GLOBAL CHANGE IMPACT STUDIES CENTRE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2023

ACT NO. VI OF 2023

An Act to amend the Global Change Impact Studies Centre Act, 2013

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 21st January, 2023]

No. F. 22(53)/2019-Legis., dated 19.1.2023.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 18th January, 2023 is hereby published for general information:-

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Global Change Impact Studies Centre Act, 2013 (XVII of 2013) for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be called the Global Change Impact Studies Centre (Amendment) Act, 2023.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

  1. General amendment, Act XVII of 2013.–In the Global Change Impact Studies Centre Act, 2013 (XVII of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, for the words “Global Change”, wherever occurring, the words “Global Climate-Change” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment of Section 5, Act XVII of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 5,–

(a)      In sub-section (3),–

(i)       in the rider clause, for the words “Federal Government”, the words “Prime Minister” shall be substituted:

(ii)      for clause (c), the following shall be substituted namely:–

“(c)    Secretary of the Division to which business of science and technology stands allocated Member”;

(iii)     for clause (d), the following shall be substituted, namely:–

“(d)   Secretaries of the Divisions to which business of water resources and energy stands allocated Member”;

(iv)     for clause (f), the following shall be substituted, namely:–

“(f)    Secretary of the Division to which business of industries and production stands allocated Member”;

(v)      after clause (h), the following new clauses shall be inserted, namely:–

“(ha)  Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority Member
(hb)   Chairman, Higher Education Commission Member
(hc) Secretary, Foreign Affairs Division Member”;

(vi)     in clause (i), after the words “Technical Expert”, the words “or scientist”‘ shall be inserted; and

(vii)    in clause (k), after the word “Sector”, the words “and two form civil society” shall be added;

(b)      in sub-section (6), for the words “Federal Government”, the words “Prime Minister” shall be substituted and for the word “it” the word “he” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment of Section 6, Act XVII of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 6, clause (b),–

(a)      in sub-clause (v), the words “rules for training and lay down” and the word “and”, occurring at the end, shall be omitted;

(b)      in clause (vi), for the words “Federal Government”, the words “Prime Minister” shall be substituted and for full stop at the end, a semicolon shall be substituted and thereafter the following new clauses shall be added, namely:-

“(vii)   where necessary to establish committees and sub-committees;

(viii)   as it may deem fit, to confer prizes, honors or awards for meritorious behavior;

(ix)     where necessary and under guidance of the administrative Division, to cooperate with international entities; and

 

(x)      to undertake any other actions needed to achieve objectives of this Act.”.

  1. Amendment of Section 7, Act XVII of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 7, for the words “Federal Government”, wherever occurring, the words “Prime Minister” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment of Section 9, Act XVII of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 9, in sub-section (2),–

(a)      in clause (e), the word “and” shall be omitted; and

(b)      in clause (f), for full stop at the end, a semicolon and the word “and” shall be substituted and thereafter the following new clause (g) shall be added, namely:–

“(g)     oversee and guide the research agenda.”.