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Key Economic Bills passed in 2015

Key Economic Bills passed in 2015

Here are the Key Economic Bills passed in 2015.

Modi's reform push: 5 key Bills passed in Parliament during Budget Session 2015

In terms of number of Bills passed by both the Houses during the Budget sessions, the highest number of 24 Bills were passed by both the Houses during this Budget session, the best in the last five years.

Rajya Sabha passes Companies Bill

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which provides for severe punishment for those raising illegal deposits from the public.

Black Money Bill likely to cross Rajya Sabha hurdle today

The Companies Bill and the Black Money Bill will be taken up by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget Session.

Taking up of Companies bill in RS deferred till Wednesday

Government's attempt to pass the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Rajya Sabha today was scuttled after opposition members from various parties pressed for putting it off for Wednesday.

Lok Sabha passes Companies Act amendment Bill

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Companies amendment Bill, 2014, which provides for severe punishment for those raising illegal deposits from the public.

FM pushes for changes in Companies Act for ease of doing business

Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday pushed for changes in the Companies amendment bill, 2014 to improve business climate in the country.

Only 4% of Indian company directors are women: Report

The Companies Act, 2013 , makes it mandatory for public and private firms with an annual turnover of $50 million) to have at least one female director by Oct. 1, 2014.

New cos law becomes reality with robust governance norms

To protect the interests of investors, the government has made it mandatory for public deposit-taking companies to insure such deposits, among others.

New companies law: Most provisions to be effective from Tuesday

Norms for social welfare spending, stringent regulations for related party transactions, independent directors and deposit-taking companies, among others, would come into force.

Govt notifies more sections of new companies law

The government Wednesday notified more than 180 sections of the new Companies Act, as it moves to make the legislation operational from next month.

Govt issues winding up, cost audit draft rules under Cos Act

Pushing forward the new companies law, the government Thursday issued the final set of draft rules, relating to winding up of firms and cost audit.

Govt extends deadline for giving comments on Cos Act rules

Government Wednesday extended the deadline for giving comments on the third and fourth tranches of draft rules for the new Companies Act to November 10.

Govt extends feedback deadline on NFRA draft norms

The Corporate Affairs Ministry has extended the deadline for suggestions and comments till November 5 from earlier date of November 1.

'CSR to make available 50,000 more jobs in the sector'

Compulsory corporate social responsibility is likely to increase the demand for professionals in this field by as much as 50 percent in the coming years and the industry is likely to see at least 50,000 more job opportunities in the CSR sector, experts say.

Law 'agnostic' to size or country of company: Pilot

Debunking negative perceptions about investment climate in the country, Union Minister Sachin Pilot has said India remains a safe and bankable destination, but all investors would need to comply with law of the land, irrespective of their size and country of origin.

Govt releases second set of draft rules for new Companies Act

The Companies Act, 2013, has 470 sections spread across 29 chapters.

US follows India on disclosure of CEO-staff pay ratio at companies

US has proposed a new rule requiring listed companies to disclose the ratio of their CEO pay and median staff salary.

Govt notifies 98 sections of new Companies Act

The new Companies Act, which has replaced a nearly six- decade old legislation, seeks to revamp the entire gamut of the way corporates function and are regulated in India.

'Draft rules of Cos law provide clarity on auditor rotation'

Government Monday issued the first tranche of draft rules, covering 16 chapters of the Companies Act, 2013, which overhauls regulations that govern corporates in the country.