Section 457 Nondisclosure of information in certain cases – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 457 of Companies Act 2013. Discussion on provisions and rules related to nondisclosure of information in certain cases.

Amended and updated notes on section 457 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to nondisclosure of information in certain cases.

Chapter XXIX (Sections 447470) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to miscellaneous. Section 457 of CA 2013 provides for nondisclosure of information in certain cases.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 456 (Protection of action taken in good faith) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 457 of 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.XXIX
Chapter NameMiscellaneous
Section No.457
Section NameNondisclosure of information in certain cases
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Section 457 of Companies Act 2013: Nondisclosure of information in certain cases

Section 457 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Registrar, any officer of the Government or any other person shall not be compelled to disclose to any court, Tribunal or other authority, the source from where he got any information which—

  • (a) has led the Central Government to order an investigation under section 210; or
  • (b) is or has been material or relevant in connection with such investigation.


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