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Section 3 – Employees State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950

3. Election of members of the Standing Committee

(1) The Chairman of the meeting shall, at a meeting of the Corporation at which it is proposed to elect members of the Standing Committee under clause (c) of section 8, invite members to propose names from among members of the Corporation belonging to the group from which election is to be made. The names proposed shall be duly seconded by another member of the Corporation.

(2) If the number proposed from any group for election does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled from that group, the persons whose names have been so proposed shall be declared elected to the Standing Committee.

(3) If the number proposed for election from a group exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled there from, each member of the Corporation present at the meeting shall be give a ballot paper containing the names of all the candidates proposed and he shall be required to note thereon for as many candidates from the group as there are vacancies to be filled up. Not more than one vote shall be given in favor of any candidate. If any member votes for more candidates than there are vacancies in the group or gives more than one vote in favor of any one candidate, all his votes shall be deemed to be invalid.

(4) The persons getting the highest number of votes shall be declared by the Chairman, at the meeting or as soon thereafter as possible, as duly elected to the Standing Committee:

PROVIDED that where an equality of votes is found to exist between any candidates and the addition of one vote will entitle any of the candidates to be declared to be elected, the determination of the person or persons to whom such one additional vote shall be deemed to have been given shall be made by lot to be drawn in the presence of the Chairman and in such manner as he may determine.

(5) If any question shall arise as to the validity of any election it shall be referred to the Central Government whose decision in the matter shall be final.

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