary degree to be conferred
by the University
(h) To perform such other functions as prescribed.
Chapter 6
Constitution, Functions, Duties and Powers
of Executive Council
12. Constitution of Executive Council: (1) There shall be an
Executive Council to act as the executive body of the University.
(2) The Executive Council shall be constituted as follows:
(a) Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Three persons from amongst
the Deans - Member
(c) Two persons from amongst
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(d) Registrar - Member -Secretary
(3) The members other than ex officio members shall be
nominated by the Senate on the recommendation of the Vic -
Chancellor.
(4) The tenure of office of the nominated members shall be
Three years.
(5) In case the office of a nominated member falls vacant for
any reason whatsoever, another person shall be nominated for the
remaining term having fulfilled the process referred to in Sub-section
(3).
(6) Procedures relating to the meetings of the Executive
Council shall be as prescribed and the procedures relating to
meetings shall be determined by Executive Council itself until so
prescribed.
13. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Executive Council: The
functions, duties and powers of the Executive Council shall be as
follows:
(a) To execute or cause to execute the decisions and directives of
the Senate,
(b) To prepare annual programmes, budget, progress report, audit
report and other resolutions and introduce them in to the
Senate for approval,
(c) To operate, look after and protect the fund andmovable and
immovable property of the University,
(d) To sell, or lease or contract movable or immovable property
of the University subject to the policy, guidelines of the









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Senate,
(e) To coordinate, look after and supervise programmes
conducted by the University and submit the report thereof to
the Senate,
(f) To draft Rules relating to the University and submit them to
the Senate for approval,
(g) To appoint and promote teachers and employees necessary
for the University on the recommendation of the Service
Commission,
(h) To determine the fees of the student,
(i) To accept financial and other assistance to the University,
(j) To carry out other functions as prescribed.
Chapter 7
Faculty, Research Centre and Other Bodies
14. Faculty: (1) There shall be such faculties relating to the Agriculture
and Forestry subjects as may be prescribed for the higher education
to be imparted by the University.
(2) The functions, duties and powers of the faculties shall be
as prescribed.
15. Research Centre: (1) The University may establish Research
Centre as per necessity in order to carry out reseach ctivities on the
field of Agriculture and Forestry.
(2) The functions, duties and powers and operation of the
research centre shall be as prescribed.









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16. Education council: (1) There shall be an Education Council for the
operation of educational and academic programmes in each faculty.
(2) There shall be subject committees under the Education
Council as prescribed.
(3) Functions, duties and powers and procedures relating to
meetings of the Education Council and committees thereunder shall be
as prescribed.
17. Campus: (1) The University may, in order to impart higher
education, establish and operate campuses of various subjects as per
necessity.
(2) Provisions relating to the establishment and operation of
the campus shall be as prescribed.
18. Curriculum Development Centre: (1) A Curriculum
Development Centre shall be established as prescribed in order for
determination and development of curriculum on the different
subjects to be studied and taught in the University.
(2) The Constitution, Functions, Duties and Powers of the
Curriculum Development Centre shall be as prescribed.
19. Affiliation to University: (1) In case any private campus wishes to
be operated upon getting affiliation to the University, the University
may grant affiliation to such campus.
(2) The campus affiliated pursuant to Sub-section (1) shall
have to abide by the terms and conditions as determin d by the
University.










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20. Special Provision Relating to Operation of Constituent
Campus of other Universities: (1) In case, a campus which is a
constituent or affiliated campus of any other University submits an
application alongwith recommendation of the Governing Body to be
a constituent or affiliated campus of this university, the process for
the same shall be proceeded.
(2) The process pursuant to Sub-section (1) shall be as
determined by the University.
(3) In case, a campus is operated as a constituent campus of
the University pursuant to Sub-section (1), the property of the
Campus thereof shall devolve on the same campus under the
University.
(4) In case, a campus is operated as a constituent campus of
the University pursuant to Sub-section (1), the teachers or employees
of that campus shall be the teachers or employees of the constituent
campus of the University.
(5) In case, a teacher or employee is not willing to work as a
teacher or employee of the constituent campus of the University
pursuant to Sub-section (4), he/she shall inform to the concerned
University within the time frame determined by the Snate or within
One year of approval of the University and in such ondition
University may depute such teacher or employee upon c sulting
with that University.
(6) The permanent service of the teachers or employees
converted as the teachers or employees of the constituent campus of
the University shall be considered to be the servic of the constituent
campus of the University and their service period shall be counted









