Section 33 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

Title: Application of State Haj Fund

Description: The State Haj Fund shall, subject to any rules that may be made under this Act, be under the control and management of the State Committee and shall be applied to the following purposes, namely:-- (i) pay and allowances of the employees of the State Committee other than its Executive Officer whose pay and allowances shall be borne by the State Government; (ii) payment of charges and expenses incidental to the due performance of its duties by the State Committee for the objects specified in section 27; and (iii) any other expenses, as approved by the State Government which are required to be met by the State Committee.

Title: Accounts and audit.

Description: (1) The Committee and every State Committee shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts, in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government, or as the case may be, the State Government. (2) The accounts shall be examined and audited annually by such auditors as the Central Government or, as the case may be, the State Government may approve. (3) The accounts of the Committee or the State Committee as certified by the auditor together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually by the said Committee to the Central Government, or as the case may be, the State Government. (4) The Central Government shall, as soon as may be after the receipt of the audit report under sub-section (3), cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament. (5) The State Government shall, as soon as may be, after the receipt of the audit report under sub-section (3), cause the same to be laid before the State Legislature.

Title: Powers of Committee to issue Pilgrim Passes and levy fees

Description: (1) The Committee shall have the power to issue a travel document called "Pilgrim Pass" to a Haj pilgrim for his departure from India as a bona fide pilgrim to Saudi Arabia and the said Pilgrim shall be deemed to be exempted from the provisions of section 3 of the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967). (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967), the Central Government may, in consultation with the Committee, levy such fees for registration of Haj pilgrims, issuance of Pilgrim Pass by the Committee and other related matters, as may be prescribed in connection with rendering of such services.

Title: Supersession of Committee

Description: (1) If, in the opinion of the Central Government, the Committee is unable to perform, or persistently makes default in the performance of the duties imposed on it by or under this Act or exceeds or abuses its powers, the Central Government may, by an order published, together with a statement of the reasons therefor, in the Official Gazette, supersede it for such period as may be specified in the order: Provided that before making an order of supersession as aforesaid, the Central Government shall give a reasonable opportunity to the Committee to show cause why it should not be superseded. (2) When the Committee is superseded by an order under sub-section (1),-- (a) all members shall, on such date as may be specified in the order, vacate their offices as such members without prejudice to their eligibility for nomination under clause (d); (b) during the period of supersession of the Committee, all powers and duties conferred and imposed upon the Committee by or under this Act shall be exercised and performed by such officer or authority as the Central Government may appoint in that behalf; (c) all property vested in the Committee shall, until it is reconstituted, vest in the Central Government; (d) before the expiry of the period of supersession, nominations shall be made by the Central Government for the purpose of reconstituting the Committee. (3) An order of supersession made under this section together with a statement of the reasons therefor shall be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as may be after it has been made. (4) A State Government may exercise the same powers and duties in respect of a State Committee as mentioned in sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) of this section subject to the conditions mentioned therein and any directions issued by the Central Government in this regard.

Title: Membership of Committee or State Committee not to constitute office of profit

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the office of a member of the Committee or State Committee shall not be deemed to be an office of profit.

The Haj Committee Act, 2002