Section 402 Application of provisions of Information Technology Act 2000 – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 402 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions related to application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Amended and updated notes on section 402 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Chapter XXIV (Section 396404) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to registration offices and fees. Section 402 of CA 2013 provides for application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 401 (Provision of value added services through electronic form) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 402 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 402 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 402 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.402
Section NameApplication of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000
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Section 402 of Companies Act 2013: Application of provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000

Section 402 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

Section 402

All the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 relating to the electronic records, including the manner and format in which the electronic records shall be filed, in so far as they are not inconsistent with this Act, shall apply in relation to the records in electronic form specified under section 398.

Important Notes on Section 402

Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2020) is an Act of the Indian Parliament notified on 17 October 2000. IT Act 2000 is the primary law dealing with cybercrime and electronic commerce in India. It applies also to any offence or contravention thereunder committed outside India by any person.

  • Section 3 of IT Act 2000: Authentication of electronic records
  • Section 4 of IT Act 2000: Legal recognition of electronic records
  • Section 6 of IT Act 2000: Use of electronic records and digital signatures in Government and its agencies.
  • Section 7 of IT Act 2000: Retention of electronic records
  • Section 11 of IT Act 2000: Attribution of electronic records

Read the provisions of section 398 i.e. provisions relating to filing of applications, documents, inspection, etc., in electronic form.


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