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21 Authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts.

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Section 21 of Companies Act 2013

Save as otherwise provided in this Act,—

a.     a document or proceeding requiring authentication by a company; or

b.    contracts made by or on behalf of a company, 

may be signed by any key managerial personnel or an officer of the company duly authorized by the Board in this behalf.

 

Exemption

In case of a Specified IFSC private company for the words “an officer” the words “an officer or any other person” shall be read vide Notification no. G.S.R. 9(E).dated 04th January, 2017.

In case of a Specified IFSC public company for the words “an officer” the words “an officer or any other person” shall be read vide Notification no. G.S.R. 08(E).dated 04th January, 2017.

Short Notes:

  • This section came into force from September 12, 2013.
  • It provides for authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts, which can be signed by any Key Managerial Personnel or any other officer duly authorised by the Board.

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