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Section 17 of the Companies Act 2013: Copies of Memorandum, Articles, etc., to be Given to Members

SECTION-17 (Copies of Memorandum, Articles, etc., to be Given to Members) under CHAPTER-II (Incorporation of Company and Matters Incidental thereto) of Companies Act 2013:-

(1) A 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.




Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013) - link

(2) Section 17 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26th March 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April 2014) - link

(3) Refer the following rules of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 - link
(note: this rule has been amended from time to time)
  • For sub-section (1) of section 17 - Rule 34 (Copies of memorandum and articles, etc. to be given to members on request being made by them)





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