The law stated in this post is valid from 19th February 2019. The earlier post on the subject here was valid from 1st April 2014 till 18th February 2019.
Section 454 of the Companies Act 2013 discussed earlier here, deal with the adjudication of penalties. This Section is supplemented by the Companies (adjudication of Penalties) Rules 2014. This Section was amended by the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 and Its retained as amended by first and Second Company amendment Ordinances of the year 2019. Accordingly, the Companies (adjudication of Penalties) Amendment Rules 2019 substituted Rule 3 of the Companies (adjudication of Penalties) Rules 2014. In this post, we will discuss these amended provisions.