The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with notification dated 9th February 2018 amended law related to the right of a person to be appointed as director of a company under Section 160 of the Companies Act, 2013. Section 160, in its original form, as applicable from 1st April 2014 until 8th February 2018. Section 160 is well ignored but the strong pillar of corporate governance and democracy. We shall discuss amended section 160 here along with its limitations and challenges present before it.
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After numerous many leakages of sensitive information on faulty governance and unearthing of scam, Government is facing firework from ruling party and its parent organisations. The friendly government of corporate houses with allegedly better relationship with corny – capitalists business organisations, once again looking towards corporate jungle for next round of its killing hunt. As per primary level media reports, Ministry of Corporate Affairs preparing for additional information from directors to nab them at first sounding of the alarm bell. This is in public domain now; government is going to ask passport information of directors who are a citizen of India. This news is bigger than it appears in earlier newspaper reports.
Interestingly, proposed to be a director is a legally valid official status, now. This is a period between two board meetings one proposing him to be a director of an existing company and second board meeting actually appointing him as director. This status comes into being on 26th January 2018 due to the amendment in the Companies (Appointment and qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014.
Happy Republic Day 2018!!
From this Republic Day 2018, company secretaries will start using this headline day to day in reference to the incorporation of companies in India. The government of India these days works keeping ist both eyes on world banks’ ease of doing a business index. Ease of starting and closing businesses are the prime focus. The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 notified on 3rd January 2018 primly aims to ease the incorporation of companies among other objects. Now, three rules are amended to facilitate to make incorporation a “child’s play”.
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.
Disqualification of directors certainly is a hot topic among professionals practising corporate laws. Irrespectively of popular perception, the list compiled and released by Ministry of Corporate Affairs does not confer any disqualification to any director. These directors were already disqualified. In a serious violation, many of these directors might have failed to communicate about their disqualification to companies appointing or reappointing them after the actual date of disqualification. Such failure has penal consequences. This blog post will discuss serious consequences of the failure of compliance with law and procedures after incurring disqualification by a director.
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.