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Tycoons Empire International Limited, a registered company under the Companies Act, 2013, based in Chennai, has been penalized for its failure to file financial statements for several consecutive financial years. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, through the Office of Registrar of Companies in Chennai, has imposed penalties on the company and its directors for non-compliance with statutory requirements.

The adjudication order issued by the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chennai, highlights the following key points:

Background: Tycoons Empire International Limited, incorporated on March 9, 2010, has not filed its financial statements and annual returns since its inception. Despite repeated reminders and notices from the regulatory authorities, neither the company nor its directors responded or attended the adjudication hearings.

Violation of Statutory Provisions: The company’s failure to comply with Section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013, which mandates the filing of financial statements with the Registrar of Companies within thirty days of the annual general meeting, led to the imposition of penalties.

Penalties Imposed: The adjudicating officer has imposed penalties on both the company and its officers in default for each financial year in which the violation occurred. The penalties are calculated based on the number of days of default and are subject to a maximum limit prescribed by the Companies Act.

For each financial year from 2013-14 to 2017-18, the company and its directors have been fined varying amounts, totaling to Rs. 3,50,000 for each financial year.

Appeal and Compliance: The adjudication order provides an opportunity for the company and its directors to appeal against the decision within sixty days. Additionally, it mandates the payment of penalties within ninety days of receiving the order.

Failure to comply with the order within the stipulated timeframe may result in further penalties or legal consequences for the company and its officers.

Conclusion: The penalization of Tycoons Empire International Limited underscores the importance of adherence to statutory requirements and financial regulations outlined in the Companies Act, 2013. Non-compliance not only attracts financial penalties but also tarnishes the reputation of the company and its management.

As regulatory authorities continue to uphold corporate governance standards, companies are urged to prioritize compliance and timely submission of financial documentation to avoid legal repercussions.

Tycoons Empire International Limited and its directors are now compelled to address the penalties imposed and take corrective measures to ensure future compliance with regulatory obligations.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES, TAMIL NADU, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS, CHENNAI
II FLOOR, C- WING, SHASTRI BHAVAN, 26, HADDOWS ROAD, NUNGAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI- 6

F.NO.ROC/CHN/TYCOONS EMPIRE /ADJ/S.137/2024

DATE: 20 MAR 2024

ADJUDICATION ORDER UNDER SECTION 137 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

IN THE MATTER OF WS TYCOONS EMPIRE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

1. Appointment of Adjudicating Officer:-

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide its Gazette Notification No. A-42011/112/2014-Ad.II, dated 24.03.2015 has appointed Registrar of Companies, Chennai as Adjudicating Officer in exercise of the powers conferred by section 454(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred as Act or Companies Act, 2013) r/w Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014 for adjudging penalties under the provisions of this Act.

2. Company:-

Whereas the company viz M/s. Tycoons Empire International Limited with CIN U74999TN2010PLC074839 (herein after referred as ‘ company’ or ‘ subject company’) is a registered company with this office under the Companies Act, 2013 having its registered office as per MCA21 Registry at address No.1st Floor, 1/8 E C R Road , (above Mercantile Bank), Kottivakkam, Chennai 600041. The financial & other details of the subject company as available on MCA-21 portal is stated as under:

S.No.

Particulars Details
1. Paid up Capital Rs. 5,00,000/-
2. a.  Revenue from Operation The company has not filed Financial Statements and Annual Return since its incorporation on 09.03.2010
b. Other Income
c. Profit for the Period
3. Whether it is a Holding Company No
4. Whether it is a Subsidiary Company No
5. Whether company registered under Section 8 of the Act? No
6. Whether company is a small company? No
7. Whether company registered under any other special Act? No

Directors

S.No.

Name of Director Default Designation Date of Appointment Date of Cessation
1. Shri.       Sadasivan Rajesh Managing Director 01.11.2010 …..
2 Shri. Alex Rajkumar Whole time Director 27.10.2010 …..
3. Shri.Vinoth Sivaji Whole time Director 27.10.2010

Section and Penal Provision as per Companies Act, 2013

Section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013- Copy of financial statement to be filed with Registrar:

1) A copy of the financial statements, including consolidated financial statement, if any, along with all the documents which are required to be or attached to such financial statements under this Act, duly adopted at the annual general meeting of the company, shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the date of annual general meeting in such manner, with such fees or additional fees as may be prescribed.

(3) If a company fails to file the copy of the financial statements under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be, before the expiry of the period specified therein, the company shall be liable to a penalty of ten thousand rupees and in case of continuing failure, with a further penalty of one hundred rupees for each day during which such failure continues, subject to a maximum of two lakh rupees, and the managing director and the Chief Financial Officer of the company, if any, and, in the absence of the managing director and the Chief Financial Officer, any other director who is charged by the Board with the responsibility of complying with the provisions of this section, and, in the absence of any such director, all the Directors of the company, shall be shall be liable to a penalty of ten thousand rupees and in case of continuing failure, with further penalty of one hundred rupees for each day after the first during which such failure continues, subject to a maximum of fifty thousand rupees.

