valid as on 22/05/2024

Section 277. Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and Registrar
Effective from 15-12-2016

(1) Where the makes an order for appointment of provisional liquidator or for the winding up of a company, it shall, within a period not exceeding seven days from the date of passing of the order, cause intimation thereof to be sent to the or provisional liquidator, as the case may be, and the .

(2) On receipt of the copy of order of appointment of provisional liquidator or winding up order, the Registrar shall make an endorsement to that effect in his records relating to the company and notify in the Official Gazette that such an order has been made and in the case of a , the Registrar shall intimate about such appointment or order, as the case may be, to the stock exchange or exchanges where the of the company are listed.

(3) The winding up order shall be deemed to be a notice of discharge to the , employees and workmen of the company, except when the business of the company is continued.

(4) Within three weeks from the date of passing of winding up order, the Company Liquidator shall make an application to the Tribunal for constitution of a winding up committee to assist and monitor the progress of liquidation proceedings by the Company Liquidator in carrying out the function as provided in sub-section (5) and uch winding up committee  shall comprise of the following persons, namely:—

(i) attached to the Tribunal;
(ii) nominee of secured creditors; and
(iii) a professional nominated by the Tribunal.

(5) The Company Liquidator shall be the convener of the meetings of the winding up committee which shall assist and monitor the liquidation proceedings in following areas of liquidation functions, namely:—

(i) taking over assets;
(ii) examination of the statement of affairs;
(iii) recovery of property, cash or any other assets of the company including benefits derived therefrom;
(iv) review of audit reports and accounts of the company;
(v) sale of assets;
(vi) finalisation of list of creditors and contributories;
(vii) compromise, abandonment and settlement of claims;
(viii) payment of dividends, if any; and
(ix) any other function, as the Tribunal may direct from time to time.

(6) The Company Liquidator shall place before the Tribunal a report along with minutes of the meetings of the committee on monthly basis duly signed by the present in the meeting for consideration till the final report for dissolution of the company is submitted before the Tribunal.

(7) The Company Liquidator shall prepare the draft final report for consideration and approval of the winding up committee.

(8) The final report so approved by the winding up committee shall be submitted by the Company Liquidator before the Tribunal for passing of a dissolution order in respect of the company.

2(90) Tribunal means the National Company Law Tribunal constituted under section 408
2(23) Company Liquidator  means a person appointed by the Tribunal as the Company Liquidator in accordance with the provisions of section 275 for the winding up of a company under this Act.
2(75) Registrar means a Registrar, an Additional Registrar, a Joint Registrar, a Deputy Registrar or an Assistant Registrar, having the duty of registering companies and discharging various functions under this Act
2(52) Listed company means a company which has any of its securities listed on any recognised stock exchange
2(81) Securities means the securities as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956)
2(59) Officer includes any director, manager or key managerial personnel or any person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the Board of Directors or any one or more of the directors is or are accustomed to act
2(61) Official Liquidator means an Official Liquidator appointed under sub-section (1) of section 359
2(55) Member, in relation to a company, means—

(i) the subscriber to the memorandum of the company who shall be deemed to have agreed to become member of the company, and on its registration, shall be entered as member in its register of members;

(ii) every other person who agrees in writing to become a member of the company and whose name is entered in the register of members of the company;

(iii) every person holding shares of the company and whose name is entered as a beneficial owner in the records of a depository

Enforcement Notification S.O. 3677(E) dated 07/12/2016

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