Annual General Meeting must be conducted within the stipulated timelines. However, if it is not conducted within the stipulated time frame, for the special reason, Registrar of companies may provide an extension for a period not exceeding three months, which can be applied before the last date for holding the AGM. According to section 97 of Companies Act, 2013, if any default is made in holding the AGM of a company U/S 96, the Tribunal may, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or Articles of Association of company, on the application of any member of company may call or direct the company to call Annual General Meeting of the company. With the help of Section 97, if any company fails to call AGM and didn’t apply for an extension it can call AGM with the help of any member who can file the application to NCLT with Form NCLT-1. In case of any default in complying with provisions of Sections 96 & 97 or failed in complying with any directions of Tribunal, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with fine which may extend to Rs. 1,00,000/- and in case of continuing default, with a further fine which may extend to Rs. 5,000 for every day during which such default continues.