provisions u/s 179 to 185 of the Act.  It shall be taken in such manner as the Chairman directs, and the results of the poll shall be deemed to be the decision of the meeting on the resolution on which the poll was taken.

99.       Time and manner of taking poll

If a poll is demanded as aforesaid, the same shall, subject to Articled 95 be taken at such time not later than 48 hours from the time when the demand was made, and at such place, and either by open voting or by ballot, as the Chairman shall direct, and either at once or after an interval or after adjournment or otherwise, and the result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.  The demand for a poll may be withdrawn.

Scrutineers at poll

Where a poll is to be taken, the Chairman of the meeting shall appoint two Scrutineers.  Of the two scrutineers appointed under this Article, one shall always be a member (not being an officer or employee of the Company) present at the meeting provided such member is available and willing to be appointed and to scrutinize the votes given on the poll and to report thereon to him.  The Chairman shall have power at any time before the result of the poll is declared to remove a Scrutineer from office and fill up the vacancy in the office of Scrutineer arising from such removal or from any other cause.

100.     Questions at General Meeting how decided
At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands, unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands) ordered to be taken by the Chairman of the meeting of his own motion or is demanded by any member or members present in person or by proxy or power of attorney and holding shares in the Company:

Which confer a power to vote on the resolution not being less than one-tenth of the total voting power in respect of the resolution; or

On which an aggregate sum of not less than a sum as specified by statute has been paid up.  Unless a poll is so ordered or demanded, a declaration, by the Chairman that a resolution has on a show of hands, been carried unanimously or by the required majority or lost, and an entry to that effect in the minutes books of the Company, shall be conclusive evidence of the fact, without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against that resolution.

101.     Chairman’s casting vote
In the case of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall, both on a show of hands and at a poll, (if any) have a casting vote in addition to the vote or votes to which he may be entitled as member.

 

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