MCA asks companies to submit annual filings on time
MCA asks companies to submit annual filings on time

To ensure that there is no last-minute congestion on its e-filing portal, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has asked companies to submit their financial statements and annual returns at the earliest.

Companies law committee receives over 2,000 suggestions
Companies law committee receives over 2,000 suggestions

Government's high-level panel, set up to address issues related to the new companies law, has received over 2,000 suggestions from stakeholders and expects to finalise its report by December end.

Sebi notifies revised listing regulations

Capital market regulator Sebi has notified amended listing regulations that allow listed companies to seek shareholders' approval for related party deals through ordinary resolutions.

Rewrite 'poorly-drafted' Companies Act: ICICI Bank Chairman

In a strong criticism of the "poorly- drafted" Companies Act, ICICI Bank's newly appointed Chairman M K Sharma has said that tightening of norms has made it a "curse" to be a promoter and everyone is being made to pay because of a few cases like Satyam and Sahara.

Companies get more time for filing annual returns with MCA

Under the Companies Act, 2013, form AOC-4, AOC-4 XBRL are for filing of financial statements while MGT-7 pertains to submitting annual returns to the Ministry.

Corporate Affairs Ministry issues revised e-forms for cost audit

The new e-forms -- CRA-2 and CRA-4 -- have been notified by the Corporate Affairs Ministry for compliance under the new Companies Act.

Companies Act exemptions to help private cos run smoothly: ICAI

Chartered accountants' apex body ICAI Tuesday said latest exemptions provided under the companies law would help private companies run their business smoothly.

Govt sets up panel to suggest changes to Companies Act

The Corporate Affairs Ministry has already made a raft of changes to the Companies Act, 2013 -- whose most provisions came into effect from April 1, 2014 -- amid concerns raised from various stakeholders.

Govt notifies amendments to Companies Act

The government has notified amendments to the Companies Act, which makes it easier to do business and provides for stricter penalties for fraud cases.

Govt to set up expert panel on Companies Act next week: FM Jaitley

After just making a slew of amendments to the 'complicated' Companies Act, government will constitute an expert committee next week to suggest further changes to make it easier to do business.

SC upholds constitutional validity of Company Tribunals

The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of provisions of the Companies Act of 2013 relating to setting up of National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal but struck down provisions which permitted inclusion of civil servants of the level of Joint Secretary as technical members.

Companies Law changes to improve ease of doing biz: ICAI

The fresh amendments to the Companies Law will go a long way in improving ease of doing business, chartered accountants' apex body ICAI has said.

Rajya Sabha approves changes in Companies Act to improve biz climate

As many as 16 amendments were made to the Companies Act of 2013 which mainly deal with winding up of companies.

Govt eases procedures for setting up companies

The new e-form, available from Friday, can be used instead of separately filling up at least five e-forms by entities seeking to incorporate a company in India.

Cabinet approves amendments to Companies Law

The changes have also been cleared to fast-track the approval process for draft notifications aimed at granting exemptions from various provisions of the Companies Act.

Companies Act: Govt to set up panel to identify issues pinching firms

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who also heads Corporate Affairs Ministry, said the immediate priority is to get the proposed amendments to the Companies Act passed by Parliament.

Women directors: Sebi readies for action against errant firms

A large number of listed firms, including some state-run entities, may face regulatory action by Sebi and stock exchanges after failing to appoint at least one woman director on their respective boards.

Nearly 2,000 one-person firms come up in 11 months

The Ministry is implementing the Companies Act, 2013, whose most of the provisions came into force from April 1, 2014.

Govt extends deadline for insuring deposits taken by companies

The government has extended the deadline for corporates to comply with norms to insure deposits taken by them in the absence of appropriate insurance products.

More companies get women directors; non-compliant ones to face music

More than 50 companies including Adani Enterprises today announced the appointment of women directors, even as many others including some state-run giants lagged behind to get a female member on their board to comply with a new regulatory requirement.