The Major Port Authorities Act, 2021
13. Meetings of Board.-
(1) The Board shall meet at such places and times, and shall follow such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (including quorum at such meetings), as may be specified by the regulations.
(2) If the Chairperson for any reason, is unable to attend a meeting of the Board, the Deputy Chairperson and in the absence of such Deputy Chairperson, any other Member chosen by the Members present amongst themselves at the meeting, shall preside at the meeting or any person authorised by the Central Government.
(3) All questions which come up before any meeting of the Board shall be-
(a) decided by a majority of votes by the Members present and voting, and in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson or in his absence, the person presiding shall have a second or casting vote;
(b) dealt with as expeditiously as possible and the Board shall dispose of the same within a period of sixty days from the date of receipt of the application:
Provided that where any such application could not be disposed of within the said period of sixty days, the Board shall record its reasons in writing for not disposing of the application within that period.