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Section 22D, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Vacancy In Office Of President

Section 22D (Vacancy in the office of the President) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

When the office of President of a District Forum, State Commission, or of the National Commission, as the case may be, is vacant or a person occupying such office is, by reason of absence or otherwise, unable to perform the duties of his office, these shall be performed by the senior-most member of the District Forum, the State Commission or of the National Commission, as the case may be:

 Provided that where a retired Judge of a High Court is a member of the National Commission, such member or where the number of such members is more than one, the senior-most person amongst such members, shall preside over the National Commission in the absence of President of that Commission.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 22D was inserted by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act No. 62 of 2002), sec. 20, (w.e.f. 15-Mar-2003).

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