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(c) The registered holders of the shares to be redeemed shall be given one month's notice of the intention of the Directors to redeem the same as aforesaid at their registered address and also by public notice in at least two newspapers, of which one should be in the regional language and other in English, circulating in and around the place where the Registered Office of the Company is situated. The notice for redemption to the registered shareholders shall specify the particulars of the shares to be redeemed, the date fixed for redemption and the place at which the certificates for such shares are to be presented for redemption. On or before the date fixed for redemption, the holder of such shares shall be bound to deliver to the Company at the specified place the related share certificate/s for cancellation. If any certificate so delivered to the Company includes shares not redeemable on that date, a fresh certificate for unredeemed shares shall be issued to the registered holder of the shares.
(d) Upon surrender of the shares as aforesaid and after the expiry of the date fixed for redemption, the Company shall pay to such holder the amount paid up thereon together with premium, if any, agreed to be paid on redemption and accumulated dividend, subject to deduction of income-tax at the prescribed rates, whether declared or not on the capital paid up upto the date of redemption, whereafter dividend shall cease to accrue on the shares so redeemed.
Article 4 (ii) provides that in the event of winding up, the holders of preference shares of the Company will be entitled to receive all arrears of dividend accrued upto the commencement of the winding up, whether such dividends have been earned or declared or not.
Shares at the disposal of the Directors Article 5, inter alia, provides that the shares in the capital of the company for the time being shall be under the control of the Directors who may issue, allot or otherwise dispose of the same or any of them to such persons, in such proportion and on such terms and conditions and either at a premium or at par or (subject to the compliance with the provision of Section 79 of the Act) at a discount and at such time as they may from time to time think fit and with the sanction of the company in the General Meeting to give to any person or persons the option or right to call for any shares either at par or premium during such time and for such consideration as the Directors think fit, and may issue and allot shares in the capital of the company on payment in full or part of any property sold and transferred or for any services rendered to the company in the conduct of its business and any shares which may so be allotted may be issued as fully paid up shares and if so issued, shall be deemed to be fully paid shares. Provided that option or right to call of shares shall not be given to any person or persons without the sanction of the company in the General Meeting.
Commission for placing shares, debentures, etc.
Article 6, inter alia, provides that the Company may, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 76 and other applicable provisions (if any) of the Act, at any time, pay a commission to any person in consideration of his subscribing or agreeing to subscribe, whether absolutely or conditionally, for any shares in or debentures of the company or his procuring or agreeing to procure subscription, whether absolute or conditional for any share in, or debentures of the Company. The commission may be satisfied by the payment of the cash or the allotment of fully or partly paid shares or debentures or partly in one way and partly in the other subject to applicable provisions, if any, of the Act. The Company may also on any issue of shares or debentures, pay such shares or debentures, pay such brokerage as may be lawful, and usual or reasonable
Deposits and calls etc. to be a debt payable immediately
Article 8 provides that the money (if any) which the Board shall, on the allotment of any shares being made by them, require or direct to be paid by way of deposit, call, or otherwise, in respect thereof, shall immediately on the insertion of the name of the allottee in the Register of Members as the name of the holder of such shares, become a debt due to and recoverable by the Company from the allottee thereof and shall be paid by him accordingly.
Increase in share capital Article 11(a), inter alia, provides that the Company, may from time to time, by special resolution increase the authorised Share Capital by such sum to be divided into Shares of such amount as may be specified in the resolution.
New capital same as existing capital Article 11 (b), inter alia, provides that except so far as otherwise provided by the conditions of issue or by these presents, any capital raised by the creation of issue of new shares shall be considered to be part of the then existing capital, and shall be subject to the provisions herein contained.
Reduction of capital
Article 13, inter alia, provides that the Company may, subject to the provisions of Sections 100 to 105 (both inclusive) and other applicable provisions, if any, of the Act, from time to time by special resolution, reduce its capital and any capital redemption reserve account or premium account in any manner for the time being authorised by law and in particular capital may be paid off on the footing that it may be called up again or otherwise, and the Company may, if and as far as is necessary, alter its Memorandum and Articles of Association by reducing the amount of its Share Capital and of its shares accordingly. Provided that such special resolution shall not be necessary in case of application of share premium account in the manner authorised by Section 78 of the Act.
Buy-Back of Shares
Article 13A, inter alia provides that, Notwithstanding anything contained in these Articles and in pursuance of Section 77A, 77AA and 77B of the Act, the Board of Directors may, when and if thought fit, buy -back such of the Company’s own shares or securities as it may consider appropriate subject to such limits, restrictions, terms and conditions, approvals as may be required under the provisions of Companies Act including the amendment(s) thereof.
Sub-division, consolidation and cancellation of shares Article 14, inter alia, subject to and in accordance with provisions of Section 94 and 95 of the Act, the Company in General Meeting may, by ordinary resolution from time to time, sub-divide or consolidate or cancel any of its shares, in such manner as it may think fit. The Company in General Meeting may also subject to the provisions of the Act, determine by ordinary resolution that as between the holders of the shares resulting from each sub-division, one or more of such shares shall have some preferential or special rights as regards dividends, payment of capital or otherwise.
