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Section 189 of the Companies Act 2013: Register of Contracts or Arrangements in which Directors are Interested

SECTION-189 (Register of contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested) under CHAPTER-XII (Meeting of Board and its Powers) of the Companies Act, 2013

(1) Every company shall keep one or more registers giving separately the particulars of all contracts or arrangements to which sub-section (2) of section 184 or section 188 applies, in such manner and containing such particulars as may be prescribed and after entering the particulars, such register or registers shall be placed before the next meeting of the Board and signed by all the directors present at the meeting.


(2) Every director or key managerial personnel shall, within a period of thirty days of his appointment, or relinquishment of his office, as the case may be, disclose to the company the particulars specified in sub-section (1) of section 184 relating to his concern or interest in the other associations which are required to be included in the register under that sub-section or such other information relating to himself as may be prescribed.

(3) The register referred to in sub-section (1) shall be kept at the registered office of the company and it shall be open for inspection at such office during business hours and extracts may be taken therefrom, and copies thereof as may be required by any member of the company shall be furnished by the company to such extent, in such manner, and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed.

(4) The register to be kept under this section shall also be produced at the commencement of every annual general meeting of the company and shall remain open and accessible during the continuance of the meeting to any person having the right to attend the meeting.

(5) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply to any contract or arrangement—
(a) for the sale, purchase or supply of any goods, materials or services if the value of such goods and materials or the cost of such services does not exceed five lakh rupees in the aggregate in any year; or 
(b) by a banking company for the collection of bills in the ordinary course of its business.
(6) Every director who fails to comply with the provisions of this section and the rules made thereunder shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees.





Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013) - link


(2) Section 189 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26th March 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) - link

(3) Relevant rule(s) of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its PowersRules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) - link
  • Rule 16 - Register of contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested [Form MBP 4]
[Also check amendments, if any, to the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014]

(4) Section 8 Companies - MCA Notification G.S.R. 466(E) dated 5th June, 2015 - link


Serial
Number
Provisions of the Act
Exceptions, Modifications and Adaptations
20.
Section 189.
Shall apply only if the transaction with reference to section 188 on the basis of terms and conditions of the contract or arrangement exceeds one lakh rupees.







This page was last updated on 13th April, 2017.

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