Section 14 Alteration of articles – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 14 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to alteration of articles.

Amended and updated notes on section 14 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to alteration of articles.

Chapter II (Sections 322) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to incorporation of company and matters incidental thereto. Section 14 of CA 2013 provides for alteration of articles.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 13 (Alteration of memorandum) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 14 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

Section 14 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014. This notification was come into force from 1st April, 2014 i.e. the commencement date of section 14 is 1-4-2014.

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.II
Chapter NameIncorporation of Company and matters incidental thereto
Section No.14
Section NameAlteration of articles
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Section 14 of Companies Act 2013: Alteration of articles

Section 14 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014 except second proviso to sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) which shall come into force on 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) dated 01.06.2016.

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and the conditions contained in its memorandum, if any, a company may, by a special resolution, alter its articles including alterations having the effect of conversion of—

  • (a) a private company into a public company; or
  • (b) a public company into a private company:

Provided that where a company being a private company alters its articles in such a manner that they no longer include the restrictions and limitations which are required to be included in the articles of a private company under this Act, the company shall, as from the date of such alteration, cease to be a private company:

Provided further that any alteration having the effect of conversion of a public company into a private company shall not be valid unless it is approved by an order of the Central Government on an application made in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

Provided also that any application pending before the Tribunal, as on the date of commencement of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019, shall be disposed of by the Tribunal in accordance with the provisions applicable to it before such commencement.

(2) Every alteration of the articles under this section and a copy of the order of the Central Government approving the alteration as per sub-section (1) shall be filed with the Registrar, together with a printed copy of the altered articles, within a period of fifteen days in such manner as may be prescribed, who shall register the same.

The manner for filing copy of order is prescribed in Rule 33 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

(3) Any alteration of the articles registered under sub-section (2) shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be valid as if it were originally in the articles.


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