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Section 205 of the Companies Act 2013: Functions of Company Secretary(CS)

SECTION-205 (Functions of Company Secretary) under CHAPTER-XIII (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) of the Companies Act, 2013


(1) The functions of the company secretary shall include,—
(a) to report to the Board about compliance with the provisions of this Act, the rules made thereunder and other laws applicable to the company;
(b) to ensure that the company complies with the applicable secretarial standards;
(c) to discharge such other duties as may be prescribed.
Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, the expression “secretarial standards” means secretarial standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India constituted under section 3 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 and approved by the Central Government.
(2) The provisions contained in section 204 and section 205 shall not affect the duties and functions of the Board of Directors, chairperson of the company, managing director or whole-time director under this Act, or any other law for the time being in force.








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 205 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 (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial PersonnelRules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) - link
  • Rule 10 - Duties of Company Secretary
[Also check amendments, if any, to the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014]






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