National Polytechnic Institute Organic Law

Original Language Title: Ley Orgánica del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

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Organic Law of the National Polytechnic Institute

ORGANIC LAW OF THE NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Official Journal of the Federation December 29, 1981

Fe de errata published in the DOF on May 28, 1982

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

JOSÉ LÓPEZ PORTILLO, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known:

That the H. Congress of the Union has served to address the following

DECREE:

" The Congress of the United Mexican States, Decreta:

ORGANIC LAW OF THE NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

CHAPTER I

Nature, Finalities, and Attributions

ARTICLE 1.- The National Polytechnic Institute is the educational institution of the State created to consolidate, through education, Economic Independence, Scientific, Technological, Cultural and Political to achieve the social progress of the Nation, in accordance with the Historical objectives of the Mexican Revolution, contained in the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States.

ARTICLE 2.- The National Polytechnic Institute is a deconcentrated organ of the Secretariat of Public Education, whose general orientation corresponds to the State; Federal District and representations in the Entities of the Republic where Schools, centers and units of Teaching and Research that depend on it work.

ARTICLE 3.- These are the purposes of the National Polytechnic Institute:

I.- Contribute through the educational process to the transformation of society in a democratic sense and social progress, to achieve the just distribution of material and cultural goods within a regime of equality and freedom;

II.- To conduct scientific and technological research with a view to the advancement of knowledge, to the development of technological education and to the best social exploitation of natural resources and materials;

III.- To train professionals and researchers in the various fields of science and technology, in accordance with the requirements of the economic, political and social development of the country;

IV.- To assist in the technical preparation of workers for their economic and social improvement;

V.- Investigate, create, preserve and disseminate culture to strengthen the awareness of nationality, strive for the development of a high sense of human coexistence and foster the love of peace and feelings of solidarity in the students towards the peoples fighting for their Independence;

VI.- To promote in its students and alumni solidarity and democratic attitudes that reaffirm our economic independence;

VII.- Ensure and expand access for low-income students to all technical teaching services provided by the institute;

VIII.- Participate in programs that to coordinate research activities are formulated in accordance with the planning and development of national science and technology policy, and

IX.- Contribute to the planning and the inter-institutional development of the Technical Education and to carry out the function of this type of Education in the Country, coordinating with the other institutions that make up the Council of the National System of Technological education, in the terms provided for by the Law for the Coordination of Higher Education and in accordance with the agreements to be taken in the Council itself.

ARTICLE 4.- For the fulfillment of its purposes, the National Polytechnic Institute will have the following attributions:

I.- Adopt the administrative and academic organization that it deems appropriate, in accordance with the general guidelines provided for in this Law;

II.- Plan, execute, and systematically evaluate your activities;

III.- Impart higher-than-average, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral education, technical and upgrade training courses, specialization and academic achievement, in school and after-school modalities, and establish terminal options prior to the completion of each educational type;

IV.- Establish and develop the means and procedures that allow students to join scientific and technological research programs;

V.- Organize your curricula and study programs by creating a flexible academic structure, allowing for the education, at any time and level of studies, to be incorporated into the country's productive system;

VI.- Revalidate and recognize studies and establish equivalences in relation to the educational types you provide;

VII.- Issue constances, certificates of study and award of diplomas, professional qualifications and academic degrees;

VIII.- Provide advisory services to the public, social and private sectors, states and municipalities that request it, in the elaboration and development of plans and programs for scientific and technological research for the training of the staff of these sectors and entities, as well as for the solution of specific problems related to them and to the specific problems of technological activity in general;

IX.- Promote the creation of industries and services that link it to the national production system and allow it to contribute to the development of the community;

X.- To participate in the formation of associations, societies and patronages that aim to promote the development of their activities and in the coordination of natural or moral persons who contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Institute;

XI.- To program and promote cultural, recreational and sports activities that contribute to the harmonious development of the education personality, as well as those of interest to the polytechnic community and to society in general;

XII.- To sponsor and organize the holding of congresses, assemblies, meetings, competitions, competitions and other events of an educational, scientific, technological, cultural and sporting nature;

XIII.- Promote and edit works that contribute to the dissemination of culture and scientific and technological knowledge;

XIV.- Encourage your staff to participate in the development of teaching materials, textbooks and technical, scientific and cultural works;

