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Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) (Advisory Committee) Rules, 1996

2. Terms and conditions of appointment as a member of an Advisory Committee.-

(1) No person shall be appointed as a member of an Advisory Committee if he –

        (a) has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which, in the opinion of the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, 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 Corporation owned or controlled by the Government; or

       (e) has, in the opinion of the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his functions as a member of the Advisory Committee; or

       (f) has, in the opinion of the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, been associated with the sue or promotion of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for determination of sex.

(2) Every member of an Advisory Committee shall be a resident of the State or Union Territory, for which the Advisory Committee to which he is appointed as a member, has been constituted.

(3)A member of an Advisory Committee shall hold office during the pleasure of the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be.

(4)Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (3), every such member shall hold office for a period not exceeding three years:

        Provided that any person holding office as a member of an Advisory Committee immediately before the commencement of these rules shall hold such office only for the term of three years from the date of his appointment.

(5)A retiring member or a member whose term of office has expired by efflux of time shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(6)A casual vacancy in an Advisory Committee caused by the resignation, death, transfer or removal of any member or otherwise shall be filled by fresh appointment and the person so appointed shall hold office for a period not exceeding the term of office of the member in whose place he is appointed.

(7)The Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, may remove from office any member of an Advisory Committee before the expiration of his term of office.

(8)Every member of an Advisory Committee shall be entitled to draw traveling and daily allowances for journeys performed by him for attending the meetings (including a meeting adjourned for want of quorum), of the Advisory Committee or for the purpose of discharging any other duties prescribed under the Act, or under the Principle rules or under these rules, on the scale admissible to First Grade Officers of the Government of the State or of the Union Territory, as the case may be.

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