EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING BY REQUISTIONISTS


Section 100 of the Companies Act, 2013 lay down law related to Extra – ordinary general meeting called on requisition of members. Rule 17 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 supplements provisions of Section 100 of the Act.

The Board shall, at the requisition made by,—

(a) in the case of a company having a share capital, such number of members who hold, on the date of the receipt of the requisition, not less than one-tenth of such of the paid-up share capital of the company as on that date carries the right of voting;

(b) in the case of a company not having a share capital, such number of members who have, on the date of receipt of the requisition, not less than one-tenth of the total voting power of all the members having on the said date a right to vote,

call an extraordinary general meeting of the company. [Section 100(2)]

The requisition made shall set out the matters for the consideration of which the meeting is to be called and shall be signed by the requisitionists and sent to the registered office of the company. [Section 100(3)]

If the Board does not, within twenty-one days from the date of receipt of a valid requisition in regard to any matter, proceed to call a meeting for the consideration of that matter on a day not later than forty-five days from the date of receipt of such requisition, the meeting may be called and held by the requisitonists themselves within a period of three months from the date of the requisition. [Section 100(4)]

A meeting by the requisitionists shall be called and held in the same manner in which the meeting is called and held by the Board. [Section 100(5)]

The members may requisition convening of an extraordinary general meeting in accordance with sub-section (4) of section 100, by providing such requisition in writing or through electronic mode at least clear twenty-one days prior to the proposed date of such extraordinary general meeting. [Rule 17(1)]

The notice shall specify the place, date, day and hour of the meeting and shall contain the business to be transacted at the meeting.  Requistionists should convene meeting at registered office or in the same city or town where registered office is situated and such meeting should be convened on working day. [Rule 17(2)]

If the resolution is to be proposed as a special resolution, the notice shall be given as required by sub-section (2) of section 114. [Rule 17(3)]

The notice shall be signed by all the requistionists or by a requistionists duly authorised in writing by all other requistionists on their behalf or by sending an electronic request attaching therewith a scanned copy of such duly signed requisition. [Rule 17(4)]

No explanatory statement as required under section 102 need be annexed to the notice of an extraordinary general meeting convened by the requistionists and the requistionists may disclose the reasons for the resolution(s) which they propose to move at the meeting. [Rule 17(5)]

The notice of the meeting shall be given to those members whose names appear in the Register of members of the company within three days on which the requistionists deposit with the Company a valid requisition for calling an extraordinary general meeting. [Rule 17(6)]

Where the meeting is not convened, the requistionists shall have a right to receive list of members together with their registered address and number of shares held and the company concerned is bound to give a list of members together with their registered address made as on twenty first day from the date of receipt of valid requisition together with such changes, if any, before the expiry of the forty-five days from the date of receipt of a valid requisition. [Rule 17(7)]

The notice of the meeting shall be given by speed post or registered post or through electronic mode. Any accidental omission to give notice to, or the non-receipt of such notice by, any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting. [Rule 17(8)]

Any reasonable expenses incurred by the requisitionists in calling a meeting shall be reimbursed to the requisitionists by the company and the sums so paid shall be deducted from any fee or other remuneration under section 197 payable to such of the directors who were in default in calling the meeting. [Section 100(6)]

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