Section 294 Audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 294 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts.

Amended and updated notes on section 294 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts.

Chapter XX (Section 270365) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to winding up. Section 294 of CA 2013 provides for audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 293 (Books to be kept by Company Liquidator) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 294 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 294 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 294 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.294
Section NameAudit of Company Liquidator’s accounts
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Section 294 of Companies Act 2013: Audit of Company Liquidator’s accounts

Section 294 shall come into force on 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) dated 07.12.2016.

(1) The Company Liquidator shall maintain proper and regular books of account including accounts of receipts and payments made by him in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

(2) The Company Liquidator shall, at such times as may be prescribed but not less than twice in each year during his tenure of office, present to the Tribunal an account of the receipts and payments as such liquidator in the prescribed form in duplicate, which shall be verified by a declaration in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

(3) The Tribunal shall cause the accounts to be audited in such manner as it thinks fit, and for the purpose of the audit, the Company Liquidator shall furnish to the Tribunal with such vouchers and information as the Tribunal may require, and the Tribunal may, at any time, require the production of, and inspect, any books of account kept by the Company Liquidator.

(4) When the accounts of the company have been audited, one copy thereof shall be filed by the Company Liquidator with the Tribunal, and the other copy shall be delivered to the Registrar which shall be open to inspection by any creditor, contributory or person interested.

(5) Where an account referred to in sub-section (4) relates to a Government company, the Company Liquidator shall forward a copy thereof—

  • (a) to the Central Government, if that Government is a member of the Government company; or
  • (b) to any State Government, if that Government is a member of the Government company; or
  • (c) to the Central Government and any State Government, if both the Governments are members of the Government company.

(6) The Company Liquidator shall cause the accounts when audited, or a summary thereof, to be printed, and shall send a printed copy of the accounts or summary thereof by post to every creditor and every contributory:

Provided that the Tribunal may dispense with the compliance of the provisions of this sub-section in any case it deems fit.


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