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accordingly.
(7) In case, teachers or employees are engaged in a constituent
campus of this university pursuant to Sub-sections (4) or (5), their
salary, facilities and terms and conditions of service shall not be
changed to the detriment of their interests.
Chapter 8
Service Commission
21. Service Commission: (1) In order to recommend for the
appointment and promotion of the teachers and employees of the
University, there shall be a service commission.
(2) The Service Commission shall be constituted as follows:-
(a) The Person appointed by
the Chancellor - Chairperson
(b) Member, Public Service Commission - Member
(c) One person from amongst Teachers - Member
(3) The Chancellor shall constitute a committee in the
chairpersonship of the Pro-chancellor along with Two other members of
the Senate to recommend the Chairperson and the members ref rred to
in Clauses (a) and (c) of Sub-section (2) and the Cairperson and the
members shall be appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation
of such committee.
(4) The tenure of office of the Chairperson and the member to be
appointed pursuant to Sub-section (3) shall be Fouryea s.
(5) Other functions, duties and powers of the Servic









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Commission shall be as prescribed.
(6) Remuneration, facilities and other conditions f ervice of the
Chairperson and members of the Service Commission shall be as
prescribed.
(7) Procedures relating to the meetings of the Servic
Commission shall be as prescribed and until so prescribed the
procedures relating to meetings shall be determined by the Service
Commission itself.
Chapter 9
Official, Teacher and Employee of the University
22. Chancellor: (1) The Prime Minister shall be the Chancellor of the
University.
(2) The Chancellor shall be the chief of the University and if
he/she is present, he/she shall preside over the convo ation of the
University.
(3) The Chancellor may inspect the University and issue
directions as per necessary.
23. Pro-Chancellor: (1) The Minister or the Minister of State for
Education shall be the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
(2) In absence of the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor shall
preside over the convocation of the University.
(3) The Pro-Chancellor may inspect the University and give
directions as required.
24. Vice Chancellor: (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the chief









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official, working for full-time, at the University.
(2) In order to recommend for appointment to the post of
Vice-Chancellor, a committee consisting of Three memb rs of the
Senate including the Secretary of Ministry of Education shall be
constituted by the Chancellor.
(3) The Committee pursuant to Sub-section (2) shall
recommend Three persons among the persons having special
contribution in the field of Agriculture and Forestry with at least One
person from each field and the Chancellor shall appoint Vice-
chancellor from among the recommended persons.
(4) The Vice-chancellor shall have general control over all
functions and proceedings and he/she may direct or supervise the
functions and proceedings of the University.
(5) The tenure of office of the Vice-Chancellor shall be Four
years.
(6) In absence of the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-
Chancellor shall preside over the convocation of the University.
(7) The Vice-Chancellor shall execute and cause to execute
the decision and direction of the Senate.
(8) The Vice-Chancellor shall carry out the functions other
than those which are said to be carried out by any agency or official
under this Act or Rules framed thereunder. The Vice-Chancellor
shall immediately inform to the Chancellor about such functions and
shall have to cause to be approved by the meetings of the Senate to
be held immediately thereafter.
(9) In absence of the Vice-Chancellor, his/her functions shall









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be carried out as provided for by the Chancellor.
(10) The other functions, duties and powers and remuneration,
facilities and conditions of service of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as
prescribed.
25. Registrar: The Registrar shall be appointed by the Chancellor on
the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.
26. Dean: The Dean shall be appointed by the Executive Council.
27. Director: (1) There shall be separate director to function as a head
of the Research Centre and Curriculum Development Centre.
(2) The Director shall be appointed by the Executive Council.
28. Functions, Duties and Powers and Remuneration, Facilities
and Conditions of Service of Registrar, Dean and Director:
(1) The Registrar, Dean and Director shall be full time official of the
University.
(2) The tenure of office of the Registrar, Dean and Director
shall be Four years.
(3) Functions, Duties and Powers and Remuneration, Facilities
and Conditions of Service of Registrar, Dean and Director shall be as
prescribed.
29. Other Officials of the University: (1) There shall be other
officials at the University as prescribed.
(2) The appointment, functions, duties, powers, remuneration,
facilities and conditions of service of other officials pursuant to Sub-
section (1) shall be as prescribed.









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30. Removal from Office: (1) If One Fourth of the currently existing
members of the Senate make an application in writing to the
Chancellor that the Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson of the Service
Commission or Registrar are failing to perform the duties of their
respective posts or not performing their duties honestly or not abiding
by the conduct as required to their post, the Chancellor shall form Three
members Inquiry Committee under the chairpersonship of the member
of the Senate consisting member of the University Grant Commission
and Secretary at the Ministry of Education.
(2) The Inquiry Committee formed pursuant to Sub-section (1)
shall hold necessary inquiries into the matter and submit its report to the
Chancellor within Thirty days.
(3) Upon receiving the report pursuant to Sub-section (1),
the Chancellor shall submit it to the Senate.
(4) In case, more than Fifty percent members presenting in the
meetings decide to remove from office to the Vice-Chancellor,
Chairperson of the Service Commission or Registrar in the course of
discussions on that report submitted pursuant to Sub-section (2), the
Chancellor shall remove Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson of the Service
Commission or Registrar from office.
Provided that, they shall be given a reasonable opportunity to
defend themselves before removing from the office.
(5) The process of removal from office or make an inqu ry to
other official besides the Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson of the Service
Commission or Registrar on the charge pursuant to Sub-section (1) shall
be as prescribed.
(6) In case, an inquiry is started against any official pursuant to









