Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Requested FM to extend the due date for holding Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Companies as mandated in section 96 of the Companies Act 2013 to 31st March 2021 and the gap between two AGMs may be allowed upto 21 months. Full Text of the Representation is as follows:-


Income Tax Building, 3, Govt. Place West, Ground Floor, Kolkata 700001 Ph – 033-22420638 

Ref. No. DTPA/Rep/20-21/14

Dated 15thDecember, 2020 

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
Government of India
Department of Revenue
North Block
New Delhi – 110001
[email protected]

Respected Madam ,

Sub: Request to extend the due date for holding Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Companies as mandated in section 96 of the Companies Act 2013

Respected Madam, we wish to appraise your good self that in West Bengal, as well as other States, normalcy in operations is yet to set in as most of the working force commutes by local train and the local train service has resumed with partial operations from 11th November, 2020, which makes difficult for work force to reach their office. Many professionals as well as their key staff have suffered infection from Covid-19. Therefore, in most of the offices the Businessmen as well as Professionals are unable to complete their incomplete work and prepare the financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2020.

As you are aware that section 96 of the Companies Act 2013 mandates that all companies will have to hold their Annual General Meeting latest by 30th September and gap between two such AGMs should not be more than 15 months. There is a further requirement that a 21 days clear Notice for the AGM has to be given to shareholders and therefore all companies need their Audit Reports to be ready in all respect latest by 8th September, which under the present circumstances seems very difficult. We also appreciate that MCA has already issued one Notification No. ROC/WB/Admin./2020/2717 for West Bengal where by all Companies required to hold AGM by 30/09/2020 can hold AGM till 31/12/2020. 

However since the Entities have not yet been able to complete their accounts and audit due to Corona Pandemic, lack of local trains, many entrepreneurs and key staff having suffered COVID and due to poor percentage of staff coming in to offices. 

Therefore, It is earnestly requested that the last date for holding AGM may kindly be extended to 31st March 2021 and the gap between two AGMs may be allowed upto 21 months.

