Section 425 Power to punish for contempt – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 425 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power to punish for contempt.

Amended and updated notes on section 425 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to power to punish for contempt.

Chapter XXVII (Sections 407434) 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 425 of CA 2013 provides for power to punish for contempt.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 424 (Procedure before Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 425 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 425 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 425 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.425
Section NamePower to punish for contempt
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Section 425 of Companies Act 2013: Power to punish for contempt

Section 425 shall come into force on 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) issued dated 01.06.2016.

The Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal shall have the same jurisdiction, powers and authority in respect of contempt of themselves as the High Court has and may exercise, for this purpose, the powers under the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, which shall have the effect subject to modifications that—

  • (a) the reference therein to a High Court shall be construed as including a reference to the Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal; and
  • (b) the reference to Advocate-General in section 15 of the said Act shall be construed as a reference to such Law Officers as the Central Government may, specify in this behalf.


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