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What company documents are available to shareholders on Request?

  • March 22, 2024

Section 17 of the Companies Act, 2013 says:

 (1) A company shall, on being so requested by a member, send to him within seven days of the request and subject to the payment of such fees as may be prescribed, a copy of each of the following documents, namely:—

  • The memorandum;
  • The articles; and
  • Every agreement and every resolution referred to in sub-section (1) of section 117, if and in so far as they have not been embodied in the memorandum or articles.

[The member shall pay the fee prescribed by the company along with the request- Rule 34 of The Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014]

(2) If a company makes any default in complying with the provisions of this section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable for each default, to a penalty of one thousand rupees for each day during which such default continues or one lakh rupees, whichever is less.

[Registrar , on the petition of the member , levy penalty ]

[ What is the forum to enforce the member’s right?]