Section 24 in The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010

Title: Resignation and removal

Description: (1) The Chairperson or a Member may, by a notice in writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government, resign his office: Provided that the Chairperson or the Member shall, unless he is permitted by the Central 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 his office or until the expiry of his term of office, whichever is earlier. (2) The Central Government shall remove from office the Chairperson or a Member 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 a Member; or (d) has acquired such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially his functions as a Member; or (e) 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 clause (d) or clause (e) unless he has been given an opportunity of being heard in the matter.

Title: Chairperson or Member deemed to retire from service

Description: A person who, immediately before the date of assuming office as a Chairperson or a Member, was in service of the Government, shall be deemed to have retired from service on the date on which he enters upon office as such, but his subsequent service as the Chairperson or a Member shall be reckoned as continuing approved service counting for pension in service to which he belonged.

Title: Suspension of Pension

Description: If a person who, immediately before the date of assuming office as the Chairperson or a Member was in receipt of or being eligible so to do, has opted to draw, a pension, other than a disability or wound pension, in respect of any previous service under the Central Government, his salary in respect of service as the Chairperson or a Member shall be reduced— (a) by the amount of that pension; and (b) if he had, before assuming office, received, in lieu of a portion of the pension due to him in respect of such previous service, the commuted value thereof, by the amount of that portion of the pension.

Title: Prohibition of acting as arbitrator

Description: No person shall, while holding office as a Chairperson or a Member, act as an arbitrator in any matter.

Title: Prohibition of practice

Description: On ceasing to hold office, the Chairperson or a Member shall not appear, act or plead before the Commission.

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