A member holding office as Deputy Chairman of the Council of States —

 

(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 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 74, Draft Constitution 1948

A member holding office as Deputy Chairman of the Council of States-

(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 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 74 (Article 90, Constitution of India, 1950) was debated on 19th May 1949. It regulated vacation, resignation or removal of Deputy Chairman of the Council of States.

 

The Constituent Assembly adopted the Draft Article without any discussion on 19th May 1949.