[Notification Date: 26.03.2014; Effective from: 01.04.2014 except sub-section (4) which got notified w.e.f. 01.06.2016 vide Notification No. S. O. 1934 (E) dated 01.06.2016]
Section 119- Inspection of minute-book of general meeting. [Corresponds to Section 196 of the Companies Act, 1956]; [Relevant Rule: 26 of The Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014]
(1) The books containing the minutes of the proceedings of any general meeting of a company or of a resolution passed by postal ballot, shall—
(a) be kept at the registered office of the company; and
(b) be open, during business hours, to the inspection by any member without charge, subject to such reasonable restrictions as the company may, by its articles or in general meeting, impose, so, however, that not less than two hours in each business day are allowed for inspection.
(2) Any member shall be entitled to be furnished, within seven working days after he has made a request in that behalf to the company, and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed - [Rule 26], with a copy of any minutes referred to in sub-section (1).
(3) If any inspection under sub-section (1) is refused, or if any copy required under sub-section (2) is not furnished within the time specified therein, the company shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a penalty of five thousand rupees for each such refusal or default, as the case may be.
(4) In the case of any such refusal or default, the Tribunal may, without prejudice to any action being taken under sub-section (3), by order, direct an immediate inspection of the minute-books or direct that the copy required shall forthwith be sent to the person requiring it. [sub-section 4 notified w.e.f. 01.06.2016 vide Notification No. S. O. 1934 (E) dated 01.06.2016]