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Amendments to CSR provisions

January 28, 2021
The amendments to the CSR provisions now have been notified and has revamped CSR framework for companies. MCA issued a notification and notified certain provisions of the Act, one of the provisions relating to CSR. Section 27 of the Amendment Act, 2020 amends section 135 of the Act (relating to CSR). MCA has also issued a notification and amended Companies

Relaxation for holding AGM for FY 2019-20

[Source: Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI Newsletter; compiled by CA. Vedant K. Parikh, Ahmedabad] Background Due to the widespread of COVID-19 and consequential restrictions linked to the social distancing norms, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has received several representations to allow companies to hold their Annual General Meeting for

SEBI audit flags discrepancies at warehouses

Mumbai: A Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) audit of warehouses accredited by commodity exchanges has found discrepancies in both the quantity and quality of stock they hold, said two people familiar with the matter. Current Sebi norms allow commodity exchanges to outsource warehousing of stocks to third-party warehouse

Amount received by private companies from their members, directors or their relatives before 1st April, 2014 not to be treated as ‘deposits’

March 30, 2015
The Ministry of Company Affairs has issued the following clarification that Amount received by private companies from their members, directors or their relatives before 1st April, 2014 not to be treated as ‘deposits’ under the Companies Act, 2013 and Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014. General Circular No.05/2015 dtd. 30-Mar-2015

Highlights of Companies Bill, 2012

January 29, 2013
[By Anish Shah (CS), A. Shah & Associates] On 18th December, 2012 the Companies Bill, 2011 had been passed by the Lok Sabha. However, it was passed with certain modifications as recommended by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. The Bill seeks to consolidate and amend the law relating to

Corporate Laws: Recent News Snippets

August 27, 2009
MCA plans system in 2 months to detect fraud in early stages According to an official of the ministry of corporate affairs, who did not wish to be identified, a seven-member internal committee headed by an additional secretary of the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has been working to evolve

Clarity on LLP tax issue only next year

June 16, 2009
Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed has said, contrary to expectation, the Budget will not address the taxation issue related to limited liability partnerships (LLPs). The issue will be clarified only next year, he added. “It is too short a time for us to sort out the issue, but it is

Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

January 27, 2009
Limited Liability Partnership Bill has received the accent of Honourable President of India on 7-Jan-2009 and has now become a legislation and is to be called as ‘Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008’ vide Notification in the Official Gazette on 9-Jan-2009.

The impact of IFRS on corporate governance

Come 2011, and audit committees and board members of Indian companies will have to deal with convergence of Indian GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which will have a key impact on their functioning, roles and responsibilities. The audit committees and board members will have