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Section 17 of Companies Act 2013


1.     company shall, on being so requested by a member, send to him within seven days of the request and subject to the payment of such fees as may be prescribed, a copy of each of the following documents, namely:—

a.     the memorandum;

b.    the articles; and

c.     every agreement and every resolution referred to in sub-section (1) of section 117, if and in so far as they have not been embodied in the memorandum or articles.

2.     If a company makes any default in complying with the provisions of this section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable for each default, to a penalty of one thousand rupees for each day during which such default continues or one lakh rupees, whichever is less.

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Short Notes:

  • This section came into force from April 1, 2014.

  • It seeks to provide that every company shall, on being so requested by a member, send copies of memorandum and articles of association of the Company or copies of agreements or resolutions as referred to in section 117(1) of the Act, on payment of prescribed fees.


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