Section 26 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

Title: Filling of a casual vacancy

Description: (1) When the seat of a member becomes vacant by his removal, resignation, death or otherwise, a new member shall be nominated in his place and such member shall hold office so long as the member whose place he fills would have been entitled to hold office if such vacancy had not occurred. (2) Any casual vacancy under sub-section (1) shall be filled up by the same category to which the former member belonged.

Title: Duties of State Committee

Description: (1) It shall be the duty of a State Committee to implement the policy and directions of the Committee in the interests of Haj pilgrims. (2) The State Committee shall provide assistance to the Haj pilgrims including in the matter of their transport between their home States and the point of exit from India and their transit accommodation at points of exit. (3) The State Committee shall discharge such other duties in connection with Haj as may be prescribed by the State Government concerned, in consultation with the Central Government.

Title: Meetings of State Committee

Description: (1) A State Committee shall meet at least twice in a year before the Haj day and once after the Haj is over. (2) The number of members required to make a quorum at any meeting of the State Committee shall be one-third of its members. (3) In addition to the number of meetings specified in sub-section (1), the State Committee may hold meetings as and when requisitioned by at least one-third of its members or when considered necessary by the Chairperson. (4) All matters shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and, in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson or other person presiding shall have a casting vote.

Title: Executive Officer and employees of State Committee

Description: (1) The State Government shall appoint a person, from amongst its officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary, to be the Executive Officer of the State Committee: Provided that the person so appointed shall preferably be a Muslim. (2) The Executive Officer of the State Committee shall act as its Secretary. (3) The Executive Officer shall execute the decisions of the State Committee and perform such other functions as may be prescribed: Provided that in case of any difference of opinion between the Executive Officer and the State Committee, he shall bring the matter to the notice of the State Government whose decision thereon shall be final. (4) The State Committee shall, with the previous sanction of the State Government, employ such officers and other employees as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. (5) The term of office and conditions of service of officers and other employees shall be such as may be prescribed.

Title: Central Haj Fund

Description: The Committee shall have its own Fund to be called the Central Haj Fund, and there shall be placed to the credit thereof the following sums, namely:-- (a) sums realised from any fees and service charges which may be levied by the Committee:-- (i) for registration of applications for Haj; and (ii) for issue of Haj pilgrim travel passes; (b) money collected from pilgrims for performance of Haj; (c) the income from all deposits and investment of the Committee's funds; (d) the sums realised from the sale of the effects of deceased pilgrims and sums of money left by them, which are unclaimed and have lapsed to the Central Government; (e) any sums loaned by the Central or a State Government, or any other source approved by the Government; (f) any amount that may be legally due to the Committee from any source; and (g) the amount standing at the commencement of this Act to the credit of the Haj Fund or the Indigent Pilgrims Fund established under the Haj Committee Act, 1959 (51 of 1959).

The Haj Committee Act, 2002