in sub-section (1) in relation to the category of the member who is required to be appointed under the provisions of sub-section (1A) in place of the person who has resigned:
Provided also that a person appointed as the President or as a member, before thecommencement of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002, shall continue to hold such office as President or member, as the case may be, till the completion of his term
. (3) The salary or honorarium and other allowances payable to, and the other terms andconditions of service of the members of the District Forum shall be such as may be prescribed bythe State Government.
Provided that the appointment of a member on whole-time basis shall be made by the StateGovernment on the recommendation of the President of the State Commission taking intoconsideration such factors as may be prescribed including the work load of the District Forum.
Jurisdiction of the District Forum.
—(1) Subject to the other provisions of this Act, theDistrict Forum shall have jurisdiction to entertain complaints where the value of the goods or services and the compensation, if any, claimed ''does not exceed rupees
. (2) A complaint shall be instituted in a District Forum within the local limits of whose jurisdiction,— (a) the opposite party or each of the opposite parties, where there are more than one, at the timeof the institution of the complaint, actually and voluntarily resides or carries on business or has a branch office or personally works for gain, or (b) any of the opposite parties, where there are more than one, at the time of the institution of thecomplaint, actually and voluntarily resides, or carries on business or has a branch office, or personally works for gain, provided that in such case either the permission of the District Forumis given, or the opposite parties who do not reside, or carry on business or have a branch office,or personally work for gain, as the case may be, acquiesce in such institution; or (c) the cause of action, wholly or in part, arises.
By: - Amit MalikManagement Faculty