Annual General Meeting during the year 2020 is not an ordinary affair. This is now recognized by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Now, bigger companies are required to facilitate members to present in their Annual General Meeting through Video Conference or other audiovisual means even when holding AGM physically, others have the facility to use hold AGM through VA and OAVM. Circular 20/2020 dated 5th May 2020 extends facility provided by Circulars 14/2020 and 17/2020to hold General Meetings through VA and OAVM to Annual General Meetings.
This was a long-standing demand to have less compliance for one person and small companies. Rule 8A introduced with effect from 31st July 2018 by the Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules 2018. Let us discuss.
This year was a very special year for my blog. The blog got more recognition and love from law professionals, students and public. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
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Before discussing the circular, I will check definition of financial year in the Companies Act 1956. The clause (17) of section 2 of the Act define “financial year means, in relation to any body corporate, the period in respect of which any profit and loss account of the body corporate laid before it in annual general meeting is made up, whether that period is a year or not.”
(UPDATE: on 30th August 2013: Companies Bill became the Companies Act, 2013 (Act 18 of 2013). This post Updated Accordingly).
The Companies Law is one of the most important and comprehensive legislation after the Constitution of the Nation. This directly indirectly affects all citizens. This bill has 470 Sections and 7 Schedules. This bill provides basis and flexible framework. The Bill has leaved so many matters for subordinate legislation; rules, regulation, circulars etc.
This is very clear this time that there are remarkable scope for professionals, practicing professionals particularly Company Secretaries in practice. We will know real position when all rules and regulations notified after passing and notification of present bill as an Act.
Presently we may discuss, role of Company Secretaries under Companies Bill, 2012 as it is the Companies Act, 2013.
Posted in Companies Act 2013, Company Secretary, Governance and Responsibility
Tagged Accounts, Annual Report, Auditor, Boards’ Report, Companies Bill 2012, Company Secretaries in Practice, CorpLaw, ICSI, Profession, Secretarial Audit, Whistle blower