Topic: Section 4. Appointment of Chairperson and other Members

(1) The Chairperson and 1[the Members] shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal:

Provided that every appointment under this Sub-Section shall be made of a Committee consisting of

(a) The Prime Minister - Chairperson;

(b) Speaker of the House of the People -Member;

(c) Minister in– charge of the Minister of the Home affairs in the Govt. of India -member;

(d) Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People-member;

(e) Leader of the Opposition in the Council of States-member;

(f) Deputy Chairman of the Council of States -member;

Provided further that no sitting Judge of the Supreme Court or sitting Chief Justice of a High Court shall be appointed except after consultation with the chief Justice of India.

(2) No Appointment of a chairperson or a member shall be invalid merely by reason of any 2[vacancy of any member in the Committee referred to in the first proviso to sub-section (1)]

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1. The words "othrer Members" Subs. by Act No. 43 of 2006 w.e.f. 13-9-2006.

2. The words "vacancy in the Committee" Subs. by Act No. 43 of 2006 w.e.f. 13-9-2006.