Appointment of IDs exempted by MCA for certain unlisted public companies

The MCA notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2017[1] (‘Amendment Rules, 2017’) w.e.f July 5, 2017 exempting certain unlisted public companies from the requirement of appointing independent directors. Additionally, MCA has amended Form DIR-5 in relation to cancellation or surrender or deactivation of DIN. Read more

MCA amends Schedule IV in an attempt to align and exempt certain provisions

Inspite of the barrage of notifications, amendments, clarifications, MCA in an attempt to continue the tradition has issued another Notification[1] dated July 5, 2017, amending Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013. The Notification will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, which we assume will be done soonest. Certain amendments have been made in line with the recommendations made in Company Law Committee Report.

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TPP Rules Amended: MCA issues second amendment

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its Notification No. G.S.R. 1119(E) dated December 7, 2016 issued the Companies (Transfer of Pending Proceeding) Rules, 2016 (‘TPP Rules, 2016’) in exercise of the powers conferred under section 431 (1) and (2) of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act, 2013’) read with section 239 (1) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘Code’). Read more

MCA continues to shower relaxations on private companies, by Vallari Dubey

MCA vide notification dated 22nd June, 2017[1] issued Companies (Audit and Auditors) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, effective immediately from the above date. The Rules are meant to further amend the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014. The amendment pertains to corresponding rule for Section 139(2), regarding rotation of auditors in the Company. Read more

MCA exemption notification paves way for limitless deposits from members, by Vinita Nair

Deposits have always been strictly regulated by all the law makers, be it MCA, RBI or SEBI. Chapter V of Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act, 2013’) read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 [‘Deposit Rules’] provides the framework for lawful acceptance of deposits by companies. The framework provides list of amounts which do not fall within the meaning of deposits, compliances to be ensured for accepting deposits from members and compliances to be ensured for accepting public deposits by eligible companies. Read more

Government Companies compliant in annual filings eligible to avail MCA exemptions, by Dipanjali Nagpal

At the time of its notification, Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act, 2013’) was applicable uniformly across all types of companies. Respite was brought about by the MCA notification dated June 5, 2016[1] (‘Principal Notification’) which provided that certain provisions of the Act, 2013 shall not apply or shall apply to government with such exemptions, modifications or adaptions as provided therein. Read more

MCA favorably revisits exemption notification relating to private companies, by Trupti Upadhyay

MCA vide notification dated 5th June, 2015[1] (‘Principal Notification’) exempted private companies from complying with certain provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act, 2013”) subject to the condition that the company will ensure protection of shareholder’s interests. MCA vide notification dated June 13, 2017[2] (’Amendment Notification’) made certain amendments in the principal notification which has been analysed hereunder. Read more

Demonetization now hits Financial Statement of Companies by Megha Saraf and Abhirup Ghosh


Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) on 8th November, 2016, has took a very bold move towards the currency market of India. Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) with effect from 9th November, 2016, has brought a serious revolution in the economy of the country by withdrawing Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 as a legal tender. Due to this, people as well as corporates and Financial Institutions all over the country faced a serious glitch towards monetary transactions.

Further, MoF by its subsequent circulars brought stringent norms towards the monetary market. Several restrictions were imposed on cash and electronic transactions to curb the black market. Read more