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Section 210 Companies Act 2013: Investigation into Affairs of Company

SECTION-210 (Investigation into affairs of company) under CHAPTER-XIV (Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation) of the Companies Act, 2013

(1) Where the Central Government is of the opinion, that it is necessary to investigate into the affairs of a company,—

(a) on the receipt of a report of the Registrar or inspector under section 208;
(b) on intimation of a special resolution passed by a company that the affairs of the company ought to be investigated; or

(c) in public interest, it may order an investigation into the affairs of the company.

(2) Where an order is passed by a court or the Tribunal in any proceedings before it that the affairs of a company ought to be investigated, the Central Government shall order an investigation into the affairs of that company.

(3) For the purposes of this section, the Central Government may appoint one or more persons as inspectors to investigate into the affairs of the company and to report thereon in such manner as the Central Government may direct.

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

(3) Further, refer the Companies (Inspection, Investigation and Inquiry) Rules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014)
[Also check amendments, if any, to the Companies (Inspection, Investigation and Inquiry) Rules, 2014]

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