Section 1 Short title, extent, commencement and application – Companies Act 2013

Notified Sections of Companies Act 2013. Provisions of Section 1 describe about the title, extent, commencement and application of the Companies Act, 2013.

Amended and updated notes on section 1 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to short title, extent, commencement and application.

Chapter I (Sections 12) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to preliminary. Section 1 of CA 2013 provides for short title, extent, commencement and application.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 2 (Definitions) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 1 of Companies Act 2013.

Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 2821(E) issued dated 20.08.2013. This notification was come into force from 29th August, 2013 i.e. the commencement date of section 1 is 29-8-2013.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.I
Chapter NamePreliminary
Section No.1
Section NameShort title, extent, commencement and application
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Section 1 of Companies Act 2013: Short title, extent, commencement and application

Section 1 shall come into force on 29th August, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2821(E), dated 20.08.2013.

The long-awaited Companies Bill 2013 got its assent in the Lok Sabha on 18th December, 2012 and in the Rajya Sabha on 8th August, 2013. After having obtained the assent of the President of India on 29th August, 2013, it has now become the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013).

That means the Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on 29-08-2013 and section 1 thereof came into force on the same date. The title of the Act has been provided in sub-section (1) of Section 1 as “the Companies Act, 2013”. According to section 1(2) of CA 2013, this act extends to the whole of India.

Applicability of Companies Act, 2013

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4) of Section 1, the Companies Act 2013 shall apply to the following:

(a) Companies under Company Law:

The Companies Act, 2013 shall apply to all companies incorporated under the Companies Act 2013 or under any previous company law.

Under Clause (67) of Section 2 of CA 2013, the term “previous company law” has been defined and it means any of the laws specified below: —

  • (i) Acts relating to companies in force before the Indian Companies Act, 1866;
  • (ii) the Indian Companies Act, 1866;
  • (iii) the Indian Companies Act, 1882;
  • (iv) the Indian Companies Act, 1913;
  • (v) the Registration of Transferred Companies Ordinance, 1942;
  • (vi) the Companies Act, 1956; and
  • (vii) any law corresponding to any of the aforesaid Acts or the Ordinances and in force—
    • (A) in the merged territories or in a Part B State (other than the State of Jammu and Kashmir), or any part thereof, before the extension thereto of the Indian Companies Act, 1913; or
    • (B) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, or any part thereof, before the commencement of the Jammu and Kashmir (Extension of Laws) Act, 1956, in so far as banking, insurance and financial corporations are concerned, and before the commencement of the Central Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1968, in so far as other corporations are concerned;
  • (viii) the Portuguese Commercial Code, in so far as it relates to sociedades anonimas; and
  • (ix) the Registration of Companies (Sikkim) Act, 1961;

(b) Insurance Company:

Insurance companies, except in so far as the said provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of the Insurance Act, 1938 or the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Act, 1999.

(c) Banking Company:

Banking companies, except in so far as the said provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

(d) Power Company:

Companies engaged in the generation or supply of electricity, except in so far as the said provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003.

(e) Other Companies:

Any other company governed by any special Act for the time being in force, except in so far as the said provisions are inconsistent with the provisions of such special Act.

(f) Body Corporate:

Such body corporate, incorporated by any Act for the time being in force, as the Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf, subject to such exceptions, modifications or adaptation, as may be specified in the notification.

Notified Sections of Companies Act 2013

The provisions of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 come into force on 29th August, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2821(E), dated 20.08.2013. All the remaining provisions of CA 2013 shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

The Companies Act 2013 contains 470 sections under 29 chapters with seven schedules. The Central Government has appointed different dates for applicability of various sections of the Companies Act, 2013. Currently there are only 438 (470-39+7) sections remains in this Act. All 438 sections are notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and majority of the Rules made to the various Chapters/Sections of the Companies Act, 2013.

