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AGM - 15 months

sharad ( ) (157 Points)

08 September 2011  

Beta ltd. co. has not held its AGM for the FY 2009-10  within 30 September,2010  & also not within 31st of DEC,2010. And the last AGM was held on 20th Sep,2009.  It is clear that the Company has violated the law by not holding the AGM within 15 months from the Previos AGM.

IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO THE ABOVE ?  AND ALSO IS THERE ANY PENLATY ?


 3 Replies

Pravin Gupta CS (trainee) (789 Points)
Replied 08 September 2011

 

PROSECUTION AND PENALITY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE
 
Where the company has defaulted under section 156 and/or 210 of the Companies Act, 1956 that is, where they have not held the annual general meeting and/or have not placed the balance sheet and the profit and loss account before the AGM, prosecutions are rarely launched. The fact that the complaint has to be filed in the Court .
Section 168 contains penal provision for not complying with the provisions of section 166 or 167. It provide that if default is committed in holding the AGM of the Company, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with fine which may extended to Rs. 50,000 and if sefault is continuing one then with further fine extending upto Rs. 2500/- for every day after the first day during which the default continues.
 
However, if books of account have been ceased by the police and produced in criminal curt, the default is beyond control of the company and should not be punishable.
Failure to hold the meeting in each calendar years is a separate offence different from failure to hold it within 15 months of the earlier meeting.
 
In State of Kerela v. West Coast Planters Agencies (P) Ltd. (1985) it was held that where there was a single member in the company then not holding the AGM would not amount to a default.

RG - A Helping Hand (Company Secretary) (13867 Points)
Replied 08 September 2011

According to me there is no choice left except compounding of offence. You have to go for compounding of offence u/s 621A. For this you should take service of any professional firm of CA or CS.

 

RG

srinivass (CA Final) (2466 Points)
Replied 08 September 2011

Originally posted by : Richank Garg



According to me there is no choice left except compounding of offence. You have to go for compounding of offence u/s 621A. For this you should take service of any professional firm of CA or CS.

 

RG

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