The responsibilities of the ITSC Council are as follows:
(a) The ITSC Council shall comprise representatives from the industry associations, organisations, academia, research institutes, professional bodies and government agencies.
(b) ITSC has the power to appoint additional individual Council members where necessary, up to 30% of its membership.
(c) The term of ITSC shall be in tandem with the three year Standards Council term. Each ITSC Council member will serve a maximum of two Standards Council terms consecutively. However, the extension of a 3rd consecutive term may be considered by ITSC.
The key roles of the Chairman are as follows:
(a) To provide the linkage between the Standards Council and the standardisation work of the SC.
(b) To provide leadership and direction to the SC to ensure that it performs its function appropriately in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the SC.
(c) To provide the leadership perspective where standardisation can play a key role to meet industry needs.
(d) To spearhead the development of the Workplan for the SC and ensure that the key outcomes of the plan are delivered.
(e) To work closely in consultation with the SC Secretary in carrying out the activities of the SC, e.g. planning of work programme.
(f) To report on the progress the SC work to the Standards Council on a regular basis.
(g) To be impartial, i.e. the Chairman has to take a neutral position and be above board when carrying out the roles and duties, and should aim for the SC to reach the decisions through consensus.
(h) To carry out the roles and duties with decorum.
In the absence of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman will take on the role as Chairman.
The key roles of the ITSC Council members are as follows:
(a) To provide the industry perspective where standardisation can play a key role to meet industry needs.
(b) To represent the views of his nominating organisations at meetings if he is an organisation representative. The member should ensure that his nominating organisations are regularly informed of SC activities.
(c) To provide full information to the SC and not improperly withhold relevant information within the scope of the work carried out by SC. Any omission of relevant information could contribute to the production of a false or misleading document.
(d) To carry out the roles and duties with decorum.
The key roles of the ITSC Secretary are as a project manager, to:
(a) provide key support to the Chairman in implementing the Business Plan of the ITSC.
(b) organise meetings and be the liaison point with all TCs and other Standards Committees.
(c) provide the necessary guidance to the ITSC on policies and procedures associated with the standardisation programme.
(d) identify projects in new emerging infocomm areas and monitor trends at the international and national levels under its scope of work.
(e) track the progress of voting and to suggest extension of voting period, if necessary.
(f) collate votes from the national mirror committee members on all international documents when Singapore is a “P” member and submit national vote to ISO/IEC JTC 1 within the deadline given by ISO/IEC JTC 1.
(g) prepare the overall ITSC progress reports and business plans to the Standards Council on a half-yearly basis or as and when required.
ITSC Council may, at its discretion, form Special Working Groups (SWG) or Task Force to assist in the performance of its responsibilities. Such SWGs or Task Force have specific responsibilities and operate on a continuing basis until dissolved by ITSC Council. ITSC SWGs or Task Force operate under the auspices of ITSC Council. The membership is open to ITSC members and any others as specified in the terms of reference by ITSC Council for the SWG or Task Force.
ITSC may, at its discretion, form ad-hoc groups to undertake specific tasks between meetings of its parent committee e.g. ITSC or its TCs. The membership of an ad-hoc group shall be chosen from the ITSC or TC members. ITSC TCs are required to keep the ITSC Secretariat informed of any Ad-Hoc Groups formed under its TC, its purpose and membership.