98 sections notified on 12th September 2013

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 12th day of September, 2013 as the date on which the following provisions of the said Act shall come into force, namely:

Section 2

Clause (1);

Clauses (3) to (6) [both inclusive];

Clauses (8) to (12) [both inclusive];

Clauses (14) to (22) [both inclusive];

Clauses (24) to (28) [both inclusive];

Clause (29) [except sub-clause (iv)];

Clause (30);

Clauses (32) to (40) [both inclusive];

Clauses (43) to (46) [both inclusive];

Clauses (49) to (61) [both inclusive];

Clauses (63) to (66) [both inclusive];

Clause (67) [except sub-clause (ix)];

Clauses (68) to (82) [both inclusive];

Clause (84);

Clause (86);

Clause (87) [except the proviso and explanation (d)];

Clauses (88) and (89);

Clauses (90) to (95) [both inclusive];

Section 19;

Section 21;

Section 22;

Section 23 [except clause (b) of sub-section (1) and sub-section (2)];

Section 24;

Section 25 [except sub-section (3)];

Sections 29 to 32 [both inclusive];

Section 33 [except sub-section (3)];

Section 34;

Section 35 [except clause (e) of sub-section (1)];

Sections 36 to 38 [both inclusive];

Section 39 [except sub-section (4)];

Section 40 [except sub-section (6)];

Sections 44 and 45;

Sections 49 to 51 [both inclusive];

Sections 57 to 60 [both inclusive];

Section 65;

Section 69;

Section 70 [except sub-section (2)];

Section 86;

Section 91;

Section 100 [except sub-section (6)];

Section 102;

Section 103;

Section 104;

Section 105 [except the third and fourth proviso of sub-section (1) and sub-section (7)];

Section 106;

Section 107;

Section 111;

Section 112;

Section 113 [except clause (b) of sub-section (1)];

Section 114;

Section 116;

Section 127;

Section 133;

Section 161 [except sub-section (2)];

Sections 162 and 163;

Section 176;

Sections 180 to 183 [both inclusive];

Section 185;

Section 192;

Section 194;

Section 195;

Section 202;

Section 379;

Sections 382 and 383;

Section 386 [except clause (a)];

Section 394;

Section 405;

Sections 407 to 414 [both inclusive];

Sections 439;

Sections 443 to 453 [both inclusive];

Sections 456 to 463 [both inclusive];

Sections 467 to 470 [both inclusive];

Thus, the above 98 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

Section 135 and Schedule VII notified on 27th February, 2014

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of April, 2014 as the date on which the provision of section 135 and Schedule VII of the said Act shall come into force.

Thus, the provisions of section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 27th February, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 582(E) dated 27.02.2014.

183 sections notified on 27th March, 2014

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of April, 2014 as the date on which the following provisions of the said Act shall come into force, namely: –

Section 2

Clause (2);

Clause (7);

Clause (13);

Clause (31);

Clause (41);

Clause (42);

Clause (47) and clause (48);

Clause (62);

Clause (83);

Clause (85);

Explanation (d) of clause (87);

Sections 3 to 6 (both inclusive);

Section 7 [except sub-section (7)];

Section 8 [except sub-section (9)];

Sections 9 to 13 (both inclusive);

Section 14 [except second proviso to sub-section (1) and sub-section (2)];

Sections 15 to 18 (both inclusive);

Section 20;

Clause (b) of sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) of section 23;

Sub-section (3) of section 25;

Sections 26 to 28 (both inclusive);

Sub-section (3) of section 33;

Clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 35;

Sub-section (4) of section 39;

Sub-section (6) of section 40;

Sections 41 and 42 (both inclusive);

Section 43;

Sections 46 and 47 (both inclusive);

Sections 52 to 54 (both inclusive);

Section 55 except sub-section (3);

Section 56;

Section 61 [except proviso to clause (b) of sub-section (1)];

Section 62 [except sub-sections (4) to (6)];

Sections 63 and 64 (both inclusive);

Sections 67 and 68 (both inclusive);

Sub-section (2) of section 70;

Section 71 [except sub-sections (9) to (11)];

Section 72;

Section 73;

Sub-section (1) of section 74;

Section 76;

Sections 77 to 85 (both inclusive);

Sections 87 to 90 (both inclusive);

Sections 92 to 96 (both inclusive);

Sub-section (6) of section 100;

Section 101;

Third and Fourth proviso to sub-section (1) and sub-section (7) of section 105;

