NATIONAL COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

Preliminary

   1   Short title

 

Interpretation

   2   Interpretation

 

National Commission on Science and Technology

   3   Establishment of Commission

   4   Principal object of Commission

   5   Functions of Commission

   6   Duty of persons summoned of the Commission

   7   Funds and resources of the Commission

   8   Expenses of Commission

   9   Accounts and audit

   10   Annual report and estimates

   11   Appointment of Executive Director and other officers

   12   Exemption from income tax

   13   Consultation with Commission about discoveries, etc

 

Miscellaneous

   14   Obligations of secrecy

   15   Provisions of other Acts

   16   Regulations

   17   Amendments to Scientific Research Council Act

      SCHEDULE

 

THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 2nd April, 2007]

Act 3 of 2007.

Preliminary (section 1)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Commission on Science and Technology Act.

Interpretation (section 2)

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Commission;

   "Commission" means the National Commission on Science and Technology established under section 3;

   "functions" includes powers and duties.

National Commission on Science and Technology (sections 3-13)

3   Establishment of Commission

   (1) There is hereby established for the purpose of this Act, a body to be called the National Commission on Science and Technology which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Commission and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Principal object of Commission

   (1) The principal object of the Commission shall be to operate as the umbrella organisation responsible for fostering and advancing the national policy and strategy for science and technology in Jamaica.

   (2) The Commission shall-

   (a)   facilitate and provide guidance on government programmes and projects; and

   (b)   facilitate private sector projects, relating to science and technology in Jamaica.

5   Functions of Commission

   (1) The Commission shall promote the sustainable development and utilization of local science and technology capabilities, for competitive and profitable production through education of the populace, partnership of government, private sector, academic institutions and such other bodies or institutions as the Commission considers appropriate.

   (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1) the Commission shall-

   (a)   provide advice to the Government on matters concerning science and technology, and undertake strategic planning to achieve scientific and technological objectives;

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