Section 47 in The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Title: Term of office, salaries and allowances of chairperson and other members

Description: (1) The members of the State Authority referred to in clauses (e) to (n) of sub-section (1) of section 46 shall hold office as such for a term of three years from the date of nomination and shall be eligible for reappointment: Provided that a member shall not hold office as such after he has attained the age of seventy years. (2) The chairperson and other ex officio members of the State Authority shall hold office as such chairperson or member, as the case may be, so long as he holds the office by virtue of which he is nominated. (3) The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of, the chairperson and other members shall be such as may be prescribed.

Title: Resignation

Description: A member of the State Authority may, by notice in writing under his hand addressed to the State Government, resign his office: Provided that a member shall, unless he is permitted by the State Government to relinquish his office sooner, continue to hold office until the expiry of three months from the date of receipt of such notice or until a person duly appointed as his successor enters upon office or until the expiry of his term of office, whichever is the earliest.

Title: Filling of vacancies

Description: The State 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 State Authority

Description: No act or proceeding of the State Authority shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the State Authority; or (b) any defect in the appointment of a person as a member of the State 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 State 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 State Authority, and the member shall not take any part in any deliberation or decision of the State Authority with respect to that matter.