Section 273 Powers of Tribunal – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 273 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to powers of Tribunal.

Amended and updated notes on section 273 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to powers of Tribunal.

Chapter XX (Section 270365) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to winding up. Section 273 of CA 2013 provides for powers of Tribunal.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 272 (Petition for winding up) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 273 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 273 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 273 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.273
Section NamePowers of Tribunal
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Section 273 of Companies Act 2013: Powers of Tribunal

Section 273 shall come into force on 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) dated 07.12.2016.

(1) The Tribunal may, on receipt of a petition for winding up under section 272 pass any of the following orders, namely: —

  • (a) dismiss it, with or without costs;
  • (b) make any interim order as it thinks fit;
  • (c) appoint a provisional liquidator of the company till the making of a winding up order;
  • (d) make an order for the winding up of the company with or without costs; or
  • (e) any other order as it thinks fit:

Provided that an order under this sub-section shall be made within ninety days from the date of presentation of the petition:

Provided further that before appointing a provisional liquidator under clause (c), the Tribunal shall give notice to the company and afford a reasonable opportunity to it to make its representations, if any, unless for special reasons to be recorded in writing, the Tribunal thinks fit to dispense with such notice:

Provided also that the Tribunal shall not refuse to make a winding up order on the ground only that the assets of the company have been mortgaged for an amount equal to or in excess of those assets, or that the company has no assets.

(2) Where a petition is presented on the ground that it is just and equitable that the company should be wound up, the Tribunal may refuse to make an order of winding up, if it is of the opinion that some other remedy is available to the petitioners and that they are acting unreasonably in seeking to have the company wound up instead of pursuing the other remedy.

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