Category Archives: Chapter IX – CA2013

ACCOUNTS OF COMPANIES

Remedies for disqualified directors of strike – off companies


Compliance way or Confine way! The Government made it clear. Directors who were on a long-term picnic after removal of names of their “shell companies” are now offered sleepless nights. I appreciate.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs issued two important lists in this regard –

  1. List Of Directors Associated With Struck Off Companies U/S 248
  2. List Of Disqualified Directors U/S 164 (2)(A)

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Amendment in Registration Offices and Fees Rules


Ministry of corporate came out with minor but significant decision in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 by way of the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2016.

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Cost auditor appointment query


According to Section 148 (3) of CA 2013 and Cost audit Rules 2014, cost auditor shall be appointed by the Board.

According to Section 148(3) of CA2013 and Audit and Auditor Rules, 2014 Remuneration shall be determined by the Members (in general meeting).

Now, according to Contract Act, 1872 (or in common law) this contract of appointment of cost auditor completes at General Meeting only that too on passing on resolution.

Query 1 – should we call it as “approval/ratification of remuneration or cost auditor” or “appointment of cost auditor” in general meeting? Unlikely but interesting situation will be where in members in general meeting does not ratify remuneration or modify the remuneration.

First case, no contract and second case counter offer. Further interesting, shall cost auditor bound to accept modified remuneration or not?

Amendment in Companies Accounts rules, 2016


Ministry of Corporate Affairs came with amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, last month. These rules has been published in official gazette on 27th July 2016 and came into force on that date. In this post, we will discuss these amendments in this blog post.

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Notification of Sections Relevant for NCLT


Yesterday late evening, I posted here about press release issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Soon thereafter, two files uploaded on Official Gazette website with two notifications in each. In earlier post here today, we discussed establishment and jurisdiction of various NCLT benches.

In this post, we will have a bird’s eye view on Sections notified on 1st June 2016 related to NCLT.

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AMENDMENT: Administration of CSR


In a post earlier here, we discussed provisions of Section 135 read with rule 4 of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 regarding Administration of Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. Sub – rule (2) of rule 4 allow board of directors of a company to choose among various options, a better option to administer the CSR Policy. This rule 4(2) was slightly amended by the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2015. We discussed those amendment rules earlier here.

Now, a gazetted notification published on 23rd May 2016 in Official Gazette of India, which came into force from same date; amend sub – rule (2) of rule 4.

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Double Removal of Difficulties Orders


In a rare gesture, Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified two orders for Removal of Difficulty on same date.  I have no legal understanding for the requirement of two separate orders, except little drafting hurdle of combined order for its statement of reason or preamble.

Now, we will discuss both orders here.

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