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Section 39 of the Companies Act 2013: Allotment of Securities by Company

SECTION-39 (Allotment of Securities by Company) under PART-I (Public Offer) of CHAPTER-III (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) of the Companies Act, 2013

(1) No allotment of any securities of a company offered to the public for subscription shall be made unless the amount stated in the prospectus as the minimum amount has been subscribed and the sums payable on application for the amount so stated have been paid to and received by the company by cheque or other instrument.

(2) The amount payable on application on every security shall not be less than five per cent of the nominal amount of the security or such other percentage or amount, as may be specified by the Securities and Exchange Board by making regulations in this behalf.

(3) If the stated minimum amount has not been subscribed and the sum payable on application is not received within a period of thirty days from the date of issue of the prospectus, or such other period as may be specified by the Securities and Exchange Board, the amount received under sub-section (1) shall be returned within such time and manner as may be prescribed.

(4) Whenever a company having a share capital makes any allotment of securities, it shall file with the Registrar a return of allotment in such manner as may be prescribed.

(5) In case of any default under sub-section (3) or sub-section (4), the company and its officer who is in default shall be liable to a penalty, for each default, of one thousand rupees for each day during which such default continues or one lakh rupees, whichever is less.





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 39 [except sub-section (4)] of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 2754(E) dated 12th September 2013 (w.e.f. 12th September 2013) - link

(3) Sub-section (4) of Section 39 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

(4) Refer the following rules of the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules, 2014 - link :

  • For Section 39(3) - Rule 11 (Refund of Application Money)
  • For Section 39(4) - Rule 12 (Return of Allotment) [Form PAS-3]





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