MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 9th January, 2012
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 8th January, 2012, and is hereby published for general information:—
THE COMPANY SECRETARIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2011
(No. 4 OF 2012)
[8th January, 2012.]
An Act further to amend the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
Short title and commencement.
1. (1) This Act may be called the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 2011.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 2.
2. In the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (56 of 1980) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 2, in sub-section (1)—
(i) after clause (l), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:—
Va)” firm” shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 4 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (9 of 1932), and includes,—
(i) the limited liability partnership as defined in clause (n) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 9or 6 of 2009.);
(ii) the sole proprietorship,
registered with the Institute”