valid as on 23/05/2024

10.1.4-Companies (Audit & Auditors) Rules,2014

4. Conditions for appointment and notice to Registrar. —

(1) The auditor appointed under rule 3 shall submit a certificate that –

(a) the individual or the firm, as the case may be, is eligible for appointment and is not disqualified for appointment under the Act, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the rules or regulations made thereunder;

(b) the proposed appointment is as per the term provided under the Act;

(c) the proposed appointment is within the limits laid down by or under the authority of the Act;

(d) the list of proceedings against the auditor or audit firm or any partner of the audit firm pending with respect to professional matters of conduct, as disclosed in the certificate, is true and correct.

(2) The notice to Registrar about appointment of auditor under fourth proviso to sub-section (1) of section 139 shall be in 


MCA vide its Circular dated 13.05.2019 has clarified that the companies which had filed Form ADT-1 through GNL-2 as an attachment (by selecting ‘others’) during the period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014 may file Form ADT-1 for appointment of Auditor for the period upto 31.03.2019 without fee, till 15.06.2019. To view the circular, Click Here.

Substituted vide, the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 16.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here. To view the return,Click Here

The companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 16.02.2018

Form No. ADT-1 (w.e.f., 16.02.2018)

FORM NO. ADT-1 Notice of appointment of auditor by the company

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