In this Part of this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) any reference to ex officio member shall be construed as a reference to a person who is a member by virtue of his holding or performing the functions of an office in the public service of a State;
(b) office means an office in the public service of a State;
(c) any reference to member of any of the bodies established by section 197 of this Constitution shall be construed as including a reference, to the Chairman of that body; and
(d) misconduct means breach of the Oath of Allegiance or oath of office of a member or a breach of the provisions of this Constitution or bribery or corruption or false declaration of assets and liabilities or conviction for treason or treasonable felony.