Section 421 Appeal from orders of Tribunal – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 421 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to appeal from orders of Tribunal.

Amended and updated notes on section 421 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to appeal from orders of Tribunal.

Chapter XXVII (Sections 407-434) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal i.e. NCLT and NCLAT. Section 421 of CA 2013 provides for appeal from orders of Tribunal.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 420 (Orders of Tribunal) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 421 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 421 are effective from 1st June, 2016. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) dated 1-06-2016. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 421 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.XXVII
Chapter NameNational Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal
Section No.421
Section NameAppeal from orders of Tribunal
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Section 421 of Companies Act 2013: Appeal from orders of Tribunal

Section 421 shall come into force on 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) issued dated 01.06.2016.

(1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Tribunal may prefer an appeal to the Appellate Tribunal.

(2) No appeal shall lie to the Appellate Tribunal from an order made by the Tribunal with the consent of parties.

(3) Every appeal under sub-section (1) shall be filed within a period of forty-five days from the date on which a copy of the order of the Tribunal is made available to the person aggrieved and shall be in such form, and accompanied by such fees, as may be prescribed:

Provided that the Appellate Tribunal may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of forty-five days from the date aforesaid, but within a further period not exceeding forty-five days, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal within that period.

(4) On the receipt of an appeal under sub-section (1), the Appellate Tribunal shall, after giving the parties to the appeal a reasonable opportunity of being heard, pass such orders thereon as it thinks fit, confirming, modifying or setting aside the order appealed against.

(5) The Appellate Tribunal shall send a copy of every order made by it to the Tribunal and the parties to appeal.


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