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The Architects Act, 1972

[31st May, 1972]

Chapter - I ( Preliminary )

1. (1) This Act may be called the Architects Act, 1972. (2) It extends t the !h le " India. (3) It shall c me in t " rce n s#ch date as the $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, a)) int. 2. In this Act, #nless the c ntext ther!ise re*#ires, a. ,architect, means a )ers n !h se name is " r the time bein+ entered in the re+isterb. ,$ #ncil, means the $ #ncil " Architect#re c nstit#ted #nder .ecti n 3c. ,Indian Instit#te " Architects, means the Indian Instit#te " Architects re+istered #nder the . cieties /e+istrati n Act, 1012-

d. ,rec +nised *#ali"icati n, means any *#ali"icati n in architect#re " r the time bein+ incl#ded in the .ched#le r n ti"ied #nder secti n 13e. ,re+ister, means the re+ister " architects maintained #nder secti n 23". ,re+#lati n, means a re+#lati n made #nder this Act by the $ #ncil-

+. ,r#le, means a r#le made #nder this Act by the $entral % &ernment.
Chapter - II ( Council of Architecture )

3. (1) The $entral % &ernment shall, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, c nstit#te, !ith e""ect "r m s#ch date as may be s)eci"ied in the n ti"icati n, a $ #ncil t be 4n !n as the $ #ncil " Architect#re, !hich shall be a b dy c r) rate, ha&in+ )er)et#al s#ccessi n and a c mm n seal, !ith ) !er t ac*#ire, h ld and dis) se " )r )erty, b th m &able and imm &able, and t c ntract, and may by that name s#e r be s#ed. (2) The 5ead '""ice " the $ #ncil shall be at 6elhi r at s#ch ther )lace as the $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, s)eci"y. (3) The $ #ncil shall c nsist " the " ll !in+ members, namely78 a. "i&e architects ) ssessin+ rec +ni(ed *#ali"icati ns elected by the Indian Instit#te " Architects "r m am n+ its members-

b. t! )ers ns n minated by the All India $ #ncil " r Technical 9d#cati n established by the /es l#ti n " the % &ernment " India in the late Ministry " 9d#cati n : .;.11812<==89.III, dated the 32th : &ember, 19=3c. "i&e )ers ns elected " rm am n+ themsel&es by heads " architect#ral instit#ti ns in India im)artin+ "#ll8time instr#cti n " r rec +nised *#ali"icati nsd. the $hie" Architects in the Ministries " the $entral % &ernment t !hich the % &ernment b#siness relatin+ t de"ence and rail!ays has been all tted and head " the Architect#ral 'r+ani(ati n in the $entral >#blic ? r4s 6e)artment, ex ""ici e. ne )ers n n minated by the $entral % &ernment". an architect "r m each .tate n minated by the % &ernment " that state+. t! )ers ns n minated by the Instit#ti n " 9n+ineers (India) "r m am n+ its members- and h. ne )ers n n minated by the Instit#ti n " .#r&ey rs " India "r m am n+ its members. 9x)lanati n.88 ; r the )#r) ses " this s#b8secti n,88 a. ,Instit#ti n " 9n+ineers (India), means the Instit#ti n " 9n+ineers (India) "irst re+istered in 1922 #nder the Indian $ m)anies Act, 1913 and s#bse*#ently inc r) rated by a / yal cha)ter in 1933. b. ,Instit#ti n " .#r&ey rs " India, means the Instit#ti n " s#r&ey rs re+istered #nder the . cieties /e+istrati n Act, 1012. (=) : t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in cla#se (a) " s#b8secti n (3), the $entral % &ernment may, )endin+ the )re)arati n " the re+ister, n minate t the "irst $ #ncil, in c ns#ltati n !ith the Indian Instit#te " Architects, )ers ns re"erred t in the said cla#se (a) !h are *#ali"ied " r re+istrati n #nder secti n 23, and the )ers ns s n minated shall h ld ""ice " r s#ch )eri d as the $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, s)eci"y. (3) : t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in cla#se(") " s#b8secti n (3), the $entral % &ernment may, )endin+ the )re)arati n " the re+ister, n minate t the "irst $ #ncil, in c ns#ltati n !ith the .tate % &ernments c ncerned, )ers ns re"erred t in the said cla#se("), !h are *#ali"ied " r re+istrati n #nder secti n 23, and the )ers ns s n minated shall h ld ""ice " r s#ch )eri d as the $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, s)eci"y. =. (1) The >resident and the @ice8>resident " the $ #ncil shall be elected by the members " the $ #ncil "r m am n+ themsel&es7 >r &ided that n the "irst c nstit#ti n " the $ #ncil and #ntil the >resident is elected, a member " the $ #ncil n minated by the $entral % &ernment in this behal" shall dischar+e the "#ncti ns " the >resident. (2) An elected >resident r @ice8>resident " the $ #ncil shall h ld ""ice " r a term " three years r till he ceases t be a member " the $ #ncil, !hiche&er is earlier, b#t s#bAect t his bein+ a member " the $ #ncil, he shall be eli+ible " r re8electi n7 >r &ided that 88 a. the >resident r the @ice8>resident may, by !ritin+ #nder his hand addressed t the @ice8>resident r the >resident, as the case may be, resi+n his ""ice-