XV.- Train and seek the professional improvement of your teaching, technical and administrative staff;

XVI.- Establish and use its own mass media and, by means of special agreements, those of the State and individuals, for the extension of its educational services, dissemination of culture and information;

XVII.- Promote scientific, technological and cultural exchange with educational institutions and national, foreign and international organizations;

XVIII.- Establish permanent communication with its graduates and promote their participation in the activities of the Institute, in order to affirm their relationship with the polytechnic community;

XIX.- Organize the social service to be provided by its students and interns through the establishment of a comprehensive and permanent system, with one-disciplinary and multidisciplinary programs;

XX.- Contribute through the social service to the improvement of the ejidos, agrarian communities and marginalized areas, as well as to permanently maintain an interdisciplinary social service brigade, which will allow it to contribute in the aid to the population of the regions declared disaster areas;

XXI.- Grant scholarships and other means of support to students of limited economic resources who meet the educational requirements and procedures agreed upon by the General Advisory Council;

XXII.- Grant incentives and rewards to your staff in accordance with applicable provisions;

XXIII.- To award distinguished students of the Institute who obtain the highest averages of qualifications and to promote and stimulate the cultural, sports, technical and scientific associations they form, and

XXIV.- The others that are required to comply with the above and those arising from this Act.

ARTICLE 5.- The education provided by the National Polytechnic Institute will be free.

CHAPTER II

Heritage

ARTICLE 6.- The National Polytechnic Institute's heritage will be constituted by:

I.- The assets that you currently own and those that are intended for your service;

II.- The allocations and other resources to be established in the annual budget of the Federation.

III.- The revenue you get for the services you provide;

IV.- The donations that are made to you and which in no case will be understood as consideration of the educational service, and which should not detract from the objectives of the institute, and

V.- The legacies granted to you and any other rights that you acquire for any legal title.

CHAPTER III

Organic and Functional Structure

ARTICLE 7.- The National Polytechnic Institute will exercise the powers conferred on them by their authorities and the advisory and support bodies, according to the provided for by this Law and other applicable laws.

ARTICLE 8.- They are authorities of the Institute:

I.- The Director General;

II.- The Secretary-General;

III.- The Area Secretaries;

IV.- The Coordination Directors, and

V.- The Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of Schools, Centers and Units of Teaching and Research.

ARTICLE 9.- They are consultative bodies of the Institute:

I.- The Advisory General Council, and

II.- The School Advisory Technical Councils.

ARTICLE 10.- They are support organs that are dependent on the Institute:

I.- The Federal District's XEIPN Canal Once Television Station;

II.- The National Calculation Center.

Support bodies shall be governed by this Law and other provisions governing their organisation and operation.

ARTICLE 11.- They are auxiliary bodies of the Institute:

I.- The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute;

II.- The Commission on the Operation and Promotion of Academic Activities of the National Polytechnic Institute;

III.- The Board of Works and Facilities of the National Polytechnic Institute.

The auxiliary agencies will contribute to the best realization of the aims of the Institute, in accordance with this Law and the laws that govern them.

ARTICLE 12.- The Director General shall be appointed by the President of the Republic; he shall have the legal representation of the National Polytechnic Institute, shall last for three years and may be appointed, for one time, for another period.

ARTICLE 13.- To be Director General is required:

I.- Being Mexican by birth and over thirty years of age;

II.- Possess professional title of a bachelor's degree from the National Polytechnic Institute, with a minimum age of five years, and

III.- Enjoy recognized professional and academic prestige, have moral solvency and be identified with the objectives that gave rise to the institution.

ARTICLE 14.- They are the powers and obligations of the Director General:

I.- Direct and coordinate the activities of the Institute;

II.- Monitor strict compliance with the provisions of this Act;

III.- To issue the general rules and provisions for the best academic and administrative organisation and operation of the Institute, taking into account the opinion of the Advisory General Council;

IV.- Establish the schools, schools and teaching and research units and the administrative dependencies required by the institute for the fulfilment of its purposes, with the agreement of the General Advisory Council;

V.- Authorize the Institute's academic plans and programs, which have been previously agreed upon by the General Advisory Council;

VI.- Subject to the consideration of the Secretary of Public Education, the Assistant Secretary for Education and Technological Research or both, the matters that require it;

