Section 271 Circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 271 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal.

Amended and updated notes on section 271 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal.

Chapter XX (Section 270365) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to winding up. Section 271 of CA 2013 provides for circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 270 (Winding up by Tribunal) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 271 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 271 are effective from 15th December, 2016. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) issued dated 7-12-2016. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 271 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.XX
Chapter NameWinding Up
Section No.271
Section NameCircumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal
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Section 271 of Companies Act 2013: Circumstances in which company may be wound up by Tribunal

Section 271 substituted pursuant to section 255 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3453(E) issued dated 15.11.2016 and shall come into force on 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) dated 07.12.2016.

A company may, on a petition under section 272, be wound up by the Tribunal, —

  • (a) if the company has, by special resolution, resolved that the company be wound up by the Tribunal;
  • (b) if the company has acted against the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality;
  • (c) if on an application made by the Registrar or any other person authorised by the Central Government by notification under this Act, the Tribunal is of the opinion that the affairs of the company have been conducted in a fraudulent manner or the company was formed for fraudulent and unlawful purpose or the persons concerned in the formation or management of its affairs have been guilty of fraud, misfeasance or misconduct in connection therewith and that it is proper that the company be wound up;
  • (d) if the company has made a default in filing with the Registrar its financial statements or annual returns for immediately preceding five consecutive financial years; or
  • (e) if the Tribunal is of the opinion that it is just and equitable that the company should be wound up.


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