Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959
74. Chairman of Council
At all meetings of the Council, the President, or in his absence the Vice-President, shall be the Chairman, or, in the absence of both, the Chairman shall be elected from among those present:
PROVIDED that, at the first meeting of any Council, the President of the outgoing Council, or in his absence its Vice-President, shall act as the Chairman until such time as a President is elected under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 12.