Section 35 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

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the Central Government shall give a reasonable opportunity to the Committee to show cause why it should not be superseded. (2) When the Committee is superseded by an order under sub-section (1),-- (a) all members shall, on such date as may be specified in the order, vacate their offices as such members without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.

Title: Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Committee

Description: No act or proceeding of the Committee or of a State Committee or of a Joint State Committee, as the case may be, shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy amongst its members, or any defect in the constitution thereof.

Title: Officers and employees of Committee to be public servants

Description: The officers and employees of the Committees and other persons duly appointed to discharge any duty under this Act or rules or bye-laws made thereunder, shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

The Haj Committee Act, 2002