Section 33 Issue of application forms for securities – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 33 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to issue of application forms for securities.

Amended and updated notes on section 33 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to issue of application forms for securities.

Chapter III (Sections 2342) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to prospectus and allotment of securities. Section 33 of CA 2013 provides for issue of application forms for securities.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 32 (Red herring prospectus) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 33 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules, 2014.

Section 33 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 33 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.III
Chapter NameProspectus and Allotment of Securities
Section No.33
Section NameIssue of application forms for securities
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Section 33 of Companies Act 2013: Issue of application forms for securities

Section 33 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013 except sub-section (3) which shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) No form of application for the purchase of any of the securities of a company shall be issued unless such form is accompanied by an abridged prospectus:

Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply if it is shown that the form of application was issued—

  • (a) in connection with a bona fide invitation to a person to enter into an underwriting agreement with respect to such securities; or
  • (b) in relation to securities which were not offered to the public.

(2) A copy of the prospectus shall, on a request being made by any person before the closing of the subscription list and the offer, be furnished to him.

(3) If a company makes any default in complying with the provisions of this section, it shall be liable to a penalty of fifty thousand rupees for each default.


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