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List Of All Sections Of The Companies Act 2013

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1 List Of All Sections Of The Companies Act 2013


Section 1: Short title, extent, commencement and application

Section 2: Definitions


Section 3: Formation of company

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Section 4: Memorandum

Section 5: Articles

Section 6: Act to override memorandum, articles, etc.

Section 7: Incorporation of company

Section 8: Formation of companies with charitable objects, etc.

Section 9: Effect of registration

Section 10: Effect of memorandum and articles

Section 11: Commencement of business, etc.

Section 12: Registered office of company

Section 13: Alteration of memorandum

Section 14: Alteration of articles

Section 15: Alteration of memorandum or articles to be noted in every copy

Section 16: Rectification of name of company

Section 17: Copies of memorandum, articles, etc., to be given to members:

Section 18: Conversion of companies already registered:

Section 19: Subsidiary company not to hold shares in its holding company:

Section 20: Service of documents:

Section 21: Authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts

Section 22: Execution of bills of exchange, etc.

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Section 23: Public offer and private placement:

Section 24: Power of Securities and Exchange Board to regulate issue and transfer of securities, etc.

Section 25: Document containing offer of securities for sale to be deemed prospectus:

Section 26: Matters to be stated in prospectus

Section 27: Variation in terms of contract or objects in prospectus

Section 28: Offer of sale of shares by certain members of company

Section 29: Public offer of securities to be in dematerialised form

Section 30: Advertisement of prospectus

Section 31: Shelf prospectus

Section 32: Red herring prospectus

Section 33: Issue of application forms for securities

Section 34: Criminal liability for misstatements in prospectus

Section 35: Civil liability for misstatements in prospectus

Section 36: Punishment for fraudulently inducing persons to invest money

Section 37: Action by affected persons

Section 38: Punishment for personation for acquisition, etc., of securities

Section 39: Allotment of securities by company

Section 40: Securities to be dealt with in stock exchanges

Section 41: Global depository receipt

Section 42: Offer or invitation for subscription of securities on private placement


Section 43: Kinds of share capital

Section 44: Nature of shares or debentures

Section 45: Numbering of shares

Section 46: Certificate of shares

Section 47: Voting rights

Section 48: Variation of shareholders’ rights

Section 49: Calls on shares of same class to be made on uniform basis

Section 50: Company to accept unpaid share capital, although not called up

Section 51: Payment of dividend in proportion to amount paid-up

Section 52: Application of premiums received on issue of shares

Section 53: Prohibition on issue of shares at discount

Section 54: Issue of sweat equity shares

Section 55: Issue and redemption of preference shares

Section 56: Transfer and transmission of securities

Section 57: Punishment for personation of shareholder

Section 58: Refusal of registration and appeal against refusal

Section 59: Rectification of register of members

Section 60: Publication of authorised, subscribed and paid-up capital

Section 61: Power of limited company to alter its share capital

Section 62: Further issue of share capital

Section 63: Issue of bonus shares

Section 64: Notice to be given to Registrar for alteration of share capital

Section 65: Unlimited company to provide for reserve share capital on conversion into limited company

Section 66: Reduction of share capital

Section 67: Restrictions on purchase by company or giving of loans by it for purchase of its shares

Section 68: Power of company to purchase its own securities

Section 69: Transfer of certain sums to capital redemption reserve account

Section 70: Prohibition for buy-back in certain circumstances

Section 71: Debentures

Section 72: Power to nominate

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Section 73: Prohibition on acceptance of deposits from public

Section 74: Repayment of deposits, etc., accepted before commencement of this Act

Section 75: Damages for fraud

Section 76: Acceptance of deposits from public by certain companies

Section 76A: Punishment for contravention of section 73 or section 76


Section 77: Duty to register charges, etc.

