Companies Act

Companies Act amended, contributions to PM CARES Fund to be considered as CSR

This notification shall be deemed to have come into force on 28, March, 2020.

May 27, 2020, 14:01 PM IST

Govt constitutes committee to examine issues pertaining to implementation of Companies Act

The panel would suggest measures for removing any bottlenecks in the overall functioning of the statutory bodies like SFIO, IEPFA, NFRA.

Sep 19, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

Companies Amendment Bill, 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the draft law will also ensure more accountability and better enforcement to strengthen the corporate governance norms.

Jul 26, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Crackdown on black money? Finance Ministry releases list of 9,491 'high risk' NBFCs, details inside

Many of these NBFCs were found converting banned currency notes after demonetisation by receiving cash as deposits and issuing back-dated FDs and cheques.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:51 PM IST

MCA disqualifies more than 2 lakh directors of shell companies within 15 days

After the recent crackdown, the total number of directors disqualified by MCA has reached three lakhs.

Oct 03, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

Over 74,600 companies set up in first eight months of 2017

In August alone, 9,413 companies were registered while the maximum number of registrations during the eight-month period happened in March when the number stood at 11,293.

Sep 25, 2017, 23:34 PM IST

Shell cos crackdown: Govt to disqualify over 1 lakh directors

More than 1.06 lakh directors will be disqualified for their association with shell companies, according to the government, as it steps up the fight against black money.


Sep 12, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Black money crackdown: Disqualified directors barred from submitting documents to MCA

Applications and documents filed by disqualified directors of companies to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs will be "summarily rejected", according to a communication.

Sep 06, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

Bollywood, builders & brokers: More 'shell-shocks' in store

While several small brokers are already in the list of 'suspected shell firms', their links to bigger brokerage groups are being probed by 

Aug 13, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

Over 1.62 lakh companies deregistered till July 12: Govt

The response was to a query on whether there is an increase in the closure of bogus private limited companies especially those which had barely done business in the previous years but only taking loans and giving advances and creating money entries.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

Sebi asks bourses to act against 331 suspected shell companies

The ministry is implementing the Companies Act and firms are required to be registered under this law.

Aug 07, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

18 probes assigned to SFIO based on market research

He was responding to a query on the number of firms operating in the country without getting themselves registered with the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Jul 28, 2017, 15:21 PM IST

Nearly 3 lakh companies likely to face strict government action

The government has issued show cause notices to nearly 3 lakh firms that have not been carrying out business for long and are likely to face strict action starting this month.

Jun 02, 2017, 18:48 PM IST

Sebi forms committee on corporate governance

Aiming to improve standards of corporate governance of listed companies, markets regulator Sebi on Friday set up a committee under the chairmanship of Uday Kotak, chief of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Jun 02, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

13,000 inactive companies come under government lens

Nearly 13,000 companies have come under the government scanner for not carrying out business activities for a prolonged time amid stepped up efforts to clamp down on illicit fund flows through shell firms.

Apr 27, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Govt asks companies to disclose details about junked notes

The government has asked companies to disclose details about transactions involving scrapped notes post demonetisation till December 30.

Apr 03, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

Cyrus Mistry companies urge NCLT to waive criteria for filing plea against Tata Sons

Two Cyrus Mistry family companies today urged the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to use its discretion in waiving the eligibility criteria of 10 per cent shareholding required under the Companies Act for moving the Tribunal to challenge Mistry's ouster from Tata Sons.

Mar 07, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

CSR spends by corporates jump 22% to Rs 8,300 cr in FY16

Overall CSR spends by corporates saw a significant 22 percent rise in 2015-16, with bulk of the money going into education, skills development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives, a research report said.

Jan 30, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Will contest allegations made by Cyrus Mistry at NCLT: Tata Sons

Tata Sons Tuesday said it will contest allegations made by its ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry against the holding company in petition filed by his investment companies at National Company Law Tribunal.

Dec 20, 2016, 22:28 PM IST

India slips 3 notches to 13th rank in protection of minority investors

India's global ranking in terms of protection of minority investors has slipped three notches to 13th, but remains much higher than the country's overall 130th rank for ease of doing business.


Oct 26, 2016, 13:58 PM IST