SEBI (Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines, 1999
17. Shareholder Approval
17.1 No ESPS shall be offered to employees of the company unless the shareholders of the company approve ESPS by passing special resolution in the meeting of the general body of the shareholders.
17.2 The explanatory statement to the notice shall specify:
(a) the price of the shares and also the number of shares to be offered to each employee.
(b) the appraisal process for determining the eligibility of employee for ESPS.
17.3 The number of shares offered may be different for different categories of employees.
17.4 The special resolution shall state that the company shall conform to the accounting policies specified in clause 19.2.