Section 78: Application for registration of charge

Section 79: Section 77 to apply in certain matters

Section 80: Date of notice of charge

Section 81: Register of charges to be kept by Registrar

Section 82: Company to report satisfaction of charge

Section 83: Power of Registrar to make entries of satisfaction and release in absence of intimation from company

Section 84: Intimation of appointment of receiver or manager

Section 85: Company’s register of charges

Section 86: Punishment for contravention

Section 87: Rectification by Central Government in register of charges


Section 88: Register of members, etc.

Section 89: Declaration in respect of beneficial interest in any share

Section 90: Investigation of beneficial ownership of shares in certain cases

Section 91: Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders

Section 92: Annual return

Section 93: Return to be filed with Registrar in case promoters’ stake changes

Section 94: Place of keeping and inspection of registers, returns, etc.

Section 95: Registers, etc., to be evidence

Section 96: Annual general meeting

Section 97: Power of Tribunal to call annual general meeting

Section 98: Power of Tribunal to call meetings of members, etc.

Section 99: Punishment for default in complying with provisions of sections 96 to 98

Section 100: Calling of extraordinary general meeting

Section 101: Notice of meeting

Section 102: Statement to be annexed to notice

Section 103: Quorum for meetings

Section 104: Chairman of meetings

Section 105: Proxies

Section 106: Restriction on voting rights

Section 107: Voting by show of hands

Section 108: Voting through electronic means

Section 109: Demand for poll

Section 110: Postal ballot

Section 111: Circulation of members’ resolution

Section 112: Representation of President and Governors in meetings

Section 113: Representation of corporations at meeting of companies and of creditors

Section 114: Ordinary and special resolutions

Section 115: Resolutions requiring special notice

Section 116: Resolutions passed at adjourned meeting

Section 117: Resolutions and agreements to be filed

Section 118: Minutes of proceedings of general meeting, meeting of Board of Directors and other meeting and resolutions passed by postal ballot

Section 119: Inspection of minute-books of general meeting

Section 120: Maintenance and inspection of documents in electronic form

Section 121: Report on annual general meeting

Section 122: Applicability of this Chapter to One Person Company


Section 123: Declaration of dividend

Section 124: Unpaid Dividend Account

Section 125: Investor Education and Protection Fund

Section 126: Right to dividend, rights shares and bonus shares to be held in abeyance pending registration of transfer of shares

Section 127: Punishment for failure to distribute dividends


Section 128: Books of account, etc., to be kept by company

Section 129: Financial statement

Section 130: Re-opening of accounts on court’s or Tribunal’s orders

Section 131: Voluntary revision of financial statements or Board’s report

Section 132: Constitution of National Financial Reporting Authority

Section 133: Central Government to prescribe accounting standards

Section 134: Financial statement, Board’s report, etc.

Section 135: Corporate Social Responsibility

Section 136: Right of member to copies of audited financial statement

Section 137: Copy of financial statement to be filed with Registrar

Section 138: Internal audit

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Section 139: Appointment of auditors

Section 140: Removal, resignation of auditor and giving of special notice

Section 141: Eligibility, qualifications and disqualifications of auditors

Section 142: Remuneration of auditors

Section 143: Powers and duties of auditors and auditing standards

Section 144: Auditor not to render certain services

Section 145: Auditor to sign audit reports, etc.

Section 146: Auditors to attend general meeting

Section 147: Punishment for contravention

Section 148: Central Government to specify audit of items of cost in respect of certain companies


Section 149: Company to have Board of Directors

Section 150: Manner of selection of independent directors and maintenance of databank of independent directors

Section 151: Appointment of director elected by small shareholders

Section 152: Appointment of directors

Section 153: Application for allotment of Director Identification Number

Section 154: Allotment of Director Identification Number

Section 155: Prohibition to obtain more than one Director Identification Number

Section 156: Director to intimate Director Identification Number

Section 157: Company to inform Director Identification Number to Registrar

Section 158: Obligation to indicate Director Identification Number

Section 159: Punishment for contravention

Section 160: Right of persons other than retiring directors to stand for directorship

