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Companies Act 1956
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1 - Short title, extent, commencement and application.
2 - Definitions.
3 - Formation of company.
4 - Memorandum.
5 - Articles.
6 - Act to override memorandum, articles, etc.
7 - Incorporation of company.
8 - Formation of companies with charitable objects, etc
9 - Effect of registration.
10 - Effect of memorandum and articles.
11 - Commencement of business, etc.
12 - Registered office of company.
13 - Alteration of memorandum.
14 - Alteration of articles.
15 - Alteration of memorandum or articles to be noted in every copy.
16 - Rectification of name of company.
17 - Copies of memorandum, articles, etc., to be given to members.
18 - Conversion of companies already registered.
19 - Subsidiary Company not to hold shares in its holding Company.
20 - Service of documents.
21 - Authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts.
22 - Execution of bills of exchange, etc.
23 - Public offer and private placement.
24 - Power of Securities and Exchange Board to regulate issue and transfer of securities, etc.
25 - Document containing offer of securities for sale to be deemed prospectus.
26 - Matters to be stated in prospectus.
27 - Variation in terms of contract or objects in prospectus.
28 - Offer of sale of shares by certain members of company.
29 - Public offer of securities to be in dematerialized form.
30 - Advertisement of prospectus.
31 - Shelf prospectus.
32 - Red herring prospectus.
33 - Issue of application forms for securities.
34 - Criminal liability for misstatements in prospectus.
35 - Civil liability for misstatements in prospectus.
36 - Punishment for fraudulently inducing persons to invest money.
37 - Action by affected persons.
38 - Punishment for personation for acquisition, etc.,
39 - Allotment of securities by company.
40 - Securities to be dealt with in stock exchanges.
41 - Global depository receipt.
42 - Offer or invitation for subscription of securities on Private Placement.
43 - Kinds of share capital.
44 - Nature of shares or debentures.
45 - Numbering of shares.
46 - Certificate of shares.
47 - Voting rights.
48 - Variation of shareholders’ rights.
49 - Calls on shares of same class to be made on uniform basis.
50 - Company to accept unpaid share capital, although not called up.
51 - Payment of dividend in proportion to amount paid up.
52 - Application of premiums received on issue of shares.
53 - Prohibition on issue of shares at discount.
54 - Issue of sweat equity shares.
55 - Issue and redemption of preference shares.
56 - Transfer and transmission of securities.
57 - Punishment for personation of shareholder.
58 - Refusal of registration and appeal against refusal.
59 - Rectification of register of members.
60 - Publication of authorised, subscribed and paid-up Capital.
61 - Power of limited company to alter its share capital.
62 - Further issue of share capital.
63 - Issue of bonus shares.
64 - Notice to be given to Registrar for alteration of share capital.
65 - Unlimited company to provide for reserve share capital on conversion into limited Company.
66 - Reduction of share capital.
67 - Restrictions on purchase by company or giving of loans by it for purchase of its shares.
68 - Power of company to purchase its own securities.
69 - Transfer of certain sums to Capital Redemption Reserve Account
70 - Prohibition for buy-back in certain circumstances.
71 - Debentures.
72 - Power to nominate.
73 - Prohibition on acceptance of deposits from public.
74 - Repayment of deposits, etc., accepted before commencement of this Act.
75 - Damages for fraud.
76 - Acceptance of deposits from public by certain companies.
76 A - Punishment for contravention of section 73 or section 76
77 - Duty to register charges, etc.
78 - Application for registration of charge.
79 - Section 77 to apply in certain matters.
80 - Date of notice of charge.
81 - Register of charges to be kept by Registrar.
82 - Company to report satisfaction of charge.
83 - Power of Registrar to make entries of satisfaction and release in absence of intimation from Company.
84 - Intimation of appointment of receiver or manager.
85 - Company’s register of charges.
86 - Punishment for contravention.
87 - Rectification by Central Government in register of charges.
88 - Register of members, etc.
89 - Declaration in respect of beneficial interest in any share.
90 - Investigation of beneficial ownership of shares in certain cases.
91 - Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders.
92 - Annual return.
93 - Return to be filed with Registrar in case promoters' stake changes.
94 - Place of keeping and inspection of registers, returns, etc.
95 - Registers, etc., to be evidence.
96 - Annual General Meeting.
97 - Power of Tribunal to call Annual General Meeting.