VII.- Consult the Council of the National System of Technological Education, when it deems it necessary, on matters that aim to achieve greater linkage of the academic activities of such a system;

VIII.- Manage the heritage of the Institute in accordance with applicable provisions;

IX.- Present the preliminary draft annual revenue and expenditure budget of the Institution to the Secretary of Public Education for approval;

X.- Give the authorities and bodies of the Institute the approved budget;

XI.- Manage to the competent authorities that the Institute has timely budgetary allocations and resources;

XII.- Exercise the annual discharge budget of the Institute under the supervision of the General Advisory Council;

XIII.- Preside over the governing bodies of the auxiliary bodies of the Institute;

XIV.- To conclude agreements on technological cooperation, technical advice, provision of services and exchange of experience, with other educational institutions, federal government agencies, federal agencies, municipalities and in general, with agencies of the public, social and private sectors;

XV.- Appoint the area secretaries, after consulting the Secretary of Public Education, who must meet the requirements set out in Article 13 of this Law;

XVI.- Name the coordination directors, who must meet the same requirements as the preceding fraction;

XVII.- Appoint the Directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of the schools, schools and teaching and research units, of the technical board proposed by the respective School Advisory Technical Board;

XVIII.- Present to the Secretary of Public Education an annual report of the Institute's activities and the work programme to be carried out during the following financial year;

XIX.- Exercise the legal representation of the Institute with the most extensive powers referred to in the first two paragraphs of Article 2554 of the Civil Code for the Federal District in common matter and for the entire Federal Republic, and

XX.- The others that provide for this Law and other applicable ordinances.

ARTICLE 15.- The Secretary-General shall be appointed by the Secretary of Public Education, on a proposal from the Director General of the National Polytechnic Institute and shall meet the requirements set out in Article 13 of this Law.

ARTICLE 16.- They are the powers and obligations of the Secretary General:

I.- Auxiliary to the Director General in the performance of his/her duties;

II.- Play the commissions that the Director General entrusts to you;

III.- Visit periodically the agencies and agencies of the National Polytechnic Institute and give the Director General the appropriate reports;

IV.- Present to the Director General the annual report and memory projects of the Institute's activities;

V.- Certify the signatures of the documents signed by the officials of the Institute when they must be displayed to the authorities that so require;

VI.- Substitute in their temporary absences to the Director General in the performance of their duties; and

VII.- The others that provide for this Law and other applicable ordinances.

ARTICLE 17.- The Institute will have Secretariats in the academic, technical and administrative areas. The Area Secretaries shall be integrated with the Coordination Directorates which shall be established by specific or related functions in accordance with the Institute's organic structure.

ARTICLE 18.- They are the faculties and obligations of the Area Secretaries:

I.- Auxiliary to the Director General and the Secretary-General in the performance of their duties;

II.- To discharge the commissions that the Director-General shall entrust to them;

III.- Propose to the Director-General the work programmes related to the Coordination Directorates which are part of the Secretariat for their position;

IV.- Coordinate and control the development of the activities entrusted to the addresses assigned to the area of their competence;

V.- Agree with the Director General;

VI.- Formulate and present to the Director General the draft budget of the dependency on his position;

VII.- Establish communication systems that link the activities of the addresses of their affiliation with the academic, technical and administrative functions of schools, centers, teaching and research units and other departments of the Institute, and

VIII.- The others that provide for this Law and other applicable ordinances.

ARTICLE 19.- They are the faculties and obligations of the Coordination Directors:

I.- Plan to organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the activities of the management of your office;

II.- Comply with the agreements that the higher authorities dictate in relation to the functions of their competence;

III.- Develop and submit to the Director-General or the Secretary of the Area, according to their membership, the projects on the organization and operation of their management;

IV.- Support the academic, technical and administrative functions of the schools, schools, teaching and research units and other agencies of the Institute; and

V.- The others that provide for this Law and other applicable ordinances.

ARTICLE 20.- The National Polytechnic Institute will perform its academic functions through its schools, centers and teaching and research units that will be coordinated. by the Area Secretariats and Coordination Directorates, in accordance with the provisions of this Law and other applicable ordinances.

