F. No. 52/26/CAB-2010
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Cost Audit Branch

B-1 Wing, 2nd Floor,
Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110 003

Dated the 30th June, 2011


Consequent upon notification of the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 published vide G.S.R. 429(E) dated 3rd June 2011 and in modification of the earlier Order of even number dated 3rd May 2011, the Central Government hereby makes the following Order.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Central Government, being of the opinion that it is necessary to do so, hereby directs that all companies to which the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 apply, and which are engaged in the production, processing, manufacturing or mining of the following products/activities, including intermediate products and articles or allied products thereof, and wherein the aggregate value of the turnover made by the company from sale or supply of all products or activities during the immediately preceding financial year exceeds hundred crores of rupees; or wherein the company’s equity or debt securities are listed or are in the process of listing on any stock exchange, whether in India or outside India, shall get its cost accounting records, in respect of each of its financial year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2011, audited by a cost auditor who shall be, either a cost accountant or a firm of cost accountants, holding valid certificate of practice under the provisions of Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 (23 of 1959).

Sno Name of the Industry Relevant Chapter Heading of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985
1 Cement Chapter 25, 38 and 68
2 Tyres & Tubes Chapter 40


3 Steel Chapter 72 and 73
4 Paper Chapter 47 and 48
5 Insecticides* Chapter 38
6 Glass Chapter 70
7 Paints & Varnishes Chapter 32
8 Aluminum Chapter 76
Note: Intermediate products and articles or allied products of above industries if included under any other Chapter of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 not mentioned above shall also be covered under these orders.

*Includes all classes of Insecticides as defined under clause (e) of Section 3 of the Insecticides Act. 1968 (46 of 1968) and included in the schedule annexed to the said Act and as amended from time to time.

2. Every company to which these orders apply shall follow the revised procedure for appointment of cost auditor as laid down vide Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ General Circular No. 15/2011 (52/5/CAB-2011] dated 11th April 2011. For companies covered first time under these modified orders and wherein their financial year has already commenced between the 1st day of April, 2011 and the date of these orders, the period of ninety days for e-filing their applications with the Central Government in the prescribed form 23C for appointment of cost auditors shall be counted from the date of these orders.

3. The audit shall be conducted in such manner as will enable the cost auditor to prepare the report in accordance with the Companies (Cost Audit Report) Rules, 2011 published vide G.S.R. 430(E) dated 3rd June 2011. The report of the cost auditor shall be forwarded to the Central Government in the prescribed format within the time stipulated under the said Rules.
4. These orders do not apply to a company which is a body corporate governed by any special Act.

5. All companies covered by these orders and wherein cost audit orders have been issued so far in respect of products/activities covered by any or all of the Cost Accounting Records Rules as they existed before their supersession by the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 published vide G.S.R. 429(E) dated 3rd June 2011 shall continue to comply with the said orders until these orders become applicable on them.

6. If a company contravenes any provisions of these orders, the company and every officer thereof who is in default, including the persons referred to in sub-section (6) of section 209 of the Companies Act, 1956, shall be punishable as provided under sub-section (2) of section 642 read with sub-section (11) of section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).

(B. B. Goyal)

Adviser (Cost)

Copy to:

  1. E-Governance Cell, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi with a request to upload this order on the MCA’s website.
  2. The President, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 12, Sudder Street, Kolkata – 700016 with a request to bring this order to the general information of all Members in practice and of the corporate sector.

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0 responses to “Cost Audit Order dated 30th June 2011 in modification of Order dated 3rd May 2011”

  1. Prashant says:

    Agaisnt each chapter , there should have been link to each chapter to facilitate quick search of relivent chapter. Hope to see change in future .

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