98 - Power of Tribunal to call meetings of members, etc
99 - Punishment for default in complying with provisions of sections 96 to 98.
100 - Calling of Extraordinary General Meeting.
101 - Notice of meeting.
102 - Statement to be annexed to notice.
103 - Quorum for meetings.
104 - Chairman of meetings.
105 - Proxies.
106 - Restriction on Voting Rights.
107 - Voting by show of hands.
108 - Voting through electronic means.
109 - Demand for poll.
110 - Postal ballot.
111 - Circulation of members’ resolution.
112 - Representation of President and Governors in meeting.
113 - Representation of corporations at meeting of companies and of creditors.
114 - Ordinary and special resolutions.
115 - Resolutions requiring special notice.
116 - Resolutions passed at adjourned meeting.
117 - Resolutions and agreements to be filed.
118 - Minutes of proceedings of general meeting, meeting of Board of Directors and other meeting and resolutions passed by postal ballot.
119 - Inspection of minute-books of general meeting.
120 - Maintenance and inspection of documents in electronic form.
121 - Report on Annual General Meeting.
122 - Applicability of this Chapter to One Person Company.
123 - Declaration of dividend.
124 - Unpaid Dividend Account.
125 - Investor Education and Protection Fund.
126 - Right to dividend, rights shares and bonus shares to be held in abeyance pending registration of transfer of shares.
127 - Punishment for failure to distribute dividends.
128 - Books of account, etc., to be kept by company.
129 - Financial statement.
130 - Re-opening of accounts on court’s or Tribunal’s orders.
131 - Voluntary revision of financial statements or Board's Report.
132 - Constitution of National Financial Reporting Authority.
133 - Central Government to prescribe accounting standards.
134 - Financial statement, Board’s report, etc.
135 - Corporate Social Responsibility.
136 - Right of member to copies of audited financial statement.
137 - Copy of financial statement to be filed with Registrar.
138 - Internal audit.
139 - Appointment of auditors.
140 - Removal, resignation of auditor and giving of special notice.
141 - Eligibility, qualifications and disqualifications of Auditors.
142 - Remuneration of auditors.
143 - Powers and duties of auditors and auditing standards.
144 - Auditor not to render certain services.
145 - Auditor to sign audit reports, etc.
146 - Auditors to attend general meeting.
147 - Punishment for contravention.
148 - Central Government to specify audit of items of cost in respect of certain companies.
149 - Company to have Board of Directors.
150 - Manner of selection of independent directors and maintenance of data bank of Independent directors.
151 - Appointment of director elected by small shareholders.
152 - Appointment of directors.
153 - Application for allotment of Director Identification Number.
154 - Allotment of Director Identification Number.
155 - Prohibition to obtain more than one Director Identification Number.
156 - Director to intimate Director Identification Number.
157 - Company to inform Director Identification Number to Registrar.
158 - Obligation to indicate Director Identification Number.
159 - Punishment for contravention.
160 - Right of persons other than retiring directors to stand for directorship.
161 - Appointment of additional director, alternate director and nominee director.
162 - Appointment of directors to be voted individually.
163 - Option to adopt principle of proportional representation for appointment of Directors.
164 - Disqualifications for appointment of director.
165 - Number of directorships.
166 - Duties of directors.
167 - Vacation of office of director.
168 - Resignation of director.
169 - Removal of directors.
170 - Register of directors and key managerial personnel and their shareholding.
171 - Members’ right to inspect.
172 - Punishment
173 - Meetings of Board.
174 - Quorum for meetings of Board.
175 - Passing of resolution by circulation.
176 - Defects in appointment of directors not to invalidate actions taken.
177 - Audit Committee.
178 - Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee.
179 - Powers of Board.
180 - Restrictions on powers of Board.
181 - Company to contribute to bona fide and charitable funds etc.
182 - Prohibitions and restrictions regarding political contributions.
183 - Power of Board and other persons to make contributions to national defence fund etc.
184 - Disclosure of interest by director.
185 - Loan to directors, etc.
186 - Loan and investment by company.
187 - Investments of company to be held in its own name.
188 - Related party transactions.
189 - Register of contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested.
190 - Contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors.
191 - Payment to director for loss of office, etc., in connection with transfer of undertaking, property and shares.
192 - Restriction on non-cash transactions involving directors.
193 - Contract by One Person Company.
