Section 52 Application of premiums received on issue of shares – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 52 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to application of premiums received on issue of shares.

Amended and updated notes on section 52 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to application of premiums received on issue of shares.

Chapter IV (Sections 4372) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to share capital and debentures. Section 52 of CA 2013 provides for application of premiums received on issue of shares.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 51 (Payment of dividend in proportion to amount paid-up) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 52 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Rules, 2014.

Section 52 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 52 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.IV
Chapter NameShare Capital and Debentures
Section No.52
Section NameApplication of premiums received on issue of shares
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Section 52 of Companies Act 2013: Application of premiums received on issue of shares

Section 52 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) Where a company issues shares at a premium, whether for cash or otherwise, a sum equal to the aggregate amount of the premium received on those shares shall be transferred to a “securities premium account” and the provisions of this Act relating to reduction of share capital of a company shall, except as provided in this section, apply as if the securities premium account were the paid-up share capital of the company.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the securities premium account may be applied by the company—

  • (a) towards the issue of unissued shares of the company to the members of the company as fully paid bonus shares;
  • (b) in writing off the preliminary expenses of the company;
  • (c) in writing off the expenses of, or the commission paid or discount allowed on, any issue of shares or debentures of the company;
  • (d) in providing for the premium payable on the redemption of any redeemable preference shares or of any debentures of the company; or
  • (e) for the purchase of its own shares or other securities under section 68.

(3) The securities premium account may, notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), be applied by such class of companies, as may be prescribed and whose financial statement comply with the accounting standards prescribed for such class of companies under section 133, —

  • (a) in paying up unissued equity shares of the company to be issued to members of the company as fully paid bonus shares; or
  • (b) in writing off the expenses of or the commission paid or discount allowed on any issue of equity shares of the company; or
  • (c) for the purchase of its own shares or other securities under section 68


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