Section 78 Application for registration of charge – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 78 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions and rules related to duty to application for registration of charge.

Amended and updated notes on section 78 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to duty to application for registration of charge.

Chapter VI (Sections 7787) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to registration of charges. Section 78 of CA 2013 provides for application for registration of charge.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 77 (Duty to register charges, etc.) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 78 of Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Registration of Charges) Rules, 2014.

Section 78 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 shall come into force from 1st April, 2014 i.e. the commencement date of section 78 is 1-04-2014.

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.VI
Chapter NameRegistration of Charges
Section No.78
Section NameApplication for registration of charge
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Section 78 of Companies Act 2013: Application for registration of charge

Section 78 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

Where a company fails to register the charge within the period of thirty days referred to in sub-section (1) of section 77, without prejudice to its liability in respect of any offence under this Chapter, the person in whose favour the charge is created may apply to the Registrar for registration of the charge along with the instrument created for the charge, within such time and in such form and manner as may be prescribed and the Registrar may, on such application, within a period of fourteen days after giving notice to the company, unless the company itself registers the charge or shows sufficient cause why such charge should not be registered, allow such registration on payment of such fees, as may be prescribed:

Provided that where registration is effected on application of the person in whose favour the charge is created, that person shall be entitled to recover from the company the amount of any fees or additional fees paid by him to the Registrar for the purpose of registration of charge.


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