Section 361 Summary procedure for liquidation – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 361 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to summary procedure for liquidation.

Amended and updated notes on section 361 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to summary procedure for liquidation.

Chapter XX (Section 270365) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to winding up. Section 361 of CA 2013 provides for summary procedure for liquidation.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 360 (Powers and functions of Official Liquidator) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 361 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 361 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 361 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.361
Section NameSummary procedure for liquidation
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Section 361 of Companies Act 2013: Summary procedure for liquidation

Section 361 shall come into force on 15th December, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 3677(E) dated 07.12.2016.

(1) Where the company to be wound up under this Chapter, —

  • (i) has assets of book value not exceeding one crore rupees; and
  • (ii) belongs to such class or classes of companies as may be prescribed, the Central Government may order it to be wound up by summary procedure provided under this Part.

(2) Where an order under sub-section (1) is made, the Central Government shall appoint the Official Liquidator as the liquidator of the company.

(3) The Official Liquidator shall forthwith take into his custody or control all assets, effects and actionable claims to which the company is or appears to be entitled.

(4) The Official Liquidator shall, within thirty days of his appointment, submit a report to the Central Government in such manner and form, as may be prescribed, including a report whether in his opinion, any fraud has been committed in promotion, formation or management of the affairs of the company or not.

(5) On receipt of the report under sub-section (4), if the Central Government is satisfied that any fraud has been committed by the promoters, directors or any other officer of the company, it may direct further investigation into the affairs of the company and that a report shall be submitted within such time as may be specified.

(6) After considering the investigation report under sub-section (5), the Central Government may order that winding up may be proceeded under Part I of this Chapter or under the provision of this Part.


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