Tag Archives: The Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014

Return of Loans, Deposits and a “not a Deposits”

After the recent amendment dated 22nd January 2019, Form DPT – 3 which has its legal name as “Return of Deposit” shall be used for filing return of deposit or particulars of a transaction not considered as deposit or both. It includes Loan but excludes capital and day to day business receipts. We will discuss seriously latest amendment in these “no longer only the Deposits Rules, 2014”.

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Amendment in Registration Offices and Fees Rules

Ministry of corporate came out with minor but significant decision in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 by way of the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2016.

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Amendment in Companies Accounts rules, 2016

Ministry of Corporate Affairs came with amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, last month. These rules has been published in official gazette on 27th July 2016 and came into force on that date. In this post, we will discuss these amendments in this blog post.

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AOC – 4

Recent amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Second Amendment Rules 2015 dated 4th September 2015 for which I have yet to locate published copy in the Official Gazette. This Amendment shall come into force from the date of publication in Official Gazette. By virtue of its Rule 12(1) is being substituted. According to substituted Rule, “Every company shall file the financial statements with Registrar together with Form AOC – 4 and the consolidated financial statement, if any with Form AOC – 4 CFS.” Original rule was discussed earlier here.

Earlier Form AOC – 4 is also proposed to be replaced with Form AOC – 4 and Form AOC – 4 CFS. In this post we will discuss Form AOC – 4.

Note: AOC – 4 Version 30th September 2015 is being used for writing this post. The post is long one but to avoid confusion, i opted not to split this post. Readers may read it segment wise.

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs placed on its web site a DRAFT notification on 4th September 2015 which proposed to amend the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2015 with effect from date of publication of this notification in the official Gazette.

We will discuss here, provisions proposed to be amended by this notification:

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Internal Auditor

Internal Audit is one most important tool for better Corporate Governance in any company. This is not a post – mortem like statutory audit, but may provide real time analysis and processing of transactions through watchful eyes.

According to Section 138 of the Companies Act, 2013 discussed earlier here, “Such class or classes of companies as may be prescribed shall be required to appoint an internal auditor, who shall either be a chartered accountant or a cost accountant, or such other professional as may be decided by the Board to conduct internal audit of the functions and activities of the company. The Central Government may, by rules, prescribe the manner and the intervals in which the internal audit shall be conducted and reported to the Board.”

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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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