Section 119 Inspection of minute-books of general meeting – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 119 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to inspection of minute-books of general meeting.

Amended and updated notes on section 119 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to inspection of minute-books of general meeting.

Chapter VII (Sections 88122) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to management and administration. Section 119 of CA 2013 provides for inspection of minute-books of general meeting.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 118 (Minutes of proceedings of general meeting, meeting of Board of Directors and other meeting and resolutions passed by postal ballot) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 119 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014.

Section 119 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 119 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.119
Section NameInspection of minute-books of general meeting
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Section 119 of Companies Act 2013: Inspection of minute-books of general meeting

Section 119 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) The books containing the minutes of the proceedings of any general meeting of a company or of a resolution passed by postal ballot, shall—

  • (a) be kept at the registered office of the company; and
  • (b) be open, during business hours, to the inspection by any member without charge, subject to such reasonable restrictions as the company may, by its articles or in general meeting, impose, so, however, that not less than two hours in each business day are allowed for inspection.

(2) Any member shall be entitled to be furnished, within seven working days after he has made a request in that behalf to the company, and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed, with a copy of any minutes referred to in sub-section (1).

(3) If any inspection under sub-section (1) is refused, or if any copy required under sub-section (2) is not furnished within the time specified therein, the company shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a penalty of five thousand rupees for each such refusal or default, as the case may be.

(4) In the case of any such refusal or default, the Tribunal may, without prejudice to any action being taken under sub-section (3), by order, direct an immediate inspection of the minute-books or direct that the copy required shall forthwith be sent to the person requiring it.


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