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Section 421 Of Companies Act 2013: Appeal From Orders Of Tribunal(NCLT)

SECTION-421 (Appeal from orders of Tribunal) under CHAPTER-XXVII (National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal) of the Companies Act, 2013

(1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Tribunal may prefer an appeal to the Appellate Tribunal.

(2) No appeal shall lie to the Appellate Tribunal from an order made by the Tribunal with the consent of parties.


(3) Every appeal under sub-section (1) shall be filed within a period of forty-five days from the date on which a copy of the order of the Tribunal is made available to the person aggrieved and shall be in such form, and accompanied by such fees, as may be prescribed:

Provided that the Appellate Tribunal may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of forty-five days from the date aforesaid, but within a further period not exceeding forty-five days, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal within that period.

(4) On the receipt of an appeal under sub-section (1), the Appellate Tribunal shall, after giving the parties to the appeal a reasonable opportunity of being heard, pass such orders thereon as it thinks fit, confirming, modifying or setting aside the order appealed against.

(5) The Appellate Tribunal shall send a copy of every order made by it to the Tribunal and the parties to appeal.








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 421 of the Companies Act, 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 1934(E) dated 1st June 2016 (w.e.f. 1st June 2016) - link

(3) Relevant rule(s) of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2016 (notified on 21st July 2016) link
  • Rule 23 - Number of copies to be filed
  • Schedule of Fees
(4) National Company Law Appellate Tribunal - NCLAT - http://nclat.nic.in/

(5) Also refer the National Company Law Tribunal Rules, 2016 (notified on 21st July 2016) link

(6) National Company Law Tribunal - NCLT - http://nclt.gov.in/






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