Thanking you,

Your’s faithfully

For Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association 

N K Goyal

Adv Narayan Jain 
Chairman- Representation Committee 

Adv. Mamta Binani,
Co-Chairman- Representation Committee

Download Full Text of Representation in PDF Format

Also Read:-

S. No. Date Association Particulars with link
1 9 Dec 2020 Western Maharashtra Tax Practitioners Extend due dates of Tax Audit & ITR for AY 2020–21
2 12 Dec 2020 Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Extend GSTR-9/9A/9C due date for FY 2019-20 to 30/06/2021
3 12 Dec 2020 Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend due dates for Tax/Transfer Pricing Audit & ITR for AY 2020-21
4 12 Dec 2020 Tax Practitioner’s Association, Indore Extend due dates for filing Tax/TP Audit Report & ITR for AY 2020-21
5 14 Dec 2020 AGFTC, ITBC and CAA Extend due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR for A.Y. 2020-21
6 15 Dec 2020 BCAS, CAA (Ahmedabad), CAA (Surat), KSCAA & LCAS Request to Extend Due dates under GST & Income Tax
7 15 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Bhilwara Request to extend Due Date of filing of Tax Audit & ITR
8 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association, Kolkata Extend due date of ITR & Tax Audit for AY 2020-21
9 16 Dec 2020 Lucknow CA Tax Practioners’ Association Extend Due date for filing Tax Audit Report & ITR
10 16 Dec 2020 Jamshedpur Chartered Accountants Extend Due Date of filing Tax Audit & ITR to 31.03.2021
11 13 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Committee of ICAI ICAI requests for extension of various Income-tax due dates
12 10 Dec 2020 Udaipur Tax Bar Association Further extend due dates of ITR & Tax Audit Reports for FY 2019-20
13 15 Dec 2020 CA Social Affiliation (CASA) Extend Tax/TP Audit Report & ITR filing due date for AY 2020-21
14 19 Dec 2020 Chartered Accountants Association, Jalandhar Extend Due Dates for Tax Audit and Income Tax Return Filing
15 19 Dec 2020 All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (CZ) Request for extension of due dates of Tax Audit Reports/ITR
16 19 Dec 2020 Vyyapaar Mandal Association, Nagore & AIMTPA Extended Income Tax & GST Audit/Return/Compliance dates
17 17 Dec 2020 Emerging Businesses Chamber Of Commerce Extend due dates for Income Tax Audit & Returns for AY 2020-21
18 Dec 2020 The Uttar Pradesh Tax Bar Association Representation for Extension of time for Tax Audit & Return
19 19 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend Tax Audit/ITR due dates for AY 2020-21
20 21 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend due dates of GSTR-9/ GSTR-9C for FY 2018-19 & 2019-20
21 17 Dec 2020 Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association Waive Late Fees for Delayed Filing of GST Returns
22 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme due date to 15.03.2021
23 15 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend due date of AGM to 31st March 2021
24 15 Dec 2020 Association of Tax payers & Professional, Agra Extend due of GSTR-9, GSTR-9A & GSTR-9C
25 08 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association (Regd), Allahabad Extend due date of ITR/Tax Audit/GSTR-9/GSTR-9C
26 08 Dec 2020 Tax Consultant & Practitioners Association of Kerala Extend due of ITR, GSTR 9, 9A & 9C for FY 2018-19 & 2019-20
27 21 Dec 2020 Tax Bar Association, Guwahati Extend CFSS 2020 & LLP Settlement Scheme 2020 to 31.03.2021
28 22 Dec 2020 Income Tax Bar Association, Lucknow Extend Time for filing ITR & Audit Report for A.Y 2020-21
28 22 Dec 2020 53 GST and Trade Associations 53 Associations requests Extension for GSTR 9, 9A & 9C
29 16 Dec 2020 Chandigarh Chartered Accountants Taxation Association Extend Income Tax & GST Return & Audit due dates
30 22 Dec 2020 Bhayander CA Social Group Request to extend Due date of Annual GST Return & Audit
31 22 Dec 2020 Luminaires Accessories Components Manufacturers Association Extend due dates for Tax Audit & Income Tax Return filing for AY 2020-21
32 22 Dec 2020 All Professionals, Tax Payers and Stakeholders Open letter for extension of Due dates under Income Tax and GST
33 22 Dec 2020 Punjab Accountants Association Extend due date for filing ITR & Tax Audit Report- AY 2020-21
34 22 Dec 2020 Bhayander CA Social Group Extend Income Tax Audit & ITR Due dates for AY 2020-21
35 23 Dec 2020 The Tax Bar Association, Odisha Extend due dates of Audit Reports, ITRs, GST Returns, VSV Scheme
36 21 Dec 2020 Sales Tax Bar Association, Delhi Extend Tax/TP Audit & ITR Due dates for AY 2020-21
37 23 Dec 2020 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association Extend Income Tax, Companies & CGST Act compliance due dates
38 24 Dec 2020 ICSI Extend due dates of CFSS, LLPSS, Charge Forms, Meetings
39 24 Dec 2020 All Odisha Tax Advocates Association Extend due date for filing TAR/ITR/GSTR9/9A/9C
40 25 Dec 2020 BJP Economic Cell, Rajasthan Extend Income Tax, GST, LLP, Company Law due dates
41 23 Dec 2020 Hyderabad Chartered Accountants’ Society Extend Due date under GST and Income Tax
42 22 Dec 2020 A. P. Tax Bar Association, Vijayawada Extend date of filing of GSTR 9, GSTR 9C and IT returns
43 03 Jan 2021 National Company Law Tribunal Bar Association Representation for further extension of CFSS 2020
44 25 Nov 2020 Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh Request for extension of Company Fresh Start Scheme 2020
45 04 Jan 2021 Adv. Anuj Bhatt Request to President to take Suo-Moto cognizance of GST Issues
46 03 Jan 2021 The Chamber of Tax Consultants Extend Income-tax due dates with humane approach
47 01 Jan 2021 WMTPA Highly Disappointing GST Audit Due Date Extension
48 01 Jan 2021 The A.P. Tax Bar Association, Vijayawada Extend due date of Form GSTR 9 and 9C for year 2018-19

Author Bio

More Under Company Law


  1. User says:

    I am from Kerala. Due to Covid19 pandamic. Our office were remain closed upto the end of October 2020 and we opened the office in November 2020 only. During November 2020 and December 2020 we are very busy schedule to file Income Tax Return. we humble request to extend the AGM Date coupled with DPT3 filing date, CFSS2020 scheme and LLP Settlement Scheme 2020 upto 31 March 2021 only and there is no need to extend beyond 31 March 2021 We humbly request our respected Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman ji may please consider and enable to utilise CFSS2020 scheme and LLP-SS-2020 for the benefit of Poor and Small private limited companies and ofcourse it will help to poor professional like me also. Thanking you

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search Posts by Date

June 2021