Sections 108 to 110 (both inclusive);

Clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 113;

Section 115;

Sections 117 and 118 (both inclusive);

Section 119 [except sub-section (4)];

Sections 120 to 122 (both inclusive);

Section 123;

Section 126;

Sections 128 and 129 (both inclusive);

Section 134;

Sections 136 to 139 (both inclusive);

Section 140 [except second proviso to sub-section (4) and sub-section (5)];

Sections 141 to 160 (both inclusive);

Sub-section (2) of section 161;

Sections 164 to 168 (both inclusive);

Section 169 except sub-section (4);

Sections 170 to 172 (both inclusive);

Sections 173 to 175 (both inclusive);

Sections 177 to 179 (both inclusive);

Section 184;

Sections 186 to 191 (both inclusive);

Section 193;

Sections 196 to 201 (both inclusive);

Sections 203 to 205 (both inclusive);

Section 206 to 209 (both inclusive);

Section 210;

Section 211;

Section 212, [except references of sub-section (10) of section 66, sub-section (5) of section 140, section 213, sub-section (1) of section 251 and sub-section (3) of section 339 made in sub-section (6) and also sub-sections (8) to (10)];

Sections 214 and 215;

Section 216 [except sub-section (2)];

Section 217;

Sections 219 and 220 (both inclusive);

Section 223;

Section 224 [except sub-section (2) and (5)];

Section 225;

Sections 228 and 229 (both inclusive);

Sections 366 to 369 (both inclusive);

Section 370 (except the proviso);

Section 371;

Section 374;

Sections 380 and 381 (both inclusive);

Sections 384 and 385 (both inclusive);

Clause (a) of section 386;

Sections 387 to 390 (both inclusive);

Sub-section (1) of section 391;

Sections 392 and 393 (both inclusive);

Section 395;

Sections 396 to 398 (both inclusive);

Section 399 [except reference of word Tribunal in sub-section (2)];

Sections 400 to 404 (both inclusive);

Section 406;

Section 442;

Sections 454 and 455 (both inclusive);

Section 464;

Schedule-I;

Schedule-II;

Schedule-III;

Schedule-IV;

Schedule-V;

Schedule-VI.

Thus, the above 183 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

Sub-sections (2) & (3) of section 74 notified on 6th June, 2014

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 6th day of June, 2014 as the date on which the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 74 of the said Act shall come into force.

Thus, sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 74 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 6th June, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 1459(E) issued dated 06.06.2014.

New Section 76A Inserted on 29th May 2015

New section 76A was inserted pursuant to Section 8 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 and the Central Government has appointed the 29th May, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of section 8 shall come into force vide S.O.1440(E), dated 29-05-2015.

Accordingly, the provisions of newly inserted section 76A (punishment for contravention of section 73 or section 76) shall come into force w.e.f. 29th May 2015.

Sub-sections (5), (6) & (7) of section 125 notified on 13th January, 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 13th day of January, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of sub-section (5), sub-section (6) [except with respect to the manner of administration of the Investor Education and Protection Fund] and sub-section (7) of section 125 of the said Act shall come into force.

Hence, sub-sections (5), (6) and (7) of Section 125 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 13th January, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 125(E) issued dated 13-01-2016.

5 sections notified on 18th May 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 18th day of May, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of clause (iv) of sub-section (29) of section 2, sections 435 to 438 (both sections inclusive) and section 440 of the said Act shall come into force.

Accordingly, Clause (iv) of Section 2(29), Section 435, Section 436, Section 437, Section 438 and Section 440 of the Companies Act 2013 are notified vide Notification No. S.O. 1795(E) issued dated 18-05-2016. In other words, all these 5 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 18th May, 2016.

