Section 14E in The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

Title: Terms and conditions of service

Description: 1[14E. Terms and conditions of service.-- The salary and allowances payable to and the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members of the Appellate Tribunal shall be such as may be prescribed: Provided that neither the salary and allowances nor the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson or a Member of the Appellate Tribunal shall be varied to his disadvantage after appointment.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Vacancies

Description: 1[14F. Vacancies.-- If, for reason other than temporary absence, any vacancy occurs in the office of the Chairperson or a Member of the Appellate Tribunal, the Central Government shall appoint another person in accordance with the provisions of this Act to fill the vacancy and the proceedings may be continued before the Appellate Tribunal from the stage at which the vacancy is filled.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Removal and resignation

Description: 1[14G. Removal and resignation.--(1) The Central Government may remove from office, the Chairperson or any Member of the Appellate Tribunal, who— (a) has been adjudged an insolvent; or (b) has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the Central Government, involves moral turpitude; or (c) has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as the Chairperson or a Member; or (d) has acquired such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially his functions as the Chairperson or a Member; or (e) has so abused his position as to render his continuance in office prejudicial to the public interest. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Chairperson or a Member of the Appellate Tribunal shall not be removed from his office on the ground specified in clause (d) or clause (e) of that sub-section unless the Supreme Court on a reference being made to it in this behalf by the Central Government, has, on an enquiry, held by it in accordance with such procedure as it may specify in this behalf, reported that the Chairperson or a Member ought on such ground or grounds to be removed. (3) The Central Government may suspend from office, the Chairperson or a Member of the Appellate Tribunal in respect of whom a reference has been made to the Supreme Court under sub-section (2), until the Central Government has passed an order on receipt of the report of the Supreme Court on such reference.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member

Description: 1[14GA. Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the qualifications, appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members of the Appellate Tribunal appointed after the commencement of 2[the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter II of the said Act]: Provided that the Chairperson and Member appointed before the commencement of Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017, shall continue to be governed by the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under as if the provisions of section 184 of the Finance Act, 2017 had not come into force.] 1. Ins. by Act 7 of 2017, s. 168 (w.e.f. 26-5-2017). 2. Subs. by Act 33 of 2021, s. 20, for “Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017, shall be governed by the provisions of section 184 of that Act” (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Staff of Appellate Tribunal

Description: (1) The Central Government shall provide the Appellate Tribunal with such officers and employees as it may deem fit. (2) The officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of its Chairperson. (3) The salaries and allowances and other conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal shall be such as may be prescribed. 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

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