Defence Act 1954


F195 [ Removal of Director from office.

184H. (1) Subject to section 184I, the Director may be removed from office by the Government but only for stated reasons, including because

( a ) he has become incapable, through ill-health, either physical or mental, of effectively performing the functions of the office,

( b ) he has failed to perform the functions of the office with due diligence and effectiveness,

( c ) he has engaged in conduct that brings discredit on the office or that may prejudice the proper performance of the functions of the office, or

( d ) his removal from office would, in the Government s opinion, be in the best interests of the Defence Forces.

(2) On notifying the Director under section 184I(1) that the Government intends to consider removing him from office, the Government may immediately suspend the Director from duty.

(3) The suspension from duty continues until the Government makes a decision in relation to the matter under consideration, but only if there is no undue delay in taking steps under section 184I or in making that decision. ]




Inserted (21.04.2007) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 33, commenced as per s. 1(3).