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Board Meeting: Alter MOA / AOA

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Akash Jhaveri

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Last updated on April 27th, 2021

Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association are the 2 most important documents of a Company prepared at the time of establishment. These 2 documents have different clauses with all the important & confidential information about the Company. There are various situations under which MOA / AOA needs to be altered. A company has to call EGM and pass a special resolution to alter MOA / AOA in accordance with Section 13 of the Companies Act 2013.

MOA contains the following clauses:

Situations under which MOA / AOA needs to be altered:

Procedure for Alteration in MOA / AOA

Change in MOA has to be made in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Companies Act, 2013.

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FAQs

Is MOA a public document?

Memorandum of Association (MOA) is the supreme public document which contains all those information that are required for the company at the time of incorporation.

What is the difference between MOA and AOA?

Memorandum of Association‘ abbreviated as MOA, is the root document of the company, which contains all the basic details about the company. On the other hand, ‘Articles of Association‘ shortly known as AOA, is a document containing all the rules and regulations designed by the company.

3. Can we change the Main Objects of the Company without changing the name of the Company?

Yes, Main Objects of the Company can be changed without changing the name of the Company after complying with the provisions of Section 13 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @Sofiyah_Valiante

    Approval of the Board and Members of the company is required in order to alter AoA/ MoA. Once the same has been obtained, the company can make the alteration by filing e-Form MGT-14 along with necessary documents.

    Hope this helps!