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Section 21 Of Companies Act 2013: Authentication Of Documents, Proceedings & Contracts

SECTION-21 (Authentication of Documents, Proceedings and Contracts) under CHAPTER-II (Incorporation of Company and Matters Incidental thereto) of Companies Act 2013:—

“Save as otherwise provided in this Act,—

(a) a document or proceeding requiring authentication by a company; or

(b) contracts made by or on behalf of a company,

may be signed by any key managerial personnel or an officer or employee of the company duly authorised by the Board in this behalf.






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).


(2) Section 21 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 2754(E) dated 12th September 2013 (w.e.f. 12th September 2013).


(3) Exemption to Specified IFSC Public Company - MCA Notification G.S.R. 08(E) dated 4th January, 2017 - link

Serial
Number

Provisions of the Companies    Act,    2013 (18 of 2013)

Exceptions/Modifications/Adaptations

1

Section 21

For the words "an officer" read as "an officer or any other person".


(4) Exemption to Specified IFSC Private Company - MCA Notification G.S.R. 09(E) dated 4th January, 2017 - link


Serial
Number

Provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013)

Exceptions/Modifications/Adaptations

1

Section 21

For the words "an officer" read as "an officer or any other person".


(5) Section 21 of the Companies Act 2013 was modified by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017. (w.e.f. 9th February, 2018 - MCA notification)





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