Topic: Section 15. Substitution of new section for Section 24

For Section 24 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-

"24. Term of office of Chairperson and Members of the State Commission.-

(1) A person appointed as Chairperson shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier.

(2) A person appointed as a Member shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office shall be eligible for re-appointment for another term of five years :

Provided that no Member shall hold office after he has attained the age of seventy years.

(3) On ceasing to hold office, a Chairperson or a Member shall be ineligible for further employment under the Government of a State or under the Government of India".