MCA Notifications on Companies Act, 2013!

Consolidated List of Notifications and Circulars issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs from 29.08.2013 to 01.04.2014 in respect of New Companies Act, 2013

A Brief Timeline of Events
S. No. Date Event
1. 29-08-2013
Companies Act, 2013 was notified
2. 12-09-2013 98 sections of the Act were notified  (Para 1)
3. 14-02-2014
Clarification with regard to Section 185 was notified to maintain harmony with regard to applicability of Section 372A of the Act, till the same is repealed and Section 185 is notified. Accordingly, it was notified that any guarantee given or security provided by a holding company in respect of loans made by a bank or financial institution to its subsidiary company, exemption as provided in Section 372A(8)(d) of the Act shall be applicable till section 186 is notified.
4. 27-02-2014 Section 135 and rules thereunder were notified.
5. 28-02-2014
Central Govt. published in the gazette of India that 01.04.2014 would be the date on which the provision of section 135 and Schedule Vll of the said Act would come into force.
Central Govt. published Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Rules, 2014) to be effective from April 1, 2014;
Amendments to Schedule VII of the Act were notified and published in the Gazette of India;
6. 25-03-14
Clarification with regard to section 180 of the Companies Act, 2013 was issued to the effect that resolutions passed under section 293 of the Companies Act, 1956 prior to 12.09.2013 with reference to borrowings (subject to the limits prescribed) and / or creation of security on assets of the company will be regarded as sufficient compliance of the requirements of section 180 of the Companies Act, 2013 for a period of one year from the date of notification of section 180 of the Act.
All forms under RSUB/PUCL were marked back to respective officials of the ROC/RD/Central Government as the case may be. The forms were to be processed by the respective officials. However, “Form FTE”, “Form EES2010”, “Form EES2011”, “Refund Form”, "Investor Complaint Form" and all "LLP forms” were continued to be allowed for filing under RSUB/PUCL. (Read Important Notices)
7. 26-03-2014
Commencement Notification issued by the Cent. Govt. for a list of sections to be effective from 01-04-2014
8. 28-03-2014
Test version of 39 new e-forms pertaining to notified sections of the Companies Act, 2013 was made available to enable stakeholders to get familiarized with the contents of these new e-forms (Para 4)
9. 01-04-2014
183 sections of the Act and Rules thereunder were notified and finally made effective (except certain provisions, for example provisions under chapter XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XX, part II chapter XXI, chapter XXVII, chapter XXVIII) (Para 1)
10. 01-04-2014 to
All ROC will finalise pending e-forms filed up to 31-03-2014 under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956;
Deploying of new e-forms in the MCA21 system (Para 2)
11. 28-03-2014
39 new e-forms pertaining to notified sections of the Companies Act, 2013 will be available on MCA portal for filing by stakeholders. These new e-forms are listed below-
Form Nos. INC-1, INC-2, INC-3, INC-4, INC-5, INC-6, INC-7, INC-18, INC-20, INC-21, INC-22, INC-23, INC-24, INC-27, INC-28, PAS-3, SH-7, SH-11, CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-6, CHG-9, MGT-14, DIR-3, DIR-5, DIR-7, DIR-8, MR-1, MR-2, URC-1, FC-1, FC-2, FC-3, FC-4, ADJ, MSC-1, MSC-3 & MSC-4 (Para 4) (Table ‘C’)
12. 28-03-2014
Following e-forms will be available for filing- Form Nos. GNL-1, GNL-2, GNL-3 (for RoC), RD-1, RD-2 (for RD Office), CG-1 & MGT-6.
17 notified forms which will be made available for individual e-filing at a later date, can be attached with the above 7 e-forms and filed. (Para 5) (Table ‘D’)

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