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A Jump to Relax Special Courts

The government of India promulgated a temporary law called the Companies (Amendment) ordinance 2018 on 2nd November 2018 to by parachute landing of few more reform measure. Constitution of India mandate that Government needs to get it approved by Parliament within 6 months. However, the companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 has nothing which may require urgent attention unless government going to launch large-scale prosecutions against corporates. Moreover, soon after this ordinance government issued a consultation paper for further urgent reforms.

Readers may read this post as a law applicable with effect from 2nd November 2018 till passing law by the Parliament. In this post we will discuss minor changes related to relaxing burden of special courts.

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List of special courts – Companies Act 2013

Since our earlier discussion earlier here on law related to Special Courts, there are several new special courts have been notified. Here is an updated list of special courts as on date.

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Special Courts

Central Government by a notification published in Official Gazette on 18th May 2016 appointed the 18th day of May, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of clause (iv) of sub-section (29) of section 2, sections 435 to 438 (both sections inclusive) and section 440 of the Companies Act, 2016 shall come into force. These provisions deal with Special Courts under Chapter XXVIII of the Companies Act, 2013. Even though, we have already discussed these provisions originally earlier here and with amendment here, it may be beneficial to have these notified sections in this post again.

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Part of Companies Amendment Act became Effective

A draft notification posted here on website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs says that Section 1 to 12 and Section 15 to 23 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 came into force with effect from 29th May 2015. The official language of notification read, “the Central Government hereby appoints the 296 May, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of sections 1 to 12 and 15 to 23 of the said Act shall come into force.” The Amendment Act was got presidential assent and notified by Ministry of Law and Justice as such on 26th May 2015 in official gazette.

Two sections not notified yet deals with Fraud Reporting Procedure [Section 13 amending Section 143 of Principal Act] and Related Party Transactions [Section 14 amending Section 177 of Principal Act]. This is understood that Rules related to these sections are in drafting process.

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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 2 of 3 is present here.

To amend sub-section (1) of section 188 of the said Act to exempt related party transactions between holding companies and wholly owned subsidiaries (WOS) from the requirement of approval of non-related shareholders [Section 16 of the Amendment Bill]

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Special courts are one most commendable constitute introduced by this Act. This is trend recently to constitute special courts for every single legal constitute. The main reason for establishment of such special court is technicalities involved in these technical matters.

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