Composition of the Council
7. [(1) The council shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(a) the Minister-in-charge of Ministry of Industries, ex-officio, who shall also be the Chairman of the Council;
(b) the State Minister, Ministry of Industries, ex-officio, who shall also be the Vice-Chairman of the Council;
(c) the Secretary, Ministry of Industries, ex-officio, who shall also be the Vice-Chairman of the Council;
(d) the Inspector General of Police, ex-officio;
(e) Principal Information Officer, Department of Press Information, ex-officio;
(f) the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports, ex-officio;
(g) the Director General, Bangladesh Television, ex-officio;
(h) the Director General, Bangladesh Betar, ex-officio;
(i) one member, not below the rank of Joint Secretary, each to represent the Ministries and Divisions specified in Part-I of the Schedule to the nominated by the respective Ministries and Divisions;
(j) the President or the Chairman of the organisations specified in Part-II of the Schedule;
(k) the chief executive of the bodies specified in Part-III of the Schedule;
(l) the Director General, ex-officio, who shall also act as the Secretary of the Council.]
(2) A member other than an ex-officio member shall hold office for a term of three years from the date of his nomination:
Provided that where a person is nominated to be a member by reason of his holding an office or appointment he shall cease to be such member when he ceases to hold that office or appointment.
(3) A person nominated to be a member may, at any time, resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Chairman:
Provided that no resignation shall take effect until it has been accepted by the Chairman.
(4) No act or proceedings of the Council shall be invalid merely on the ground of the existence of any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Council.