Engineering Council envisaged to monitor engineering profession
Posted on August 21st, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

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)

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One Response to “Engineering Council envisaged to monitor engineering profession”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    India has over 400 million poor people and over 40 million people in India are unemployed. If this ETCA is signed and the Hanuman bridge is built all these desperate people in India will come in droves to Sri Lanka since the socio-economic situation of Sri Lanka is a million times better than the socio economic situation of India. I would urge the uncaring and cruel Indian government to provide basic housing, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, food and clothing to these desperately poor 400 million Indians rather than spending US 5.2 billion dollars in building a Hanuman bridge to Sri Lanka. If Sri Lanka signs this ETCA with India it will be Sri Lanka’s end. Sri Lanka should not sign any such trade deals where people can come here to work freely, unless the country we are signing the ETCA with has a similar or a better socio-economic situation than Sri Lanka. I would urge the uncaring, corrupt and cruel India Government to immediately stop building space stations and nuclear weapons and use that money to provide basic housing, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, food and clothing to the 400 million desperately poor people of India which is a government’s basic responsibility. Sri Lanka should stop immediately the signing of ETCA with India and urge the Indian Government to carry out the above task rather than serving the rich people of India only which the uncaring and cruel Indian Government seems to be doing.

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