Section 428 Protection of action taken in good faith – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 428 of Companies Act 2013. Discussion on provisions and rules related to protection of action taken in good faith.

Amended and updated notes on section 428 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to protection of action taken in good faith.

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 428 of CA 2013 provides for protection of action taken in good faith.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 427 (President, Members, officers, etc., to be public servants) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 428 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 428 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 428 the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Rules, 2016.

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.428
Section NameProtection of action taken in good faith
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Section 428 of Companies Act 2013: Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 428 shall come into force on 1st June, 2016 vide Notification No. S.O. 1934(E) issued dated 01.06.2016.

No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Tribunal, the President, Member, officer or other employee, or against the Appellate Tribunal, the Chairperson, Member, officer or other employees thereof or liquidator or any other person authorised by the Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal for the discharge of any function under this Act in respect of any loss or damage caused or likely to be caused by any act which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act.


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