Section 378X Secretary of Producer Company – Companies Act 2013

Section 378X of Companies Act 2013 amended by Companies (Amendment) Act 2020. Provisions and rules related to Secretary of Producer Company.

Amended and updated notes on section 378X of the Companies Act 2013 as amended by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 and Company Rules made there under. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Secretary of Producer Company.

Chapter XXIA PART-III (Sections 378O to 378Z) of the Companies Act 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to management of producer company. Section 378X of CA 2013 provides for Secretary of Producer Company.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 378W (Chief Executive and his functions) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 378X of the Companies Act 2013.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 (29 of 2020), the Central Government appoints the 11th February, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 52 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 shall come into force.

Accordingly, the provisions of section 378X are effective from 11th February, 2021. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 644(E) dated 11-02-2021. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 378X 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.XXIA (PART-III)
Chapter NameManagement of Producer Company
Section No.378X
Section NameSecretary of Producer Company
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Section 378X: Secretary of Producer Company

Section 378X(1) of Companies Act

Every Producer Company having an average annual turnover exceeding five crore rupees or such other amount as may be prescribed in each of three consecutive financial years shall have a whole-time secretary.

Section 378X(2) of Companies Act

No individual shall be appointed as whole-time secretary unless he possesses membership of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India constituted under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.

Section 378X(3) of Companies Act

If a Producer Company fails to comply with the provisions of sub-section (1), the Company and every officer of the Company who is in default, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred rupees for every day during which the default continues subject to a maximum of rupees one lakh:

Provided that in any proceedings against a person in respect of a default under this sub-section, no penalty shall be imposed if it is shown that all reasonable efforts to comply with the provisions of sub-section (1) were taken or that the financial position of the Company was such that it was beyond its capacity to engage a whole-time secretary.


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