GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

ORDER

New Delhi, the   24/07/2014

S.O. 1894(E)- Whereas the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) received the assent of the President on 29th August, 2013 and section 1 thereof came into force on the same date;

And whereas clause (76) of section 2 of the Act, which provides for definition of the term “related party” has come into force on 12th September, 2013;

And whereas difficulties have arisen in interpreting the said clause due to the absence of the word “relative” in sub-clause (iv), although such word has occurred in sub-clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (v) of the aforesaid clause (76) resulting in a disharmonious interpretation of the said definition.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 470 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order to remove the aforesaid difficulties, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.-  (1) This Order may be called the Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Sixth Order, 2014.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Amendment of section 2.- In section 2 of the Companies Act, 2013, in clause (76), in sub-clause (iv), after the word “manager”, the word “or his relative” shall be inserted.

[F. No. 2/ 14/2014-CL.V)

AMARDEEP SINGH BHATIA, JOINT SECRETARY

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