ARTICLE 21.- The directors of schools, centers and teaching and research units must be Mexican and also meet the requirements of the internal rules. who are at the Institute. They will last for three years and may be appointed, for one time, for another term.

ARTICLE 22.- Assistant directors and assistant principals of schools, schools and research and teaching units shall be appointed by the Director-General on a proposal from the Corresponding School Advisory Technical Board.

ARTICLE 23.- The Advocate General shall represent the National Polytechnic Institute in all manner of authorities and individuals, with the powers delegated to him by the Director General, without prejudice to the fact that it retains the direct exercise thereof. The Advocate General shall be appointed by the Director General.

ARTICLE 24.- The Technical Advisory Councils will elect in their respective plant, from among the oldest teachers, the decans of each of the Schools, schools and teaching and research units of the Institute. The Director-General shall appoint the President of the Decanate, who shall be responsible for the following tasks, from among the deans:

I.- Preside over the meetings of the deans, who will assist in the exercise of their functions provided for in this Law and other applicable ordinances;

II.- Promote and conduct historical studies that contribute to the dissemination of the Institute's thinking, philosophy and objectives, and

III.- To form and preserve the historical archive of the Institute.

ARTICLE 25.- The Advisory General Council will be integrated by;

I.- The Director General of the Institute, as President;

II.- The Secretary General of the Institute, as Secretary;

III.- The Area Secretaries;

IV.- The Coordination Directors;

V.- The Advocate General;

VI.- The President of the Decanate;

VII.- The Directors of the schools, schools and teaching and research units.

VIII.- A representative teacher for each of the schools, institutions and units of higher education and a representative for each of the schools, schools and higher education units;

IX.- Three representatives of higher average education, three of higher education and one of graduates for each of the following branches of knowledge: Social and Administrative Sciences, Medical and Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences Mathematics;

X.- The Director of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies at the National Polytechnic Institute;

XI.- The Executive Secretary of the Commission on the Operation and Promotion of Academic Activities of the National Polytechnic Institute;

XII.- The Executive Secretary of the Board of Works and Facilities of the National Polytechnic Institute, and

XIII.- A representative of the teaching staff and a representative of the non-teaching staff appointed by the corresponding trade union sections.

ARTICLE 26.- Compete to the Advisory General Council:

I.- To issue an opinion on the rules regarding the organisation and academic functioning of the Institute and other matters to be considered by the Director General;

II.- To present draft technical, academic and administrative standards to the Director General;

III.- Know and agree on plans for academic plans and programs and submit them to the Director General's consideration for authorization;

IV.- Resolve the matters presented to you by the Director General when they affect the Institute's discipline and order;

V.- Invite your sessions to distinguished teachers and alumni of the Institute to contribute their experiences in achieving the institutional goals;

VI.- Request the advice of associations of alumni of the Institute and of colleges of professionals, as well as distinguished professionals and institutions of recognized prestige, when it considers it convenient, and

VII.- The other functions that provide for this Law and other applicable laws.

ARTICLE 27.- The Technical Advisory Councils of Schools, Centers and Higher Education Units will be integrated by:

I.- The Director of the school, center or unit, who will chair it;

II.- The assistant directors in your case and the academic, technical and administrative sub-directors of the school, center or unit. The Deputy Academic Director will serve as secretary;

III.- Heads of division or academic department;

IV.- The head of the graduate section;

V.- Two faculty representatives for each division or academic department;

VI.- Two faculty representatives from the graduate section;

VII.- Two student representatives for each division or academic department;

VIII.- Two student representatives for the graduate section, and

IX.- A representative of the teaching staff and a representative of the non-teaching staff appointed by the relevant delegated executive committees.

ARTICLE 28.- The Technical Advisory Councils of Schools, Centers and Higher Media Units will be integrated by:

I.- The Director of the school, center or unit, who will chair it;

II.- The academic, technical and administrative sub-directors of the school, centre or unit. The Deputy Academic Director will serve as secretary;

III.- Two faculty representatives for each of the areas of the specialties that are taught in the school, center, or unit;

IV.- Two student representatives for each of the areas of the specialties that are taught in school, center or unit, and

V.- A representative of the teaching staff and a representative of the non-teaching staff appointed by the corresponding Executive Executive Committees.

