MCA had issued General Circular No. 20/2014. Clarification with regard to voting through electronic means on 17th June, 2014.
As per General Circular No. 20/2014 dated 17/06/2014 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) deferred the date of implementation of the the provisions related to e-voting to 31st December, 2014.
As per Section 108 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 deal with the exercise of right to vote by members by electronic means (e-means), Every listed company or a company having not less than one thousand shareholders, are supposed to provide to its members facility to exercise their right to vote at general meetings by electronic means.
However, the Bombay Stock Exchange has issued the below circular.
DCS/COMP/04/2014-15 June 18, 2014
Sub: Clarification with regard to voting through electronic means
Accordingly, all the listed companies are requested to take note of the same. This would however be subject to the provisions of SEBI circular CIR/CFD/POLICY CELL/2/2014 dated April 17, 2014.
Netra Sahani Jeevan Noronha
DGM Listing Compliance Manager Listing Compliance