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103. Roll of scientific advisers.—

(1) The Controller shall maintain a roll of scientific advisers for the purpose of section 115. The roll shall be updated annually. The roll shall contain the names, addresses, specimen signatures and photographs of scientific advisers, their designations, information regarding their educational qualifications, the disciplines of their specialisation and their technical, practical and research experience.

(2)  A person shall be qualified to have his name entered in the roll of scientific advisers, if he—

(i) holds a degree in science, engineering or technology or equivalent;

(ii) has at least fifteen years' technical, practical or research experience; and (substitutes "has at least fifteen years' practical or research experience" by 2016 amendment)

(iii) he holds or has held a responsible post in a scientific or technical department of the Central or State Government or in any organisation.

103A. (Incorporated by 2016 amendment) Disqualifications for inclusion in the roll of scientific advisers.—

A person shall not be eligible to be included in the roll of scientific advisors, if he—

(i) has been adjudged by a competent court to be of unsound mind;

(ii) is an undischarged insolvent;

(iii) being a discharged insolvent, has not obtained from the court a certificate to the effect that his insolvency was caused by misfortune without any misconduct on his part;

(iv) has been convicted by a competent court, whether within or outside India of an offence to undergo a term of imprisonment, unless the offence of which he has been convicted has been pardoned or unless on an application made by him, the Central Government has, by order in this behalf, removed the disability; or

(v) has been guilty of professional misconduct. (end of insertion by 2016 amendment)