Companies Act

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.

May 14, 2015, 12:47 PM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

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.

May 01, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

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.

Apr 06, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2015, 15:40 PM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

Over 250 companies appoint women directors to meet norm on last day

Waking up at the last moment, over 250 companies including Adani Power, Adani Ports, Essar Oil and GVK Power on Tuesday appointed women directors to meet the Sebi deadline of midnight tonight for having at least one female member on their boards.

Mar 31, 2015, 22:30 PM IST

Companies Act: Norms on women, independent directors effective from April

Many new norms, including compulsory requirement of appointing women directors, will come into force from April 1 for companies as relevant transition timelines ends today.

Mar 31, 2015, 20:50 PM IST

MCA eases director appointment filing requirements

In case of the entire board resigning from a company, the statutory filing about details of new directors' appointment can be made by one of the directors who has quit, according to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Mar 08, 2015, 11:19 AM IST

Industry will soon say 'things moving on ground': Sitharaman

Seeking Opposition's cooperation in passing key reform bills, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government is also willing to hear out the industry and hoped they will start saying "a lot of things are happening on the ground".

Feb 20, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

CSR spend may grow over 4 times to $2.5 bn: Study

The CSR norms came into effect from April 1 last year through the Companies Act, 2013, which is being implemented by the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

Feb 15, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

Govt panel formed to monitor CSR works

The government has set up a high level panel to suggest a framework to assess CSR activities done by corporates under the companies law.

Feb 04, 2015, 12:10 PM IST

Govt amends rules under companies law

Amending rules under the Companies Law, government has exempted unlisted firms having overseas subsidiaries from preparing consolidated financial statement for the current financial year.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

Sebi notifies stringent insider trading norms

Market regulator Sebi Thursday notified a stricter set of insider trading norms to check illicit transactions in shares of listed firms by management personnel and 'connected persons'.

Jan 15, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Nearly 38,000 firms set up in eight months of new Cos Act

Spread across diverse sectors, nearly 38,000 new firms have been registered in the first eight months of the new companies law coming into force in April last year.

Jan 04, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

No law 'perfect', new Cos Act provides for self regulation: MCA

The new Act, which replaces the nearly six-decade-old legislation that governs corporates, was passed by the UPA government.

Dec 28, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

MCA dishes out sweet and sour regulatory cocktail in 2014

It took almost six decades for India to get a new set of rules for the way companies are set up and regulated, but it took just a few months to again change them with an aim to make it easier to do business in the country.

Dec 26, 2014, 12:18 PM IST