b. >resident r the @ice8>resident shall, n t!ithstandin+ the ex)iry " his term " three years, c ntin#e t h ld ""ice #ntil his s#ccess r enters #) n ""ice. (3) The >resident and the @ice8>resident " the $ #ncil shall exercise s#ch ) !ers and dischar+e s#ch d#ties as may be )rescribed by the re+#lati ns. 3. (1) 9lecti ns #nder this $ha)ter shall be c nd#cted in s#ch manner as may be )rescribed by r#les. (2) ?here any dis)#te arises re+ardin+ any s#ch electi n, the matter shall be re"erred by the $ #ncil t a Trib#nal a)) inted by the $entral % &ernment by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette in this behal", and the decisi n " the Trib#nal shall be "inal7 >r &ided that n s#ch re"erence shall be made exce)t n an a))licati n made t the $ #ncil by an a++rie&ed )arty !ithin thirty days "r m the date " the declarati n " the res#lt " the electi n. (3) The ex)enses " the Trib#nal shall be b rne by the $ #ncil. 1. (1) .#bAect t the )r &isi ns " this secti n, an elected r n minated member shall h ld ""ice " r a term " three years "r m the date " his electi n r n minati n r #ntil his s#ccess r has been d#ly elected r n minated !hiche&er is later. (2) An elected r n minated member may, at any time, resi+n his membershi) by !ritin+ #nder his hand addressed t the >resident, r in his absence, t the @ice8>resident, and the seat " s#ch member shall there#) n bec me &acant. (3) A member shall be deemed t ha&e &acated his seat 88 i. i" he is absent !ith #t exc#se, s#""icient in the )ini n " the $ #ncil, "r m three c nsec#ti&e rdinary meetin+s " the $ #ncil- r ii. i" he ceases t be a member " the b dy re"erred t in cla#se (a), cla#se(+) r cla#se(h) " s#b8secti n (3) " secti n 3 by !hich he !as elected r n minated, as the case may be- r iii. in the case !here he has been elected #nder cla#se(c) " s#b8secti n (3) " secti n 3, i" he ceases t h ld his a)) intment as the head " an Instit#ti n re"erred t in the said cla#se. (=) A $as#al &acancy in the $ #ncil shall be "illed by "resh electi n r n minati n, as the case may be, and the )ers n s elected r n minated t "ill the &acancy shall h ld ""ice nly " r the remainder " the term " r !hich the member !h se )lace he ta4es !as elected r n minated. (3) Members " the $ #ncil shall be eli+ible " r re8electi n r re8n minati n, b#t n t exceedin+ three c nsec#ti&e terms. 7. : act r )r ceedin+ " the $ #ncil r the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee r any ther $ mmittee shall be in&alid merely by reas n "8 a. any &acancy in, r de"ect in the c nstit#ti n " the $ #ncil, the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee r any ther c mmittee, r b. any de"ect in the electi n r n minati n " a )ers n actin+ as a member there ", r

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any irre+#larity in )r ced#re n t a""ectin+ the merits " the case.

A )ers n shall n t be eli+ible " r electi n r n minati n as a member " the $ #ncil, i" he 88 a. is an #ndischar+ed ins l&ent- r b. has been c n&icted by a c #rt in India " r any ""ence and sentenced t im)ris nment " r n t less than t! years, and shall c ntin#e t be ineli+ible " r a "#rther )eri d " "i&e years since his release. 9. (1) The $ #ncil shall meet at least nce in e&ery six m nths at s#ch time and )lace and shall bser&e s#ch r#les " )r ced#re in re+ard t the transacti n " b#siness at its meetin+s as may be )rescribed by re+#lati ns. (2) Bnless ther!ise )rescribed by re+#lati ns, nine members " the $ #ncil shall " rm a *# r#m, and all the acts " the $ #ncil shall be decided by a maA rity " the members )resent and & tin+. (3) In the case " an e*#al di&isi n " & tes, the >resident, r in his absence, the @ice8>resident r, in the absence " b th, the member )residin+ &er the meetin+, shall ha&e and exercise a sec nd r castin+ & te. 12. (1) The $ #ncil shall c nstit#te "r m am n+ its members an 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee, and may als c nstit#te ther c mmittees " r s#ch +eneral r s)ecial )#r) ses as the $ #ncil deems necessary t carry #t its "#ncti ns #nder this Act. (2) The 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee shall c nsist " the >resident and the @ice8>resident " the $ #ncil !h shall be members ex8 ""ici and "i&e ther members !h shall be elected by the $ #ncil "r m am n+ its members. (3) The >resident and the @ice8>resident " the $ #ncil shall be the $hairman and @ice8$hairman res)ecti&ely " the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee. (=) A member " the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee shall h ld ""ice as s#ch #ntil the ex)iry " his term as a member " the $ #ncil b#t s#bAect t his bein+ a member " the $ #ncil, he shall be eli+ible " r re8electi n. (3) In additi n t the ) !ers and d#ties c n"erred and im) sed n it by this Act, the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee shall exercise s#ch ) !ers and dischar+e s#ch d#ties as may be )rescribed by re+#lati ns. 11. The >resident, the @ice8>resident and ther members " the $ #ncil shall be entitled t s#ch "ees and all !ances as the $ #ncil may, !ith the )re&i #s sancti n " the $entral % &ernment, "ix in this behal". 12. (1) The $ #ncil shall 8 a. a)) int a /e+istrar !h shall act as its .ecretary and !h may als act, i" s decided by the $ #ncil, as its treas#rerb. a)) int s#ch ther ""icers and em)l yees as the $ #ncil deems necessary t enable it t carry #t its "#ncti ns #nder this Actc. !ith the )re&i #s sancti n " the $entral % &ernment, "ix the )ay and all !ances and ther c nditi ns " ser&ice " ""icers and ther em)l yees " the $ #ncil. (2) : t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in cla#se(a) " s#b8secti n(1), " r the "irst three years "r m the "irst c nstit#ti n " the $ #ncil, the /e+istrar " the $ #ncil shall be a )ers n a)) inted by the $entral + &ernment, !h shall h ld ""ice d#rin+ the )leas#re " the $entral % &ernment.

