valid as on 22/05/2024

Section 2(71) public company
Effective from 12-09-2013

“public company” means a company which—

(a) is not a private company ;

(b) has a   , as may be prescribed:

Provided that a company which is a subsidiary of a company, not being a private company, shall be deemed to be public company for the purposes of this Act even where such subsidiary company continues to be a private company in its articles

Inserted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
The requirement of having minimum paid-up share capital under section 2(71) shall not apply to section 8 company vide notification no. G.S.R. 466(E) dated 5th June, 2015.

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided above shall be applicable only to those companies covered under section 8 of the said act which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said act or annual return under section 92 of the said act with the registrar, vide notification dated 13th June, 2017)

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omitted by the Companies (Amendment) Act,2015 (21 of 2015), notified on 26th May, 2015, with effect from 29th May 2015 vide notification S.O. 1440(E). To view the notification,Click Here

Commencement Notification dated 09.02.2018

Enforcement Notification S.O. 1440(E) dated 29/05/2016

Enforcement notification S.O.2754 (E) dated 12/09/2013

Exemptions to Section 8 Companies [Amendment to GSR 466(E)] dated 13/06/2017

Exemptions to Section 8 companies [GSR 466 (E)] dated 05/06/2015

The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Effective from 03.01.2018)

The Companies (Amendment) Act,2015


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