Category Archives: Chapter VI – CA2013



The Registration of Charges is always one of the most used but controversial and practically ignored chapters of the Indian company law. I personally never understood the utility of such registration except for a limited public notice in an era of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI). Recent amendment in the law governing the registration of charge makes it more complicated and less user-friendly. Let us try to understand the amended law.

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Among strike off companies waiting for revival considering it a lost opportunity where their revival orders from the National Company Law Tribunal comes after the expiry of the scheme. Condonation of Delay Scheme, 2018 essentially is about of condonation of delay in filing of annual accounts and annual returns by defaulting companies. The scheme is not for the revival of strike off companies nor imposes any restriction on normal route available for condonation of delay given under Section 460 of the Companies Act, 2013. A company failed to have the benefit of condonation of delay under the scheme may avail normal route. Let us discuss briefly.

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Condonation of Delay Scheme 2018

Every Indian wants action against others who are not in compliance with law and disregard law of land. Same time, Ministry of Corporate Affairs was forced to introduce the condonation of Delay Scheme, 2018 within 1140 days (roughly 3 years) from the conclusion of earlier such scheme. Between these two schemes, the name of lakhs of companies was removed from Registry and list of Directors 3,09,614 disqualified directors released to the public domain because of such non – compliance. With fear of legal actions, corporate India and professional India welcome this scheme with critics. The strong analysis ahead.

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Companies Act 2013 Amended by Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016

A notification issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified section 255 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. By virtue of notification of Section 255 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016; the Companies Act, 2013, stands amended in accordance with Schedule XI of the IBC2016 with effect from 15th November 2016. We shall have a short discussion here.

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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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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs placed here on its website a draft of the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. These amendment Rules will come into force from the date of its publication in Official Gazette.

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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;

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