Surrender of shares Article 15 provides that Subject to the provisions of Sections 100 to 104 (both inclusive) of the Act, the Board may accept from any Member the surrender, on such terms and conditions as shall be agreed, of all or any of his shares.
Variation Of Shareholders' Rights Power to vary rights Article 16 (a), inter alia, provides that if at any time the share capital is divided into different classes of shares, rights attached to any class may, subject to the provisions of Sections 106 and 107 of the Companies Act be varied with the consent in writing of the holders of three-fourth of the issued shares of that class, or with the sanction of a special resolution passed at a separate General meeting of the holders of the shares of that class, or with the sanction of a special resolution passed at a separate General Meeting of the holders of the shares of that class. To every such separate General Meeting, the provisions of these Articles relating to General Meeting shall, to the extent consistent, apply.
Article 16 (b) provides that the rights conferred upon the holders of the shares of any class with preferred or other rights shall not, unless otherwise expressly provided by terms of the issue of the shares of that class, be deemed to be varied by the creation or issue of further shares ranking pari-passu therewith.
Limitation of time for issue of Certificates
Article 17 provides that every member shall be entitled, without payment, to one or more certificates in marketable lots, for all the shares of each class or denomination registered in his name, or if the Directors so approve (upon paying such fee as the Directors may from time to time determine) to several certificates, each for one or more of such shares and the company shall complete and have ready for delivery such certificates within three months from the date of allotment, unless the conditions of issue thereof otherwise provide, or within one month of the receipt of application of registration of transfer, transmission, sub-division, consolidation or renewal of any of its shares as the case may be. Every certificate of shares shall be under the seal of the company and shall specify the number and distinctive numbers of shares in respect of which it is issued and amount paid-up thereon and shall be in such form as the directors may prescribe or approve, provided that in respect of a share or shares held jointly by several persons, the company shall not be borne to issue more than one certificate and delivery of a certificate of shares to one of several joint holders shall be sufficient delivery to all such holder.
Issue of new certificate in place of one defaced, lost or destroyed Article 18, inter alia provides that if any certificate be worn out, defaced, mutilated or torn or if there be no further space on the back thereof for endorsement of transfer, then upon production and surrender thereof to the company, a new certificate may be issued in lieu thereof, and if any certificate lost or destroyed then upon proof thereof to the satisfaction of the company and on execution of such indemnity as the company deem adequate, being given, an a new certificate in lieu thereof shall be given to the party entitled to such lost or destroyed certificate. Every Certificates under the Article shall be issued without payment of fees if the Directors so decide, or on payment of such fees (not exceeding Rs.2 for each certificate) as the Directors shall prescribe. Provided that no fee shall be charged for issue of new certificates in replacement of those which are old, defaced or worn out or where there is no further space on the back thereof for endorsement of transfer.
Provided that notwithstanding what is stated above the Directors shall comply with such Rules or Regulation or requirements of any Stock Exchange or the Rules made under the Act or the rules made under Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 or any other Act, or rules applicable in this behalf.
The provisions of this Article shall mutatis mutandis apply to debentures of the Company.
Calls on shares Article 19 provides that the Board may, from time to time, subject to the terms on which any shares may have been issued, and subject to the provisions of Section 91 of the Act, make such calls as the Board thinks fit upon the Members in respect of all moneys unpaid on the shares held by them respectively and not by the conditions of allotment thereof made payable at fixed times, and such Member shall subject to his having been given at least thirty days notice specifying the time or times and place of payment, pay the amount of every call so made on him to the persons and at the times and places so appointed by the Board. A call may be made payable by instalments and shall be deemed to have been made at the time when the resolution of the Board authorising such call was passed at a meeting of the Board.
When amount payable
Article 20 provides that if by the terms of issue of any share or otherwise any amount is made payable at any fixed time or by instalments at fixed times whether on account of the nominal amount of the share or by way of premium, every such amount or instalment shall be payable as if it were a call duly made by the Board and of which due notice has been given, and all the provisions herein contained in respect of calls, forfeiture or otherwise shall relate to such amount or instalment accordingly.
Payment of interest calls or instalment
Article 21 provides that if the sum payable in respect of any call or instalment be not paid on or before the day appointed for payment thereof, the holder for the time being of the shares in respect of which the call shall have been made, or the instalments shall be due, shall pay interest for the same at the rate of fifteen per cent per annum or such lower rate of interest as the Board may determine from time to time from the day appointed for the payment thereof till the time of actual payment. The Board shall be at liberty to waive payment of any such interest either wholly or in part.
Evidence in action by company against shareholder
Article 22 provides that on the trial or hearing of any action or suit brought by the Company against any shareholder or his legal representatives to recover any debt or money claimed to be due to the Company in respect of his shares, it shall be sufficient to prove that the name of defendant is, or was, when the claim arose, on the Register of Members of the Company as a holder, or one of the holders of the number of shares in respect of which such claim is made, that the resolution making the call is duly recorded in the Minutes Book and that the amount claimed is not entered as paid in the books of the Company, and it shall not be necessary to prove the appointment of the Board who made any call, or that a quorum was present at the Board meeting at which any call was made nor that such meeting was duly convened or constituted, nor any other matter whatsoever but the proof of the matters aforesaid shall be conclusive evidence of the debt.
Initial payment not to preclude forfeiture