8. SECRETARY, OFFICERS, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF ‘BOARD OR APPELLATE AUTHORITY.
(1) The Central Government shall appoint a Secretary to the Board and a Secretary (by whatever name called) to the Appellate Authority to exercise and perform, under the control of the Chairman, such powers and duties as may be prescribed or as may be specified by the Chairman.
(2) The Central Government may provide the Board and the Appellate Authority with such other officers and employees as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of the Board and the Appellate Authority.
(3) The salaries and allowances payable to and the conditions of service of the Secretary and other officers and employees of the Board and the Appellate Authority shall be such as may be prescribed :
Provided that such Secretary, officer or other employee shall, before entering upon his duties, make a declaration of fidelity and secrecy in the form set out in the Schedule.