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Complete list of Sections of Companies Act, 2013

Download complete list of Chapters and Topic wise all Sections of Companies Act, 2013 as amended by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016 in PDF format.

As we know that the Companies Act, 2013 has now replaced the decades old Companies Act, 1956 which was amended tons of time. In the new companies act, there are many new concepts introduced like definition of One Person Company, Small Company, Dormant Company, Independent Directors, Cross Border Mergers etc. Additionally, it also prescribes the functions of Company Secretary and the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Indian context.

In the Companies Act, 2013, there are total 470 sections out of which the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has already notified 426 (98+1+183+1+5+37+1+7+88+5) sections and majority of the Rules to the various Chapters/Sections of the Companies Act, 2013. The first amendment to this Act has received the assent of the President on May 25, 2015 and may be called the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015. However, the Companies Bill, 2016 has yet to be enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India and thereafter it will be called the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016.

Many students and professionals have requested to provide only the list of all sections under the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, I have created and hosted a PDF file containing all sections of the Companies Act, 2013 as amended by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016.

Download all Sections of Companies Act 2013

Accordingly, I have made an attempt with this tabular presentation to show you all sections of the Companies Act and hope that this may facilitate understanding of the logical sequence of 470 sections covered under the Companies Act, 2013.

List of all sections of the Companies Act 2013

CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY (Section 1-2)          

Section 1: Short title, extent, commencement and application

Section 2: Definitions

CHAPTER II: INCORPORATION OF COMPANY AND MATTERS INCIDENTAL THERETO (Section 3-22)

Section 3: Formation of company

Section 4: Memorandum

Section 5: Articles

Section 6: Act to override memorandum, articles, etc.

Section 7: Incorporation of company

Section 8: Formation of companies with charitable objects, etc.

Section 9: Effect of registration

Section 10: Effect of memorandum and articles

Section 11: Commencement of business, etc. [Omitted w.e.f. 29-05-2015]

Section 12: Registered office of company

Section 13: Alteration of memorandum

Section 14: Alteration of articles

Section 15: Alteration of memorandum or articles to be noted in every copy

Section 16: Rectification of name of company

Section 17: Copies of memorandum, articles, etc., to be given to members:

Section 18: Conversion of companies already registered:

Section 19: Subsidiary company not to hold shares in its holding company:

Section 20: Service of documents:

Section 21: Authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts

Section 22: Execution of bills of exchange, etc.

CHAPTER III: PROSPECTUS AND ALLOTMENT OF SECURITIES (Section 23-42)

Section 23: Public offer and private placement:

Section 24: Power of Securities and Exchange Board to regulate issue and transfer of securities, etc.

Section 25: Document containing offer of securities for sale to be deemed prospectus:

Section 26: Matters to be stated in prospectus

Section 27: Variation in terms of contract or objects in prospectus

Section 28: Offer of sale of shares by certain members of company

Section 29: Public offer of securities to be in dematerialised form

Section 30: Advertisement of prospectus

Section 31: Shelf prospectus

Section 32: Red herring prospectus

Section 33: Issue of application forms for securities

Section 34: Criminal liability for misstatements in prospectus

Section 35: Civil liability for misstatements in prospectus

Section 36: Punishment for fraudulently inducing persons to invest money

Section 37: Action by affected persons

Section 38: Punishment for personation for acquisition, etc., of securities

Section 39: Allotment of securities by company

Section 40: Securities to be dealt with in stock exchanges

Section 41: Global depository receipt

Section 42: Offer or invitation for subscription of securities on private placement

CHAPTER IV: SHARE CAPITAL AND DEBENTURES (Section 43-72)

Section 43: Kinds of share capital

Section 44: Nature of shares or debentures

Section 45: Numbering of shares

Section 46: Certificate of shares

Section 47: Voting rights

Section 48: Variation of shareholders’ rights

Section 49: Calls on shares of same class to be made on uniform basis

Section 50: Company to accept unpaid share capital, although not called up

Section 51: Payment of dividend in proportion to amount paid-up

Section 52: Application of premiums received on issue of shares

Section 53: Prohibition on issue of shares at discount

Section 54: Issue of sweat equity shares

Section 55: Issue and redemption of preference shares

Section 56: Transfer and transmission of securities

Section 57: Punishment for personation of shareholder

Section 58: Refusal of registration and appeal against refusal

Section 59: Rectification of register of members

Section 60: Publication of authorised, subscribed and paid-up capital

Section 61: Power of limited company to alter its share capital

Section 62: Further issue of share capital

Section 63: Issue of bonus shares

Section 64: Notice to be given to Registrar for alteration of share capital

Section 65: Unlimited company to provide for reserve share capital on conversion into limited company

Section 66: Reduction of share capital

Section 67: Restrictions on purchase by company or giving of loans by it for purchase of its shares

Section 68: Power of company to purchase its own securities

Section 69: Transfer of certain sums to capital redemption reserve account

Section 70: Prohibition for buy-back in certain circumstances

Section 71: Debentures

Section 72: Power to nominate

CHAPTER V: ACCEPTANCE OF DEPOSITS BY COMPANIES (Section 73-76A)

Section 73: Prohibition on acceptance of deposits from public

Section 74: Repayment of deposits, etc., accepted before commencement of this Act

Section 75: Damages for fraud

Section 76: Acceptance of deposits from public by certain companies

Section 76A: Punishment for contravention of section 73 or section 76

CHAPTER VI: REGISTRATION OF CHARGES (Section 77-87)

Section 77: Duty to register charges, etc.

Section 78: Application for registration of charge

Section 79: Section 77 to apply in certain matters

Section 80: Date of notice of charge

Section 81: Register of charges to be kept by Registrar

Section 82: Company to report satisfaction of charge

Section 83: Power of Registrar to make entries of satisfaction and release in absence of intimation from company

Section 84: Intimation of appointment of receiver or manager

Section 85: Company’s register of charges

Section 86: Punishment for contravention

Section 87: Rectification by Central Government in register of charges

CHAPTER VII: MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (Section 88-122)

Section 88: Register of members, etc.

Section 89: Declaration in respect of beneficial interest in any share

Section 90: Investigation of beneficial ownership of shares in certain cases

Section 91: Power to close register of members or debenture holders or other security holders

Section 92: Annual return

Section 93: Return to be filed with Registrar in case promoters’ stake changes

Section 94: Place of keeping and inspection of registers, returns, etc.

Section 95: Registers, etc., to be evidence

Section 96: Annual general meeting

Section 97: Power of Tribunal to call annual general meeting

Section 98: Power of Tribunal to call meetings of members, etc.

Section 99: Punishment for default in complying with provisions of sections 96 to 98

Section 100: Calling of extraordinary general meeting

Section 101: Notice of meeting

Section 102: Statement to be annexed to notice

Section 103: Quorum for meetings

Section 104: Chairman of meetings

Section 105: Proxies

Section 106: Restriction on voting rights

Section 107: Voting by show of hands

Section 108: Voting through electronic means

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