Tag Archives: Cooperative Society

Is Bank a Company?


I received an interesting query on Quora earlier this month. Another day, another reader asked on WhatsApp why Registrar of Companies or Serious Fraud Investigation Office is not taking action against “PMC Bank Limited”. The reader was ignorant of the word “co-operative” in the name of scam-hit banks. Last year, one member/shareholder of the State Bank of India queried about compliance by the bank under the Companies Act, 2013.

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WINDING UP OF UNREGISTERED COMPANIES


Part – II of the Chapter XXI deals with winding up of unregistered companies.

UNREGISTERED COMPANY (EXPLANATION TO SECTION 375):

“unregistered company”—

(a)  shall not include— (i) a railway company incorporated under any Act of Parliament or other Indian law or any Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom; (ii) a company registered under this Act; or (iii) a company registered under any previous companies law and not being a company the registered office whereof was in Burma, Aden, Pakistan immediately before the separation of that country from India; and

(b) save as aforesaid, shall include any partnership firm, limited liability partnership or society or co-operative society, association or company consisting of more than seven members at the time when the petition for winding up the partnership firm, limited liability partnership or society or co-operative society, association or company, as the case may be, is presented before the Tribunal.
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COMPANIES AUTHORISED TO REGISTER


Part – I of Chapter XXI deals with companies authorizes to register under this Companies Act, 2013.
[Note: This is updated version of the post with the law updated as on 5th July 2018]

COMPANIES CAPABLE OF BEING REGISTERED (SECTION 366):

For the purpose of this Part, the “company” includes any partnership firm, limited liability partnership, cooperative society, society or any other business entity formed under any other law for the time being in force which applied for registration under this Part.

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