National Human Resources Development Council Act

Number of Act: 
3
Date of promulgation: 
24 April 2006

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 
 

Act 3 of 2006

 

 LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT

[24thApril, 2006]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1 – PRELIMINARY

1.      Short title

2.      Interpretation

PART 2 – NATIONAL HUMAN

RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

3.      Establishment of the Council

4.      Functions of the Council

5.      Governing Board of the Council

6.      Tenure of office members of the Board

7.      Meetings of the Board

PART 3 – ADMINISTRATION

8.      Chief Executive Officer and staff of the Council

9.      Responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer

10.    Provision of information

PART 4 – MISCELLANEOUS

11.    Funds of the Council

12.    Accounts and audit

13.    Annual report of the Council

14.    Regulations

15.    Repeal of section 28 etc of the Employment Act 1995

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PART I –PRELIMINARY

1.           This Act may be cited as the National Human Resources Development Council Act.

2.           In this Act —

“Board” means the Governing Board of the Council   constituted under section 5;

“Council” means the National Human Resources Development Council established by section 3;

“member” means a member of the Board appointed under section 5.

PART 2 – NATIONAL HUMAN

RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

3.            There is hereby established for the purposes of this Act a body corporate which shall be known as the National Human Resources Development Council.

4.            The functions of the Council are to  —

(a)            formulate and review the national human resources development policy, strategies and procedures and a long term national human resources development plan;

(b)           coordinate national human resources planning and utilisation and development of human resources in the public and private sectors;  

(c)            promote a culture of training and development and life-long learning in individuals and organisations;

(d)           establish mechanisms for the provision of training to meet the human resources needs of the country;

(e)            initiate research in the field of human resources development; and

(f)            provide a forum for consultation of stake holders on matters related to human resources development.

5.            The affairs of the Council shall be managed by a Governing Board of not more than 11 members consisting of —

(a)            a chairperson;

(b)           a vice-chairperson;

(c)            a secretary; and

(d)           eight other members including representatives of employees, employers and training institutions,

appointed by the President.

6.      (1)      Each member of the Board shall hold office for a period of 3 years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(2)      A member may resign from the Board by letter addressed to the President.

(3)      A member shall be deemed to have vacated office if the member has been absent without leave of the Board from three consecutive meetings of the Board.

(4)      Where a member resigns or vacates office, the President may appoint a person to hold office for the remaining period of office of that member.

(5)      There shall be paid to members such remuneration or allowances as may be determined by the President.

7.      (1)      Subject to subsection (2), the Board shall regulate its meetings and proceedings in such manner as it thinks fit.

(2)      At any meeting of the Board, five members shall constitute a quorum.

PART 3 – ADMINISTRATION

8.   There shall be appointed a Chief Executive Officer and such other officers as may be necessary for the discharge of the functions of the Council.

9.   The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for the administration of the day to day functions of the Council and the performance of such other duties as may be assigned to the Chief Executive Officer by the Board.

10.    (1)      The Council shall have the power to obtain such information as it deems necessary to carry out its functions under the Act from any person.

(2)      Such information may include—

(a)    particulars of plans of employers for training employees, including succession plans;

(b)    reports on human resources planning and development activities;

(c)    information on the supply and demand aspects of human resources;

(d)    information in respect of studies and surveys relating to human resources; and

(e)    any other information as may be specified by the  Council.

(3)     It shall be the duty of every person who is required to furnish information under this section to comply with the request as promptly as is practicable.

(4)     A person who unreasonably refuses to furnish information under subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on a conviction to a fine of R10, 000.

PART 4 – MISCELLANEOUS

11.    (1)      Thefunds of the Council shall consist of —

(a)      monies voted by the National Assembly for the use of the Council;

(b)      monies received by the Council by way of loans, donations, gifts or grants.

(2)     The funds of the Council shall be applied in defraying the working expenses of the Council, payment of remuneration of the members and the staff of the Council and any other expenses as may be approved by the Board.

12.    (1)      The financial year of the Council shall be the year ending on 31st December.  

(2)     The accounts of the Council shall be   audited by the Auditor General.

13.    The Council shall within 60 days after the end ofeach financial year submit a report on the performance of its functions during that year to the Minister and the Minister shall cause the report to be tabled in the National Assembly.  

14.    The Minister may, in consultation with the Council, make regulations for carrying into effect the principles and provisions of this Act.  

15.    Section 28 and Schedule 4 of the Employment Act 1995 relating to the National Vocational Training Board are hereby repealed.

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NO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

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