Section 115 of the companies act 2013 provides that where, any provision contained in this Act or in the articles of a company, special notice is required of any resolution, notice of the intention to move such resolution shall be given to the company by such number of members holding not less than 1% of total voting power or holding shares on which such aggregate sum not exceeding Rs. 5,00,000/- as may be prescribed has been paid-up and the company shall give its members notice of the resolution in the following manner as prescribed in Rules.
Provisions contained in the Act requiring special notice:
The matters in respect of which special notice is required are:
A resolution for appointment of a person as auditor at the annual general meeting other than the retiring auditor for providing expressly that the retiring auditor shall not be re-appointed [Section 140(4)];
A resolution for removing a director before the expiry of the period of his office and appointing someone in the place of the director so removed [Section 169(2)].
Procedure for special notice:
1. Signing of special notice: ─A special notice required to be given to the company shall be signed, either individually or collectively by such number of members holding not less than one percent of total voting power or holding shares on which an aggregate sum of not more than five lakh rupees has been paid up on the date of the notice.
2. Notice to the company:─ Such notice shall be sent by members to the company not earlier than three months but at least 14 days before the date of the meeting at which the resolution is to be moved, exclusive of the day on which the notice is given and the day of the meeting.
3. Receipt of notice :─ The company shall immediately after receipt of the notice, give its members notice of the resolution at least seven days before the meeting, exclusive of the day of dispatch of notice and day of the meeting, in the same manner as it gives notice of any general
4. Publication of notice:─ Where it is not practicable to give the notice in the same manner as it gives notice of any general meetings, the notice shall be published in English language in English newspaper and in vernacular language in a vernacular newspaper, both having wide circulation in the State where the registered office of the Company is situated. Such notice shall also be posted on the website, if any, of the Company. Such notice shall be published at least seven days before the meeting, exclusive of the day of publication of the notice and day of the meeting.
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