In my earlier post here I have raised some issues related to issuance of secretarial standards. As these are curable technical issues. I continue my study of these Secretarial Standards.
In this post, I will discuss Secretarial Standards related to frequency of Meetings under SS – 1 and SS – 2.
Quorum of Board meeting:
Quorum shall be present throughout the Meeting. Quorum shall be present not only at the time of commencement of the Meeting but also while transacting business. [Paragraph 3.1 of SS – 1]
A Director shall not be reckoned for Quorum in respect of an item in which he is interested and he shall not be present, whether physically or through Electronic Mode, during discussions and voting on such item. [Paragraph 3.2 of SS – 1]
For this purpose, a Director shall be treated as interested in a contract or arrangement entered into or proposed to be entered into by the company:
(a) with the Director himself or his relative; or
(b) with any body corporate, if such Director, along with other Directors holds more than two percent of the paid-up share capital of that body corporate, or he is a promoter, or manager or chief executive officer of that body corporate; or
(c) with a firm or other entity, if such Director or his relative is a partner, owner or Member, as the case may be, of that firm or other entity. [Background Paragraph 1 after Paragraph 3.2 of SS – 1]