Category Archives: Chapter XIV – CA2013

INSPECTION, INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATION

Effective Provisions of the Companies Amendment Act 2017 w.e.f. 13 June 2018


With Four Notifications; S.O. 351(E) dated 23rd January 2018, S.O. 630(E) dated 9th February 2018, S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 and S.O. 2422(E) dated 13th June 2018 most provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018) come into force. Here is a bird’s eye view.

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Arrest under Companies Act, 2013


The term, “Arrest”, though considered alien to corporate jurisprudence, occurs five times in Section 212 of the Companies Act, 2013 and once in section heading of Section 301. Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 24th August 2017 notified sub – section 8 to sub – section 10 of Section 212 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Arrests in connection with Investigation by Serious Fraud Investigation Office) Rules, 2017.

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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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POWER TO APPOINT INSPECTORS


“We will end the Inspector – Raj”

This is most promising promise by Indian politicians since last 25 years or more. But Inspectors are essential part of our law enforcement system. All prominent laws have provision of inspectors including the Companies Act, 2013. Recently, Ministry of Corporate Affairs circulated a draft of a notification pending publication in Official Gazette. We will discuss this notification and law behind this notification.

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INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION AND INQUIRY RULES


While discussing Section 211 of the Companies Act 2013 earlier here, the Central Government shall establish Serious Fraud Investigation Office to investigate fraud related to companies.

Rule 3 of the Companies (Inspection, Investigation and Inquiry) Rules 2014 supplement Section 211(2) of the Act.

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INSPECTOR’S REPORT AND THEREAFTER


Consequence of any investigation is report. The Report is just a milestone. We will discuss the journey ahead in this post.

Inspector’s Report (Section 223):

In inspector shall submit all interim reports, if any, and final report to the Central Government.

Every report shall be in writing or printed as per direction of the Central Government.

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