194 - Prohibition on forward dealings in securities of company by director or key managerial personnel.
195 - Prohibition on insider trading of securities.
196 - Appointment of managing director, whole-time director or manager.
197 - Overall maximum managerial remuneration and managerial remuneration in case of absence or inadequacy of profits.
198 - Calculation of profits.
199 - Recovery of remuneration in certain cases.
200 - Central Government or company to fix limit with regard to remuneration.
201 - Forms of, and procedure in relation to, certain applications.
202 - Compensation for loss of office of managing or whole-time director or manager.
203 - Appointment of key managerial personnel.
204 - Secretarial audit for bigger companies.
205 - Functions of company secretary.
206 - Power to call for information, inspect books and conduct inquiries.
207 - Conduct of inspection and inquiry.
208 - Report on inspection made.
209 - Search and seizure.
210 - Investigation into affairs of company.
211 - Establishment of Serious Fraud Investigation Office.
212 - Investigation into affairs of Company by Serious Fraud investigation office.
213 - Investigation into company’s affairs in other cases.
214 - Security for payment of costs and expenses of investigation.
215 - Firm, body corporate or association not to be appointed as inspector.
216 - Investigation of ownership of company.
217 - Procedure, powers, etc., of inspectors.
218 - Protection of employees during investigation.
219 - Power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies etc.
220 - Seizure of documents by inspector.
221 - Freezing of assets of company on inquiry and investigation.
222 - Imposition of restrictions upon securities.
223 - Inspector’s report.
224 - Actions to be taken in pursuance of inspector’s report.
225 - Expenses of investigation.
226 - Voluntary winding up of company, etc., not to stop investigation proceedings.
227 - Legal advisers and bankers not to disclose certain informations.
228 - Investigation, etc., of foreign companies.
229 - Penalty for furnishing false statement, mutilation, destruction of documents.
230 - Power to compromise or make arrangements with creditors and members.
231 - Power of Tribunal to enforce compromise or arrangement .
232 - Merger and amalgamation of companies.
233 - Merger or amalgamation of certain companies.
234 - Merger or amalgamation of company with foreign company.
236 - Purchase of minority shareholding.
237 - Power of Central Government to provide for amalgamation of companies in public interest.
238 - Registration of offer of schemes involving transfer of shares.
239 - Preservation of books and papers of amalgamated companies.
240 - Liability of officers in respect of offences committed prior to merger, amalgamation, etc.
241 - Application to Tribunal for relief in cases of oppression, etc.
242 - Powers of Tribunal.
243 - Consequence of termination or modification of certain agreements.
244 - Right to apply under section 241.
245 - Class action.
246 - Application of certain provisions to proceedings under section 241 or section 245.
247 - Valuation by registered valuers.
248 - Power of Registrar to remove name of company from register of companies.
249 - Restrictions on making application under section 248 in certain situations.
250 - Effect of company notified as dissolved.
251 - Fraudulent application for removal of name.
252 - Appeal to Tribunal.
253 - Determination of sickness.
254 - Application for revival and rehabilitation.
255 - Exclusion of certain time in computing period of limitation.
256 - Appointment of interim administrator.
257 - Committee of creditors.
258 - Order of Tribunal.
259 - Appointment of administrator.
260 - Powers and duties of company administrator.
261 - Scheme of revival and rehabilitation.
262 - Sanction of scheme.
263 - Scheme to be binding.
264 - Implementation of scheme.
265 - Winding up of company on report of company administrator.
266 - Power of Tribunal to assess damages against delinquent directors, etc.
267 - Punishment for certain offences.
268 - Bar of jurisdiction.
269 - Rehabilitation and Insolvency Fund.
270 - Modes of winding up.
271 - Circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal.
272 - Petition for winding up.
273 - Powers of Tribunal.
274 - Directions for filing statement of affairs.
275 - Company Liquidators and their appointments.
276 - Removal and replacement of liquidator.
277 - Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and Registrar.
278 - Effect of winding up order.
279 - Stay of suits, etc., on winding up order.
280 - Jurisdiction of Tribunal.
281 - Submission of report by Company Liquidator.
282 - Directions of Tribunal on report of Company Liquidator.
283 - Custody of company's properties.
284 - Promoters, directors, etc., to cooperate with Company Liquidator.
285 - Settlement of list of contributories and application of assets.
286 - Obligations of directors and managers.
287 - Advisory committee.