Section 161: Appointment of additional director, alternate director and nominee director

Section 162: Appointment of directors to be voted individually

Section 163: Option to adopt principle of proportional representation for appointment of directors

Section 164: Disqualifications for appointment of director

Section 165: Number of directorships

Section 166: Duties of directors

Section 167: Vacation of office of director

Section 168: Resignation of director

Section 169: Removal of directors

Section 170: Register of directors and key managerial personnel and their shareholding

Section 171: Members’ right to inspect

Section 172: Punishment


Section 173: Meetings of Board

Section 174: Quorum for meetings of Board

Section 175: Passing of resolution by circulation

Section 176: Defects in appointment of directors not to invalidate actions taken

Section 177: Audit Committee

Section 178: Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Section 179: Powers of Board

Section 180: Restrictions on powers of Board

Section 181: Company to contribute to bona fide and charitable funds, etc.

Section 182: Prohibitions and restrictions regarding political contributions

Section 183: Power of Board and other persons to make contributions to National Defence Fund, etc.

Section 184: Disclosure of interest by director

Section 185: Loan to directors, etc.

Section 186: Loan and investment by company

Section 187: Investments of company to be held in its own name

Section 188: Related party transactions

Section 189: Register of contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested

Section 190: Contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors

Section 191: Payment to director for loss of office, etc., in connection with transfer of undertaking, property or shares

Section 192: Restriction on non-cash transactions involving directors

Section 193: Contract by One Person Company

Section 194: Prohibition on forward dealings in securities of company by director or key managerial personnel

Section 195: Prohibition on insider trading of securities


Section 196: Appointment of managing director, whole-time director or manager

Section 197: Overall maximum managerial remuneration and managerial remuneration in case of absence or inadequacy of profits

Section 198: Calculation of profits

Section 199: Recovery of remuneration in certain cases

Section 200: Central Government or company to fix limit with regard to remuneration

Section 201: Forms of, and procedure in relation to, certain applications

Section 202: Compensation for loss of office of managing or whole-time director or manager

Section 203: Appointment of key managerial personnel

Section 204: Secretarial audit for bigger companies

Section 205: Functions of company secretary


Section 206: Power to call for information, inspect books and conduct inquiries

Section 207: Conduct of inspection and inquiry

Section 208: Report on inspection made

Section 209: Search and seizure

Section 210: Investigation into affairs of company

Section 211: Establishment of Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Section 212: Investigation into affairs of Company by Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Section 213: Investigation into company’s affairs in other cases

Section 214: Security for payment of costs and expenses of investigation

Section 215: Firm, body corporate or association not to be appointed as inspector

Section 216: Investigation of ownership of company

Section 217: Procedure, powers, etc., of inspectors

Section 218: Protection of employees during investigation

Section 219: Power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc.

Section 220: Seizure of documents by inspector

Section 221: Freezing of assets of company on inquiry and investigation

Section 222: Imposition of restrictions upon securities

Section 223: Inspector’s report

Section 224: Actions to be taken in pursuance of inspector’s report

Section 225: Expenses of investigation

Section 226: Voluntary winding up of company, etc., not to stop investigation proceedings

Section 227: Legal advisers and bankers not to disclose certain information

Section 228: Investigation, etc., of foreign companies

Section 229: Penalty for furnishing false statement, mutilation, destruction of documents

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Section 230: Power to compromise or make arrangements with creditors and members

Section 231: Power of Tribunal to enforce compromise or arrangement

Section 232: Merger and amalgamation of companies

Section 233: Merger or amalgamation of certain companies

Section 234: Merger or amalgamation of company with foreign company

Section 235: Power to acquire shares of shareholders dissenting from scheme or contract approved by majority

Section 236: Purchase of minority shareholding

Section 237: Power of Central Government to provide for amalgamation of companies in public interest

Section 238: Registration of offer of schemes involving transfer of shares

Section 239: Preservation of books and papers of amalgamated companies

Section 240: Liability of officers in respect of offences committed prior to merger, amalgamation, etc.


