Section 114 Ordinary and special resolutions – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 114 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to ordinary and special resolutions.

Amended and updated notes on section 114 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to ordinary and special resolutions.

Chapter VII (Sections 88122) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to management and administration. Section 114 of CA 2013 provides for ordinary and special resolutions.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 113 (Representation of corporations at meeting of companies and of creditors) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 114 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014.

Section 114 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) issued dated 12.09.2013. This notification shall come into force from 12th September, 2013 i.e. the commencement date of section 114 is 12-09-2013.

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.114
Section NameOrdinary and special resolutions
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Section 114 of Companies Act 2013: Ordinary and special resolutions

Section 114 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

(1) A resolution shall be an ordinary resolution if the notice required under this Act has been duly given and it is required to be passed by the votes cast, whether on a show of hands, or electronically or on a poll, as the case may be, in favour of the resolution, including the casting vote, if any, of the Chairman, by members who, being entitled so to do, vote in person, or where proxies are allowed, by proxy or by postal ballot, exceed the votes, if any, cast against the resolution by members, so entitled and voting.

(2) A resolution shall be a special resolution when—

  • (a) the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution has been duly specified in the notice calling the general meeting or other intimation given to the members of the resolution;
  • (b) the notice required under this Act has been duly given; and
  • (c) the votes cast in favour of the resolution, whether on a show of hands, or electronically or on a poll, as the case may be, by members who, being entitled so to do, vote in person or by proxy or by postal ballot, are required to be not less than three times the number of the votes, if any, cast against the resolution by members so entitled and voting.


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