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Broadcasting Services Act, 2001
April 04, 2001


SECOND SCHEDULE - (Section 3(4))

Ancillary Power of the Authority

1. To acquire by lease, purchase, or otherwise, immovable property and to construct buildings thereon.

2. To buy, take in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire movable property, including vehicles, necessary or convenient for the performance of its functions.

3. To maintain, alter and improve property acquired by it.

4. To mortgage or pledge any assets or part of any assets and, with the approval of the Minister, to sell, exchange, let, dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with any assets or part of any assets which are not required for the exercise of its functions for such consideration as the Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, determine.

5. To open bank and building society accounts in the name of the Authority and to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue for the purposes of its functions, cheques, promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading, securities and other instruments.

6. To insure against losses, damages, risks and liabilities which it may incur.

7. To enter into contracts and suretyships’ or give guarantees in connection with the exercise of its functions and to modify or rescind such contracts or rescind surety ships or guarantees.

8. With the approval of the Minister, to enter into, renew, cancel or abandon arrangements with any government or authority, local or otherwise, that may seem conducive to the exercise of its functions or any of them and to obtain from such government or authority rights, privileges and concessions which the Authority thinks desirable to obtain and carry out, exercise and comply with such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions.

9. With the approval of the Minister, to raise loans or borrow money in such amounts and for such purposes and under such conditions as may be approved by the Minister.

10. To employ, upon such terms and conditions as the Authority may think fit, such persons as may be necessary for conducting its affairs, and suspend or discharge any such persons.

11. Subject to section 39 of the Audit and Exchequer Act - to pay such remuneration and allowances and grant such leave of absence and to make such gifts and pay such bonuses and the like to its employees as the Authority thinks fit.

12. To provide pecuniary benefits for its employees on their retirement, resignation, discharge or other termination of service or in the event of their sickness or injury and for their dependants, and for that purpose to effect policies of insurance, establish pension or provident funds or make such other provision as may be necessary to secure for its employees and their dependants any or all of the pecuniary benefits to which this paragraph relates.

13. With the approval of the Minister, to purchase, take in exchange, hire and otherwise acquire land or dwellings for use or occupation by its employees.

14. To construct dwellings, outbuildings or improvements for use or occupation by its employees on land purchased, taken in exchange, hired or otherwise acquired by the Authority.

15. To sell or let dwellings and land for residential purposes to its employees.

16. With the approval of the Minister, to guarantee loans to its employees or their spouses for the purchase of dwellings or land for residential purposes, the construction of dwellings and the improvement of dwellings or land which are the property of its employees or their spouses.

17. To provide security in respect of loans guaranteed in terms of paragraph 16 by the deposit of securities.

18. With the approval of the Minister, to make loans to any employee of the Authority—

(a) for the purpose of purchasing vehicles, tools or other equipment used by him in carrying out his duties; or

(b) not exceeding three months’ salary or wages payable to him, for any purpose;

on such security as the Authority considers adequate.

19. To do anything for the purpose of improving the skill, knowledge or usefulness of its employees, and in that connection to provide or assist other persons in providing facilities for training, education and research and to pay for the aforesaid, where necessary.

20. To provide such services as the Authority considers could properly be provided by it.

21. With the approval of the Minister, to provide financial assistance to any person, association, organisation or institution whose activities are such as to be, in the opinion of the Authority, of benefit to the Authority.

22. Generally, to do all such things as may be necessary, conducive or incidental to the exercise of the powers and the performance of the functions of the Authority under this Act or any other enactment.

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