35. Appointment of Controllers and Additional Controllers. –
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint as many Controllers as it thinks fit, and define the local limits within which, or the hotels and lodging houses in respect of which, each Controller shall exercise the powers conferred, and perform the duties imposed, on Controllers by or under this Act.
(2) The Central Government may also, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint as many additional Controllers as it thinks fit and an additional Controller shall perform such of the functions of the Controller as may, subject to the control of the Central Government, be assigned to him in writing by the Controller and in the discharge of these functions, an additional Controller shall have and shall exercise the same powers and discharge the same duties as the Controller.
(3) A person not be qualified for appointment as a Controller or an additional Controller, unless he has for at least five years held a judicial office in India or has for at least seven years been practicing as an advocate or a pleader in India.