Section 18 Conversion of companies already registered – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 18 of Companies Act 2013. Discussion on provisions and rules related to conversion of companies already registered.

Amended and updated notes on section 18 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to conversion of companies already registered.

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 18 of CA 2013 provides for conversion of companies already registered.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 17 (Copies of memorandum, articles, etc., to be given to members) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 18 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

Section 18 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 18 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.18
Section NameConversion of companies already registered
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Section 18 of Companies Act 2013: Conversion of companies already registered

Section 18 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) A company of any class registered under this Act may convert itself as a company of other class under this Act by alteration of memorandum and articles of the company in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.

(2) Where the conversion is required to be done under this section, the Registrar shall on an application made by the company, after satisfying himself that the provisions of this Chapter applicable for registration of companies have been complied with, close the former registration of the company and after registering the documents referred to in sub-section (1), issue a certificate of incorporation in the same manner as its first registration.

(3) The registration of a company under this section shall not affect any debts, liabilities, obligations or contracts incurred or entered into, by or on behalf of the company before conversion and such debts, liabilities, obligations and contracts may be enforced in the manner as if such registration had not been done.


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