Rule 20 - Tenure of office

(1) The Chairperson and every Member shall, unless removed from office under sub-section (1) of section 26, hold office for a period not exceeding five years from the date he takes charge of the office in that capacity, or till the age of sixty five years, whichever isearlier

(2) When the Chairperson is unable to discharge his functions owing to absence, illness or any other cause, the senior-most (in order of appointment) Member of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority holding office for the time being shall discharge the functions of the Chairperson until the day on which the Chairperson resumes the charge of hisfunctions

(3) If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Chairperson by reason of his death or resignation or by removal the State Government shall nominate Senior most Member as per seniority of date of appointment to act as the Chairperson and the Member so nominated shall hold office of the Chairperson until the vacancy is filled by a fresh appointment under sub-section (3) of Section 24 of the Act. Till that period the senior- most (in order of appointment) Member of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority holding office for the time being shall discharge the functions of the Chairperson until the day on which the Chairperson resumes the charge of hisfunctions