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Chairman Of A Meeting & Powers And Duties - Meetings And Resolutions

   Posted On :  14.05.2018 10:33 pm

‘Chairman’ is the person who has been designated or elected to preside over and conduct the proceedings of a meeting. He is the chief authority in the conduct and control of the meeting.

Chairman Of A Meeting
 
 
‘Chairman’ is the person who has been designated or elected to preside over and conduct the proceedings of a meeting. He is the chief authority in the conduct and control of the meeting.
 
A chairman is usually a member of the body over which he is to preside. He may be either appointed or designated before hand as chairman by the rules or elected at the meeting itself according to rules. In the case of a company, the Articles usually designate the Chairman of the Board of Directors to preside over the general meetings of the company. Where the rules do not designate a chairman or the designated chairman is absent at the commencement of the meeting, the meeting itself elects a pro tem (temporary) chairman to preside over the meeting.
 

Powers And Duties Of The Chairman

 
 

Powers:

 
 
            To maintain order and decorum.
 
            To decide points of order.
 
            To decide priority of speakers.
 
            To maintain relevancy and order in debate.
 
            To adjourn a meeting.
 
            To exercise a casting vote.
 
            To ascertain the sense of a meeting and declare the result of voting.
 
 

Duties:

 
 
            To see that the meeting is properly convened and duly constituted.
 
            To see that the proceedings of the meeting are conducted according to rules.

            To see that no discussion is allowed unless there is a specific motion.

            To maintain order and decorum in the meeting.

            To see that all members, including the minority, get equal opportunity to express their views.

            To see that the sense of the meeting is properly ascertained on each and every motion.

            He should see that the poll is taken properly according to the provisions of the Act.

            He must exercise his casting vote bona fide in the interest of the company.

            He must exercise correctly his power of adjournment

 

 

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