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Companies Acts 1956

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Short title, and commencement
Short title, and commencement(1) This Act may be called the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2000.(2) The provisions of this Act, other than sections 7 and ...

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Definitions
   DefinitionsIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,(1) "abridged prospectus" means a memorandum containing such salient features of a pr...

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Interpretation of certain words and expressions.
Interpretation of certain words and expressions.Words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Depositories Act, 1996(22 of...

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Definitions of " company ", " existing company ", " private company " and " public company ".
Definitions of " company ", " existing company ", " private company " and " public company ".(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, t...

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Meaning of " holding company " and " subsidiary".
Meaning of " holding company " and " subsidiary".(1) For the purposes of this Act, a company shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), be d...

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Public financial institutions.
Public financial institutions.(1) Each of the financial institutions specified in this sub-section shall be regarded, for the purposes of this Act, as...

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Meaning of " officer who is in default".
Meaning of " officer who is in default".For the purpose of any provision in this Act which enacts that an officer of the company who is in default sha...

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Meaning of " relative".
Meaning of " relative".A person shall be deemed to be a relative of another, if, and only if,(a) they are members of a Hindu undivided family ; or(b) ...

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Interpretation of " person in accordance with whose directions or instructions directors are accustomed to act ".
 Interpretation of " person in accordance with whose directions or instructions directors are accustomed to"{Except where this Act expressly provides ...

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Power of Central Government to declare an establishment not to be a branch office.
Power of Central Government to declare an establishment not to be a branch office.The Central Government may, by order, declare that in the case of an...

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Act to override memorandum, articles, etc.
Act to override memorandum, articles, etc.Save as otherwise expressly provided in the Act :(a)  the provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithst...

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Jurisdiction of Courts.
Jurisdiction of Courts.(1) The Court having jurisdiction under this Act shall be :(a) the High Court having jurisdiction in relation to the place at w...

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Constitution of Board of Company Law Administration.
Constitution of Board of Company Law Administration.(1) As soon as may be after the commencement of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1988, the Central G...

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Appeals against the orders of the Company Law Board.
Appeals against the orders of the Company Law Board.Any person aggrieved by any decision or order of the Company Law Board file an appeal to the High ...

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Prohibition of associations and partnerships exceeding certain number.
 Prohibition of associations and partnerships exceeding certain number.(1) No company, association or partnership consisting of more than ten persons ...

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Mode of forming incorporated company.
Mode of forming incorporated company.(1) Any seven or more persons, or where the company to be formed will be a private company, any two or more perso...

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Requirements with respect to memorandum.
Requirements with respect to memorandum.(1) The memorandum of every company shall state :(a) the name of the company with "Limited" as the last word o...

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Form of memorandum.
Form of memorandum.The memorandum of association of a company shall be in such one of the Forms in Tables B, C, D and E in Schedule I as may be applic...

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Printing and signature of memorandum.
Printing and signature of memorandum.          The memorandum shall(a) be printed,(b) be divided into paragraphs numbered consecutively, and(c) be sig...

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Special provision as to alteration of memorandum consequent on alteration of name of State of Madras.
Special provision as to alteration of memorandum consequent on alteration of name   of State of Madras.Where, in the memorandum of association of a co...

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Special provision as to alteration of memorandum consequent on alteration of name of State of Mysore.
Special provision as to alteration of memorandum consequent on alteration of name of State of Mysore.Where, in the memorandum of association of a comp...

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Alteration of memorandum.
 Alteration of memorandum.(1) A company shall not alter the conditions contained in its memorandum except in the cases, in the mode, and to the extent...

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Special resolution and confirmation by Company Law Board required for alteration of memorandum.
Special resolution and confirmation by Company Law Board required for alteration of memorandum.(1) A company may, by special resolution, alter the pro...

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Change of registered office within a State
Change of registered office within a State(1) No company shall change the place of its registered office from one place to another within a State unle...

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Alteration to be registered within three months.
Alteration to be registered within three months.(1) A company shall file with the Registrar :(a) a special resolution passed by a company in relation ...

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Effect of failure to register.
 Effect of failure to register. (1) No such alteration as is referred to in section 17 shall have any effect until it has been duly registered in acc...

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Companies not to be registered with undesirable names.
Companies not to be registered with undesirable names.(1) No company shall be registered by a name which, in the opinion of the Central Government, is...

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Change of name by company.
Change of name by company.A company may, by special resolution and with the approval of the Central Government signified in writing, change its name: ...

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Rectification of name of company.
Rectification of name of company.(1) If, through inadvertence or otherwise, a company on its first registration or on its registration by a new name, ...

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Registration of change of name and effect thereof.
 Registration of change of name and effect thereof.(1) Where a company changes its name in pursuance of section 21 or 22, the Registrar shall enter th...

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