(3) All the )ers ns a)) inted #nder this secti n shall be the em)l yees " the $ #ncil. 13. (1) There shall be established a ;#nd #nder the mana+ement and c ntr l " the $ #ncil int !hich shall be )aid all m neys recei&ed by the $ #ncil and #t " !hich shall be met all ex)enses and liabilities )r )erly inc#rred by the $ #ncil. (2) The $ #ncil may in&est any m ney " r the time bein+ standin+ t the credit " the ;#nd in any % &ernment sec#rity r in any ther sec#rity a))r &ed by the $entral % &ernment. (3) The $ #ncil shall 4ee) )r )er acc #nts " the ;#nd distin+#ishin+ ca)ital "r m re&en#e. (=) The ann#al acc #nts " the $ #ncil shall be s#bAect t a#dit by an a#dit r t be a)) inted ann#ally by the $ #ncil. (3) As s n as may be )racticable at the end " each year, b#t n t later than the thirtieth day " .e)tember " the year next " ll !in+, the $ #ncil shall ca#se t be )#blished in the '""icial %a(ette a c )y " the a#dited acc #nts and the re) rt " the $ #ncil " r that year and c )ies " the said acc #nts and re) rt shall be " r!arded t the $entral % &ernment. (1) The ;#nd shall c nsist " 88 a. all m neys recei&ed "r m the $entral % &ernment by !ay " +rant, +i"t r de) sitb. any s#ms recei&ed #nder this Act !hether by !ay " "ee r ther!ise. (7) All m neys standin+ at the credit " the $ #ncil !hich cann t be immediately be a))lied shall be de) sited in the .tate Can4 " India r in any ther ban4 s)eci"ied in c l#mn 2 " the ;irst .ched#le t the Can4in+ $ m)anies (Ac*#isiti n and Trans"er " Bnderta4in+s) Act, 1972. 1=. (1) The *#ali"icati ns incl#ded in the sched#le r n ti"ied #nder secti n 13 shall be rec +nised *#ali"icati ns " r the )#r) ses " this Act. (2) Any a#th rity in India !hich +rants an architect#ral *#ali"icati n n t incl#ded in the sched#le may a))ly t the $entral % &ernment t ha&e s#ch *#ali"icati n rec +nised, and the $entral % &ernment, a"ter c ns#ltati n !ith the $ #ncil, may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, amend the sched#le s as t incl#de s#ch *#ali"icati n therein, and any s#ch n ti"icati n may als direct that an entry shall be made in the sched#le a+ainst s#ch architect#ral *#ali"icati n declarin+ that it shall be a rec +nised *#ali"icati n nly !hen +ranted a"ter a s)eci"ied date. >r &ided that #ntil the "irst $ #ncil is c nstit#ted, the $entral % &ernment shall, be" re, iss#in+ any n ti"icati n as a" resaid, c ns#lt an ex)ert c mmittee c nsistin+ " three members t be a)) inted by the $entral % &ernment by n ti"icati n in the ""icial %a(ette.

13. (1) The $entral % &ernment may, a"ter c ns#ltati n !ith the $ #ncil, direct, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, that an architect#ral *#ali"icati n +ranted by any #ni&ersity r ther instit#ti n in any c #ntry #tside India in res)ect " !hich a scheme " reci)r city " r the rec +niti n " architect#ral *#ali"icati n is n t in " rce, shall be a rec +nised *#ali"icati n " r the )#r) ses " this Act r, shall be s nly !hen +ranted a"ter a s)eci"ied date r be" re a s)eci"ied date 7 >r &ided that #ntil the "irst $ #ncil is c nstit#ted the $entral % &ernment shall, be" re iss#in+ any n ti"icati n as a" resaid, c ns#lt the ex)ert c mmittee set #) #nder the )r &is t s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 1=.

