The Council will be
composed as follows : Raja Ram Singh, Raja Amar
Singh, Rai Bahadur, Pandit Suraj Koul, Rai Bahadur,
Pandit Bhag Ram and such other members as may be
added from time to time by the Government of
The Council shall appoint
one of its members as Secretary.
Vacancies in the offices
of Members of Council shall be filled up and the
nomination of additional members shall be made by
the Government of India.
The distribution of
business among the members shall be regulated from
time to time by orders passed in Council.
POWERS OF COUNCIL
Subject to the general
control of the Resident, the Council shall be the
final authority on all questions affecting the
frontier relations of the State and its
dependencies and in all matters appertaining to
its internal administration.
The Members-in-charge of
departments of the administration shall prepare a
budget estimate of their respective departments
for the final sanction and approval of the
No legislative measures or
schemes of general State reform shall be
introduced except with the previous sanction of
The Council shall have
power to veto or alter any orders passed by the
Member-in-charge of the department in chambers and
may call for and revise any proceedings in any
department of the administration.
All appointments and
removals of Gazetted Officers shall be made by
order of the Council.
The Council may lay down
special rules for the guidance of any department
of the administration.
CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
The Council shall hold its
sittings on such date and at such time and place
as may be determined.
Two days before the
meeting the Secretary shall prepare an agenda of
the business to be laid before the Council and
circulate the same among the Members.
Face Member shall at the
same time be furnished as far as possible with
copies of all the papers to be brought up at the
No motion when more than
one Member present objects shall be laid before
any meeting of Council for consideration until and
unless it is borne on the agenda and a copy
thereof supplied to each Member as provided in
rules 12 and
Three Members shall form a
If a quorum is not formed
the meeting shall be adjourned till such day as
the Chairman may direct.
If within fifteen minutes
of the hour fixed for Meeting Council, all the
Members have not arrived those present may elect a
Chairman, and proceed to transact business
provided a quorum is present.
In emergent case Raja Ram
Singh and Raja Amar Singh may convene a special
meeting of Council and the rules herein before
prescribed for ordinary meetings shall apply to
All proceedings in Council
shall be conducted in Vernacular. Every resolution
as passed by a majority of votes shall be entered
in detail in a minute book by the Secretary and
before the close of the meeting the proceedings
shall be read over to all the Members present and
shall be signed by then provided that any Member
or Members dissenting from any resolution shall if
they so desire cause their dissent to be recorded.
In English translation of
the proceedings shall be forwarded without delay
to the Resident for information.
The Resident shall be the
final referee in all matters and may veto any
resolution passed by the Council or suspend action
thereon pending further explanation.
DUTIES OF SECRETARY
22. The Secretary
Receive all papers
submitted to the Council.
Prepare and circulate
agenda of business and give due notice of
meetings to the Members.
Call for information on
matters to be brought up before the Council.
Supervise the working of
the office and custody and maintenance of
Furnish each Member with
copy of the proceedings of the Council.
administration report and returns.
Comply with requisitions
made to him by the Members-in-charge of
See that reports called
for the Council are promptly sent for from
Conduct all routine
business appertaining to his office.
23. The Secretary shall
The seal of the Council.
Registers of all
establishments employed in the State, amended
Budget estimates as
sanctioned by the Council.
Check statements of
supplementary Budget sanctions.
List of pending
Minute books of
If a member is unable to
attend the meeting of the Council he shall notify
the fact to the Secretary.
All proceedings of the
Council unless otherwise directed by the Council
shall by published in the Local Gazette.
The Council may frame subsidiary
rules for carrying out the above provisions and for
regulating other matters. falling within the scope of