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    Provided that if a vacancy is required to be filled urgently, the Chairman may make a temporary appointment in any post on ad-hoc basis for a period not exceeding six months, so, however, that every appointment so made shall be reported to the Council before the expiry of that period for its approval and, where in a case any appointment so made is, not approved by the Council, the person so appointed shall cease to hold the post from such date as the Council may specify in that behalf. 

    6.   Reservation posts for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

    The Council shall, except in the case of officers requiring special qualifications to be decided by the Council with the previous approval of the Central Government, observe the rules relating to reservation of posts for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes as laid down by the Central Government from time to time in this behalf. 

    7. Production of medical certificate and verification of character and antecedents :

    Recruitment to all posts under the Council shall normally be made subject to the production of a medical certificate of physical fitness in accordance with such standards as may be laid down for posts of corresponding status under the Central Government and after due verification of the character and antecedents of the persons concerned. 

    8.   Terms and Conditions of Services : 2

    Until the Council makes regulations in this behalf the terms and condition of service governing the employees of the Central Government and the rights and privileges enjoyed by them shall, so far as may be, apply to the employees of the Council, provided that the employees of the Council shall be entitled to the Council, subscribe to the Contributory Provident Fund with effect from the date of appointment in the Council in accordance with the orders issued by the Ministry of Finance on the subject from time to time.

     8A(1) All proposals relating to emolument structure including adoption of pay scales, allowances, and revision of pay scales, allowance and revision thereof, and creation of posts where the maximum of pay scale exceeds Rs.15, 200/-p.m. shall be made only with the prior approval of the Central Government. 3  

    (2)   An employee shall retire from the service of the Council of attaining the age of 60 years.

              9.   Annual Report:

          The Annual Report required to be prepared under Section 20 of the Act shall, be prepared by the Council within four months from the expiry of the year to which it relates. 

          Explanation : For purposes of this rule the 'year' means 'financial year'. .....continued....