Section 38 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

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).

Title: Indemnity

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons or any member of the Committee or a State Committee in respect of anything in good faith done or purporting to have been done under this Act, except with the prior permission of the Central or State Government, as the case may be.

Title: Power to amend Schedule

Description: (1) If the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by notification published in the Official Gazette, amend the Schedule and thereupon the Schedule shall be deemed to have been amended accordingly. (2) A copy of every notification made under sub-section (1) shall be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as may be after it is made.

Title: Redressal of grievances

Description: Any Haj pilgrim, who is aggrieved by the discharge of any of the duties performed by the Haj Committee or the State Haj Committee, shall make a representation for the redressal of his grievance to the Haj Committee or the State Haj Committee, as the case may be, and the same shall be disposed of by the said Committee, if necessary, after hearing the aggrieved person.

The Haj Committee Act, 2002