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Press Council Act, 1965


5.Term of office and retirement of members.-

(1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, the Chairman and other members shall hold office for a period of three years.

(2) Where a person chosen as a member under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 4 is censured under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 13, he shall cease to be a member of the Council.

(3) The term of office of a member chosen under clause (d) of sub-section (3) of section 4 shall come to an end as soon as he ceases to be a member of the House from which he was chosen.

(4) The Chairman may resign his office by giving notice in writing to the Central Government and any other member may resign his office by giving notice in writing to the Chairman; and upon such resignation being accepted by the Central Government or, as the case may be, the Chairman, he shall be deemed to have vacated his office.

(5) A casual vacancy arising under sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) or otherwise shall be filled by fresh appointment and a member so appointed shall hold office for the remaining period for which the member in whose place he is appointed would have held office.

(6) Every fresh appointment to fill a casual vacancy or a vacancy caused by the retirement of a member shall be made from the same category of persons to which the member in whose place the appointment is to be made belonged, and every such appointment shall be made by the same authority by which and in the same manner in which, that member was appointed.

(7) A retiring member shall be eligible for re-appointment:

Provided that no member shall hold office for a period exceeding six years in the aggregate and on the expiry of such period he shall cease to be a member.



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