Difference between Ordinary and Special Resolution.

Points of differences
Ordinary Resolution
Special Resolution
1.Notice of meeting
Required (usually 21 days notice is required in order to pass a special resolution, unless consent of 90% of the members of the company are obtained for shorter notice period)
2.Votes required to pass resolution
Votes of 51% of the voting members are required.
Votes of 3/4th of members are required to pass special resolutions.
3.Nature of Business
Routine business which are of lesser importance
Deals with Special businesses
Not required
Intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution should be specified in the notice calling the meeting.


Note : As per Secretarial Standard 2”Special Business” means business other than the Ordinary Business to be transacted at an Annual General Meeting and all business to be transacted at any other General Meeting.