Section 397 Admissibility of certain documents as evidence – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 397 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to admissibility of certain documents as evidence.

Amended and updated notes on section 397 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to admissibility of certain documents as evidence.

Chapter XXIV (Section 396404) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to registration offices and fees. Section 397 of CA 2013 provides for admissibility of certain documents as evidence.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 396 (Registration offices) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 397 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 397 are effective from 1st April, 2014. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27-03-2014. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 397 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.XXIV
Chapter NameRegistration offices and fees
Section No.397
Section NameAdmissibility of certain documents as evidence
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Section 397 of Companies Act 2013: Admissibility of certain documents as evidence

Section 397 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, any document reproducing or derived from returns and documents filed by a company with the Registrar on paper or in electronic form or stored on any electronic data storage device or computer readable media by the Registrar, and authenticated by the Registrar or any other officer empowered by the Central Government in such manner as may be prescribed, shall be deemed to be a document for the purposes of this Act and the rules made thereunder and shall be admissible in any proceedings thereunder without further proof or production of the original as evidence of any contents of the original or of any fact stated therein of which direct evidence is admissible.


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