Engineering Council envisaged to monitor engineering profession

20 August 2016 10:17 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government has drafted legislation for the setting up of an Engineering Council headed by a chairman appointed by the Prime Minister for the purpose of upholding the standards of the engineering profession.

According to the gazette notification, the Bill calls for the setting up of the Council, which would maintain the standards and conduct of engineers and their registration under the various categories.

The Engineering Council will consist of four ex-officio members – three Engineering Faculty Deans and the Director General of Vocational and Tertiary Education Commission.

The Bill vests the Prime Minister with authority to appoint 13 members to the Council. Seven of them should be engineers nominated by the Institution of Engineers, four by the Institution of Incorporated Engineers and two by the Sri Lanka Engineering Service.

The Prime Minister will have the authority to appoint a chartered engineer from among the members as Chairman of the Council.

The proposed Council will have authority to register engineers in conformity with the qualifications outlined and also have the authority to accept or reject applications for such registration or cancel a registration.

The Council will have the authority to determine the procedure for disciplinary inquiries in respect of professional misconduct by engineers. It will have wide ranging powers to prepare a code of ethics as well. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • Engineer Abroad Saturday, 20 August 2016 11:16 AM

    We have our established engineering institution and the engineering services board to handle most of these activities. No need of a council under the prime minister. I think there is a hidden agenda behind this so call bill.

    spirit Saturday, 20 August 2016 02:12 PM

    This is a clear evidence that government dances to form ICTA.

    Amila Saturday, 20 August 2016 02:47 PM

    100% Accurate.

    Aruna Alwis Saturday, 20 August 2016 09:03 PM

    Very good move to regulate the engineers and same should be done for the accountants, auditors and tax consultants of this country

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