RESIGNATION OF MEMBERSHIP AND CASUAL VACANCIES
(1) Any member of the Council may at any time resign his membership by writing under his
hand addressed to the President, and the seat of such member shall become vacant when such
resignation is notified in the Official Gazette.
(2) A member of the Council shall be deemed to have vacated his seat if he is declared by
the Council to have been absent without sufficient excuse from three consecutive meetings
of the Council or of any of the Committees which has been constituted by the Council and
of which he is a member or if his name is, for any cause, removed from the Register under
the provisions of section 20.
(3) A casual vacancy in the office of a member of the Council shall be filled by fresh
election from the constituency concerned or by nomination by the Central
Government, as the case may be, and the person elected or nominated to fill the vacancy
shall hold office until the dissolution of the Council :
Provided that no election shall be held to fill a casual vacancy occurring within six
months prior to the date of the expiration of the term of the Council, but such a vacancy
may be filled by nomination by the Central Government after consultation with the
President of the Council.
(4) No act done by the Council shall be called in question on the ground merely of the
existence of any vacancy in, or defect in the constitution of, the Council.
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