Committee members are designated as part of an appointment process that aims to strengthen the Commission's independence from the Government. The committee comprises:
• Four MPs, i.e. two deputies and two senators, appointed by the President of their respective chambers to ensure pluralistic representation of Parliament
• Two members of the Council of State, appointed by its Vice-President
• Two magistrates of the Court of Cassation, appointed by both the President and the Attorney General of the Court of Cassation
• An expert in electronic communications, appointed by the President of the Republic on the proposal of the President of the French Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
The President of the CNCTR is chosen by the President of the Republic from the members designated by the Council of State or the Court of Cassation. The President's appointment is subject to the provisions of Article 13 of the Constitution, which requires the National Assembly and the Senate to issue their prior public opinion.
The term of office for members is six years (however, MPs are appointed solely for the duration of their term of office within their relevant chamber).
Terms of office are not renewable, which is another measure aimed at ensuring the CNCTR's independence. In accordance with legislation, appointments ensure that women and men are equally represented within the Commission.