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          Section 14. The War Veterans Council shall be set up, consisting of the Minister as the President, the Director as the Vice-President, the Deputy-Director as councillor ex-officio, and other councillors appointed by the Minister with the approval of the Defence Council, seven from in service veterans and nine from ex-service veterans.
The Secretary of the WVO. is ex-officio Secretary-General of the War Veterans Council.
          Section 15. The appointed councillors hold the office for a term of two years. At the initial term of office, three councillors who are in service veterans and four councillors who are ex-service veterans shall at the end of the first year retire by drawing lots. This retirement is to be regarded as retirement at the expiration of the term of office. If there be any vacancy on account of other reasons except the expiration of the term of office, the person belonging to the same category is to be appointed as councillor for the remainder of his predecessorís term of office.
          Section 16. The councillors who retire at the expiration of the term of office shall have the power to perform their duties until the new councillors assume the office. The councillors who retire at the expiration of the term of office may be re-appointed but not more than one consecutive term.
          Section 17. A councillor retires prior to the expiration of the term of office upon:
          (1) Resignation;
          (2) Being removed by the Minister with the approval of the Defence Council;
          (3) not being an in service or ex-service veteran of the category to which he belonged at the time of appointment.
          Section 18. The War Veterans Council shall have the powers and duties to lay down policies and supervise generally the affairs of the WVO. lt shall also have the powers:
          (1) to lay down Regulations under Section11;
          (2) to lay down regulations concerning the administration and carrying on of the activities;
          (3) to lay down regulations concerning finance, properties and accounts as well as the checking and auditing of the accounts;
          (4) to lay down regulations in respect of gratuity and accumulating fund of officers;
          (5) to lay down regulations in respect of Assistance Fund, Counter part Money for the Assistance Fund or other forms of assistance for the wellbeing of the persons performing their duties and their families; provided such regulations shall be effective upon the approval of the Council of Ministers;
          (6) to scrutinize and approve the expenditure;
          (7) to appoint sub-committees for carrying out any work to be entrusted.
          The Regulations of the War Veterans Council shall become effective upon their publication in the Government Gazette.
          Section 19. The War Veterans Council shall hold its ordinary meeting at least once every three months.
          The extraordinary meeting of the War Veterans Council may be convened when the President of the Council deems it expedient or upon the request of more than three councillors.
          The War Veterans Council may invite any person to give statement of facts, explanation, recommendation or opinion.
          Section 20. At every meeting, there must be at least nine councillors; three from each category of appointed councillors, in order to consitute a quorum.
          Section 21. The meeting shall be presided by the President of the War Veterans Council. If the President is absent from the meeting, it shall be presided by the Vice-President of the War Veterans Council, lt the Vice-President is also absent, the meeting shall select one of its councillors to preside over the meeting.
          Section 22. All questions shall be decided by majority of votes. In the case of equality of votes, the presiding officer shall have an additional vote as casting vote.
          Section 23. In the case where a resolution of the meeting must be referred to the Council of Ministers, it shall be forwarded by the Minister.

   
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