CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR-GENERAL AND COMMITTEES

 

  1. APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE

(1) The Director-General shall be appointed by Government on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Government.

(2)  The Director-General shall be the chief executive of the Authority and shall–

(a)  be a whole time officer of the Authority;

(b)  perform such duties as may be assigned to him and exercise such powers as may be delegated to him by the Authority; and

(c)  hold office for a term of three years and shall remain in office for three months thereafter or until a successor in that office is appointed, whichever is earlier.

(3)  Nothing in this section shall preclude Government from extending the term of office of     Director-General for such period as the Government may determine.

  1. RESIGNATION BY OR REMOVAL OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Director-General may, at any time before the expiry of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign his office, or upon similar notice, be removed by Government without assigning any reason:

Provided that Government may upon payment of three months’ salary and allowances in lieu of the notice, remove him immediately without assigning any reason.

  1. DELEGATION

(1) The Authority may, by general or special order, delegate to the Director-General, a committee constituted under section 12, an Agency, a member or an officer of the Authority, any of its powers, duties or functions under this Act or the rules made thereunder subject to such conditions as it may deem fit to impose.

(2)  The Authority shall establish, by special order, an Agency, hereinafter called the Water and Sanitation Agency.

(3)  Save as provided in sections 13, 14, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 28 of this Act and the matters specified in the First Schedule, the Agency established under sub-section (2) shall perform all functions and exercise all powers of the Authority with regard to water supply, sewerage and drainage with power to collect rates, fees and charges for water supply, sewerage and drainage.

(4)  The Managing Director of the Water and Sanitation Agency and other Agencies shall–

(a)  be appointed by Government on such terms and conditions as may be determined by Government;

(b)  hold office for a period of three years and will be responsible for its administration in accordance with such powers as shall be prescribed; and

(c)  remain in office for three months thereafter or until a successor in that office is appointed, whichever is earlier.

(5)  Nothing in this section shall preclude the Government from extending the term of office of the Managing Director for such period as the Government may determine.

(6)  Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Managing Director may, at any time before the expiry of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign this office or, upon similar notice, be removed by Government without assigning any reason:

Provided that Government may, upon payment of three months’ salary and allowances in lieu of the notice, remove him immediately without assigning any reason.

  1. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

The Authority may appoint such officers, advisors, experts, consultants and employees, as it considers necessary for the efficient performance of its functions on such terms and conditions as it may deem fit.

11A. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 11 or any rules or regulations made or orders or instructions issued thereunder or contained in the terms and conditions of service of any person employed or serving under the Authority or an Agency, the Authority may, at any time, retire or remove from such service any person after informing him in writing of the grounds on which such action is proposed to be taken and giving him an opportunity of showing cause in writing against the action within a period of 14 days.

11B. LIABILITY FOR LOSS:

Any person employed by or serving under the Authority or an Agency charged with the administration of the affairs of the Authority or an Agency or acting on behalf of the Authority or an Agency or acting under a contract with the Authority or an Agency who is responsible for the loss, waste, misappropriation or misapplication of any money or property belonging to the Authority or an Agency which is a direct consequence of his negligence or misconduct in the discharge of his duties shall be liable to pay the loss suffered by the Authority or an Agency on the same being determined by the Authority after giving the person concerned a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

  1. COMMITTEES:

The Authority may constitute such financial, technical and advisory committees as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act and such committees shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be delegated or assigned to them by the Authority.