Section 91 Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 91 of Companies Act 2013. Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders.

Amended and updated notes on section 91 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders.

Chapter VII (Sections 88122) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to management and administration. Section 91 of CA 2013 provides for power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 90 (Register of significant beneficial owners in a company) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 91 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014.

Section 91 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 91 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.91
Section NamePower to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders
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Section 91 of Companies Act 2013: Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders

Section 91 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

(1) A company may close the register of members or the register of debenture holders or the register of other security holders for any period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate forty-five days in each year, but not exceeding thirty days at any one time, subject to giving of previous notice of at least seven days or such lesser period as may be specified by Securities and Exchange Board for listed companies or the companies which intend to get their securities listed, in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2) If the register of members or of debenture-holders or of other security holders is closed without giving the notice as provided in sub-section (1), or after giving shorter notice than that so provided, or for a continuous or an aggregate period in excess of the limits specified in that sub-section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a penalty of five thousand rupees for every day subject to a maximum of one lakh rupees during which the register is kept closed.


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