Section 276 Removal and replacement of liquidator – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 276 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to removal and replacement of liquidator.

Amended and updated notes on section 276 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to removal and replacement of liquidator.

Chapter XX (Section 270365) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to winding up. Section 276 of CA 2013 provides for removal and replacement of liquidator.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 275 (Company Liquidators and their appointments) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 276 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 276 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 276 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.276
Section NameRemoval and replacement of liquidator
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Section 276 of Companies Act 2013: Removal and replacement of liquidator

Section 276 shall come into force on 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) dated 07.12.2016.

(1) The Tribunal may, on a reasonable cause being shown and for reasons to be recorded in writing, remove the provisional liquidator or the Company Liquidator, as the case may be, as liquidator of the company on any of the following grounds, namely: —

  • (a) misconduct;
  • (b) fraud or misfeasance;
  • (c) professional incompetence or failure to exercise due care and diligence in performance of the powers and functions;
  • (d) inability to act as provisional liquidator or as the case may be, Company Liquidator;
  • (e) conflict of interest or lack of independence during the term of his appointment that would justify removal.

(2) In the event of death, resignation or removal of the provisional liquidator or as the case may be, Company Liquidator, the Tribunal may transfer the work assigned to him or it to another Company Liquidator for reasons to be recorded in writing.

(3) Where the Tribunal is of the opinion that any liquidator is responsible for causing any loss or damage to the company due to fraud or misfeasance or failure to exercise due care and diligence in the performance of his or its powers and functions, the Tribunal may recover or cause to be recovered such loss or damage from the liquidator and pass such other orders as it may think fit.

(4) The Tribunal shall, before passing any order under this section, provide a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the provisional liquidator or, as the case may be, Company Liquidator.


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