(2) The $ #ncil may enter int ne+ tiati ns !ith the a#th rity in any .tate r c #ntry #tside India, !hich by the la! " s#ch .tate r c #ntry is entr#sted !ith the maintenance " a re+ister " architects, " r settlin+ " a scheme " reci)r city " r the rec +niti n " architect#ral *#ali"icati ns and in )#rs#ance " any s#ch scheme, the $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, direct that s#ch architect#ral *#ali"icati n as the $ #ncil has decided sh #ld be rec +nised, shall be deemed t be a rec +nised *#ali"icati n " r the )#r) ses " this Act, and any s#ch n ti"icati n may als direct that s#ch architect#ral *#ali"icati n, shall be s rec +nised nly !hen +ranted a"ter a s)eci"ied date r be" re a s)eci"ied date. 11. : t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 1=, the $entral % &ernment, a"ter c ns#ltati n !ith the $ #ncil, may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, amend the sched#le by directin+ that an entry be made in res)ect " any architect#ral *#ali"icati n. 17. : t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in any ther la!, b#t s#bAect t the )r &isi ns " this Act, any rec +nised *#ali"icati n shall be a s#""icient *#ali"icati n " r enr lment in the re+ister. 10. 9&ery a#th rity in India !hich +rants a rec +nised *#ali"icati n shall "#rnish s#ch in" rmati n as the $ #ncil may, "r m time t time, re*#ire as t the c #rses " st#dy and examinati ns t be #nder+ ne in rder t btain s#ch *#ali"icati n, as t the a+es at !hich s#ch c #rses " st#dy and examinati ns are re*#ired t be #nder+ ne and s#ch *#ali"icati n is c n"erred and +enerally as t the re*#isites " r btainin+ s#ch *#ali"icati n. 19. (1) The 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee shall, s#bAect t re+#lati ns, i" any, made by the $ #ncil, a)) int s#ch n#mber " ins)ect rs as it may deem re*#isite t ins)ect any c lle+e r instit#ti n !here architect#ral ed#cati n is +i&en r t attend any examinati n held by any c lle+e r instit#ti n " r the )#r) se " rec mmendin+ t the $entral % &ernment rec +niti n " architect#ral *#ali"icati ns +ranted by that c lle+e r instit#ti n. (2) The ins)ect rs shall n t inter"ere !ith the c nd#ct " any trainin+ r examinati n, b#t shall re) rt t the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee n the ade*#acy " the standards " architect#ral ed#cati n incl#din+ sta"", e*#i)ment, acc mm dati n, trainin+ and s#ch ther "acilities as may be )rescribed by re+#lati ns " r +i&in+ s#ch ed#cati n r n the s#""iciency " e&ery examinati n !hich they attend. (3) The 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee shall " r!ard a c )y " s#ch re) rt t the c lle+e r instit#ti n and shall als " r!ard c )ies !ith remar4s, i" any, " the c lle+e r instit#ti n there n, t the $entral % &ernment. 22. (1) ?hen #) n re) rt by the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee it a))ears t the $ #ncil 8 a. that the c #rses " st#dy and examinati n t be #nder+ ne in, r the )r "iciency re*#ired "r m the candidates at any examinati n held by, any c lle+e r instit#ti n, r b. that the sta"", e*#i)ment, acc mm dati n, trainin+ and ther "acilities " r sta"" and trainin+ )r &ided in s#ch c lle+e r instit#ti n, d n t c n" rm t the standards )rescribed by re+#lati ns, the $ #ncil shall ma4e a re)resentati n t that e""ect t the a))r )riate % &ernment. (2) A"ter c nsiderin+ s#ch re)resentati n the a))r )riate % &ernment shall " r!ard it al n+ !ith s#ch remar4s as it may ch se t ma4e t the c lle+e r instit#ti n c ncerned, !ith an intimati n " the )eri d !ithin !hich the c lle+e r instit#ti n, as the case may be, may s#bmit its ex)lanati n t the a))r )riate % &ernment. (3) 'n recei)t " the ex)lanati n r !here n ex)lanati n is s#bmitted !ithin the )eri d "ixed, then n the ex)iry " that )eri d, the .tate % &ernment, in res)ect " the c lle+e r instit#ti n re"erred t in cla#se(b) " s#b8secti n (3), shall ma4e its rec mmendati ns t the $entral % &ernment.

(=) The $entral % &ernment 88 a. a"ter ma4in+ s#ch "#rther en*#iry, i" any, as it may thin4 "it, in res)ect " the c lle+e r instit#ti n re"erred t in s#b8secti n (3), r b. n recei)t " the ex)lanati n "r m a c lle+e r instit#ti n re"erred t in cla#se (a) " s#b8secti n (3), r !here n ex)lanati n is s#bmitted !ithin the )eri d "ixed, then n the ex)iry " that )eri d, may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, direct that an entry shall be made in the .ched#le a+ainst the architect#ral *#ali"icati n a!arded by s#ch c lle+e r instit#ti n, as the case may be, declarin+ that it shall be a rec +nised *#ali"icati n nly !hen +ranted be" re a s)eci"ied date and the .ched#le shall be deemed t be amended acc rdin+ly. (3) ; r the )#r) ses " this secti n, ,a))r )riate % &ernment, means 88 a. in relati n t any c lle+e r instit#ti n established by an Act " >arliament r mana+ed, c ntr lled r "inanced by the $entral % &ernment, the $entral % &ernment, and b. in any ther case, the .tate % &ernment. 21. The $ #ncil may )rescribe the minim#m standards " architect#ral ed#cati n re*#ired " r +rantin+ rec +nised *#ali"icati ns by c lle+es r instit#ti ns in India. 22. (1) The $ #ncil may by re+#lati ns )rescribe standards " )r "essi nal c nd#ct and eti*#ette and a c de " ethics " r architects. (2) /e+#lati ns made by the $ #ncil #nder s#b8secti n (1) may s)eci"y !hich &i lati ns there " shall c nstit#te in"am #s c nd#ct in any )r "essi nal res)ect, that is t say, )r "essi nal misc nd#ct, and s#ch )r &isi n shall ha&e e""ect n t!ithstandin+ anythin+ c ntained in any la! " r the time bein+ in " rce.

Chapter - III ( Registration of Architects )

23. (1) The $entral % &ernment shall, as s re+ister " architects " r India.

n as may be, ca#se t be )re)ared in the manner hereina"ter )r &ided a

(2) The $ #ncil shall #) n its c nstit#ti n ass#me the d#ty " maintainin+ the re+ister in acc rdance !ith the )r &isi ns " this Act. (3) The re+ister shall incl#de the " ll !in+ )artic#lars, namely 78 a. the "#ll name !ith date " birth, nati nality and residential address " the architect b. his *#ali"icati n " r re+istrati n, and the date n !hich he btained that *#ali"icati n and the a#th rity !hich c n"erred it c. the date " his "irst admissi n t the re+isterd. his )r "essi nal address - and e. s#ch "#rther )artic#lars as may be )rescribed by r#les.

