The University Grants Commission Act,1956
Section 6. Terms and conditions of service of members
(1) Every member shall, unless he becomes disqualified for continuing as such under the rules that may be made under the Act, hold office for a period of six years.
Provided that out of the members (other than the Chairman and the members representing the Central Government) appointed for the first time under this section, as nearly as possible, one-half of the members shall retire, as soon as may be, on the expiration of the third year in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed, and the vacancies so caused shall be filled by fresh appointment.
(2) A member may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government, but he shall continue in office until his resignation is accepted by the Central Government.
(3) A casual vacancy created by the resignation of a member under sub-section (2) or for any other reason shall be filled by fresh appointment and a member so appointed shall hold office for the remaining period for which the member in whose place he is appointed would have held office.
(4) The office of the Chairman shall be a whole-time and salaried one and subject thereto, the terms and conditions of service of the Chairman and other members shall be such as may be prescribed.