37 sections notified on 1st June 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 20l3 (18 of 20l3), the Central Government hereby appoints the 01st day of June, 2016 as the date on which the following provisions of the said Act shall come into force, namely:

Sub-section (7) of section 7 [except clause (c) and (d)]

Second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 14

Sub-section (2) of section 14

Sub-section (3) of section 55

Proviso to Clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 61

Sub-sections (4) to (6) of section 62

Sub-sections (9) to (11) of section 71

Section 75

Section 97

Section 98

Section 99

Sub-section (4) of section 119

Section 130

Section 131

Second proviso to sub-section (4) and sub-section (5) of section 140

Sub-section (4) of section 169

Section 213

Sub-section (2) of Section 216

Section 218

Section 221

Section 222

Sub-sections (5) of section 224

Sections 241, 242 [except clause (b) of sub-section (1), clause (c) & (g) of sub-section (2)], 243, 244, and 245

Reference of word ‘Tribunal’ in sub-section (2) of section 399

Sections 415 to 433 (both inclusive)

Sub-section (1)(a) and (b) of section 434

Sub-section (2) of section 434

Section 441

Section 466

Thus, the above 37 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) issued dated 01.06.2016.

Section 124 and sub-sections of Section 125 notified on 7th September, 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints 7th September, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of section 124, sub-sections (1) to (4), (6) [with respect to the manner of administration of the Investor Education and Protection Fund] and (8) to (11) of section 125 of the said Act shall come into force.

Thus, the provisions of section 124 and sub-sections (1) to (4), (6), (8) to (11) of section 125 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 7th September, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 2866(E), issued dated 05.09.2016.

7 Sections Notified on 9th September 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 20l3 (18 of 20l3), the Central Government hereby appoints 9th September, 2016 as the date on which the following provisions of the said Act shall come into force, namely:

Section 227

Clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 242

Clauses (c) and (g) of sub-section (2) of section 242

Section 246

Section 337 to Section 341 (to the extent of their applicability for section 246)

Therefore, the provisions of the above 7 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 2912(E), issued dated 09.09.2016.

28 Sections Omitted on 15th November 2016

Following sections were omitted pursuant to section 255 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3453(E) issued dated 15.11.2016:

  • Sections 253 to 269 shall be omitted
  • Section 289 shall be omitted.
  • Sections 304 to 323 shall be omitted.
  • Section 325 shall be omitted.

Note that the MCA vide Notification No. S.O. 3453(E) issued dated 15th November, 2016, enforced the related Section 255 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Thus, the above 39 (17+1+20+1) sections were omitted w.e.f. 15th November, 2016.

88 Sections Notified on 7th December 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 15th day of December, 2016 as the date on which the following provisions of the said Act shall come into force, namely: –

Clause (23) of section 2

Clause (c) and (d) of sub-section (7) of section 7

Sub-section (9) of section 8

Section 48

Section 66

Sub-section (2) of section 224

Section 226

Section 230 [except sub-section (11) and (12)]

Sections 231 to 233

Sections 235 to 240

Sections 270 to 288

Sections 290 to 303

Section 324

Sections 326 to 365

Proviso to section 370

Sections 372 to 373

Sections 375 to 378

Sub-section (2) of section 391

Clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 434

Therefore, the provisions of the above 88 sections of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E), dated 07.12.2016.

5 Sections Notified on 26th December, 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Companies Act, 20l3 (18 of 20l3), the Central Government hereby appoints the 26th December, 2016 as the date on which the provisions of section 248 to 252 of the said Act, shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of 5 sections viz section 248, section 249, section 250, section 251 and section 252 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 26th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 4167(E), dated 26.12.2016.

Section 234 notified on 13th day of April, 2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 13th day of April, 2017 as the date on which the provisions of section 234 of the said Act shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of section 234 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 13th day of April, 2017 vide Notification No. S.O. 1182(E), dated 13.04.2017.

Section 247 notified on 18th day of October, 2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 18th October, 2017 as the date on which the provisions of section 247 of the said Act shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of section 247 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 18th day of October, 2017 vide Notification No. S.O. 3393(E), dated 18.10.2017.

Section 132 (3) and 132(11) notified on 21st March 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 21st March, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of subsections (3) and (11) of section 132 of the said Act shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (11) of section 132 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 21st day of March, 2018 vide Notification No. S.O. 1316(E), dated 21.03.2018.

