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Any such notice shall be given in writing, and if it is not given at a meeting of the Board, the person giving the notice shall take all reasonable steps to secure that it is brought up and read at the meeting of the Board next after it is given.

Any person who fails to comply with the above provisions shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both

Every director of a company, must give notice to the company of such matters relating to himself as may be necessary for the purpose of enabling the company to company with the aforesaid provisions.

Every company shall keep a register showing, as respects each director of the company, the number, description and amount of any shares in, or debentures, of the company or any other body corporate, being the company’s subsidiary or holding company, or a subsidiary of the company’s holding company, which are held by him or in trust for him, or of which he has any right to become the holder whether on payment or not.

Every director, managing director, manager or secretary of any company, who is appointed to or relinquishes the office of director, managing director, manager of any other body corporate must within 20 days of his appointment or relinquishment, disclose to the company aforesaid the particulars relating to the office in the other body corporate and if he fails to do so, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

The register kept shall be open to the inspection of any member of the company without charge and of any other person on payment of one rupee for each inspection during business hours subject to such reasonable restrictions as the company may by its articles or in general meeting impost, so that not less than two hours in each day are allowed for inspection.

Every company shall keep at its registered office a register of its directors, managing director, manager and secretary, containing with respect to each of them the following particulars, that is to say:

Where a company :-

Every company shall keep a register in which all contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested are entered into giving detailed information on

No director of a company shall, as a director, take any part in the discussion of, or vote on, any contract or arrangement entered into, or to be entered into, by or on behalf of the company, if he is in any way, whether directly or indirectly, concerned or interested in the contract or arrangement.

Every director of a company who is in any way, whether directly or indirectly concerned or interested in a contract or arrangement, or proposed contract or arrangement entered into or to be entered into, by or on behalf of the company, shall disclose the nature of his concern or interest at a meeting of the Board of directors.

Except with the consent of the Board of directors, a director of the company or his relative, a firm in which such a director or relative is a partner, any other partner in such a firm, or a private company of which the director is a member or director, shall not enter into any contract with the company

Notice of meetings

Every officer of the company whose duty it is to give notice as aforesaid and who fails to do so shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.

 Quorum for meetings

Provided that where at any time the number of interested directors exceeds or is equal to two-thirds of the total strength, the number of the remaining directors, that is to say, the number of the directors who are not interested, present at the meeting being not less than 2 shall be the quorum during such time.

Interested director means any director whose presence cannot, by reason of his being interested in some manner in the subject matter of discussion be counted for the purpose of forming a quorum at a meeting of the Board, at the time of the discussion or vote on any matter.

Procedure where meeting adjourned for want of quorum

Passing or resolutions by circulation 

Validity of acts of directors


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