GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 31st December, 2014

G.S.R. 01(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 469 and section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1.  (1) “These rules may be called the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Amendment Rules, 2014.

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

 2. In the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014, –

(i) in rule 2, after clause (a), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(aa) “Central Excise Tariff Act Heading” means the heading as referred to in the Additional Notes in the First Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 [5 of 1986]

(ii) for rule 3, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“3.  Application of Cost Records.- For the purposes of sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Act, the class of companies, including foreign companies defined in clause (42) of section 2 of the Act, engaged in the production of the goods or providing services, specified in the Table below, having an overall turnover from all its products and services of rupees thirty five crore or more during the immediately preceding financial year, shall include cost records for such products or services in their books of account, namely:-

Table

(A) Regulated Sectors

Sl. No. Industry/ Sector/ Product/ Service CETA Heading
(wherever applicable)
1. Telecommunication services made available to users by means of any transmission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature (other than broadcasting services) and regulated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997); Not applicable
2. Generation,  transmission,  distribution and supply of electricity regulated by the relevant regulatory body or authority under the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003), other than for captive generation (referred to in the Electricity Rules, 2005); ——
3. Petroleum  products regulated by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 (19 of 2006 ; 2709 to 2715;
4. Drugs and pharmaceuticals; 2901  to 2942;  3001  to3006.
5. Fertilisers; 3102 to 3105.
6. Sugar and industrial alcohol; 1701; 1703;2207

(B) Non-regulated Sectors

Sl. No. Industry/ Sector/ Product/ Service CETA   Heading (wherever applicable)
1. Machinery and mechanical appliances used in defence,  space  and  atomic energy sectors  excluding any ancillary item or items;Explanation.  – For the purposes of this sub-clause, any company which is engaged in any item or items supplied exclusively for use under this clause, shall be deemed to be covered under these rules 8401 to 8402;  8801 to 8805; 8901 to 8908
2. Turbo jets and turbo propellers; 8411
3. Arms and ammunitions; 3601 to 3603; 9301 to 9306.
4. Propellant powders; Prepared explosives (other than  propellant   powders);   safety   fuses; detonating fuses; percussion or detonating caps; igniters; electric detonators; 3601 to 3603
5. Radar   apparatus,   radio   navigational   aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus; 8526
6 Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons and parts of such vehicles, that are funded (investment made in the company) to the extent of ninety per cent. or more by the Government or Government agencies; 8710
7 Port services of stevedoring, pilotage, hauling,. mooring,   re-mooring,  hooking,  measuring, loading and unloading services rendered by a Port in relation to a vessel or goods regulated by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports under section  III  of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963(38 of 1963); Not applicable
8. Aeronautical services of air traffic management, aircraft  operations,  ground  safety services, ground handling, cargo facilities and supplying fuel rendered by airports and regulated by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (27 of 2008); Not applicable.
9. Steel; 7201 to 7229; 7301 to 7326
10. Roads   and   other   infrastructure   projects corresponding to para No. (1) (a) as specified in Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 2013; Not applicable
11. Rubber and allied products being regulated by the Rubber Board constituted under the Rubber Act, 1947 (XXIV of 1947). 4001 to 4017
12. Coffee and tea; 0901 to 0902
13. Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, railway  or  tramway  fixtures  and  fittings, mechanical  (including  electro  mechanical) traffic signalling equipment’s of all kind; 8601 to 8608
14. Cement; 2523; 6811 to 6812
15. Ores and Mineral products; 2502 to 2522;  2524 to 2526; 2528 to 2530; 2601 to 2617
16. Mineral fuels  (other than Petroleum), mineral oils etc.; 2701 to 2708
17. Base metals; 7401 to 7403;  7405 to 7413; 7419; 7501 to 7508; 7601 to 7614; 7801 to 7802; 7804; 7806; 7901 to 7905; 7907; 8001; 8003; 8007; 8101 to 8113.
18. Inorganic  chemicals,  organic  or  inorganic compounds of precious metals, rare-earth metals of radioactive elements or isotopes, and Organic Chemicals; 2801 to 2853; 2901 to 2942; 3801 to 3807; 3402 to 3403; 3809 to 3824.
19. Jute and Jute Products; 5303, 5310
20. Edible Oil 1507 to 1518
21. Construction industry as per pars No. (5) (a) as specified in Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) Not applicable.
22. Health  services,  namely functioning as or running hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinical centres or test laboratories; Not applicable.
23. Education  services, other than such similar services falling under philanthropy or as part of social spend which do not form part of any business. Not applicable.
24. Milk   Powder ; 0402
25. Insecticides; 3808
26. Plastics and polymers; 3901 to 3914; 3916 to 3921; 3925
27. Tyres and tubes 4011 to 4013
28. Paper; 4801 to 4802
29. Textiles; 5004 to 5007; 5106 to 5113; 5205 to 5212; 5303; 5310; 5401 to 5408; 5501 to 5516
30. Glass; 7003 to 7008; 7011; 7016
31. Other machinery 8403 to 8487
32. Electricals or electronic machinery; 8501 to 8507; 8511 to 8512; 8514 to 8515; 8517; 8525 to 8536; 8538 to 8547
33. Production, import and supply or trading of following medical devices, namely:-(i) Cardiac stents;(ii) Drug eluting stents;

