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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL AWARDS ACT, 1979
1. The chairman of the Council, the Director and each other member of the Council present at a meeting thereof shall have a vote.
2. (1) The Council shall hold so many meetings as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
(2) The Minister shall fix the date, time and place of the first meeting of the Council.
3. The quorum for a meeting of the Council shall be eight members.
4. At a meeting of the Council—
(a) the chairman of the Council shall, if he is present, be chairman of the meeting,
(b) if and for so long as the chairman of the Council is not present, or the office of chairman is vacant, the deputy-chairman shall, if he is present, be chairman of the meeting,
(c) if and so long as the chairman of the Council is not present or the office of chairman is vacant and the deputy-chairman of the Council is not present or the office of deputy-chairman is vacant, the members of the Council who are present shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.
5. Every question at a meeting of the Council on which there is disagreement among the members present shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting on the question and, in the case of an equal division of votes, the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
6. Subject to Article 3 of this Schedule, the Council may act notwithstanding one or more than one vacancy among its members.
7. The Council may perform such of its functions as it may deem proper through the Director.
8. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Council shall regulate, by standing orders or otherwise, its procedure and business.
9. (1) The Council shall, as soon as may be after its establishment, provide itself with a seal.
(2) The seal of the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of the chairman thereof or of a member of the Council authorised by the Council to act in that behalf and the signature of an officer authorised by the Council to act in that behalf.
(3) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Council and every document purporting to be an instrument made by and to be sealed with the seal of the Council (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with this Schedule) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.