CHAPTER II

CONSTITUTION OF THE DELHI COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

Constitution of the Delhi Commission for Women: -
 
1. The Government shall be notification in the official Gazette, constitute a body to be known as the Delhi Commission for Women to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to it, under this Act.
2. The Commission shall consist of:-
 
a. a Chairperson, committed to the cause of women, to be nominated by the Government.
b. five members to be nominated by the Government from and amongst the persons having not less than 10 years experience in the field of women welfare, administration economic development, health education or social welfare;

Provide that at least one Member shall be from amongst persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes:
c. a Member-Secretary to be nominated by the Government who shall be: -
1. an expert in the field of management, organizational structure or sociological movement, or
2. an officer who is a member of a civil services of the Union or of an All India Service holds a civil post under the Union with appropriate experience.
Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members:
 
1. The Chairperson and every member shall hold office for such period, not exceeding three years, as may be specified by the Government in this behalf.
2. The Chairperson or a member other than the Member-Secretary who is a member of a civil service of the Union or All India Civil Service or holds a civil post under the union may, in writing and addressed to the Government, resign from the office of Chairperson or, as the case may be, of the member at any time.
3. The Government shall remove a person from the office of Chairperson or a Member referred to in sub-section (2) if that person:-
 
a. becomes an undischarged insolvent;
b. gets convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which in the opinion of the Government involves moral turpitude:
c. becomes of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court;
d. refuses to act or becomes incapable of action;
e. is without obtaining leave of absence from the Commission absent from three consecutive meetings of the Commission; or
f. in the opinion of the Government has so abused the position of Chairperson or Member as to render that person’s continuance in office detrimental to the public interest;

Provided that no person shall be removed under this sub-section until that person has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.
g. A vacancy caused under sub-section (2) or otherwise shall be filled by fresh nomination.
h. The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson and Members shall be such as may be prescribed.
Officers and other employees of the Commission
 
1. The Government shall provide the Commission with such officers and employees as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of the Commission under this Act.
2. The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of, the officers and other employees appointed for the purpose of the Commission shall be such as may be prescribed.
3. The salaries and allowances payable to the Chairperson and Members and the administrative expenses, including salaries, allowances and pensions payable to the officers and other employees referred to in section 5, shall be paid out of the grants referred to in sub-section (1) of section 11. Salaries and allowances to be paid out of grants.
4. No act or proceeding of the Commission shall be questioned or shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Commission.
  Vacancies, etc. not to invalidate proceedings of the Commission
Committees of the Commission: -
 
1. The Commission may appoint such committees as may be necessary for dealing with such special issues as may be taken up by the Commission from time to time.
2. The Commission shall have the power to co-opt as members of any Committees appointed under sub-section (1) such number of persons, who are not Members of the Commission, as it may think fit and the persons so co-opted shall have the right to attend the meetings of the Committee and take part in its proceeding but shall not have right to vote.
3. The person so co-opted shall be entitled to receive such allowances for attending the meetings of the Committee as may be prescribed.
Procedure to be regulated by the commission: -
 
1. The Commission or a committee thereof shall meet as and when necessary and shall meet at such time and place as the Chairperson may think fit.
2. The Commission shall regulate its own procedure and the procedure of the Committees thereof.
3. All orders and decisions of the Commission shall be authenticated by the Member-Secretary or any other officer of the Commission duly authorized by the Member-Secretary in this behalf.
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