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INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS ACT, 1946
Rules Relating to the Council.
Term of office.
1. The ordinary members of the Council shall go out of office on the next quinquennial appointment of ordinary members.
2. Whenever the membership of the Council (excluding the ex-officio members) is less than fifty, the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Industrial Research Committee and with the approval of the Council, appoint a person to be an ordinary member of the Council until the next quinquennial appointment of ordinary members or for a shorter period.
Eligibility of outgoing members.
3. The outgoing ordinary members of the Council shall be eligible for reappointment.
4. An ordinary member of the Council may resign by letter addressed to the Minister, and the resignation shall have effect on the date on which the Minister receives the letter.
5. The Minister may remove an ordinary member of the Council from office.
6. The Council shall, in every year commencing after the holding of its first meeting, hold a meeting (in these rules referred to as the annual meeting) on such date as the Council shall appoint.
Chairman and vice-chairman
7. (1) The Council shall, at its first meeting, at every annual meeting and as occasion requires, elect one of its members to be chairman and another of its members to be vice-chairman.
(2) The person elected to be chairman or vice-chairman shall, unless he sooner dies, resigns or becomes disqualified, hold office until the election of his successor.
(3) The chairman and vice-chairman shall be eligible for re-election.
(4) The chairman or vice-chairman may at any time resign his office by letter addressed to the Council and the resignation shall take effect at the commencement of the meeting of the Council held next after the receipt of the letter by the Council.
(5) If the chairman or vice-chairman ceases to be a member of the Council he shall cease to be chairman or vice-chairman.
(6) If, at the election of chairman or vice-chairman there is an equality of votes for two or more persons, one of those persons shall be elected by lot.
Procedure at meetings.
8. (1) At a meeting of the Council—
(a) the chairman shall, when present, be chairman of the meeting;
(b) when the chairman is absent or if the office of chairman is vacant, the vice-chairman shall, when present, be chairman of the meeting;
(c) when the chairman and vice-chairman are absent or if the offices of chairman and vice-chairman are vacant, the members of the Council who are present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting
(2) Every question at a meeting of the Council shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting on the question, and, in case of an equal division of votes, the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote, save where the question is the election of the chairman of the Council.
(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Council shall be such number as the Council may from time to time fix or, if no quorum is for the time being so fixed, fifteen.
(4) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Council shall regulate, by standing orders or otherwise, the procedure and business of the Council.