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this Section, he/she shall not be eligible to perform his/her official duty
till the final decision is made.
31. Provision relating to Teacher and Employee: (1) There shall be
teachers and employees at the University as prescribed.
(2) The appointment, functions, duties, powers, remuneration,
facilities and conditions of service of teachers and employees pursuant
to Sub-section (1) shall be as prescribed.
Chapter 10
Fund, Account and Audit of the University
32. Fund of the University: (1) There shall be a separate fund of the
University and the fund shall consist of the following amounts:
(a) Grants received from Government of Nepal,
(b) The amount received from University Grant
Commission
(c) The amount received from Local Bodies.
(d) The amount given by any person or organization
as donation, charity and financial assistance,
(e) The amount received as assistance or grant from
concerned person or organization related with
industry, commerce.
(f) The amount received as assistance or loan from
foreign government, international organizations,
associations, financial institutions or persons,
(g) Fees or the amount to be received from any other









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source.
(2) While receiving any amount pursuant to Clause (f) of Sub-
section (1), the University shall have to obtain approval of
Government of Nepal.
(3) The amount of the fund of the University shall be
deposited in an account opened with the bank as decided by the
University.
(4) The operation of fund and account of the University shall
be as prescribed.
(5) All expenditure of the University shall be borne by the
fund pursuant to Sub-section (1) as approved by the Senate.
33. Accounts and Auditing: (1) The accounts of incomes and
expenditures of the University shall be kept as same as Government
of Nepal.
(2) The University shall manage the internal contr l system of
accounts as prescribed.
(3) The audit of the accounts of the University shall be carried
out by the Auditor General.
Chapter 11
Miscellaneous
34. Conferring the Degree and Certificate and Fixation of
Equivalency and Standards: (1) The University may confer
certificate as may be prescribed to the students, trainees or researchers
having obtained higher education and may confer honorary degrees to
the persons carrying out research oriented activities and appreciable









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work in the educational and academic field.
(2) The University may recognize the educational degrees of
any native or foreign University or of educational institution, and
may fix the equivalency and standard of various degre s of the
University with those degrees.
35. Qualification Required for Admission to the University: (1)
The qualification required for admission of the students and
researchers to the University shall be as prescribed.
(2) In the course of admission of the student in the University,
the place shall be secured to the student from women,
Aadibasi/janjati, Madhesi, Dalit, disable (differently able), backward
class or community as per the policy of Government of Nepal in the
prescribed percent.
36. To Act in Accordance with National Education Policy: It shall
be the duty of the University to act in accordance with the National
Education Policy approved by Government of Nepal.
37. Actions not to be invalid: No act or action shall be invalid merely
for the reason that an error has been made to appoint or nominate any
office bearer or member in any of such vacant posts of the
University.
38. Saving for Acts Done in Good faith: No case shall be initiated or
no any other actions may be taken against the University or any of its
official with regard to any act done or purported to be done in good
faith in accordance with Act or Rules framed thereunder.
39. Prior Approval of Government of Nepal to be obtained:
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, approval of the
Government of Nepal shall be taken while framing Rules or









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performing any act in case such matter causes additional financia l
burden to the Government of Nepal.
40. Delegation of Powers: (1) The Senate may delegate any or all of
the powers conferred on it under this Act or the Rules framed
hereunder to the Academic Council, Executive Council or Vice-
Chancellor.
(2) The Academic Council may delegate any of the powers
conferred on it under this Act or the Rules framed thereunder to the
Education Council as may be prescribed.
(3) Executive Council, may delegate any of the powers
conferred on it under this Act or the Rules framed hereunder, to any
official or any committee of the University.
(4) The Service Commission may delegate some of the powers
entrusted to it under this Act or the Rules frame under this Act to any
committee of the University as may be necessary.
41. Liaison with Government of Nepal: Ministry of Education shall
liaison the University with the Government of Nepal.
42. Provisions relating to Dissolution of the University: (1) In case
the University could not be operated by any reason, Government of
Nepal may dissolve the University on the recommendation of Senate.
(2) In the event of dissolution of the University pursuant to
Sub-section (1), its movable and immovable property shall devolve
on Government of Nepal.
43. Power to Frame Rules: For the implementation of the objectives
of this Act, the University may frame necessary Rules.