Section 44 in The Haj Committee Act, 2002

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.

Title: Power to make bye-laws

Description: (1) The Committee may, by notification, make bye-laws consistent with the provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder in respect of the following matters, namely:-- (i) powers and duties of the Vice-Chairpersons under sub-section (4) of section 7; (ii) providing for the publication of the proceedings of the Committee and any matter of interests to pilgrims under clause (viii) of sub-section (1) of section 9; (iii) laying down the rules of procedure for transaction of business at meeting of the Committee under sub-section (5) of section 10; (iv) powers and functions of the Standing Committee and determination of number of members and other persons in sub-committees under section 11; (v) providing for any other matter which the Committee deems necessary for giving effect to the provisions of this Act. (2) Bye-laws made by the Committee under this section shall be submitted to the Central Government and shall not take effect until they have been confirmed by the Central Government. (3) Bye-laws which have been confirmed by the Central Government shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Title: Power to delegate

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder, the Committee may, by general or special order in writing, with the prior approval of the Central Government, delegate to any member or Chief Executive Officer on the Committee, and subject to such conditions and limitations, as may be specified in the order, such of its powers under this Act (except the powers to make bye-laws under section 45) as it may deem necessary.

Title: Power to make rules by State Governments

Description: (1) The State Governments may, in consultation with the Central Government, by notification make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act in respect of the State Committees. (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) terms and conditions of the Chairperson and members of the State Committee under sub-section (2) of section 20; (ii) the manner in which the members may be re-nominated under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 22; (iii) duties of the State Committee under sub-section (3) of section 27; (iv) the functions of the Executive Officer and the terms and conditions of service of officers and other employees under section 29; (v) any other matter which is required to be or may be prescribed. (3) Every rule made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the State Legislature.

Title: Provisions as to employees of the existing Committee before the commencement of this Act

Description: Every officer and other employee of any of the existing Committee and the State Committee, as the case may be, shall, on and from the commencement of this Act, stand transferred to or become an officer or other employee of the Committee or the State Committee, as the case may be, with such designation as such Committee may determine and shall hold office or service therein by the same tenure, at the same remuneration, upon the same terms and conditions of service as he would have held under the Haj Committee constituted under the Haj Committee Act, 1959 (51 of 1959) and shall continue to do so as an officer or other employee of the Committee till such time the terms and conditions are duly altered by such Committee: Provided that the tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions of service of any such officer or other employee of the Committee or of a State Committee, as the case may be, shall not be altered to his disadvantage without the previous sanction of the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be: Provided further that any service rendered by any such officer or other employee before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to be the service rendered under the Committee or, as the case may be, the State Committee.

The Haj Committee Act, 2002