Section 5 Articles – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 5 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Articles.

Amended and updated notes on section 5 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Articles.

Chapter II (Sections 322) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to incorporation of company and matters incidental thereto. Section 5 of CA 2013 provides for Articles.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 4 (Memorandum) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 5 of Companies Act 2013 read with Schedule I and the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

Section 5 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014. This notification was come into force from 1st April, 2014 i.e. the commencement date of section 5 is 1-4-2014.

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.II
Chapter NameIncorporation of Company and matters incidental thereto
Section No.5
Section NameArticles
Monthly Updated EditionCompany Law PDF

Section 5 of Companies Act 2013: Articles

Section 5 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) The articles of a company shall contain the regulations for management of the company.

(2) The articles shall also contain such matters, as may be prescribed:

Provided that nothing prescribed in this sub-section shall be deemed to prevent a company from including such additional matters in its articles as may be considered necessary for its management.

(3) The articles may contain provisions for entrenchment to the effect that specified provisions of the articles may be altered only if conditions or procedures as that are more restrictive than those applicable in the case of a special resolution, are met or complied with.

(4) The provisions for entrenchment referred to in sub-section (3) shall only be made either on formation of a company, or by an amendment in the articles agreed to by all the members of the company in the case of a private company and by a special resolution in the case of a public company.

(5) Where the articles contain provisions for entrenchment, whether made on formation or by amendment, the company shall give notice to the Registrar of such provisions in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

Such form and manner has been prescribed in Rule 10 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014.

(6) The articles of a company shall be in respective forms specified in Tables, F, G, H, I and J in Schedule I as may be applicable to such company.

(7) A company may adopt all or any of the regulations contained in the model articles applicable to such company.

(8) In case of any company, which is registered after the commencement of this Act, in so far as the registered articles of such company do not exclude or modify the regulations contained in the model articles applicable to such company, those regulations shall, so far as applicable, be the regulations of that company in the same manner and to the extent as if they were contained in the duly registered articles of the company.

(9) Nothing in this section shall apply to the articles of a company registered under any previous company law unless amended under this Act.

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