With reference to the Haj Committee of India, consider the following statements:
1. Three Muslim Members of Parliament are nominated as members of Haj Committee of India
2. A minister can not be the chairman of Haj Committee of India
3. The Central Government has right to appoint a Chairman of the Haj Committee of India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
This question derives the most notable points from the Haj Committee Act 2002. Some excerpts: Three members of Parliament of whom two are to be nominated by the Speaker of the House of the People from among its Muslim members, and one by the Chairman of the Council of States from among its Muslim members. After the publication of the name of members of the Committee under section 5. the Central Government shall convene within forty-five days of such publication the first meeting of the Committee at which the Committee shall elect a Chairperson and two Vice- Chairpersons from amongst its members. Provided that a Minister shall not be the Chairperson of the Committee and ex officio members shall not take part in the election of the Chairperson or of the Vice-Chairpersons. If the Committee fails to elect the Chairpersons or the Vice-Chairperson the Central Government may appoint a member of the Committee to be the Chairperson thereof or Vice – Chairpersons, as the case may be.
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