Section 210 Investigation into affairs of company – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 210 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to investigation into affairs of company.

Amended and updated notes on section 210 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to investigation into affairs of company.

Chapter XIV (Sections 206229) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation. Section 210 of CA 2013 provides for investigation into affairs of company.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 209 (Search and seizure) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 210 of Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 210 are effective from 1-April-2014. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27-03-2014. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 210 of the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Inspection, Investigation and Inquiry) Rules, 2014.

Did you know? There are 167 investigation has been ordered under section 210 of the Companies Act 2013 during last two years from 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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.XIV
Chapter NameInspection, Inquiry and Investigation
Section No.210
Section NameInvestigation into affairs of company
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Section 210 of Companies Act 2013: Investigation into affairs of company

Section 210 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) Where the Central Government is of the opinion, that it is necessary to investigate into the affairs of a company, —

  • (a) on the receipt of a report of the Registrar or inspector under section 208;
  • (b) on intimation of a special resolution passed by a company that the affairs of the company ought to be investigated; or
  • (c) in public interest,

it may order an investigation into the affairs of the company.

(2) Where an order is passed by a court or the Tribunal in any proceedings before it that the affairs of a company ought to be investigated, the Central Government shall order an investigation into the affairs of that company.

(3) For the purposes of this section, the Central Government may appoint one or more persons as inspectors to investigate into the affairs of the company and to report thereon in such manner as the Central Government may direct.


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