(1) The Central Government may,-
(a)constitute for each State which produces iron ore or manganese ore an Advisory Committee, or
(b)where both iron ore and manganese ore are produced in a State, constitute, for such State, an Advisory Committee in respect of iron ore only or manganese ore only, or in respect of both,
to advise the Central Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it by that Government, including matters relating to the application of the Fund.
(2)Each Advisory Committee shall consist of such number of persons as may be appointed to it by the Central Government of whom one shall be a woman and the members shall be chosen in such manner as may be prescribed:
Provided that each Advisory Committee shall include an equal number of members representing Government, the owners of iron ore mines and manganese ore mines and the persons employed in the iron ore mines and manganese ore mines.
(3)The Chairman of each Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Central Government.
(4) The Central Government shall publish in the Official Gazette the names of the members of every Advisory Committee.
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