Sub-sections (2), (4), (5), (10), (13), (14) and (15) of Section 132 notified on 24th October 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 24th October, 2018 as the date on which the sub-sections (2), (4), (5), (10), (13), (14) and (15) of section 132 of the said Act shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of sub-sections (2), (4), (5), (10), (13), (14) and (15) of section 132 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 24th day of October, 2018 vide Notification No. S.O. 5385(E), dated 24.10.2018.

Section 465 notified on 30th January, 2019

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby appoints the 30th January, 2019 as the date on which the provisions of section 465 of the said Act in so far as they relate to the repeal of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) [that in except in so far as they relate to the repeal of the Registration of Companies (Sikkim) Act, 1961 (Sikkim Act 8 of 1961)] shall come into force.

Therefore, the provisions of Section 465 of the Companies Act 2013 are applicable from 30th day of January, 2019 vide Notification No. S.O. 560(E), dated 30.01.2019.

Commencement Notification of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (21 of 2015), the Central Government has appointed the 29th May, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of sections 1 to 12 and 15 to 23 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O.1440(E), dated 29-05-2015.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (21 of 2015), the Central Government hereby appoints the 14th day of December, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of section 13 and 14 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O.3388(E), dated 14-12-2015.

Commencement Notification of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 26th January, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of section 1 and section 4 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 351(E), dated 23-01-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 9th February, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of section 2 [except clause (i) and clause (xiii)] and section 3; Section 7; Section 9; Sections 11 and 12; Section 14; Section 17; Sections 27 to 29 (both inclusive); Section 32; Sections 34 and 35; Section 38; Sections 41 to 45 (both inclusive); Sections 47 and 48; Sections 50 and 51; Section 53; Sections 59 and 60; Sections 63 to 65 (both inclusive); Sections 72 to 74 (both inclusive); Sections 77 to 79 (both inclusive); Section 82; Sections 84 and 85; Sections 90 to 93 (both inclusive) of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 630(E), dated 09-02-2018.

In exercise of the Power conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 7th May, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of Clause (i) and clause (xiii) of section 2; Section 8; Section 13; Sections 18 and 19; Clauses (i) and (ii) of section 21; Clauses (iii) and (iv) of section 23; Section 30 and 31; Section 33; Section 39 and 40; Section 46; Section 49; Section 52; Sections 54 to 58 (both inclusive); Sections 61 and 62; First Proviso to clause (i) of section 80 and clause (ii) of section 80; Section 83; Sections 86 to 89 (both inclusive) of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 1833(E), dated 07-05-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 13th June, 2018 as the date on which the following provisions of Section 22; Section 24; Section 25; Section 26; and Section 71 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 2422(E), dated 13-06-2018 and corrigendum S.O. 3020(E), dated 21-06-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 5th July, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of Section 20 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 3299(E), dated 05-07-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 15th August, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of Section 15, Section 16, Section 75 and Section 76 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 3300(E), dated 05-07-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the day of 27th July, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of Section 5 and Section 6 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 3684(E), dated 27-07-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the day of 31st July, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of Section 36 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 3838(E), dated 31-07-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 7th day of August, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of section 10 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 3921(E), dated 07-08-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 12th September, 2018 as the date on which the provisions of sections 66 to 70 (both inclusive) of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 4823(E), dated 12-09-2018.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (1 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 19th September 2018, as the date on which the provisions of section 37 of the said Act shall come into force vide S.O. 4907(E), dated 19-09-2018.

Commencement Notification of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019

The provisions of this Act, except sections 6, 7 and 8, clauses (i), (iii) and clause (iv) of section 14, sections 20 and 21, section 31, sections 33, 34 and 35, sections 37 and 38 shall be deemed to have come into force on the 2nd day of November, 2018.

The provisions of sections 6, 7 and 8, clauses (i), (iii) and clause (iv) of section 14, sections 20 and 21, section 31, sections 33, 34 and 35, sections 37 and 38 shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for these provisions and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

The Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 2947(E) dated 14th August, 2019, hereby appoints the 15th day of August, 2019 as the date on which the provisions of sections 6, 7 and 8, clauses (i), (iii) and clause (iv) of section 14, section 20, section 31, sections 33, 34 and 35 and sections 37 and 38 of the said Act shall come into force.


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