Section 241: Application to Tribunal for relief in cases of oppression, etc.

Section 242: Powers of Tribunal

Section 243: Consequence of termination or modification of certain agreements

Section 244: Right to apply under section 241

Section 245: Class action

Section 246: Application of certain provisions to proceedings under section 241 or section 245


Section 247: Valuation by registered valuers


Section 248: Power of Registrar to remove name of company from register of companies

Section 249: Restrictions on making application under section 248 in certain situations

Section 250: Effect of company notified as dissolved

Section 251: Fraudulent application for removal of name

Section 252: Appeal to Tribunal


Section 253: Determination of sickness

Section 254: Application for revival and rehabilitation

Section 255: Exclusion of certain time in computing period of limitation

Section 256: Appointment of interim administrator

Section 257: Committee of creditors

Section 258: Order of Tribunal

Section 259: Appointment of administrator

Section 260: Powers and duties of company administrator

Section 261: Scheme of revival and rehabilitation

Section 262: Sanction of scheme

Section 263: Scheme to be binding

Section 264: Implementation of scheme

Section 265: Winding up of company on report of company administrator

Section 266: Power of Tribunal to assess damages against delinquent directors, etc.

Section 267: Punishment for certain offences

Section 268: Bar of jurisdiction

Section 269: Rehabilitation and Insolvency Fund

CHAPTER XX: WINDING UP (Section 270-365)

Section 270: Modes of winding up

Section 271: Circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal

Section 272: Petition for winding up

Section 273: Powers of Tribunal

Section 274: Directions for filing statement of affairs

Section 275: Company Liquidators and their appointments

Section 276: Removal and replacement of liquidator

Section 277: Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and Registrar

Section 278: Effect of winding up order

Section 279: Stay of suits, etc., on winding up order

Section 280: Jurisdiction of Tribunal

Section 281: Submission of report by Company Liquidator

Section 282: Directions of Tribunal on report of Company Liquidator

Section 283: Custody of company’s properties

Section 284: Promoters, directors, etc., to cooperate with Company Liquidator

Section 285: Settlement of list of contributories and application of assets

Section 286: Obligations of directors and managers

Section 287: Advisory committee

Section 288: Submission of periodical reports to Tribunal

Section 289: Power of Tribunal on application for stay of winding up

Section 290: Powers and duties of Company Liquidator

Section 291: Provision for professional assistance to Company Liquidator

Section 292: Exercise and control of Company Liquidator’s powers

Section 293: Books to be kept by Company Liquidator

Section 294: Audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts

Section 295: Payment of debts by contributory and extent of set-off

Section 296: Power of Tribunal to make calls

Section 297: Adjustment of rights of contributories

Section 298: Power to order costs

Section 299: Power to summon persons suspected of having property of company, etc.

Section 300: Power to order examination of promoters, directors, etc.

Section 301: Arrest of person trying to leave India or abscond

Section 302: Dissolution of company by Tribunal

Section 303: Appeals from orders made before commencement of Act

Section 304: Circumstances in which company may be wound up voluntarily

Section 305: Declaration of solvency in case of proposal to wind up voluntarily

Section 306: Meeting of creditors

Section 307: Publication of resolution to wind up voluntarily

Section 308: Commencement of voluntary winding up

Section 309: Effect of voluntary winding up

Section 310: Appointment of Company Liquidator

Section 311: Power to remove and fill vacancy of Company Liquidator

Section 312: Notice of appointment of Company Liquidator to be given to Registrar

Section 313: Cesser of Board’s powers on appointment of Company Liquidator

Section 314: Powers and duties of Company Liquidator in voluntary winding up

Section 315: Appointment of committees

Section 316: Company Liquidator to submit report on progress of winding up

Section 317: Report of Company Liquidator to Tribunal for examination of persons

Section 318: Final meeting and dissolution of company

Section 319: Power of Company Liquidator to accept shares, etc., as consideration for sale of property of company

Section 320: Distribution of property of company

Section 321: Arrangement when binding on company and creditors

Section 322: Power to apply to Tribunal to have questions determined, etc.

