Employees Provident Fund Scheme
Board Of Trustees, Executive Committees
Section 3: Election of certain members of the Executive Committee
(1)The Chairman of the Central Board shall call a meeting of the Board for the purpose of election to the Executive Committee of the members representing the employer or, as the case may be, the employees referred to in clauses (d) and (e) of sub-section (2) of Section 5-AA of the Act.
(2) In the meeting referred to in sub-paragraph (1), the Chairman of the Central Board may invite the members to propose the names of those members who represent the employers or, as the case may be , the employees and every such proposal shall be duly seconded by another Member of the Board.
(3) If the number of persons proposed and seconded for election under sub-paragraph (2) does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled up from amongst the persons representing the employers , or,as the case may be, the employees, the persons whose names have been so proposed and seconded in relation to the category of employers or employees, shall be declared elected to the Executive Committee.
(4) If the number of persons proposed and seconded for election under sub-paragraph (2) exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled up from amongst the persons representing the employers or, as the case may be, the employees, each Member of the Board present at the meeting shall be given a ballot paper containing the names of all the candidates so proposed and seconded and he may record his votes thereon for as many candidates belonging to the categories of employers or employees as there are vacancies to be filled up in relation to each such category, but not more than one vote shall be given in favour of any one candidate. If any Member votes for more candidates than the number of vacancies in relation to the categories of employers or employees or gives more than one vote in favour of any one candidate, all his votes shall be deemed to be invalid.
(5)The person getting the highest number of votes shall be declared by the Chairman as duly elected to the Executive Committee at the same meeting or as soon thereafter as possible:
Provided that where there is an equality of votes between any candidates, and the addition of one vote will entitle any of the candidates to be declared elected, such candidate shall be selected by lot to be drawn in the presence of the Chairman in such manner as he may determine.
(6) If any question arises as to the validity of any election, it shall be referred to the Central Government, who shall decide the same.