Tag Archives: The Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014

Curious case of Rule 20 of Management and Administration Rules

This blog post has a poll on a question – Whether Explanations to Rule 20, placed just after sub – Rule (2) are still part of Rule 20? Read and take part in the poll.

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MGT – 7 (v. 17Nov2015)

We live in a changing world; corporate world changing fast and Indian Corporate Law fastest. A draft of the Companies (Management and Administration) third Amendment Rules, 2015 dated 16th November 2015, which is pending for publication in Official Gazette of India amend the version of form MGT -7 once again. Though these amendment rules are not available in official gazette, new version of form MGT – 7 is made available on the MCA21 portal for filing.

Note: MGT – 7 Version 17th November 2015 is being used for writing this post. Earlier posts here and here are only historic relevance now.

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MGT – 7 (v. 30Sept2015)

Recent amendment to the Companies (Management and Administration) Second Amendment Rules 2015 dated 28th August 2015 published in Official Gazette on 31st August 2015 which came into force with effect from 31st August 2015 by virtue of its Rule 1(2) replaced the Form MGT – 7 meant for Annual Return of companies. The Form MGT – 7 was released on 25th September 2015 another amendment rules to justify content of this form.

Note: MGT – 7 Version 30th September 2015 is being used for writing this post. The post is long one but to avoid confusion, i opted not to split this post. Readers may read in parts.

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E – Voting Rules 2015

Indian E – voting Rules were under criticism from various quarters of corporate world since. Their application has been postponed some point of time. Now, the Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 has been substituted by the Companies (Management and administration) amendment Rules, 2015. We have discussed, original Rules related voting through electronic Means earlier here.

These rules will come into force from the date of publication of these rules in official gazette i.e.


The provisions of this rule shall apply in respect of the general meetings for which notices are issued on or after the dale of commencement of this rule. [Rule 20(1)]

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This is new feature of Indian Corporate Law. Section 121 of the companies Act 2013 simply says that every listed public company shall prepare a report on each annual general meeting including the confirmation to the effect that the meeting was convened, held and conducted as per the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under. The company shall file with the Registrar a copy of the report within thirty days of the conclusion of the annual general meeting.

Rule 31 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 goes into details.

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[This is my write up published in July 2014 edition of eMagazine of Mysore Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Download here: 126 ICSI Mysore eMagazine July 2014]

Section 105(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 says in every notice calling a meeting of a company, there shall appear with reasonable prominence a statement that member entitled to appoint a proxy and a proxy need not be a member. Prominent question on ‘proxy’ is where the institution of proxies stands under new corporate law regime.

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MGT – 14

Filing of Resolutions and agreements to the Registrar
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