The MCA has notified the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Second Amendment Rules, 2017. In accordance with the amendment, paid up share capital limit for rotation of auditors in case of private companies has been increased from rupees twenty crore to rupees fifty crore or more. There are no changes in other criteria. The amendment shall come into force from the date of its publication in the official gazette.



New Delhi, the 22nd June, 2017

G.S.R. 621(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by section 139 read with sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1.  Short title and commencement.-

(1) These rules may be called the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.

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

2. In the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in rule 5, in clause (b), for the word “twenty”, the word “fifty” shall be substituted.

[F. No. 1/33/2013-CL-V (Vol.I)]


Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 246(E), dated the 31st March, 2014 and subsequently amended vide G.S.R. 722 (E), dated the 14th October, 2014, G.S.R. 972 (E), dated the 14th December, 2015 and G.S.R. 307(E), dated the 30th March, 2017.

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