73-BB. RESERVATION OF SEATS FOR EMPLOYEES ON COMMITTEES OF CERTAIN SOCIETIES
(1) On the committee of such society or class of societies as the State of seats for Government may, by general or special order, direct where the number of permanent salaried employees of .the society is 25 or more,—
(a) if the number of members of the committee thereof is 11 or less—one seat;and
(b) if the number of such members is 12 or more—one additional seat for every 10 members over and above the first 11 members, shall be reserved for such employees. The seats so reserved shall be filled by selection made by the [union or unions recognised under the Bombay Industrial Relations Act, 1946, or the Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions and Prevention of Unfair labour Practices Act, 1971, from amongst such employees. Where there is no such [recognised union or unions and where there is no union at all or where there is a dispute in relation to such issues including whether a union is recognised or not. then the seats so reserved shall be filled by an election by such employees from amongst themselves in the prescribed manner]. Any person selected or elected as] a member of the committee to any reserved seat shall not be entitled to be elected as an officer of such society, or to vote at any election of officers.
[Explanation.—For the purposes of this section the members of the committee shall mean and include elected, appointed, nominated, co-opted as well as ex-officio members of the committee but it shall not include the representatives of the employees.]
(2) No employee who is under suspension shall be eligible for being selected or elected or for being continued as a member under sub-section (1).
(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the term of a member representing the employees shall be co-terminus with the term of the committee as provided under the bye-laws of the society and after every fresh election of the members of the committee a fresh selection or election, as the case may be, of a member under sub-section (1), shall be necessary.]