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Section 104 of Companies Act 2013: Chairman of Meetings

SECTION-104 (Chairman of Meetings) under CHAPTER-VII (Management and Administration) of the Companies Act, 2013

(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.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013)

(2) Section 104 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 2754(E) dated 12th September 2013 (w.e.f. 12th September 2013)

(3) Further, refer the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014

[Note: Please also check further amendments, if any, to the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014]

(4) Specified IFSC Public Company - MCA Notification G.S.R. 08(E) dated 4th January, 2017


Provisions of the Companies    Act,    2013 (18 of 2013)


Sections 101 to 107 and section 109
Shall apply in case of a Specified IFSC public company, unless otherwise specified in the articles of the company.

(5) Private Companies - MCA Notification G.S.R. 464(E) dated 5th June 2015


Chapter/Section number/Sub-section(s) in the Companies Act, 2013


Chapter VII, sections 101 to 107 and section 109.

Shall apply unless otherwise specified in respective sections or the articles of the company provide otherwise.

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