Section 24 in The Manipur Municipalities Act, 1994.
24. Election of Chairperson.-
Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council to be called at the instance of the Deputy Commissioner after a general election shall elect one of them to be the Chairperson in accordance with rules made in this behalf.
Such election shall take place within twenty- one days from the date of notification of the result under section 22; and in the case of vacancy in the office of the Chairperson on account of any reason other than expiry of the term of office of the Chairperson, within twenty- one days from the date of the occurrence of the vacancy.
The State Government shall appoint a person to preside over the meeting and for the purpose of the business mentioned in sub- section (1).