Law stated in this post is as on 20th December 2018.
With effect from 18th December 2018, conversion of a public company into a private company requires approval from the Central Government. Earlier such conversion requires approval from the National Company Law Tribunal. This change was made by the Company Amendment (Ordinance) 2018 with effect from 2nd November 2018 and the Companies (Incorporation) 4th Amendment Rules, 2018 with effect from 18th December 2018.
On 5th June 2015, Ministry of Corporate Affairs posted here a draft notification to be published in Official Gazette announcing some exemption to Private Companies.
As there is no effective date is announced in the Notification, this notification shall come into effect on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
[UPDATE 20th June 2015: MCA uploaded copy of Official Gazette dated 5th June 2015, in which this Notification is published. Meaning that; These exemption came into force from that date]
The Notification is issued in exercise of power conferred by Clauses (a) and (b) of Sub – section (1) of 462 read with sub –section (2) of said section of the Companies Act, 2013. A copy of this notification has been laid in draft before both Houses of Parliament as required by sub-section (2) of section 462 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Paragraph 2 of the Notification cast a condition on the Private Companies:
The Companies Amendment Bill 2014 has been introduced and passed in Lok Sabha recently. This blog post has intention to analyse proposed changes in the Companies Act 2013.
Most important massage, this amendment prepares a best case for drafting skill development programmes in India. I am reading here this Bill clause by clause. This will be a three part series and part 1 of 3 is present here.
To amend clauses (68), (71) of Section 2 and Section 11 of the said Act to omit the requirement for minimum paid-up share capital [Clause 2 and 4 of the Amendment Bill]:
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Section 18 of the Companies Act 2013 discussed earlier here talk about conversion of companies. In Rule 7 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules 2014 list out formalities for conversion of a private company into a one person company.
A private company other than a company registered under section 8 of the Act having paid up share capital of fifty lakhs rupees or less or average annual turnover during the relevant period is two crore rupees or less may convert itself into one person company by passing a special resolution in the general meeting. [Rule 7(1)]
UPDATE: on 30th August 2013: Companies Bill 2012 became the Companies Act, 2013 (Act 18 of 2013).
Section 3, 4 and 5 of the Companies
Bill, 2012 Act 2013
In my last post, I discussed definition of companies and classes.
FORMATION OF COMPANY (SECTION 3):
A company may be formed for any lawful purpose by:
(a) Seven or more persons as public company;
(b) Two or more persons as private company;
(c) One person as One Person Company
By subscribing names to a memorandum and complying other requirements.
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