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The Companies Act of India, 2013 (CA 2013) was brought out to improve the compliance perspective of Indian Companies. Before the CA 2013, the law that regulated companies in India was the Companies Act, 1956.
To improve the amount of transparency, governance, and compliance requirements, the government, along with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) brought out the CA 2013. Some new amendments brought out under the CA 2013, were an increased amount of transparency and flexibility. The CA 2013 has been amended several times through the Companies Amendment Act.
This law is the primary legislation that affects the status of companies. Over the years since its passage, the CA 2013 has been amended several times. This amendment was brought out as the Companies Amendment Act. Apart from this, there are also separate legislative amendments that govern the name of companies, corporate social responsibility, and other requirements under Companies Law.
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Subsequently, after its introduction, the CA 2013 has been amended several times. This amendment was through the Companies Amendment Act in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Out of all these amendments, the 2017 amendment was the broadest amendment. Now the companies’ act 2013 has undergone another form of the amendment, and this is called as the Companies Amendment Act 2020. Till now the CA 2013 has been amended several times.
This write up will analyse the amendments carried out by the Companies Amendment Act 2020. This act was approved and passed by the parliament after which it received presidential assent on 28 September 2020. These amendments were carried out after a comprehensive understanding of the report made by the CLC (Company Law Committee).
The Companies Amendment Act of 2020 has removed the following offences:
Through the listing perspective, Indian companies can secure the following:
For the purposes of listing, it is important to understand the meaning of the following:
Read our article:Types of Committee as per the Companies Act, 2013
Varun Hariharan has completed the Legal Practice Course from BPP Law School, Manchester. He has a Masters in Commercial and Corporate Law from the Queen Mary University of London and LLB Honours from Bangor University, UK. He specialises in law related to corporate, artificial intelligence and technology law.
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