The Companies Act, 1956
154. Power to close register of members or debenture-holders.
(1) A company may, after giving not less than seven days’ previous notice by advertisement in some newspapers circulating in the district in which the registered office of the company is situate, close the register of members or the register of debenture-holders for any period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate fifty-five days in each year, but not exceeding thirty days at any one time.
(2) If the register of members or of debenture-holders is closed without giving the notice 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 punishable with fine which may extend to 1[five thousand rupees] for every day during which the register is so closed.
1. Subs. by Act 53 of 2000, sec. 65, for “five hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 13-12-2000).