2=. (1) ; r the )#r) ses " )re)arin+ the re+ister " architects " r the "irst time, the $entral % &ernment shall, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, c nstit#te a /e+istrati n Trib#nal c nsistin+ " three )ers ns !h ha&e, in the )ini n " the $entral % &ernment, the 4n !led+e ", r ex)erience in, architect#re- and the /e+istrar a)) inted #nder secti n 12 shall act as .ecretary " the Trib#nal. (2) The $entral % &ernment shall, by the same r a li4e n ti"icati n, a)) int a date n r be" re !hich a))licati n " r re+istrati n, !hich shall be acc m)anied by s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les, shall be made t the /e+istrati n Trib#nal. (3) The /e+istrati n Trib#nal shall examine e&ery a))licati n recei&ed n r be" re the a)) inted day and i" it is satis"ied that the a))licant is *#ali"ied " r re+istrati n #nder secti n 23, shall direct the entry " the name " the a))licant in the re+ister. (=) The "irst re+ister s )re)ared shall therea"ter be )#blished in s#ch manner as the $entral % &ernment may direct and any )ers n a++rie&ed by a decisi n " the /e+istrati n Trib#nal ex)ressed r im)lied in the re+ister s )#blished may, !ithin thirty days "r m the date " s#ch )#blicati n, a))eal a+ainst s#ch decisi n t an a#th rity a)) inted by the central % &ernment in this behal" by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette. (3) The a#th rity a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (=) shall, a"ter +i&in+ the )ers n a""ected an )) rt#nity " bein+ heard and a"ter callin+ " r rele&ant rec rds, ma4e s#ch rder as it may deem "it. (1) The /e+istrar shall amend, !here necessary, the re+ister in acc rdance !ith the decisi ns " the a#th rity a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (=). (7) 9&ery )ers n !h se name is entered in the re+ister shall be iss#ed a certi"icate " re+istrati n in s#ch " rm as may be )rescribed by r#les. (0) B) n the c nstit#ti n " the $ #ncil, the re+ister shall be +i&en int its c#st dy, and the $entral % &ernment may direct that the !h le r any s)eci"ied )art " the a))licati n "ees " r re+istrati n in the "irst re+ister shall be )aid t the credit " the $ #ncil. 23. A )ers n shall be entitled n )ayment " s#ch "ees as may be )rescribed by r#les t ha&e his name entered in the re+ister, i" he resides r carries n the )r "essi n " architect in India and 88 a. h lds a rec +nised *#ali"icati n, r b. d es n t h ld s#ch a *#ali"icati n b#t, bein+ a citi(en " India, has been en+a+ed in )ractice as an architect " r a )eri d " n t less than "i&e years )ri r t the date a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 2=, r c. ) ssesses s#ch ther *#ali"icati ns as may be )rescribed by r#les 7

>r &ided that n )ers n ther than a citi(en " India shall be entitled t re+istrati n by &irt#e " a *#ali"icati n 88 a. rec +nised #nder s#b8secti n (1) " secti n 13 #nless by the la! and )ractice " a c #ntry #tside India t !hich s#ch )ers n bel n+s, citi(ens " India h ldin+ architect#ral *#ali"icati n re+istrable in that c #ntry are )ermitted t enter and )ractise the )r "essi n " architect in s#ch c #ntry, r b. #nless the $entral % &ernment has, in )#rs#ance " a scheme " reci)r city r ther!ise, declared that *#ali"icati n t be a rec +nised *#ali"icati n #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 13.

21. (1) A"ter the date a)) inted " r the recei)t " a))licati ns " r re+istrati n in the "irst re+ister " architects, all a))licati ns " r re+istrati n shall be addressed t the /e+istrar " the $ #ncil and shall be acc m)anied by s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les. (2) I" #) n s#ch a))licati n the /e+istrar is " )ini n that the a))licant is entitled t ha&e his name entered in the re+ister he shall enter there n the name " the a))licant 7 >r &ided that n )ers n, !h se name has #nder the )r &isi ns " this Act been rem &ed "r m the re+ister, shall be entitled t ha&e his name re8entered in the re+ister exce)t !ith the a))r &al " the $ #ncil. (3) Any )ers n !h se a))licati n " r re+istrati n is reAected by the /e+istrar may, !ithin three m nths " the date " s#ch reAecti n, a))eal t the $ #ncil. (=) B) n entry in the re+ister " a name #nder this secti n, the /e+istrar shall iss#e a certi"icate " re+istrati n in s#ch " rm as may be )rescribed by the r#les. 27. (1) The $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, direct that " r the retenti n " a name in the re+ister a"ter the 31st day " 6ecember " the year " ll !in+ the year in !hich the name is "irst entered in the re+ister, there shall be )aid ann#ally t the $ #ncil s#ch rene!al "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les and !here s#ch directi n has been made, s#ch rene!al "ee shall be d#e t be )aid be" re the "irst day " A)ril " the year t !hich it relates. (2) ?here the rene!al "ee is n t )aid be" re the d#e date, the /e+istrar shall rem &e the name " the de"a#lter "r m the re+ister 7 >r &ided that a name s rem &ed may be rest red t the re+ister n s#ch c nditi ns as may be )rescribed by r#les. (3) 'n )ayment " the rene!al "ee, the /e+istrar shall, in s#ch manner as may be )rescribed by r#les, end rse the certi"icate " re+istrati n acc rdin+ly. 20. An architect shall, n )ayment " s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les, be entitled t ha&e entered in the re+ister any "#rther rec +nised *#ali"icati n !hich he may btain. 29. (1) The $ #ncil may, by rder, rem &e "r m the re+ister the name " any architect 8 a. "r m !h m a re*#est has been recei&ed t that e""ect, r b. !h has died since the last )#blicati n " the re+ister. (2) .#bAect t the )r &isi ns " this secti n, the $ #ncil may rder that the name " any architect shall be rem &ed "r m the re+ister !here it is satis"ied, a"ter +i&in+ him a reas nable )) rt#nity " bein+ heard and a"ter s#ch "#rther in*#iry, i" any, as it may thin4 "it t ma4e, 88 a. that his name has been entered in the re+ister by err r r n acc #nt " misre)resentati n r s#))ressi n " a material "act- r b. that he has been c n&icted " any ""ence !hich, in the )ini n " the $ #ncil, in& l&es m ral t#r)it#de- r c. that he is an #ndischar+ed ins l&ent- r

