Central Government specifies LLP as a body corporate for the limited purpose of section 226 (3) (a) which deals with appointment of auditors vide notification dated 23.05.2011.The notification given clarifies that LLP will not be treated as body corporate for the purpose of f section 226(3)(a) of the Companies Act 1956 which is related to appointment of statutory auditor and put restriction on appointment of body Corporate as statutory auditor. The circular paves the way for appointment of LLP as statutory auditor of the company. It is to be noted that MCA has already allowed vide General Circular No. 10/2011 dated – 04.04.2011
to the CA/CS/CWA to practice under LLP in partnership with other fellow members of same institute and in case of CS, also with members of such recognized profession as may be prescribed.
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
New Delhi the 23/05/2011
S.O. 1152(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (c) of sub-section (7) of section 2 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Central Government hereby specifies, for the purpose of the said clause, the Limited Liability Partnership, a body corporate, incorporated under clause (1) of section 3 of Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (6 of 2009), for the limited purpose of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 226 of the Companies Act, 1956.
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Note:- The Principal notification was published vide number G.S.R. 1883 dated the 20th December, 1965