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The Central Government notifies the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017

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The Central notified the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Amendment Act) on 3rd January, 2018. The provisions of this Amendment Act shall come into force on the date or dates as the Central may appoint by notification(s) in A few provisions in the Amendment Act have important bearing on the working of the and Code, 2016 (Code).

Section 53 of the Companies Act, 2013 prohibited issuance of at a discount.

The Amendment Act now allows companies to issue at a discount to its creditors when its debt is converted into in pursuance of any statutory resolution plan such as resolution plan under the Code or debt restructuring scheme.

Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 required approval of the company in a general meeting for payment of managerial remuneration in excess of 11 percent of the net profits. The Amendment Act now requires that where a company has defaulted in payment of dues to any or public financial institution or non-convertible debenture holders or any other secured creditor, the prior approval of the or public financial institution concerned or the non-convertible debenture holders or other secured creditor, as the case may be, for such payment of managerial remuneration shall be obtained by the company before obtaining the approval in the general meeting.

Section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013 prohibited a registered valuer from undertaking valuation of any assets in which he has a direct or indirect interest or becomes so interested at any time during or after the valuation of assets. The Amendment Act now prohibits a registered valuer from undertaking valuation of any asset in which he has direct or indirect interest or becomes so interested at any time during three years prior to his appointment as valuer or three years after valuation of assets was conducted by him.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 12:17 IST
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