The Companies Act, 2013
Section 104 : Chairman of Meetings.
Chairman of Meetings.
104. (1) Unless the articles of the company otherwise provide, the members personally present at the meeting shall elect one of themselves to be the Chairman thereof on a show of hands.
(2) If a poll is demanded on the election of the Chairman, it shall be taken forthwith in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the Chairman elected on a show of hands under sub-section (1) shall continue to be the Chairman of the meeting until some other person is elected as Chairman as a result of the poll, and such other person shall be the Chairman for the rest of the meeting.
Exceptions/ Modifications/ Adaptations
1. In case of private company - Section 104 shall apply ,unless otherwise specified in respective sections or the articles of the company provide otherwise. - Notification dated 5th june, 2015.
2. In case of Specified IFSC Public Company - Section 104 shall apply in case of a Specified IFSC public company, unless otherwise specified in the articles of the company. Notification Date 4th January, 2017.