Section 19 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

Title: Notification of members

Description: As soon as may be after the nomination of the members of a State Committee under sub-section (1) of section 18, the State Government shall publish, in the Official Gazette of that State, the names of all such members.

Title: Term of office

Description: (1) The term of office of the members of the State Committee (other than the ex officio members and members filling casual vacancies) shall be three years, commencing on the day following the publication of the list of members under section 19. (2) The allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of the Chairperson and members shall be such as may be prescribed.

Title: Chairperson

Description: (1) After the publication of the names of members of the State Committee under section 19, the State Government shall convene within forty-five days the first meeting of the State Committee at which the State Committee shall elect a Chairperson from amongst its members: Provided that an ex officio member shall not take part in the election of the Chairperson. (2) If the State Committee fails to elect a Chairperson, the State Government may appoint a member of the State Committee to be the Chairperson thereof. (3) The election of the Chairperson shall be notified by the State Government in the Official Gazette of the State. (4) The term of office of the Chairperson shall be three years and no person shall hold the office of the Chairperson for more than two consecutive terms. (5) Any casual vacancy in the office of the Chairperson shall be filled in accordance with sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be.

Title: Reconstitution of a State Committee

Description: (1) The State Government shall take or cause to be taken all necessary steps for the reconstitution of a new State Committee at least four months before the expiry of the term of the State Committee. (2) An outgoing member shall be eligible for re-nomination of the State Committee for not more than two terms: Provided that fifty per cent. of the nominees may be re-nominated for a second term in such manner as may be prescribed.

Title: Disqualification for being nominated, or for continuing, as a member of the Committee

Description: A person shall be disqualified for being nominated, or for continuing, as a member of the State Committee, if he— (i) is not a citizen of India; (ii) is not a resident of that State; (iii) is not a Muslim, except for an Executive Officer as provided in clause (vi) of sub-section (1) of section 18; (iv) is less than twenty-five years of age; (v) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; (vi) is an undischarged insolvent; (vii) has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the State Government, involves a moral turpitude; (viii) has been on a previous occasion— (a) removed from his office as a member; or (b) removed by an order of a competent authority either for not acting in the interest of the pilgrims or for corruption.

The Haj Committee Act, 2002