ARTICLE 29.- Compete to Technical Advisory School Councils:

I.- Study the academic, technical and administrative projects presented to it by the Director, teachers and students of the school, centre or unit;

II.- Formulate the projects of internal rules for the organisation and operation of the school, centre or unit and submit them through its Director to the Director General's consideration;

III.- Report to the Director-General and the General Advisory Council on the matters on which they deem necessary to intervene;

IV.- Propose to the Director-General of the Institute a faculty of teachers for the appointment of the principal of the school, centre or unit. For the election of the terna, he will assume the presidency of the Council the Dean of the staff;

V.- Propose to the Director-General of the Institute, a faculty of teachers for the appointment of the assistant directors, as well as a term for the designation of the sub-directors of the schools, schools and teaching and research units;

VI.- Resolve matters that interest or affect the school, center or unit and that are subject to their consideration by the director of the school; and

VII.- The other functions that provide for this Law and other applicable laws.

ARTICLE 30.- The Director General, with the agreement of the General Advisory Council, will establish the permanent bases in the Rules of Procedure of the National Polytechnic Institute for accreditation of the teachers 'and representatives' representatives to the General Council itself and the Technical Advisory Councils.

ARTICLE 31.- The Advisory General Council and the Technical Advisory Councils shall hold regular sessions, at least once a month and, extraordinary when their the respective presidents or the third party of its members consider it necessary. Its decisions shall be taken by a majority of votes and the quorum shall be integrated with the assistance of half plus one of its members, in the event of a tie the president shall have a vote of quality.

ARTICLE 32.- The Director of the television station of the National Polytechnic Institute shall be appointed by the Secretary of Public Education, on a proposal from the Director General of the The National Polytechnic Institute, the substantial function of this channel, will be to spread and defend the national culture, history, tradition, customs and our idiosyncrasies, with respect to the foreigner.

The Director of the National Calculation Centre shall be appointed by the Director General of the Institute. To this end, it is necessary to have at least the degree of bachelor's degree or its equivalent and must have recognized moral solvency and professional prestige.

CHAPTER IV

General Provisions

ARTICLE 33.- The staff of the National Polytechnic Institute is subject to the regime of the Federal Law of Workers to the State Service, Article 123 Constitutional and the Law of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers.

ARTICLE 34.- The student associations will be organized in the form that they will determine and they will be independent of the authorities and organs of the Institute.

TRANSIENT items

FIRST.- This Law will take effect the day after its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

SECOND.- The Organic Law of the National Polytechnic Institute issued on December 13, 1974, published the Official Journal of the Federation December 13, 1974, is opened on 16 of the same month and year; the National Polytechnic Institute's Regulation issued on 9 January 1974. March 1959, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on the 10th of the same month and year; and the rectification to that Regulation dated March 20, 1959 and published in the Official Journal of the Federation on the 23rd of the same month and year.

THIRD.- The current Director General of the Institute will continue in the exercise of his duties until the end of the term of the appointment which, in accordance with Article 8 of the Organic Law that is opened, has issued in his favor the Secretary of Education Public.

FOURTH.- Other provisions which are contrary to this Law shall be repealed.

Mexico, D. F., at December 15, 1981.- Marco Antonio Aguilar Cortes, D.P.- Blas Chumacero Sánchez, S.P.- Armando Thomae Cerna, D.S.- José Luis Escobar Herrera, S.S.-Rubicas ".

In compliance with the provisions of Section 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and for their proper publication and observance, I hereby issue this Decree at the residence of Federal Executive, in Mexico City, Federal District, at the twenty-one day of the month of December of a thousand nine hundred and eighty-one.- José López Portillo,-Rubrias.-The Secretary of Public Education, Fernando Solana.-Heading.-The Secretary of Government, Enrique Olivares Santana.-Heading.

TRANSIENT ITEMS OF REFORM DECREES

The Organic Law of the National Polytechnic Institute, published on December 29, 1981.

Published in the Official Journal of the Federation on May 28, 1982

Note:

Fe de errata to items 1; 3, fraction IX; 4, fraction IX; 14, fractions IV, VI, VII and XIX; 17; 18, fraction III; 20; 21; 22; 24; 25, fractions X, XI and XII; 26, fractions I and III; 27, fraction II; 28, fraction IV; 29, fraction V; 30; 31; 32; and Second Transitory.