5. Term of office and conditions of service of members.
Subject to the provisions of section 6,--
every whole- time member (other than the ex officio member) shall hold office for a period of five years from the date on which he assumes office or till he attains the age of sixty years, whichever is earlier, and
every part- time member (other than the ex officio member) shall hold office for a period of three years from the date on which he assumes office: Provided that the Central Government may--
terminate the appointment of any whole- time member, who is not a servant of the Government, after giving him notice for a period of not less than three months or, in lieu thereof, on payment of an amount equal to his salary and allowances, if any, for a period of three months;
terminate the appointment of any part- time member who is not a servant of the Government after giving him notice for such period as may be prescribed; and
terminate at any time the appointment of any member who is a servant of the Government.
The other conditions of service of the members shall be such as may be prescribed.
Any member may resign his office by giving notice in writing for such period as may be prescribed, to the Central Government and, on such resignation being notified in the Official Gazette by that Government, such member shall be deemed to have vacated his office.