Censorship of Publications Act, 1929



Establishment of Censorship of Publications Board.

3.—(1) There shall be established a board to be called and known as the Censorship of Publications Board (in this Act referred to as the Board) consisting of five members appointed under this section.

(2) The Minister shall, as soon as may be after the passing of this Act and from time to time thereafter as occasion requires, appoint five fit and proper persons to be the members of the Board.

(3) Such member of the Board as the Minister shall from time to time nominate for the purpose shall be the Chairman of the Board.

(4) Subject to the provisions of this section in relation to persons appointed to fill casual vacancies, every member of the Board shall, unless he sooner dies, resigns or is removed, hold his office as such member for the term of three years reckoned, in the case of the first members, from the date of his appointment, and in the case of every subsequent member, from the expiration of the term of office of his predecessor.

(5) A member of the Board appointed to fill a casual vacancy in the Board shall, unless he sooner dies, resigns or is removed, hold office for the residue of the term for which the member whose death, resignation, or removal occasioned the vacancy would have held office if he had not died, resigned or been removed.

(6) A member of the Board may at any time resign his office as such member by letter addressed to the Minister.

(7) The Minister may remove from membership of the Board any member of the Board who is absent (otherwise than on account of illness) from four consecutive meetings of the Board or who becomes unfit in the opinion of the Minister to be a member of the Board.

(8) Every member of the Board shall on the cesser of his membership by effluxion of time be eligible for re-appointment.