d. that he has been adA#d+ed by a c m)etent c #rt t be " #ns #nd mind. (3) An rder #nder s#b8secti n (2) may direct that any architect !h se name is rdered t be rem &ed "r m a re+ister shall be ineli+ible " r re+istrati n #nder this Act " r s#ch )eri d as may be s)eci"ied. (=) An rder #nder s#b8secti n (2) shall n t ta4e e""ect #ntil the ex)iry " three m nths "r m the date there ". 32. (1) ?hen n recei)t " a c m)laint made t it, the $ #ncil is " )ini n that any architect has been +#ilty " )r "essi nal misc nd#ct !hich, i" )r &ed, !ill render him #n"it t )ractise as an architect, the $ #ncil may h ld an in*#iry in s#ch manner as may be )rescribed by r#les. (2) A"ter h ldin+ the in*#iry #nder s#b8secti n (1) and a"ter hearin+ the architect, the $ #ncil may, by rder, re)rimand the said architect r s#s)end him "r m )ractice as an architect r rem &e his name "r m the re+ister r )ass s#ch ther rder as it thin4s "it. 31. A )ers n !h se name has been rem &ed "r m the re+ister #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 27, s#b8secti n (1) r s#b8secti n(2) " secti n 29 r s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 32, r !here s#ch )ers n is dead, his le+al re)resentati&e, as de"ined in cla#se (11) " secti n 2 " the $ de " $i&il >r ced#re, 1920, shall " rth!ith s#rrender his certi"icate " re+istrati n t the /e+istrar, and the name s rem &ed shall be )#blished in the '""icial %a(ette. 32. The $ #ncil may, at any time, " r reas ns a))earin+ t it be s#""icient and s#bAect t the a))r &al " the $entral % &ernment, rder that #) n )ayment " s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les, the name " the )ers n rem &ed "r m the re+ister shall be rest red theret . 33. ?here it is sh !n t the satis"acti n " the /e+istrar that a certi"icate " re+istrati n has been l st r destr yed, the /e+istrar may, n )ayment " s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les, iss#e a d#)licate certi"icate in the " rm )rescribed by the r#les. 3=. As s n as may be a"ter the Ist day " A)ril in each year, the /e+istrar shall ca#se t be )rinted c )ies " the re+ister as it st d n the said date and s#ch c )ies shall be made a&ailable t )ers ns a))lyin+ there" re n )ayment " s#ch "ee as may be )rescribed by r#les and shall be e&idence that n the said date the )ers ns !h se names are entered therein !ere architects. 33. (1) Any re"erence in any la! " r the time bein+ in " rce t an architect shall be deemed t be a re"erence t an architect re+istered #nder this Act. (2) A"ter the ex)iry " t! years "r m the date a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 2=, a )ers n !h is re+istered in the re+ister shall +et )re"erence " r a)) intment as an architect #nder the $entral r .tate % &ernment r in any ther l cal b dy r instit#ti n !hich is s#)) rted r aided "r m the )#blic r l cal "#nds r in any instit#ti n rec +nised by the $entral r .tate % &ernment.

Chapter - IV ( Miscellaneous )

31. I" any )ers n !h se name is n t " r the time bein+ entered in the re+ister "alsely re)resents that it is s entered, r #ses in c nnecti n !ith his name r title any ! rds r letters reas nably calc#lated t s#++est that his name is s entered, he shall be )#nishable !ith "ine !hich may extend t ne th #sand r#)ees. 37. (1) A"ter the ex)iry " ne year "r m the date a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 2=, n )ers n ther than a re+istered architect, r a "irm " architects shall #se the title and style " architect 7

>r &ided that the )r &isi ns " this secti n shall n t a))ly t 8

a. )ractice " the )r "essi n " an architect by a )ers n desi+nated as a ,landsca)e architect, r ,na&al architect,b. a )ers n !h , carryin+ n the )r "essi n " an architect in any c #ntry #tside India, #nderta4es the "#ncti n as a c ns#ltant r desi+ner in India " r a s)eci"ic )r Aect !ith the )ri r )ermissi n " the $entral % &ernment.

