Punjab Education Authorities Ordinance, 1999
(Pb. Ord. LII of 1999)
An ordinance to provide for the
establishment of authorities for performing functions in the field of
Preamble.— Whereas, it is expedient to
provide for the establishment of authorities for performing functions in the
field of education.
And whereas the Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab is not in session and the Governor of the
Punjab is satisfied that circumstances exist which render
immediate action necessary;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the
powers conferred upon him under Article 128 of the Constitution, the
Governor of the Punjab
is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance:-
1. Short title and commencement.—
(1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Education Authorities Ordinance,
(2) It shall come into
force at once.
2. Establishment of Authorities.—
(1) The Government may establish such authorities for performing functions
in the field of education as it may deem fit.
Explanation.— In this
Ordinance the expression “authorities” shall include committees and other
(2) An authority shall be
known by such name as may be assigned to it by the Government.
(3) The Government may
provide that an authority shall be a body corporate having perpetual
succession with power to acquire and hold property and to contract and that
it shall sue and be sued by its name.
3. Functions.— An Authority
shall perform such functions in the field of education as may be assigned to
it by the Government.
4. Constitution of an Authority.—
(1) An authority may be constituted in such manner as the Government may
(2) No act or proceeding of
an authority shall be invalid merely on the ground of existence of any
vacancy or defect in the constitution of the authority.
5. Chief Executive Officer.—
(1) The Government may appoint a Chief Executive Officer of an authority on
such terms and conditions as notwithstanding anything contained in any law
the Government may determine.
(2) The Chief Executive
Officer may exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be
6. Appointment of officers and
employees.— The Government may appoint such persons in the service of an
authority as may be necessary on such terms and conditions, as
notwithstanding anything contained in any law it may determine.
7. Committees.— An
authority may constitute such Committees as it may deem necessary for giving
effect to the provisions of this Ordinance.
8. Delegation.— An authority
may delegate to any person any of its functions.
9. Funds.— (1) The
Government may create a fund for an authority to be known by the name of the
authority which may vest in the authority and to which may be credited all
sums received by the authority.
(2) The fund shall be kept
in such custody and shall be utilised and regulated in such manner as may be
10. Budget, Audit and Accounts.— The
Government may provide that the budget of an authority shall be approved and
its accounts shall be maintained and audited in such manner as may be
Public Servants.— All persons
acting or purporting to act in pursuance of any provision of this Ordinance
shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of
the Pakistan Penal Code 1860.
12. Rules.— The Government may make
rules for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.
Regulations.— An authority
may, with the approval of the Government, make regulations, not inconsistent
with the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules, for carrying out the
purposes of this Ordinance.
14. Removal of Difficulties.— If any
difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this
Ordinance, the Government may give such directions as it may consider
necessary for the removal of such difficulty.