Section 323: Costs of voluntary winding up

Section 324: Debts of all descriptions to be admitted to proof

Section 325: Application of insolvency rules in winding up of insolvent companies

Section 326: Overriding preferential payments

Section 327: Preferential payments

Section 328: Fraudulent preference

Section 329: Transfers not in good faith to be void

Section 330: Certain transfers to be void

Section 331: Liabilities and rights of certain persons fraudulently preferred

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Section 332: Effect of floating charge

Section 333: Disclaimer of onerous property

Section 334: Transfers, etc., after commencement of winding up to be void

Section 335: Certain attachments, executions, etc., in winding up by Tribunal to be void

Section 336: Offences by officers of companies in liquidation

Section 337: Penalty for frauds by officers

Section 338: Liability where proper accounts not kept

Section 339: Liability for fraudulent conduct of business

Section 340: Power of Tribunal to assess damages against delinquent directors, etc.

Section 341: Liability under sections 339 and 340 to extend to partners or directors in firms or companies

Section 342: Prosecution of delinquent officers and members of company

Section 343: Company Liquidator to exercise certain powers subject to sanction

Section 344: Statement that company is in liquidation

Section 345: Books and papers of company to be evidence

Section 346: Inspection of books and papers by creditors and contributories

Section 347: Disposal of books and papers of company

Section 348: Information as to pending liquidations

Section 349: Official Liquidator to make payments into public account of India

Section 350: Company Liquidator to deposit monies into scheduled bank

Section 351: Liquidator not to deposit monies into private banking account

Section 352: Company Liquidation Dividend and Undistributed Assets Account

Section 353: Liquidator to make returns, etc.

Section 354: Meetings to ascertain wishes of creditors or contributories

Section 355: Court, tribunal or person, etc., before whom affidavit may be sworn

Section 356: Powers of Tribunal to declare dissolution of company void

Section 357: Commencement of winding up by Tribunal

Section 358: Exclusion of certain time in computing period of limitation

Section 359: Appointment of Official Liquidator

Section 360: Powers and functions of Official Liquidator

Section 361: Summary procedure for liquidation

Section 362: Sale of assets and recovery of debts due to company

Section 363: Settlement of claims of creditors by Official Liquidator

Section 364: Appeal by creditor

Section 365: Order of dissolution of company


Section 366: Companies capable of being registered

Section 367: Certificate of registration of existing companies

Section 368: Vesting of property on registration

Section 369: Saving of existing liabilities

Section 370: Continuation of pending legal proceedings

Section 371: Effect of registration under this Part

Section 372: Power of Court to stay or restrain proceedings

Section 373: Suits stayed on winding up order

Section 374: Obligations of companies registering under this Part

CHAPTER XXI: PART II – Winding up of unregistered companies (Section 375-378)

Section 375: Winding up of unregistered companies

Section 376: Power to wind up foreign companies, although dissolved

Section 377: Provisions of Chapter cumulative

Section 378: Saving and construction of enactments conferring power to wind up partnership firm, association or company, etc., in certain cases


Section 379: Application of Act to foreign companies

Section 380: Documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies

Section 381: Accounts of foreign company

Section 382: Display of name, etc., of foreign company

Section 383: Service on foreign company

Section 384: Debentures, annual return, registration of charges, books of account and their inspection

Section 385: Fee for registration of documents

Section 386: Interpretation

Section 387: Dating of prospectus and particulars to be contained therein

Section 388: Provisions as to expert’s consent and allotment

Section 389: Registration of prospectus

Section 390: Offer of Indian Depository Receipts

Section 391: Application of sections 34 to 36 and Chapter XX

Section 392: Punishment for contravention

Section 393: Company’s failure to comply with provisions of this Chapter not to affect validity of contracts, etc.