9x)lanati n 8 ; r the )#r) ses " cla#se (a), 88 i. ,landsca)e architect, means a )ers n !h deals !ith the desi+n " )en s)aces relatin+ t )lants, trees and landsca)eii. ,na&al architect, means an architect !h deals !ith desi+n and c nstr#cti n " shi)s. (2) I" any )ers n c ntra&enes the )r &isi ns " s#b8secti n (1), he shall be )#nishable n "irst c n&icti n !ith "ine !hich may extend t "i&e h#ndred r#)ees and n any s#bse*#ent c n&icti n !ith im)ris nment !hich may extend t six m nths r !ith "ine n t exceedin+ ne th #sand r#)ees r !ith b th. 30. I" any )ers n !h se name has been rem &ed "r m the re+ister "ails !ith #t s#""icient ca#se " rth!ith t s#rrender his certi"icate " re+istrati n, he shall be )#nishable !ith "ine !hich may extend t ne h#ndred r#)ees, and, in the case " a c ntin#in+ "ail#re, !ith an additi nal "ine !hich may extend t ten r#)ees " r each day a"ter the "irst d#rin+ !hich he has )ersisted in the "ail#re. 39. (1) : c #rt shall ta4e c +ni(ance " any ""ence )#nishable #nder this Act, exce)t #) n c m)laint made by rder " the $ #ncil r a )ers n a#th rised in this behal" by the $ #ncil. (2) : Ma+istrate ther than a >residency Ma+istrate r a Ma+istrate " the "irst class shall try any ""ence )#nishable #nder this Act. =2. (1) The $ #ncil shall "#rnish s#ch re) rts, c )ies " its min#tes, and ther in" rmati n t the $entral % &ernment as that % &ernment may re*#ire. (2) The $entral % &ernment may )#blish, in s#ch manner as it may thin4 "it, any re) rt, c )y r ther in" rmati n "#rnished t it #nder this secti n. =1. : s#it, )r sec#ti n r ther le+al )r ceedin+ shall lie a+ainst the $entral % &ernment, the $ #ncil r any member " the $ #ncil, the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee r any ther c mmittee r ""icers and ther em)l yees " the $ #ncil " r anythin+ !hich is in + d "aith d ne r intended t be d ne #nder this Act r any r#le r re+#lati n made there #nder. =2. The members " the $ #ncil and ""icers and ther em)l yees " the $ #ncil shall be deemed t be )#blic ser&ants !ithin the meanin+ " secti n 21 " the Indian >enal $ de. =3. (1) I" any di""ic#lty arises in +i&in+ e""ect t the )r &isi ns " this Act, the $entral % &ernment may, by rder )#blished in the '""icial %a(ette, ma4e s#ch )r &isi ns, n t inc nsistent !ith the )r &isi ns " this Act, as a))ear t it t be necessary r ex)edient " r rem &in+ the di""ic#lty 7 >r &ided that n s#ch rder shall be made #nder this secti n a"ter the ex)iry " t! years "r m the date " c mmencement " this Act. (2) 9&ery rder made #nder this secti n shall, as s n as may be a"ter it is made, be laid be" re each 5 #se " >arliament and the )r &isi ns " s#b8secti n(3) " secti n == shall a))ly in res)ect " s#ch rder as it a))lies in res)ect " a r#le made #nder this Act. ==. (1) The $entral % &ernment may, by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette, ma4e r#les t carry #t the )#r) ses " this

Act. (2) In )artic#lar and !ith #t )reA#dice t the +enerality " the " re+ in+ ) !er, s#ch r#les may )r &ide " r all r any " the " ll !in+ matters, namely 7 8 a. the manner in !hich electi ns #nder $ha)ter II shall be c nd#cted, the terms and c nditi ns " ser&ice " the member " the Trib#nal a)) inted #nder s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 3 and the )r ced#re t be " ll !ed by the Trib#nalb. the )r ced#re t be " ll !ed by the ex)ert c mmittee c nstit#ted #nder the )r &is t s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 1= in the transacti n " its b#siness and the ) !ers and d#ties " the ex)ert c mmittee and the tra&ellin+ and daily all !ances )ayable t the members there "c. the )artic#lars t be incl#ded in the re+ister " architects #nder s#b8secti n (3) " secti n 23d. the " rm in !hich a certi"icate " re+istrati n is t be iss#ed #nder s#b8secti n (7) " secti n 2=, s#b8secti n (=) " secti n 21 and secti n 33. e. the "ee t be )aid #nder secti ns 2=, 23, 21, 27, 20 , 32 and 33". the c nditi ns n !hich name may be rest red t the re+ister #nder the )r &is t s#b8secti n (2) " secti n 27+. the manner " end rsement #nder s#b8secti n (3) " secti n 27h. the manner in !hich the $ #ncil shall h ld an en*#iry #nder secti n 32i. the "ee " r s#))lyin+ )rinted c )ies " the re+ister #nder secti n 3=. A. any ther matter !hich is t be r may be )r &ided by r#les #nder this Act (3) 9&ery r#le made #nder this secti n shall be laid, as s n as may be a"ter it is made, be" re each 5 #se " >arliament, !hile it is in sessi n, " r a t tal )eri d " thirty days !hich may be c m)rised in ne sessi n r in t! r m re s#ccessi&e sessi ns, and i", be" re the ex)iry " the sessi n immediately " ll !in+ the sessi n r the s#ccessi&e sessi ns a" resaid, b th 5 #ses a+ree in ma4in+ any m di"icati n t the r#le r b th 5 #ses a+ree that the r#le sh #ld n t be made, the r#le shall therea"ter ha&e e""ect nly in s#ch m di"ied " rm r be " n e""ect, as the case may be- s , h !e&er, that any s#ch m di"icati n r ann#lment shall be !ith #t )reA#dice t the &alidity " anythin+ )re&i #sly d ne #nder that r#le. =3. (1) The $ #ncil may, !ith the a))r &al " the central % &ernment, D[by n ti"icati n in the '""icial %a(ette] ma4e re+#lati ns n t inc nsistent !ith the )r &isi ns " this Act, r the r#les made there #nder t carry #t the )#r) ses " this Act. (2) In )artic#lar and !ith #t )reA#dice t the +enerality " the " re+ in+ ) !er, s#ch re+#lati ns may )r &ide " r 8 a. the mana+ement " the )r )erty " the $ #ncilb. the ) !ers and d#ties " the >resident and the @ice8>resident " the $ #ncilc. the s#mm nin+ and h ldin+ " meetin+s " the $ #ncil and the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee r any ther c mmittee c nstit#ted #nder secti n 12, the times and )laces at !hich s#ch meetin+s shall be held, the

