A member holding office as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of a Legislative Council —

 

(a) shall vacate his office if he ceases to be a member of the Council;

 

(b) may at any time by writing under his hand addressed, if such member is the Chairman, to the Deputy Chairman, and if such member is the Deputy Chairman, to the Chairman, resign his office; and

 

(c) may be removed from his office by a resolution of the Council passed by a majority of all the then members of the Council:

 

   Provided that no resolution for the purpose of clause (c) shall be moved unless at least fourteen days' notice has been given of the intention to move the resolution.

Debate Summary

Article 161, Draft Constitution, 1948

A member holding office as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of a Legislative Council-

(a) Shall vacate his office if he ceases to be a member of the Council;

(b) May at any time by writing under his hand addressed, if such member is the Chairman, to the Deputy Chairman, and if such member is the Deputy Chairman, to the Chairman, resign his office; and

(c) May be removed from his office for incapacity or want of confidence by a resolution of the Council passed by a majority of all the then members of the Council:

Provided that no resolution for the purpose of clause (c) of this article shall be moved unless at least fourteen days' notice has been given of the intention to move the resolution.

 

Draft Article 161 (Article 183) was debated on 2nd June 1949. It regulated the vacation, resignation or removal of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the State Legislative Council.

 

The Draft Article was adopted without debate on 2nd June 1949.