Section - 5 - Meetings of the Board.

    (1) The Board shall ordinarily meet for the despatch of business at such times and places as the Chairman may decide but shall meet at least once in every month.

    (2) The Chairman may, and shall on request in writing of not less than five members of the Board, call an extraordinary meeting of the Board at such time and place as he may determine.

    (3) The Chairman if present, shall preside at every meeting of the Board, and in his absence any member of the Board designated by the Chairman shall preside at the meeting.

    (4) If no member of the Board is so designated the members of the Board present shall elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.

    (5) The quorum at every meeting of the Board shall be five.

    (6) Subject to other provisions of this Act, all questions proposed at a meeting of the Board shall be determined by a simple majority of the members present and voting and where the votes are equal the Chairman or the person presiding shall have a second or casting vote.

    (7) The Board may, and shall, if the Minister thinks fit, request the attendance of any person to act as adviser at any meeting of the Board and that person while so attending shall have all the powers of a member except that he is not to vote on any question and his presence at the meeting is not to count towards the constitution of a quorum.

    (8) The validity of any act or proceedings of the Board shall not be affected by any vacancy among its members or any defect in the appointment of a member thereof.

    (9) Subject to the preceding provisions of this section the Board may regulate its own procedure.