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The Madrasah Education Ordinance, 1978

( Ordinance NO. IX OF 1978 )

Chapter II


Powers of the Board
17. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, the Board shall have power to organise, regulate, supervise, control, develop and improve Madrasah education.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by sub-section (1), the Board shall have power-
(a) to prescribe course of instruction for its examinations;
(b) to grant affiliation to or to withhold or withdraw affiliation from Madrasahs after considering inspection reports from the Education Directorate or from the inspection reports of its own inspection officer or officers deputed in that behalf by the Board;
(c) to prescribe conditions governing admission of students to and transfer of students from and to Dakhil Madrasahs, Alim Madrasahs, 1[* * *];
(d) to prescribe the manner and mode of inspection of Madrasahs;
(e) to cause inspection, if necessary, of any Madrasah affiliated to it by the officer of the Board or by any other person or persons it considers suitable;
(f) to hold, conduct and regulate examinations at the end of the Dakhil, Alim, 2[* * *] Mujawwide Meher, Mujawwide Fazil and Mujawwide Kamil stages or any other stage thereof ;
(g) to publish the results of examinations held by the Board;
(h) to grant sanads, diplomas and certificates to persons who have passed the examinations held by the Board and to withdraw sanads, diplomas and certificates from them;(i) to arbitrate or arrange for arbitration in disputes between teachers and governing bodies or managing committees of Dakhil Madrasahs, Alim Madrasahs, 3[* * *] or among such Madrasahs;
(j) to submit to the Government its views on any matter with which it is concerned;
(k) to determine the number, designation and pay and allowances of the officers and employees of the Board, and to appoint such experts and consultants as it may consider necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance;
(l) to regulate and decide all administrative matters including the creation and abolition of posts;
(m) to fix demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed;
(n) to hold and manage endowments and to institute and award scholarships, stipends, medals and prizes;
(o) to enter into and carry out contracts in exercise of powers and performance of duties assigned to it by this Ordinance and the regulations;
(p) to make provisions for buildings, premises, furniture, apparatus, books and other means needed for carrying on its work; and
(q) to do such other acts and things as it may consider necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.(3) The Board may delegate any of its powers to the Chairman or any other officer of the Board or to a Committee appointed under this Ordinance it may deem fit:Provided that no power to make any regulation shall be delegated under this sub-section.

  • 1
    The words “Fazil Madrasahs and Kamil Madrasahs” were omitted by section 3 of the Madrasah Education (Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. XLIV of 2006)
  • 2
    The words and comma “Fazil, Kamil” were omitted by section 3 of the Madrasah Education (Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. XLIV of 2006)
  • 3
    The words “Fazil Madrasahs and Kamil Madrasahs” were omitted by section 3 of the Madrasah Education (Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. XLIV of 2006)
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