MCA extends the deadline for conducting extra ordinary general meetings (EGMs) through VC/ OAVM/ Postal Ballot and passing of ordinary/ special resolutions, from 30 June to 30 Sept. 2020, provided the other guidelines of the framework, prescribed earlier, are adhered to.
Subject: Clarification on passing of ordinary and special resolutions by companies under the Companies Act, 2013 read with rules made thereunder on account of Covid-19 – Extension of time- reg.
1. This Ministry has issued General Circular No. 14/2020 on 8 April, 2020 and General Circular No. 17/2020 on 13th April, 2020 for providing clarifications on passing of ordinary and special resolutions by companies by holding extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) through video conferencing (VC) or other audio visual means (OAVM) or passing of certain items only through postal ballot without convening general meeting. The framework provided in the said Circulars allows companies to hold relevant EGMs or transact relevant business through postal ballots, as per procedure specified therein, upto 30th June, 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier. Requests have been received from the stakeholders for extending the period upto which the framework provided in the aforesaid Circulars may be utilized by the companies.
2. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to allow companies to conduct their EGMs through VC or OAVM or transact items through postal ballot in accordance with the framework provided in the aforesaid Circulars upto 30th September, 2020. All other requirements provided in the said Circulars remain unchanged.
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