14. (1) Where the office of Chairman or a member becomes vacant not later than one hundred and eighty days before the term of the Union Parishad is due to expire, an election [* * *] to fill the office shall be held [* * *] within sixty days of the occurrence of the vacancy, and the person who is elected in such election [* * *] shall hold office for the residue of such term:
Provided that if no election is held within sixty days, the Election Commission may fix a day to hold such election.
(2) While the office of Chairman is vacant, the functions of the office shall be performed by the Acting Chairman referred to in section 16.
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