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Section 496 – The Companies Act,1956

The Companies Act, 1956

496. Duty of liquidator to call general meeting at end of each year.

(1) Subject to the provisions of section 498, in the event of the winding up continuing for more than one year, the liquidator shall

(a)call a general meeting of the company at the end of the first year from the commencement of the winding up, and at the end of each succeeding year, or as soon thereafter as may be convenient within three months from the end of the year or such longer period as the Central Government may allow; and

(b)lay before the meeting an account of his acts and dealings and of the conduct of the winding up during the preceding year, together with a statement in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars with respect to the proceedings in, and position of, the liquidation.

(2) If the liquidator fails to comply with sub-section (1) he shall be punishable in respect of each failure, with fine which may extend to 1[one thousand rupees].


1. Subs. by Act 53 of 2000, sec. 197, for “one hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 13-12-2000)

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