Issue of Adjudication Notice:

This Office has conducted an Inquiry 15/s 206 (1) of the Companies of the Companies Act, 2013 in the matter of M/s. Tycoons Empire International Limited. The Inquiry report states that the company has not filed Annal Returns and Balance sheet for the financial year ending on 31.03.2014, 31.03.2015,31.03.2016,31.03.2017 & 31.03.2018. After that this office has issued show cause for adjudication vide letter No. 073815/ADJ/S137&92/TYCOONS MALL/DROC(SK)/2017 on 01.10.2019 to the company and its Officers in default for non-compliance of Section 137 of the Companies Act, 2023.

5. Reply of Company and Directors for Adjudication Notice issued:

No reply has been received from the company and its directors.

6. Adjudication Hearing:

i) Since no reply has been received from the company and its directors for the Adjudication notice this office had issued Adjudication Hearing Notice to the subject company and Officers in default on 13.10.2023 fixing the hearing date as 19.10.2023 at 02:OOPM. No response was received for the hearing notice dated 13.10.2023 and neither the authorized representative of the company nor the Directors attended the hearing on 19.10.2023.

None of the representatives of the Company or Directors appeared on the date so fixed. Hence as per Rule 3(8), Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules 2014, the matter is being proceeded with in the absence of such persons (ex-parte).

7. Decision

Having considered the facts and circumstances of the case and after taking into account the factors above, it is concluded that (i) the company and its officers in default are liable for penalty as prescribed under Section 137(3) of the Act for non-filing of financial statements for the Financial Year ending on 31.03.2014, 31.03.2015,31.03.2016,31.03.2017 & 31.03.2018.

  • Financial Year 2013-14 for 3277 days i.e, by considering the AGM was conducted on 30.09.2014, 30 days from the date of AGM i.e, 29.10.2014 to 19.10.2023 (both days are included)
  • Financial Year 2014-15 for 2912 days by considering the AGM was conducted on 30.09.2015, 30 days from the date of AGM i.e, 29.10.2015 to 19.10.2023 (both days are included)
  • Financial Year 2015-16 for 2546 days by considering the AGM was conducted on 30.09.2016, 30 days from the date of AGM i.e, 29.10.2016 to 19.10.2023 (both days are included)
  • Financial Year 2016-17 for 2181 days by considering the AGM was conducted on 30.09.2017, 30 days from the date of AGM i.e, 29.10.2017 to 19.10.2023 (both days are included)
  • Financial Year 2017-18 for 1816 days by considering the AGM was conducted on 30.09.2018, 30 days from the date of AGM i.e, 29.10.2018 to 19.10.2023 (both days are included)

Accordingly, I am inclined to impose a penalty as prescribed under Sub-section 3 of Section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013. The details of the penalty imposed on the company and officers in default are shown in the table below:

I. FY 2013-14

Name of person on whom
penalty imposed

No of days    of default Penalty for  default (Rs) Total   Penalty (Rs) Maximum Limit   for
penalty
(Rs)
Penalty Imposed (Rs)
M/s. Tycoons Empire International
Limited, Company
3277
days
Rs.10,000  +  Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 3277 x  100= 3,37,700 2,00,000 2,00,000
Shri. Sadasivan Rajesh, MD 3277
days
Rs.10,000  +  Rs.100 per day       (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 3277 x    100= 3,37,700 50,000 50,000
Shri. Alex Rajkumar, Whole time Director 3277
days
Rs.10,000  +  Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 3277 x    100= 3,37,700 50,000 50,000
Shri.Vinoth Sivaji,      ‘Whole time Director 3277
days
Rs.10,000  +  Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 3277 x    100= 3,37,700 50,000 50,000

Therefore, in view of the above said violation, in exercise of the powers vested to the undersigned under Section 454(1) & (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 a penalty of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two lakhs) is imposed on the Company and Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand) is imposed on each of the Officers in default. Totally Rs. 3,50,000/-(Rupees Three lakhs fifty thousand) as penalty amount for the FY 2013-14.

II. FY 2014-15

Name of person on whom penalty imposed

No of days of default Penalty for default (Rs) Total Penalty (Rs) Maximum Limit for penalty (Rs) Penalty
Imposed
(Rs)
M/s. Tycoons Empire International Limited, Company 2912
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2912 x 100= 3,01,200 2,00,000 2,00,000
Shri. Sadasivan Rajesh, MD 2912
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for
continuing failure)
10,000 + 2912 x 100= 3,01,200 50,000 50,000
Shri. Alex Rajkumar,Whole time Director 2912
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2912 x 100= 3,01,200 50,000 50,000
Shri.Vinoth Sivaji, Whole
time Director
2912
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2912 x 100= 3,01,200 50,000 50,000

Therefore, in view of the above said violation, in exercise of the powers vested to the undersigned under Section 454(1) & (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 a penalty of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two laths) is imposed on the Company and Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand) is imposed on each of the Officers in default. Totally Rs. 3,50,000/-(Rupees Three laths fifty thousand) as penalty amount for the FY 2014-15.