Section 394: Annual reports on Government companies

Section 395: Annual reports where one or more State Governments are members of companies


Section 396: Registration offices

Section 397: Admissibility of certain documents as evidence

Section 398: Provisions relating to filing of applications, documents, inspection, etc., in electronic form

Section 399: Inspection, production and evidence of documents kept by Registrar

Section 400: Electronic form to be exclusive, alternative or in addition to physical form

Section 401: Provision of value added services through electronic form

Section 402: Application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000

Section 403: Fee for filing, etc.

Section 404: Fees, etc., to be credited into public account


Section 405: Power of Central Government to direct companies to furnish information or statistics


Section 406: Power to modify Act in its application to Nidhis

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Section 407: Definitions

Section 408: Constitution of National Company Law Tribunal

Section 409: Qualification of President and Members of Tribunal

Section 410: Constitution of Appellate Tribunal

Section 411: Qualifications of chairperson and Members of Appellate Tribunal

Section 412: Selection of Members of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal

Section 413: Term of office of President, chairperson and other Members

Section 414: Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Members

Section 415: Acting President and Chairperson of Tribunal or Appellate Tribunal

Section 416: Resignation of Members

Section 417: Removal of Members

Section 418: Staff of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal

Section 419: Benches of Tribunal

Section 420: Orders of Tribunal

Section 421: Appeal from orders of Tribunal

Section 422: Expeditious disposal by Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal

Section 423: Appeal to Supreme Court

Section 424: Procedure before Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal

Section 425: Power to punish for contempt

Section 426: Delegation of powers

Section 427: President, Members, officers, etc., to be public servants

Section 428: Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 429: Power to seek assistance of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, etc.

Section 430: Civil court not to have jurisdiction

Section 431: Vacancy in Tribunal or Appellate Tribunal not to invalidate acts or proceedings

Section 432: Right to legal representation

Section 433: Limitation

Section 434: Transfer of certain pending proceedings


Section 435: Establishment of Special Courts

Section 436: Offences triable by Special Courts

Section 437: Appeal and revision

Section 438: Application of Code to proceedings before Special Court

Section 439: Offences to be non-cognizable

Section 440: Transitional provisions

Section 441: Compounding of certain offences

Section 442: Mediation and Conciliation Panel

Section 443: Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors

Section 444: Appeal against acquittal

Section 445: Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause

Section 446: Application of fines


Section 447: Punishment for fraud

Section 448: Punishment for false statement

Section 449: Punishment for false evidence

Section 450: Punishment where no specific penalty or punishment is provided

Section 451: Punishment in case of repeated default

Section 452: Punishment for wrongful withholding of property

Section 453: Punishment for improper use of “Limited” or “Private Limited”

Section 454: Adjudication of penalties

Section 455: Dormant company

Section 456: Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 457: Nondisclosure of information in certain cases

Section 458: Delegation by Central Government of its powers and functions

Section 459: Powers of Central Government or Tribunal to accord approval, etc., subject to conditions and to prescribe fees on applications

Section 460: Condonation of delay in certain cases

Section 461: Annual report by Central Government

Section 462: Power to exempt class or classes of companies from provisions of this Act

Section 463: Power of court to grant relief in certain cases

Section 464: Prohibition of association or partnership of persons exceeding certain number

Section 465: Repeal of certain enactments and savings

Section 466: Dissolution of Company Law Board and consequential provisions

Section 467: Power of Central Government to amend Schedules

Section 468: Powers of Central Government to make rules relating to winding up

Section 469: Power of Central Government to make rules

Section 470: Power to remove difficulties

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