National Disability Authority Act, 1999

Chapter III

Director and Staff of Authority


25.—(1) There shall be a chief executive of the Authority who shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the “Director”.

(2) The first Director shall be appointed by the Minister and each subsequent Director (including any person re-appointed as Director) shall be appointed by the Authority.

(3) A person appointed as Director shall hold office under a contract of service in writing with the Authority upon such terms and conditions, including those relating to remuneration and allowances for expenses, as may be determined by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance and specified in the contract.

(4) The Director shall not be a member of the Authority or of an advisory committee established under section 11 , but he or she may, in accordance with procedures established by the Authority, attend meetings of the Authority or of any such advisory committee and shall be entitled to speak and advise at any such meeting.

(5) (a) The Director shall, unless he or she earlier dies, resigns or retires at any stage after attaining the earliest age to retire in accordance with a scheme under section 28 or is earlier removed from office, hold office for a period not exceeding 7 years or for the period from the date of the appointment to the date on which he or she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is the shorter.

(b) Nothing in paragraph (a) shall be construed as preventing the appointment of—

(i) a Director whose term as such is about to expire, or

(ii) a former Director,

for a further period as Director in accordance with paragraph (a).

(6) The Director may be removed from office at any time for stated reasons by—

(a) in the case of the first person appointed as Director, the Minister, and

(b) in the case of subsequent appointments (including the re-appointment at any time of the person who was first appointed as Director), the Authority with the consent of the Minister,

and in accordance with the terms and conditions of his or her contract of service.