Section 37 in The Mental Healthcare Act 2017

Title: Filling of vacancies

Description: The Central Government shall, within two months from the date of occurrence of any vacancy by reason of death, resignation or removal of a member of the Authority and three months before the superannuation or completion of the term of office of any member of that Authority, make nomination for filling up of the vacancy.

Title: Vacancies etc not to invalidate proceedings of Central Authority

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

Title: Member not to participate in meetings in certain cases

Description: Any member having any direct or indirect interest, whether pecuniary or otherwise, in any matter coming up for consideration at a meeting of the Central Authority, shall, as soon as possible after the relevant circumstances have come to his knowledge, disclose the nature of his interest at such meeting and such disclosure shall be recorded in the proceedings of the Central Authority, and the member shall not take any part in any deliberation or decision of the Authority with respect to that matter.

Title: Officers and other employees of Central Authority

Description: (1) There shall be a chief executive officer of the Authority, not below the rank of the Director to the Government of India, to be appointed by the Central Government. (2) The Authority may, with the approval of the Central Government, determine the number, nature and categories of other officers and employees required by the Central Authority in the discharge of its functions. (3) The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service (including the qualifications, experience and manner of appointment) of, the chief executive officer and other officers and employees of the Central Authority shall be such as may be specified by regulations with the approval of the Central Government.

Title: Functions of chief executive officer of Central Authority

Description: (1) The chief executive officer shall be the legal representative of the Central Authority and shall be responsible for— (a) the day-to-day administration of the Central Authority; (b) implementing the work programmes and decisions adopted by the Central Authority; (c) drawing up of proposal for the Central Authority's work programmes; (d) the preparation of the statement of revenue and expenditure and the execution of the budget of the Central Authority. (2) Every year, the chief executive officer shall submit to the Central Authority for approval— (a) a general report covering all the activities of the Central Authority in the previous year; (b) programmes of work; (c) the annual accounts for the previous year; and (d) the budget for the coming year. (3) The chief executive officer shall have administrative control over the officers and other employees of the Central Authority.