New Delhi, the 14th December, 2015

S.O. 3388(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (21 of 2015), the Central Government hereby appoints the 14th day of December, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of section 13 and 14 of the said Act shall come into force.

[F. No. 1/6 /2015-CL. V]



Extract of section 13 and 14 of  Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (21 of 2015) for Ready reference of Our Readers

Amendment of section 143.

13.    In section 143 of the principal Act, for sub-section (12), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—

“(12) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, if an auditor of a company in the course of the performance of his duties as auditor, has reason to believe that an offence of fraud involving such amount or amounts as may be prescribed, is being or has been committed in the company by its officers or employees, the auditor shall report the matter to the Central Government within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed:

Provided that in case of a fraud involving lesser than the specified amount, the auditor shall report the matter to the audit committee constituted under section 177 or to the Board in other cases within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed:

Provided further that the companies, whose auditors have reported frauds under this sub-section to the audit committee or the Board but not reported to the Central Government, shall disclose the details about such frauds in the Board’s report in such manner as may be prescribed.”.

Amendment of section 177.

14.    In section 177 of the principal Act, in sub-section (4), in clause (iv), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—

“Provided that the Audit Committee may make omnibus approval for related party transactions proposed to be entered into by the company subject to such conditions as may be prescribed;”.

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