What is Notice of meeting What are the Statement to be annexed to notice What is Quorum for meetings Section 101, 102 and 103 of Indian Companies Act 2013
Notice of meeting, Statement to be annexed to notice and Quorum for meetings are defined under Section 101, 102 and 103 of Indian Companies Act 2013. Provisions under these sections are:
Section 101 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Notice of meeting"
(1) A general meeting of a company may be called by giving not less than clear twenty-one days notice either in writing or through electronic mode in such manner as may be prescribed:
Provided that a general meeting may be called after giving a shorter notice if consent is given in writing or by electronic mode by not less than ninety-five per cent. of the members entitled to vote at such meeting.
(2) Every notice of a meeting shall specify the place, date, day and the hour of the meeting and shall contain a statement of the business to be transacted at such meeting.
(3) The notice of every meeting of the company shall be given to -
(a) every member of the company, legal representative of any deceased member or the assignee of an insolvent member;
(b) the auditor or auditors of the company; and
(c) every director of the company.
(4) Any accidental omission to give notice to, or the non-receipt of such notice by, any member or other person who is entitled to such notice for any meeting shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.
Section 102 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Statement to be annexed to notice"
(1) A statement setting out the following material facts concerning each item of special business to be transacted at a general meeting, shall be annexed to the notice calling such meeting, namely: -
(a) the nature of concern or interest, financial or otherwise, if any, in respect of each items of -
(i) every director and the manager, if any;
(ii) every other key managerial personnel; and
(iii) relatives of the persons mentioned in sub-clauses (i) and (ii);
(b) any other information and facts that may enable members to understand the meaning, scope and implications of the items of business and to take decision thereon.
(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), -
(a) in the case of an annual general meeting, all business to be transacted thereat shall be deemed special, other than -
(i) the consideration of financial statements and the
reports of the Board of Directors and auditors;
Provided that where any item of special business to be transacted at a meeting of the company relates to or affects any other company, the extent of shareholding interest in that other company of every promoter, director, manager, if any, and of every other key managerial personnel of the first mentioned company shall, if the extent of such shareholding is not less than two per cent. of the paid-up share capital of that company, also be set out in the statement.
(3) Where any item of business refers to any document, which is to be considered at the meeting, the time and place where such document can be inspected shall be specified in the statement under sub-section (1).
(4) Where as a result of the non-disclosure or insufficient disclosure in any statement referred to in sub-section (1), being made by a promoter, director, manager, if any, or other key managerial personnel, any benefit which accrues to such promoter, director, manager or other key managerial personnel or their relatives, either directly or indirectly, the promoter, director, manager or other key managerial personnel, as the case may be, shall hold such benefit in trust for the company, and shall, without prejudice to any other action being taken against him under this Act or under any other law for the time being in force, be liable to compensate the company to the extent of the benefit received by him.
Punishment for violation of Section 101 & 102 of Companies Act 2013 Notice and Annexure
(5) If any default is made in complying with the provisions of this section, every promoter, director, manager or other key managerial personnel who is in default shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or five times the amount of benefit accruing to the promoter, director, manager or other key managerial personnel or any of his relatives, whichever is more.
Section 103 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Quorum for meetings"
(1) Unless the articles of the company provide for a larger number, -
(a) in case of a public company, -
(i) five members personally present if the number of members as on the date of meeting is not more than one thousand;
(ii) fifteen members personally present if the number of members as on the date of meeting is more than one thousand but up to five thousand;
(iii) thirty members personally present if the number of members as on the date of the meeting exceeds five thousand;
(b) in the case of a private company, two members personally present, shall be the quorum for a meeting of the company.
(2) If the quorum is not present within half-an-hour from the time appointed for holding a meeting of the company -
(a) the meeting shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time and place, or to such other date and such other time and place as the Board may determine; or
(b) the meeting, if called by requisitionists under section 100, shall stand cancelled:
Provided that in case of an adjourned meeting or of a change of day, time or place of meeting under clause (a), the company shall give not less than three days notice to the members either individually or by publishing an advertisement in the newspapers (one in English and one in vernacular language) which is in circulation at the place where the registered office of the company is situated.
(3) If at the adjourned meeting also, a quorum is not present within half-an-hour from the time appointed for holding meeting, the members present shall be the quorum.
What is Circulation of members resolution What is Representation of President and Governors in meetings What is Representation of corporations at meeting of companies and of creditors. Section 111, 112 and 113 of Indian Companies Act 2013
What are Ordinary and special resolutions What are Resolutions requiring special notice What are Resolutions passed at adjourned meeting What are the Resolutions and agreements to be filed. Section 114, 115, 116 and 116 of Indian Companies Act 2013