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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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FINANCIAL STATEMENT TO MEMBERS AND PUBLIC


As discussed earlier here according to Section 136, a copy of the financial statements, including consolidated financial statements, if any, auditor’s report and every other document required by law to be annexed or attached to the financial statements, which are to be laid before a company in its general meeting, shall be sent to every member of the company, to every trustee for the debenture-holder of any debentures issued by the company, and to all persons other than such member or trustee, being the person so entitled, not less than twenty-one days before the date of the meeting. [Section 136(1)]

Statement containing salient features of financial statements:

In the case of a listed company, the provisions of this section shall be deemed to be complied with, if the copies of the documents are made available for inspection at its registered office during working hours for a period of twenty-one days before the date of the meeting and a statement containing the salient features of such documents in the prescribed form or copies of the documents, as the company may deem fit, is sent to every member of the company and to every trustee for the holders of any debentures issued by the company not less than twenty-one days before the date of the meeting unless the shareholders ask for full financial statements. [First Proviso to Section 136(1)]

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Board’s Report – 3


In continuation of our earlier post dealing with Financial Statements and Boards’ Report, we will read Boards’ report of companies other than One Person Companies here.

Managerial Remuneration [Rule 5(1) of Managerial Remuneration Rules]:

Every listed company shall disclose in the Board’s report-

(i) the ratio of the remuneration of each director to the median remuneration of the employees of the company for the financial year;

The expression “median” means the numerical value separating the higher half of a population from the lower half and the median of a finite list of numbers may be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one. If there is an even number of observations, the median shall be the average of the two middle values.

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Board’s Report – 2


In continuation of our earlier post dealing with Financial Statements and Boards’ Report, we will read Boards’ report of companies other than One Person Companies here.

Particulars of Contracts or Arrangements [Rule 8(2) of Accounts Rules read with Section 134(3)(h)]:

The Report of the Board shall contain the particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties referred to in sub-section (1) of section 188 in the Form AOC-2.

As discussed earlier here and here, Section 188 lists out certain transaction restricted to be entered into with related parties.

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Board’s Report – 1


In continuation of our earlier post dealing with Financial Statements and Boards’ Report, we will read Boards’ report of companies other than One Person Companies here.

Preparation of Boards’ Report:

The Board’s Report shall be prepared based on the stand alone financial statements of the company and the report shall contain a separate section wherein a report on the performance and financial position of each of the subsidiaries, associates and joint venture companies included in the consolidated financial statement is presented. [Rule 8(1) of Accounts Rules]

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND BOARD’S REPORT


Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013 enumerates provisions related to with Financial Statements and Boards’ Reports. Rule 8 to Rule 12 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 and Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 also deals with Boards’ Report.

Penalty for Contravention of Section 134:

If a company contravenes the provisions of section 134, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty-five lakh rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both. [Section 134(8)]

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