Report No. 225
Section 5 - Composition of the Appellate Tribunal and term of office of its members.
"(1) The Appellate Tribunal shall consist of a Chairman and such number of other members as the Central Government may, from time to time, think fit to appoint.
(2) Every member of the Appellate Tribunal shall be a person who -
(a) is or has been a Judge of a High Court; or
(b) is qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High Court; or
(c) has been a member of an industrial tribunal for not less than two years:
Provided that the appointment to the Appellate Tribunal of any person not qualified under clause (a) or clause (c) shall be made in consultation with the Supreme Court.
(3) A member shall, unless otherwise specified in the order of appointment, hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall, on the expiry of the term of his office, be eligible for re-appointment:
Provided that no member shall hold office after he has attained the age of sixty-five years.
(4) A member shall be entitled to such salary and allowances and to such rights in respect of leave and pensions as may be prescribed:
Provided that the salary of a member shall not be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.
Sections 7, 7A and 7B of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 -