c nd#ct " b#siness thereat and the n#mber " )ers ns necessary t c nstit#te a *# r#md. the "#ncti ns " the 9xec#ti&e $ mmittee r " any ther c mmittee c nstit#ted #nder secti n 12e. the c #rses and )eri ds " st#dy and " )ractical trainin+, i" any, t be #nderta4en, the s#bAects " examinati ns and standards " )r "iciency therein t be btained in any c lle+e r instit#ti n " r +rant " rec +nised *#ali"icati ns". the a)) intment, ) !ers and d#ties " ins)ect r+. the standards " sta"", e*#i)ment, acc mm dati n, trainin+ and ther "acilities " r architect#ral ed#cati nh. the c nd#ct " )r "essi nal examinati ns, *#ali"icati ns " examiners and the c nditi ns " admissi n t s#ch examinati nsi. A. the standards " )r "essi nal c nd#ct and eti*#ette and c de " ethics t be bser&ed by architectsany ther matter !hich is t be r may be )r &ided by re+#lati ns #nder this Act and in res)ect " !hich n r#les ha&e been made.

D(3) 9&ery re+#lati n made #nder this secti n shall be laid, as s n as may be a"ter it is made, be" re each 5 #se " >arliament, !hile it is in sessi n, " r a t tal )eri d " thirty days !hich may be c m)rised in ne sessi n r in t! r m re s#ccessi&e sessi ns, and i", be" re the ex)iry " the sessi n immediately " ll !in+ the sessi n r the s#ccessi&e sessi ns a" resaid, b th 5 #ses a+ree in ma4in+ any m di"icati n t the re+#lati n r b th 5 #ses a+ree that the re+#lati n sh #ld n t be made, the re+#lati ns shall therea"ter ha&e e""ect nly in s#ch m di"ied " rm r be " n e""ect, as the case may be- s , h !e&er, that any s#ch m di"icati n r ann#lment shall be !ith #t )reA#dice t the &alidity " anythin+ )re&i #sly d ne #nder that re+#lati n

Schedule

QUALIFICATIONS 1. Cachel r 6e+ree " Architect#re a!arded by Indian Bni&ersities established by an Act " the $entral r .tate Ee+islat#re. 2. :ati nal 6i)l ma (; rmally All India 6i)l ma) in Architect#re a!arded by the All India $ #ncil " r Technical 9d#cati n. 3. 6e+ree " Cachel r " Architect#re (C. Arch.) a!arded by the Indian Instit#te " Techn l +y, Fhara+)#r. =. ;i&e8year "#ll8time 6i)l ma in Architect#re " the .ir G.G. .ch l " Art, C mbay, a!arded a"ter 19=1.

3. 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the .tate C ard " Technical 9d#cati n and Trainin+ " the % &ernment " Andhra >radesh !ith e""ect "r m 1912 (" r the st#dents trained at the % &ernment $ lle+e " Arts and Architect#re, 5yderabad). 1. 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the % &ernment $ lle+e " Arts and Architect#re, 5yderabad till 1939, s#bAect t the c nditi n that the candidates c ncerned ha&e s#bse*#ently )assed a s)ecial "inal examinati n in Architect#re held by the .tate C ard " Technical 9d#cati n, Andhra >radesh and btained a s)ecial certi"icate. 7. 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the Bni&ersity " :a+)#r !ith e""ect "r m 1913 t the st#dents trained at the

% &ernment > lytechnic, :a+)#r. 0. % &ernment 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the % &ernment " Maharashtra ( r the " rmer % &ernment " C mbay). 9. 6i)l ma in Architect#re " Falabha&an Technical Instit#te, Car da. 12.Membershi) " the Indian Instit#te " Architects. 11.:ati nal 6i)l ma (; rmally All India 6i)l ma) in Architect#re a!arded by the All India $ #ncil " r Technical 9d#cati n. 12.6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the Bni&ersity " :a+)#r d#rin+ the )eri d 1912 t 191=. 1 13.Cachel r 6e+ree in Architect#re a!arded by the .ch l " >lannin+ " Architect#re, :e! 6elhi (an Instit#ti n deemed t be a Bni&ersity) !ith e""ect "r m 381281979. 2 1=.6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the $entre " r 9n&ir nment >lannin+ and Techn l +y ($9>T), Ahmedabad, !ith e""ect "r m 1181281902.3 13.6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the Instit#te " 9n&ir nment 6esi+n t the st#dents trained at the 6.$. >atel .ch l " Architect#re, @allabh @idya :a+ar (%#Aarat). =, 3 H 7 11.;i&e8year 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the .#shant .ch e""ect "r m 1.1.199= t the st#dents trained at the .#shant .ch l " Art and Architect#re, %#r+a n (5aryana) !ith l " Art and Architect#re, %#r+a n (5aryana). 1

17.;i&e8year 6i)l ma in Architect#re a!arded by the T@C .ch l " 5abitat .t#dies, .ect r86, @asant F#nA, :e! 6elhi !ith e""ect "r m 1.0.1993 t the st#dents trained at the T@C .ch l " 5abitat .t#dies, .ect r86, @asant F#nA, :e! 6elhi.0

D Inserted by : ti"icati n in the %a(ette " India n 19th May, 1902