The University Grants Commission Act,1956
Section 5. Compensation of the Commission
(1) The Commission shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the Central Government.
(2) The members shall be chosen as follows:
(a) Not more than three members from among the Vice-Chancellors of Universities.
(b) Two members from among the officers of the Central Government to represent the Government; and
(c) The remaining number from among persons who are educationists of repute or who have obtained high academic distinctions;
Provided that not less than one-half of the total number so chosen shall be from among persons who are not officers of the Central Government or of any State Government.
(3) The Central Government shall nominate a member of the Commission, not being an officer of the Central Government or of any State Government, to be the Chairman thereof.
(4) Every appointment under this section shall take effect from the date on which it is notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.