valid as on 05/12/2019

Section 27.Variation in terms of contract or objects in prospectus.
Effective from 01-04-2014

(1) A shall not, at any time, vary the terms of a contract referred to in the or objects for which the prospectus was issued, except subject to the approval of, or except subject to an authority given by the company in general meeting by way of special resolution:

Provided that the details,  of the notice in respect of such resolution to shareholders, shall also be published in the newspapers (one in English and one in vernacular language) in the city where the registered office of the company is situated indicating clearly the justification for such variation:

Provided further that such company shall not use any amount raised by it through prospectus for buying, trading or otherwise dealing in equity of any other .

(2) The dissenting shareholders being those shareholders who have not agreed to the proposal to vary the terms of contracts or objects referred to in the prospectus, shall be given an exit offer by or controlling shareholders at such exit price, and in such manner and conditions as may be specified by the by making regulations in this behalf.

2(20) Company means a company incorporated under this Act or under any previous company law
2(70) Prospectus means any document described or issued as a prospectus and includes a red herring prospectus referred to in section 32 or shelf prospectus referred to in section 31 or any notice, circular, advertisement or other document inviting offers from the public for the subscription or purchase of any securities of a body corporate
Refer rule 7 of the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
2(84) Share means a share in the share capital of a company and includes stock
2(52) Listed company means a company which has any of its securities listed on any recognised stock exchange
2(69) “promoter” means a person—

(a) who has been named as such in a prospectus or is identified by the company in the annual return referred to in section 92; or

(b) who has control over the affairs of the company, directly or indirectly whether as a shareholder, director or otherwise; or

(c) in accordance with whose advice, directions or instructions the Board of Directors of the company is accustomed to act:

Provided that nothing in sub-clause (c) shall apply to a person who is acting merely in a professional capacity

2(82) Securities and Exchange Board means the Securities and Exchange Board of India established under section 3 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992)

3.1.7-Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules,2014

7. Variation in terms of contracts referred to in the prospectus or objects for which prospectus was issued.—

(1) where the company has raised money from public through prospectus and has any unutilized amount out of the money so raised, it shall not vary the terms of contracts referred to in the prospectus or objects for which the prospectus was issued except by passing a special resolution through postal ballot and the notice of the proposed special resolution shall contain the following particulars, namely:—

(a) the original purpose or object of the Issue;

(b) the total money raised;

(c) the money utilised for the objects of the company stated in the prospectus;

(d) the extent of achievement of proposed objects(that is fifty percent, sixty percent, etc);

(e) the unutilised amount out of the money so raised through prospectus,

(f) the particulars of the proposed variation in the terms of contracts referred to in the prospectus or objects for which prospectus was issued;

(g) the reason and justification for seeking variation;

(h) the proposed time limit within which the proposed varied objects would be achieved;

(i) the clause-wise details as specified in sub-rule (3) of rule 3 as was required with respect to the originally proposed objects of the issue;

(j) the risk factors pertaining to the new objects; and

(k) the other relevant information which is necessary for the members to take an informed decision on the proposed resolution.

(2) The advertisement of the notice for getting the resolution passed for varying the terms of any contract referred to in the prospectus or altering the objects for which the prospectus was issued, shall be in  and such advertisement shall be published simultaneously with dispatch of Postal Ballot Notices to Shareholders.

(3) The notice shall also be placed on the web-site of the company, if any.

To view the return,Click Here

Enforcement Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26/03/2014


Form PAS-1 Advertisement giving details of notice of special resolution for varying the terms of any contract referred to in the prospectus or altering the objects for which the prospectus was issued


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