Section 219 Power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 219 of Companies Act 2013. Power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc..

Amended and updated notes on section 219 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc..

Chapter XIV (Sections 206229) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation. Section 219 of CA 2013 provides for power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 218 (Procedure, powers, etc., of inspectors) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 219 of Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 219 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 219 of the Companies Act 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.XIV
Chapter NameInspection, Inquiry and Investigation
Section No.219
Section NamePower of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc.
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Section 219 of Companies Act 2013: Power of inspector to conduct investigation into affairs of related companies, etc.

Section 219 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

If an inspector appointed under section 210 or section 212 or section 213 to investigate into the affairs of a company considers it necessary for the purposes of the investigation, to investigate also the affairs of—

  • (a) any other body corporate which is, or has at any relevant time been the company’s subsidiary company or holding company, or a subsidiary company of its holding company;
  • (b) any other body corporate which is, or has at any relevant time been managed by any person as managing director or as manager, who is, or was, at the relevant time, the managing director or the manager of the company;
  • (c) any other body corporate whose Board of Directors comprises nominees of the company or is accustomed to act in accordance with the directions or instructions of the company or any of its directors; or
  • (d) any person who is or has at any relevant time been the company’s managing director or manager or employee,

he shall, subject to the prior approval of the Central Government, investigate into and report on the affairs of the other body corporate or of the managing director or manager, in so far as he considers that the results of his investigation are relevant to the investigation of the affairs of the company for which he is appointed.


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