(iii) Catheters;

(iv) Intra ocular lenses;

(v) Bone cements;

(vi) Heart valves;

(vii) Orthopaedic implants;

(viii) Internal prosthetic replacements;

(ix) Scalp vein set;

(x) Deep brain stimulator;

(xi) Ventricular peripheral shud;

(xii) Spinal implants;

(xiii) Automatic impalpable cardiac deflobillator;

(xiv) Pacemaker (temporary and permanent);

(xv) Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closure device;

(xvi) Cardiac re-synchronize therapy ;

(xvii) Urethra spinicture devices;

(xviii) Sling male or female;

(xix) Prostate occlusion device; and

(xx) Urethral stents:

9018 to 9022

Provided that nothing contained in serial number 33 shall apply to foreign companies having only liaison offices.

Provided further that nothing contained in this rule shall apply to a company which is classified as a micro enterprise or a small enterprise including as per the turnover criteria under sub-section (9) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006).

(iii) for rule 4, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“4. Applicability for cast audit.– (1) Every company specified in item (A) of rule 3 shall get its cost records audited in accordance with these rules if the overall annual turnover of the company from all its products and services during the immediately preceding financial year is rupees fifty crore or more and the aggregate turnover of the individual product or products or service or services for which cost records are required to be maintained under rule 3 is rupees twenty five crore or more.

(2) Every company specified in item (B) of rule 3 shall get its cost records audited in accordance with these rules if the overall annual turnover of the company from all its products and services during the immediately preceding financial year is rupees one hundred crore or more and the aggregate turnover of the individual product or products or service or services for which cost records are required to be maintained under rule 3 is rupees  thirty five crore or more.

(3) The requirement for cost audit under these rules shall not apply to a company which is covered in rule 3, and –

(i) whose revenue from exports, in foreign exchange, exceeds seventy five per cent of its total revenue; or

(ii) which is operating from a special economic zone.”

 (iv) in rule 5, in sub-rule (1), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that in case of company covered in serial number  12  and serial numbers 24 to 32 of item (B) of rule 3, the requirement under this rule shall apply in respect of each of its financial year commencing on or after 1st  day of April, 2015.”

(v) in rule 6, after sub-rule (3), following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(3A) Any casual vacancy in the office of a cost auditor, whether due to resignation, death or removal, shall be filled by the Board of Directors within thirty days of occurrence of such vacancy and the company shall inform the Central Government in Form CRA-2 within thirty days of such appointment of cost auditor.”

(vi) rule 7 shall be omitted;

(vii) in Annexure, for Form CRA-I and Form CRA-3, the following shall respectively, be substituted, namely:-

Click to Download Full Notification with FORM CRA-1  FORM CRA-3

[F. No. 1/40/2013-CL-V]

AMARDEEP SINGH BHATIA,

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note – The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 425(E), dated the 30th June, 2014.

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0 responses to “MCA issues amended Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014”

  1. Pratik Upadhyay says:

    Sir,

    I m in steel industry. The cost audit of the comapny has been done yearly. We give data to our CMA in requisite format and he conducts audit.

    I wanted to know , after apllication of these rules, what additional has to be done now. What if we do not maintain requiste records ?

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