288 - Submission of periodical reports to Tribunal.
289 - Power of Tribunal on application for stay of winding up.
290 - Powers and duties of Company Liquidator.
291 - Provision for professional assistance to Company Liquidator.
292 - Exercise and control of Company Liquidator's powers.
293 - Books to be kept by Company Liquidator.
294 - Audit of Company Liquidator's accounts.
295 - Payment of debts by contributory and extent of set-off.
296 - Power of Tribunal to make calls.
297 - Adjustment of rights of contributories.
298 - charges Power to order costs.
299 - Power to summon persons suspected of having property of company, etc.
300 - Power to order examination of promoters, directors, etc.
301 - Arrest of person trying to leave India or abscond.
302 - Dissolution of company by Tribunal.
303 - Appeals from orders made before commencement of Act.
304 - Circumstances in which company may be wound up voluntarily.
305 - Declaration of solvency in case of proposal to wind up voluntarily.
306 - Meeting of creditors.
307 - Publication of resolution to wind up voluntarily.
308 - Commencement of voluntary winding up.
309 - Effect of voluntary winding up.
310 - Appointment of Company Liquidator.
311 - Power to remove and fill vacancy of Company Liquidator.
312 - Notice of appointment of Company Liquidator to be given to Registrar.
313 - Cesser of Board's powers on appointment of Company Liquidator.
314 - Powers and duties of Company Liquidator in voluntary winding up.
315 - Appointment of committees.
316 - Company Liquidator to submit report on progress of winding up.
317 - Report of Company Liquidator to Tribunal for examination of persons.
318 - Final meeting and dissolution of company.
319 - Power of Company Liquidator to accept shares, etc., as consideration for sale of property of company.
320 - Distribution of property of company.
321 - Arrangement when binding on company and creditors.
322 - Power to apply to Tribunal to have questions determined, etc.
323 - Costs of voluntary winding up.
324 - Debts of all descriptions to be admitted to proof.
325 - Application of insolvency rules in winding up of insolvent companies.
326 - Overriding preferential payments.
327 - Preferential payments.
328 - Fraudulent preference.
329 - Transfers not in good faith to be void.
330 - Certain transfers to be void.
331 - Liabilities and rights of certain persons fraudulently preferred.
332 - Effect of floating charge.
333 - Disclaimer of onerous property.
334 - Transfers, etc., after commencement of winding up to be void.
335 - Certain attachments, executions, etc., in winding up by Tribunal to be void.
336 - Offences by officers of companies in liquidation.
337 - Penalty for frauds by officers.
338 - Liability where proper accounts not kept.
339 - Liability for fraudulent conduct of business.
340 - Power of Tribunal to assess damages against delinquent directors, etc.
341 - Liability under sections 339 and 340 to extend to partners or directors in firms or companies.
342 - Prosecution of delinquent officers and members of company.
343 - Company Liquidator to exercise certain powers subject to sanction.
344 - Statement that company is in liquidation.
345 - Books and papers of company to be evidence.
346 - Inspection of books and papers by creditors and contributories.
347 - Disposal of books and papers of company.
348 - Information as to pending liquidations.
349 - Official Liquidator to make payments into public account of India.
350 - Company Liquidator to deposit monies into scheduled bank.
351 - Liquidator not to deposit monies into private banking account.
352 - Company Liquidation Dividend and Undistributed Assets Account.
353 - Liquidator to make returns, etc.
354 - Meetings to ascertain wishes of creditors or contributories.
355 - Court, tribunal or person, etc., before whom affidavit may be sworn.
356 - Powers of Tribunal to declare dissolution of company void.
357 - Commencement of winding up by Tribunal.
358 - Exclusion of certain time in computing period of limitation.
359 - Appointment of Official Liquidator.
360 - Powers and functions of Official Liquidator.
361 - Summary procedure for liquidation.
362 - Sale of assets and recovery of debts due to company.
363 - Settlement of claims of creditors by Official Liquidator.
364 - Appeal by creditor.
365 - Order of dissolution of company.
366 - Companies capable of being registered.
367 - Certificate of registration of existing companies.
368 - Vesting of property on registration.
369 - Saving of existing liabilities.
370 - Continuation of pending legal proceedings.
371 - Effect of registration under this Part.
372 - Power of Court to stay or restrain proceedings.
373 - Suits stayed on winding up order.
