Section 109 Demand for poll – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 109 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to demand for poll.

Amended and updated notes on section 109 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to demand for poll.

Chapter VII (Sections 88122) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to management and administration. Section 109 of CA 2013 provides for demand for poll.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 108 (Voting through electronic means) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 109 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014.

Section 109 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014. This notification shall come into force from 1st April, 2014 i.e. the commencement date of section 109 is 1-04-2014.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.VII
Chapter NameManagement and Administration
Section No.109
Section NameDemand for poll
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Section 109 of Companies Act 2013: Demand for poll

Section 109 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) Before or on the declaration of the result of the voting on any resolution on show of hands, a poll may be ordered to be taken by the Chairman of the meeting on his own motion, and shall be ordered to be taken by him on a demand made in that behalf, —

  • (a) in the case a company having a share capital, by the members present in person or by proxy, where allowed, and having not less than one-tenth of the total voting power or holding shares on which an aggregate sum of not less than five lakh rupees or such higher amount as may be prescribed has been paid-up; and
  • (b) in the case of any other company, by any member or members present in person or by proxy, where allowed, and having not less than one-tenth of the total voting power.

(2) The demand for a poll may be withdrawn at any time by the persons who made the demand.

(3) A poll demanded for adjournment of the meeting or appointment of Chairman of the meeting shall be taken forthwith.

(4) A poll demanded on any question other than adjournment of the meeting or appointment of Chairman shall be taken at such time, not being later than forty-eight hours from the time when the demand was made, as the Chairman of the meeting may direct.

(5) Where a poll is to be taken, the Chairman of the meeting shall appoint such number of persons, as he deems necessary, to scrutinise the poll process and votes given on the poll and to report thereon to him in the manner as may be prescribed.

(6) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Chairman of the meeting shall have power to regulate the manner in which the poll shall be taken.

(7) The result of the poll shall be deemed to be the decision of the meeting on the resolution on which the poll was taken.

Exception/ Modification/ Adaptation:

1) In case of Private company, section 109 shall apply unless otherwise specified in this section or the articles of the company provide otherwise. –Notification No. G.S.R. 464(E) dated 5th June, 2015.

2) Section 109 shall apply in case of a Specified IFSC public company, unless otherwise specified in the articles of the company. –Notification No. G.S.R. 08(E) dated 4th January, 2017.


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