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The Bangla Academy Ordinance, 1978

( Ordinance NO. XIX OF 1978 )

Meeting of the Parishad
12. (1) The Parishad shall, on a date to be fixed by the Mahaparichalak, ordinarily meet once in four months:
Provided that ten days' notice shall be required for holding the meeting.
(2) The Mahaparichalak may, whenever he thinks necessary, and shall, upon a requisition in writing signed by two-thirds of the members, convene a special meeting:
Provided that five members shall be required to form a quorum:
Provided further that if the meeting is adjourned for want of a quorum, no quorum shall be necessary for the adjourned meeting.
(3) The Mahaparichalak shall preside over the meetings of the Parishad, and in his absence, any member elected by the members present shall preside over such meeting.
(4) Each member shall have one vote and in case of equality of votes, the chairman of the Parishad or the person presiding over the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
(5) Proceedings of the meeting of the Parishad shall be recorded and circulated to the members within seven days of the meeting and shall be deemed to have been correctly recorded if no objection in writing is received from any member present at the meeting within a fortnight of their circulation, and the proceedings so circulated shall be submitted at the next meeting for confirmation.
(6) No act or proceedings of the Parishad shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Parishad.

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