SFIO

Serious Fraud Investigation Office Under Companies Act, 2013

Company Law - The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a fraud investigating agency in India. The SFIO is a multi-disciplinary organization and was set up by Govt. of India under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, consisting of experts in the different fields for detecting and prosecuting crimes/frauds pursuance to Government of India Resolution No...

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SFIO Expert Committee, Cases Referred and Investigations by them

Company Law - Investigations by Serious Fraud Investigation Office :- Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), functioning under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, has handled 61 cases for investigation during 2004-05 to 2008-09. Giving this information in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minsiter for Corporate Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshi...

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SFIO asked to put the Satyam prosecution on fast track

Company Law - The Satyam fraud case is top priority of the government, and the investigating agency, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), has been asked to put the prosecution on fast track, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs (independent charge) Salman Khurshid said here Friday. “The case is required to be put on the fast track so...

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Working and objects of SFIO

Company Law - SFIO was established for investigations falling with the following characteristics: (i) of complex nature with inter -departmental and multi-disciplinary ramifications; (ii) involving substantial public interest to be judged by size, either in terms of monetary misappropriation or in terms of persons affected, and;...

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New Companies Bill – Government proposes to further strengthen the SFIO

Company Law - Keeping in view the recommendations made by Vepa Kamesam committee, it is proposed to give statutory recognition to SFIO. Besides, powers such as treating its investigation report as a report filed by a Police Officer, giving SFIO power to issue letter of requests (letter Rogatory) in cases involving companies having business/interest out...

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Government proposes to give more powers to SFIO

Company Law - SFIO - The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Lok Sabha that keeping in view the recommendations made by Vepa Kamesam committee, it is proposed to give statutory recognition to SFIO. Besides, powers such as treating its investigation report as a report filed by a Police Officer, giv...

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SFIO investigates 33 cases in last 3 years and Competition Appellate Tribuanl (CAT) receives 36 appeals against decisions of CCI

Company Law - The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Rajya Sabha that 33 cases have been investigated by SFIO during the last 3 years i.e. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 (till date 05.08.2011). The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the...

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs asks SFIO to outsource job partly to private sleuths

Company Law - Ministry of Corporate Affairs has asked corporate fraud investigating agency SFIO to outsource part of its work to private sleuths to overcome the problem of staff shortage that was causing delay in completing probes timely. The Ministry, in an internal note to the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO), has directed the body to hire p...

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Serious Fraud Investigation Officers authorized for purposes of filing & conducting prosecution under Act

Notification No. G.S.R. 715(E) - (23/09/2011) - In pursuance of sub-section (1) of section 621 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Central Government hereby authorise the following officers in the Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, for the purposes of filing and conducting prosecution under the Companies Ac...

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Company Law – Authorized Serious Fraud Investigation Officers

Notification No. G.S.R. 617(E) - (11/08/2011) - NOTIFICATION NO. G.S.R. 617(E) Section 621 of The Companies Act, 1956 - Offences - Offences Against Act To Be Cognizable Only On Complaint By Registrar, Shareholder Or Government - Authorized Serious Fraud Investigation Officers...

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Notification No. G.S.R. 777(E), dated 22-9-2010

Notification No. G.S.R. 777(E) - (22/09/2010) - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of sub-section (1) of Section 209A of the Companies Act, 1956, the Central Government hereby authorizes the following officers in the Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO), Ministry of Corporate Affairs to inspect the books of accounts and othe...

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Serious Fraud Investigation Office Under Companies Act, 2013

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a fraud investigating agency in India. The SFIO is a multi-disciplinary organization and was set up by Govt. of India under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, consisting of experts in the different fields for detecting and prosecuting crimes/frauds pursuance to Government of India Resolution No...

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Posted Under: Company Law |

Working and objects of SFIO

SFIO was established for investigations falling with the following characteristics: (i) of complex nature with inter -departmental and multi-disciplinary ramifications; (ii) involving substantial public interest to be judged by size, either in terms of monetary misappropriation or in terms of persons affected, and;...

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Posted Under: Company Law |

Serious Fraud Investigation Officers authorized for purposes of filing & conducting prosecution under Act

Notification No. G.S.R. 715(E) (23/09/2011)

In pursuance of sub-section (1) of section 621 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Central Government hereby authorise the following officers in the Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, for the purposes of filing and conducting prosecution under the Companies Act, 1956, namely:- 1. Shri H.K. Pandey...

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New Companies Bill – Government proposes to further strengthen the SFIO

Keeping in view the recommendations made by Vepa Kamesam committee, it is proposed to give statutory recognition to SFIO. Besides, powers such as treating its investigation report as a report filed by a Police Officer, giving SFIO power to issue letter of requests (letter Rogatory) in cases involving companies having business/interest out...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Government proposes to give more powers to SFIO

SFIO - The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Lok Sabha that keeping in view the recommendations made by Vepa Kamesam committee, it is proposed to give statutory recognition to SFIO. Besides, powers such as treating its investigation report as a report filed by a Police Officer, giv...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Company Law – Authorized Serious Fraud Investigation Officers

Notification No. G.S.R. 617(E) (11/08/2011)

NOTIFICATION NO. G.S.R. 617(E) Section 621 of The Companies Act, 1956 - Offences - Offences Against Act To Be Cognizable Only On Complaint By Registrar, Shareholder Or Government - Authorized Serious Fraud Investigation Officers...

Read More

SFIO investigates 33 cases in last 3 years and Competition Appellate Tribuanl (CAT) receives 36 appeals against decisions of CCI

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Rajya Sabha that 33 cases have been investigated by SFIO during the last 3 years i.e. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 (till date 05.08.2011). The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the...

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Posted Under: Company Law |

Ministry of Corporate Affairs asks SFIO to outsource job partly to private sleuths

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has asked corporate fraud investigating agency SFIO to outsource part of its work to private sleuths to overcome the problem of staff shortage that was causing delay in completing probes timely. The Ministry, in an internal note to the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO), has directed the body to hire p...

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Posted Under: Company Law |

Jurisdiction of Companies Act under which SFIO is functioning is restricted to India only

The jurisdiction of Companies Act, 1956 under which the SFIO is functioning is restricted to the territory of India. Investigation regarding diversion of funds outside the country, is being carried on by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) for which they have the requisite powers. This was stated by ...

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Notification No. G.S.R. 777(E), dated 22-9-2010

Notification No. G.S.R. 777(E) (22/09/2010)

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of sub-section (1) of Section 209A of the Companies Act, 1956, the Central Government hereby authorizes the following officers in the Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO), Ministry of Corporate Affairs to inspect the books of accounts and other books and papers for every company, na...

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