The Ministry of Corporate Affairs placed here on its website a draft of the Companies (Registration of Charges) Amendment Rules, 2015. These amendment Rules will come into force from the date of its publication in Official Gazette.
These amendment rules proposed to amend Rule 3(4)(a) of the Companies (Registration of Charges) Rules, 2014. This amendment in the Rules is in alignment with the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 relevant part of which came into effect from 29th May 2015. Purpose of these amendments in the Rules is to provide law in event of company exercise its option not to have a common seal. After this amendment the Rule 3(4) shall read as under:
A copy of every instrument evidencing any creation or modification of charge and required to be filed with the Registrar in pursuance of Section 77, 78 or 79 shall be verified as follows-
(a) where the instrument or deed relates solely to the property situated outside India, the copy shall be verified by a certificate issued either under the seal of the company under the seal, if any, of the company, or under the hand of any director or company secretary of the company or an authorised officer of the charge holder or under the hand of some person other than the company who is interested in the mortgage or charge;
(b) where the instrument or deed relates, whether wholly or partly, to the property situated in India, the copy shall be verified by a certificate issued under the hand of any director or company secretary of the company or an authorised officer of the charge holder.
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