Section 4 in The National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993

Title: Term of office and conditions of service of Members

Description: (1) The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and the Member-Secretary shall hold office on a full-time basis. (2) The term of office of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and the Member-Secretary shall be four years, or till they complete the age of sixty years, whichever is earlier. (3) The conditions of service of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and the Member-Secretary shall be such as may be prescribed. (4) The term of office of Members other than the Members specified in clauses (a) to (l) and clauses (n) and (o) of sub-section (4) of section 3 shall be two years or till fresh appointments are made, whichever is later, and other conditions of service of such Members shall be such as may be prescribed. (5) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of Chairperson, whether by reason of death, resignation or inability to discharge the functions of a Chairperson owing to illness or other incapacity, the Vice-Chairperson holding office as such for the time being, shall act as the Chairperson and shall, unless any other person is appointed earlier as Chairperson, hold office of the Chairperson for the remainder of the term of office of the person in whose place the said person is to so act. (6) If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Vice-Chairperson or any other Member, whether by reason of death, resignation or inability to discharge his functions owing to illness or other incapacity, such vacancy shall be filled up by making fresh appointment and the person so appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the office of the person in whose place such person is so appointed. (7) The Chairperson shall, in addition to presiding over the meetings of the Council, exercise and discharge such powers and duties of the Council as may be delegated to him by the Council and such other powers and duties as may be prescribed. (8) The Vice-Chairperson shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him by the Chairperson from time to time.

Title: Disqualification for office of Member

Description: A person shall be disqualified for being appointed as a Member if he— (a) has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence, which, in the opinion of the Central Government, involves moral turpitude; or (b) is an undischarged insolvent; or (c) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; or (d) has been removed or dismissed from the service of the Government or a body corporate owned or controlled by the Government; or(e) has in the opinion of the Central Government such financial or other interest in the Council as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his functions as a Member.

Title: Vacation of office of Member

Description: The Central Government shall remove a Member if he— (a) becomes subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in section 5: Provided that no Member shall be removed on the ground that he has become subject to the disqualification mentioned in clause (e) of that section, unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter; or (b) refuses to act or becomes incapable of acting; or (c) is, without obtaining leave of absence from the Council, absent from three consecutive meetings of the Council; or (d) in the opinion of the Central Government, has so abused his position as to render his continuance in office detrimental to the public interest: Provided that no Member shall be removed under this clause unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.

Title: Meetings of the Council

Description: (1) The Council shall meet at such time and places, and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (including the quorum at such meetings) as may be provided by regulations: Provided that the Council shall meet at least once every year. (2) The Chairperson, and in the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall preside at the meetings of the Council. (3) If for any reason the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson, both are unable to attend any meeting of the Council, any other Member chosen by the Members present at the meeting shall preside at that meeting. (4) All questions which come up before any meeting of the Council shall be decided by a majority of votes of the Members present and voting and in the event of any equality of votes, the Chairperson, or in the absence of the Chairperson the person presiding, shall have and exercise a second or casting vote.

Title: Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Council

Description: No act or proceeding of the Council shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Council; or (b) any defect in the appointment of a person acting as a Member of the Council; or (c) any irregularity in the procedure of the Council not affecting the merits of the case.

The National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993