Auditor not resigning

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29 November 2023 I am running a private limited company and the statutory auditor appointed 3 years back with whom I am not satisfied requested him to resign in the month of August 2023.
He immediately raised a bill for Rs.17000.00 as audit fees for the AY 2023-24 though he had not audited for the current year and sent me. I assured him that the payment would be settled once he shared the SRN number but he not only refused but also demanded the same amount for the current AY 2024-25. What should I do? Is there any guideline with the ICAI that the compliance should not be completed till payment is made? Can I move legally against the auditor and claim the MCA penalty from him?
Please guide

30 November 2023 As per sub-section (1) of section 140, the auditor appointed under section 139 may be removed from his office before the expiry of his term only by a special resolution of the company, after obtaining the previous approval of the Central Government in that behalf.

30 November 2023 He says if I do that with the special resolution and appoint another auditor he will proceed with the disciplinary action against the New auditor
Please guide




30 November 2023 No disciplinary action taken in such a case. Consult the auditor to be appointed.



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