144-E. DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
(1) A person shall be disqualified for being elected as, and for being a member, of the committee of any specified society,—
(a) If he is a salaried employee of any society (other than a society of employees themselves) or holds any office of profit under any society, except when he holds or is appointed to the office of a Managing Director or any other office declared by the State Government by general or special order not to disqualify its holder or is entitled to be or is elected, appointed or co-opted to any reserved seat on the committee of a society under section 73-BB,
(b) If he has been convicted of an offence punishable under section I53-A or of section 171-E or section 171-F or sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) of section 505 of the Indian Penal Code, or under section 144- Q or clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section I44-R of this Act, unless a period of six years has elapsed since the date of his conviction;
(c) If he has been convicted by a Court in India for any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two years, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release;
(d) If he is found guilty of a corrupt practice by the Commissioner of the Division, unless a period of six years has elapsed since the date on which the decision of the Commissioner takes effect;
(e) If be is so disqualified by or under any other provision of this Act.
(2) For the purposes of clause (a) of sub-section (1), a person shall not be deemed to hold an office of profit under a society, if he does not receive any remuneration other than compensatory allowance, or honorarium payable under sub-section (2) of section 65 not exceeding rupees six thousand per year.
Explanation.—In this sub-section, "compensatory allowance" means the traveling allowance, the daily allowance or such other allowance which is paid to the holder of the office for the purpose of meeting the personal expenditure in performing the functions as holder of that office.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (b) or (c) of sub-section (2) a disqualification under either clause shall not, in the case of a person who on the date of the conviction is a member of any specified society, take effect until three months have elapsed from that date or, if within that period an appeal or application for revision is brought in respect of the conviction or the sentence, until that appeal or application is disposed of by the Court.