Section 22 Execution of bills of exchange – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 22 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to execution of bills of exchange, etc..

Amended and updated notes on section 22 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to execution of bills of exchange, etc..

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 22 of CA 2013 provides for execution of bills of exchange, etc.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 21 (Authentication of documents, proceedings and contracts) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 22 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

Section 22 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) issued dated 12.09.2013. This notification was come into force from 12th September, 2013 i.e. the commencement date of section 22 is 12-9-2013.

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.II
Chapter NameIncorporation of Company and matters incidental thereto
Section No.22
Section NameExecution of bills of exchange, etc.
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Section 22 of Companies Act 2013: Execution of bills of exchange

Section 22 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

(1) A bill of exchange, hundi or promissory note shall be deemed to have been made, accepted, drawn or endorsed on behalf of a company if made, accepted, drawn, or endorsed in the name of, or on behalf of or on account of, the company by any person acting under its authority, express or implied.

(2) A company may, by writing under its common seal, if any, authorise any person, either generally or in respect of any specified matters, as its attorney to execute other deeds on its behalf in any place either in or outside India.

Provided that in case a company does not have a common seal, the authorisation under this sub-section shall be made by two directors or by a director and the Company Secretary, wherever the company has appointed a Company Secretary.

(3) A deed signed by such an attorney on behalf of the company and under his seal shall bind the company.


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