FY 2015-16

Name of person on whom penalty imposed

No of days of default Penalty for default (Rs) Total Penalty (Rs) Maximum Limit for penalty (Rs) Penalty Imposed (Rs)
M/s. Tycoons Empire ‘ International Limited,
Company
2546 days Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2546 x 100= 2,64,600 2,00,000 2,00,000
Shri. Sadasivan Rajesh, MD 2546
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2546 x 100= 2,64,600 50,000 50,000
Shri. Alex Rajkumar,Whole time Director 2546
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for
continuing failure)
10,000 + 2546 x 100= 2,64,600 50,000 50,000
Shri.Vinoth Sivaji, Whole
time Director
2546
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for
continuing failure)
10,000 + 2546 x 100= 2,64,600 50,000 50,000

Therefore, in view of the above said violation, in exercise of the powers vested to the undersigned under Section 454(1) & (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 a penalty of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two lakhs) is imposed on the Company and Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand) is imposed on each of the Officers in default. Totally Rs. 3,50,000/-(Rupees Three lakhs fifty thousand) as penalty amount for the FY 2015-16.

IV. FY 2016-17

Name of person on whom
penalty imposed

No of days of default Penalty for default (Rs) Total Penalty (Rs) Maximum Limit for penalty (Rs) Penalty Imposed (Rs)
M/s. Tycoons Empire
International
Limited,
Company
2181
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2181 x 100= 2,28,100 2,00,000 2,00,000
Shri. Sadasivan Rajesh, MD 2181
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2181 x 100= 2,28,100 50,000 50,000
Shri. Alex Rajkumar,Whole time Director , 2181
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2181 x 100= 2,28,100 , 50,000 50,000

,

Shri.Vinoth Sivaji, Whole
time Director
2181
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 2181 x 100= 2,28,100 50,000 50,000

Therefore, in view of the above said violation, in exercise of the powers vested to the undersigned under Section 454(1) & (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 a penalty of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two lakhs) is imposed on the Company and Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand) is imposed on each of the Officers in default. Totally Rs. 3,50,000/-(Rupees Three lakhs fifty thousand) as penalty amount for the FY 2016-17.

V. FY 2017-18

Name of person on whom penalty imposed

No of days of default Penalty for default (Rs) Total Penalty (Rs) Maximum Limit for penalty (Rs) Penalty Imposed (Rs)
M/s. Tycoons Empire International Limited, 1816
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) Company 10,000 + 1786 x 100= 1,91,600 2,00,000 1,91,600
Shri. Sadasivan Rajesh, MD 1816
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 1786 x 100= 1,91,600 50,000 50,000
Shri. Alex Rajkumar,Whole time Director 1816
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 1786 x 100= 1,91,600 50,000 50,000
Shri.Vinoth Sivaji, Whole
time Director
1816
days
Rs.10,000 + Rs.100 per day (for continuing failure) 10,000 + 1786 x 100= 1,91,600 50,000 50,000

Therefore, in view of the above said violation, in exercise of the powers vested to the undersigned under Section 454(1) & (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 a penalty of Rs.1,91,,600/- (Rupees One lakh Ninety One thousand six hundred) is imposed on the Company and Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand) is imposed on each of the Officers in default. Totally Rs. 3,50,000/- (Rupees Three lakhs fifty thousand) as penalty amount for the FY 2017-18.

8. The said amount of penalty shall be paid through online by using the website mca.gov.in(Misc. head) within 90 days of receipt of this order, and intimate this office with proof of penalty paid.

9. Whereas Appeal against this order may be filed with the Regional Director (SR), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, 5th Floor, Shastri Bhavan, 26 Haddows Road, Chennai-600006, Tamil Nadu within a period of sixty days from the date of receipt of this order, in Form ADJ [available on Ministry website mca.gov.in] setting forth the grounds of appeal and shall be accompanied by a certified copy of this order. [Section 454(5) & 454(6) of the Act read with Companies (Adjudicating of Penalties) Rules, 2014].

10. Your attention is also invited to section 454(8) of the Act in the event of non-compliance of this order, “(8)(i) Where company fails to comply with the order made under sub­section (3) or sub-section (7), as the case may be within a period of ninety days from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than twenty Eve thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees.

(ii) Where an officer of a company or any other person who is in default fails to comply with the order made under sub-section (3) or sub-section (7), as the case may be within a period of ninety days from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order, such officer shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.”

(B. SRIKUMAR, ICLS)
REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES
TAMILNADU, CHENNAI.
ADJUDICATING OFFICER

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