5. Meetings and decisions of the Board

5. Meetings and decisions of the Board

5. Meetings and decisions of the Board:

5.1 A meeting of the Board shall be held as specified by the chairperson of the Board.
5.2 The member secretary of the Board shall call a meeting if onethird members of the Board make a submission in writing for the meeting.
5.3 In the case of the office of chairperson being vacant or the chairperson being absent, the member secretary of the Board may, as required, call the meeting of the Board.
5.4 The presence of fifty percent members of the total number of members of the Board shall be deemed to constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Board.
5.5 The meeting of the Board shall be presided over by the chairperson of the Board and by the person selected by the members from amongst themselves in the absence of the chairperson.
5.6 The majority opinion shall prevail at the meeting of the Board; and in the event of a tie, the person presiding over the meeting shall exercise the casting vote.
5.7 The decisions of the Board shall be authenticated by the membersecretary of the Board.
5.8 Other rules of procedures relating to the meeting of the Board shall be as determined by the Board itself.
5.9 The Board shall meet at least three times a year.