374 - Obligations of companies registering under this Part.
375 - Winding up of unregistered companies.
376 - Power to wind up foreign companies, although dissolved.
377 - Provisions of Chapter cumulative.
378 - Saving and construction of enactments conferring power to wind up partnership firm, association or company, etc., in certain cases.
379 - Application of Act to foreign companies.
380 - Documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies.
381 - Accounts of foreign company.
382 - Display of name, etc., of foreign company.
383 - Service on foreign company.
384 - Debentures, annual return, registration of charges, books of account and their inspection.
385 - Fee for registration of documents.
386 - Interpretation.
387 - Dating of prospectus and particulars to be contained therein.
388 - Provisions as to expert’s consent and allotment.
389 - Registration of prospectus.
390 - Offer of Indian Depository Receipts.
391 - Application of sections 34 to 36 and Chapter XX.
392 - Punishment for contravention.
393 - Company's failure to comply with provisions of this Chapter not to affect validity of contracts, etc.
394 - Annual reports on Government companies.
395 - Annual reports where one or more State Governments are members of companies.
396 - Registration offices.
397 - Admissibility of certain documents as evidence.
398 - Provisions relating to filing of applications, documents, inspection, etc., in electronic form.
399 - Inspection, production and evidence of documents kept by Registrar.
400 - Electronic form to be exclusive, alternative or in addition to physical form.
401 - Provision of value added services through electronic form.
402 - Application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.
403 - Fee for filing, etc.
404 - Fees, etc., to be credited into public account.
405 - Power of Central Government to direct companies to furnish information or statistics.
406 - Power to modify Act in its application to Nidhis.
407 - Definitions
408 - Constitution of National Company Law Tribunal.
409 - Qualification of President and Members of Tribunal.
410 - Constitution of Appellate Tribunal.
411 - Qualifications of chairperson and Members of Appellate Tribunal.
412 - Selection of Members of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.
413 - Term of office of President, chairperson and other Members.
414 - Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Members.
415 - Acting President and Chairperson of Tribunal or Appellate Tribunal.
416 - Resignation of Members.
417 - Removal of Members.
418 - Staff of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.
419 - Benches of Tribunal.
420 - Orders of Tribunal.
421 - Appeal from orders of Tribunal.
422 - Expeditious disposal by Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.
423 - Appeal to Supreme court.
424 - Procedure before Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.
425 - Power to punish for contempt.
426 - Delegation of powers.
427 - President, Members, officers, etc., to be public servants.
428 - Protection of action taken in good faith.
429 - Power to seek assistance of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, etc.
430 - Civil court not to have jurisdiction.
431 - Vacancy in Tribunal or Appellate Tribunal not to invalidate acts or proceedings.
432 - Right to legal representation.
433 - Limitation.
434 - Transfer of certain pending proceedings.
435 - Establishment of Special Courts.
436 - Offences triable by Special Courts.
437 - Appeal and revision.
438 - Application of Code to proceedings before Special Court.
439 - Offences to be noncognizable.
440 - Transitional provisions.
441 - Compounding of certain offences.
442 - Mediation and Conciliation Panel.
443 - Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors.
444 - Appeal against acquittal.
445 - Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause.
446 - Application of fines.
447 - Punishment for fraud.
448 - Punishment for false statement.
449 - Punishment for false evidence.
450 - Punishment where no specific penalty or punishment is provided.
451 - Punishment for wrongful withholding of property.
452 - Punishment in case of repeated default.
453 - Punishment for improper use of “Limited” or “Private Limited”.
454 - Adjudication of penalties.
455 - Dormant company.
456 - Protection of action taken in good faith.
457 - Non disclosure of information in certain cases.
458 - Delegation by Central Governemnt of its powers and functions.
459 - Powers of Central Government or Tribunal to accord approval, etc., subject to conditions and to prescribe fees on applications.
460 - Condonation of delay in certain cases.
461 - Annual report by Central Government.
462 - Power to exempt class or classes of companies from provisions of this Act.
463 - Power of court to grant relief in certain cases.
464 - Prohibition of association or partnership of persons exceeding certain number.
465 - Repeal of certain enactments and savings.
466 - Dissolution of Company Law Board and consequential provisions.
467 - Power of Central Government to amend Schedules.
468 - Powers of Central Government to make rules relating to winding up.
469 - Power of Central Government to make rules.
470 - Power to remove difficulties.
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