1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment constitution of Institute

   4   Functions of the Institute

   5   Policy directions

   6   Power of Institute to delegate functions

   7   Appointment of the Director-General and other officers and servants

   8   Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits

   9   Funds of the Institute

   10   Accounts and audit

   11   Annual report and estimates

   12   Regulations

   13   Exemption from customs duty

   14   Exemption from income tax, stamp duties and transfer tax




*[Date of Commencement: ]

Act 2 of 1984.

LN 93S/1986.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Planning Institute of Jamaica Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Institute appointed under section 7;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "the Institute" means the Planning Institute of Jamaica established under section 3.

3   Establishment and constitution of Institute

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be called the Planning Institute of Jamaica 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 Institute and otherwise in relation thereto

4   Functions of the Institute

   (1) The functions of the Institute shall include-

   (a)   initiating and co-ordinating planning for the economic, financial, social, cultural and physical development of Jamaica; and

   (b)   monitoring the implementation of plans so initiated or co-ordinated;

   (c)   undertaking research;

   (d)   training in planning;

   (e)   undertaking consultant activities for Government Ministries, agencies and statutory bodies;

   (f)   maintaining a national socio-economic reference library; and

   (g)   managing technical co-operation agreements and programmes.

   (2) It shall be the duty of the Institute to-

   (a)   advise the Government on major issues relating to economic and social policy;

   (b)   interpret decisions on economic and social policy and integrate them into the national development programmes;

   (c)   prepare economic models for the guidance of policy-makers, investors and other planners;

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