Usually a company has at least one meeting in a year which is known as the annual general meeting (AGM). The directors must ensure that the first AGM is held within 18 months of the incorporation of the company and, following that, in every calendar year at not more than 15 months interval. The Companies Act also requires that all AGMs must be held within six months from the financial year end of the company.
The directors themselves or on the requisition of members may convene any shareholders’ meeting to vote on certain issues that require the agreement by the members. These are generally known as extraordinary general meetings (EGM).