There shall be constituted a council which shall consist of the following members , namely:-
(a) The Director of Livestock Services, ex-officio�
(b) One registered Veterinary Practitioner form each of the administrative divisions of Bangladesh, to be elected in the manner prescribed;
provided that the president shall have power to nominate a registered veterinary practitioner if no such practitioner is elected form any division under this clause;
(c) One registered veterinary practitioners, to be nominated by the Bangladesh agricultural university;
(d) The dean of the faculty of veterinary science of the Bangladesh agricultural university, ex-officio;
(e) The president of the Bangladesh Veterinary Association, ex-officio;
(f) One member, belonging to the legal profession, to be nominated by the chief justice of Bangladesh; and
(g) One member of the defense services possessing recognized veterinary qualification, to be nominated by the Bangladesh Army;
provided that for the constitution of the council for the first time, all the members, other than the ex-official members, shall be appointed by the Government.
The members shall elect a President from amongst themselves in such manner as may be prescribed:
Provided that for the constitution of the Council for the first time, the President shall be appointed by the Government.