Section 40 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

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.

Title: Vesting of properties and other rights, etc., in Committees

Description: (1) On and from the commencement of this Act, all assets, rights, leaseholds, powers, authorities and privileges and all properties, movable and immovable, including lands, buildings, stores, cash balances, cash on hand, reserve funds, investments and all other rights and interests in or arising out of such properties as were immediately before such commencement in the ownership, power or control of Haj Committee, Mumbai, constituted under the Haj Committee Act, 1959 (51 of 1959) and all books of account, registers and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto shall vest absolutely in and belong to the Committee. (2) On and from the commencement of this Act, all assets, rights, leaseholds, powers, authorities and privileges and all properties, movable and immovable, including lands, buildings, stores, cash balances, cash on hand, reserve funds, investments and all other rights and interests in or arising out of such properties as were immediately before such commencement in the ownership, power or control of Haj Committee of a State and, all books of account, registers and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto shall vest absolutely in and belong to the Haj Committee of a State. (3) All debts, obligations and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the Committee or a State Committee immediately before such commencement for or in connection with the purposes of the Committee or a State Committee shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into and engaged to be done by, with or for the Committee or a State Committee, as the case may be. (4) All sums of money due to the Committee or a State Committee immediately before such commencement shall be deemed to be due to the Committee or a State Committee, as the case may be. (5) All contracts made with and all instruments executed on behalf of the Haj Committee, Mumbai or the Haj Committee of a State shall be deemed to have been made or executed on behalf of the Committee, or as the case may be, the State Committee and shall be performed accordingly. (6) In all suits and legal proceedings pending on the commencement of this Act in or to which the Haj Committee, Mumbai or the Haj Committee of a State was a party, the Committee, or as the case may be, the State Committee shall be deemed to have been substituted therefor.

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (i) the manner of election of members of the Committee under clause (ii) of section 4; (ii) the terms and conditions of the Chairperson and members under sub-section (2) of section 6; (iii) the powers and duties of the Chairperson under sub-section (3) of section 7; (iv) the manner in which the members may be re-nominated under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 8; (v) duties in connection with Haj under clause (ix) of sub-section (1) of section 9; (vi) the functions of the Chief Executive Officer and the terms and conditions of service of the Chief Executive Officer and other employees of the Committee under section 16; (vii) the number of members of a Joint State Committee or of a Committee for Union territory under the proviso to clause (vi) of sub-section (1) of section 18; (viii) the manner in which the accounts shall be maintained by the Committee and the State Committees and the audit of such accounts under section 34; (ix) issue of Haj Pilgrim Pass under sub-section (1) of section 35; (x) amendment of the Schedule relating to the zones comprising contiguous States or Union territories under section 41; (xi) any other matter which may be prescribed. (3) Every rule made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions , and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid, or the session immediately following, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

The Haj Committee Act, 2002