Tag Archives: The Companies Amendment Act 2017

Effective Provisions of the Companies Amendment Act 2017 w.e.f. 13 June 2018


With Four Notifications; S.O. 351(E) dated 23rd January 2018, S.O. 630(E) dated 9th February 2018, S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 and S.O. 2422(E) dated 13th June 2018 most provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018) come into force. Here is a bird’s eye view.

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Fee for Filing


The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with Notification S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 amended law related to fee for the filing of forms. This may be considered most strict amendment introduced by the Amendment Act. As a result, companies need to pay an increased filing fee calculated on daily basis. Presently only first proviso related to additional fee for annual forms has been notified. The second and third proviso may be notified soon. The third proviso is harsh in nature.

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Criminal Liability in case of Audit Firm


Recently, after the Companies (Audit and Auditor) (2nd) Amendment Rules, 2018 some section of media reported that an audit firm shall be criminally liable under the company law for a fraudulent act of an audit partner, while few others have view that there is some new position of law regarding criminal liability of audit firms. Both of these are slightly wrong interpretations.

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Effective Provisions of the Companies Amendment Act, 2017


With three Notifications S.O. 351(E) dated 23rd January 2018, S.O. 630(E) dated 9th February 2018 and S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 most provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018) come into force. Here is a bird’s eye view.

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Debenture w.e.f. 9th February 2018


The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 has amended the definition of Debenture with an interesting and confusing way. We will discuss it hereunder.

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