Rule 18 - Manner of Selection of Chairperson and Members of the Authority

(1) As and when vacancies of Chairperson or a Member in the regulatory authority exist or arise, or are likely to arise, the Government of Karnataka may make a reference to the Selection Committee in respect of the vacancies to be filled as per the provisions of section 21

(2) The State Government shall expeditiously constitue a selection committee, as often as may be required, to select persons for appointment as Chairperson and Members

(3) The Selection Committee shall normally hold its meeting at Bengaluru or at such places, as may be authorised by the Chairman by recording the reasons for change of venue of suchmeeting

(4) The Notice or the Agenda, as the case may be, for the meeting of the Selection Committee shall be issued in advance. The date and venue for the meeting shall be fixed as per the convenience of the Chairman of the selectioncommittee

(5) The Selection Committee constituted under sub- rule (2) may, for the purpose of selection of the Chairperson or a Member of the Regulatory Authority, devise its own procedure as deems fit including the appointment of Search Committee and may lay down guidelines and procedure to invite applications from eligible persons as per the qualifications specified in section 22. The Selection Committee shall prepare a panel of names possessing the requisite qualification and experience and found suitable for consideration for appointment as Chairperson or Member of the RegulatoryAuthority

(6) The Selection Committee shall thereafter make its recommendations to the State Government within a period of not exceeding sixty days from the date of reference made under sub-rule(2) for consideration in the form of a panel of not more than three persons in order of preference separately for each vacancy or posts referred by the StateGovernment

(7) The State Government shall within thirty days from the date of the recommendation made by the Selection Committee, appoint one out of the panel of three persons for the vacancy of the Chairperson or Members of the Regulatory Authority, or return the panel only once for rec-consideration, as the case maybe

(8) The State Government shall appoint the Secretary of the Housing Department as Interim Regulatory Authority for the purpose of this Act in terms of sub-section (1) of section20