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Section 90 of the Companies Act 2013: Investigation of Beneficial Ownership of Shares in Certain Cases

SECTION-90 (Investigation of Beneficial Ownership of Shares in Certain Cases) under CHAPTER-VII (Management and Administration) of the Companies Act, 2013

Where it appears to the Central Government that there are reasons so to do, it may appoint one or more competent persons to investigate and report as to beneficial ownership with regard to any share or class of shares and the provisions of section 216 shall, as far as may be, apply to such investigation as if it were an investigation ordered under that section.

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 90 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) Further, refer the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 - link

[Also check for any amendments to the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014]

(4) Govt. Companies MCA Notification G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June 2015 - link

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Chapter Number/Section number/Sub-section(s) in the Companies Act, 2013

Exceptions, Modifications and Adaptations


Chapter VII, Section 90
Shall not apply.

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