Section 59 of Companies Act, 2013 – Rectification of Register of Members

  • Updated Till : March 26, 2017

SECTION 59. RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER OF MEMBERS

[Effective from 12th September, 2013]

(1) If the name of any person is, without sufficient cause, entered in the register of members of a company, or after having been entered in the register, is, without sufficient cause, omitted therefrom, or if a default is made, or unnecessary delay takes place in entering in the register, the fact of any person having become or ceased to be a member, the person aggrieved, or any member of the company, or the company may appeal in such form as may be prescribed, to the Tribunal, or to a competent court outside India, specified by the Central Government by notification, in respect of foreign members or debenture holders residing outside India, for rectification of the register.

(2) The Tribunal may, after hearing the parties to the appeal under sub-section (1) by order, either dismiss the appeal or direct that the transfer or transmission shall be registered by the company within a period of ten days of the receipt of the order or direct rectification of the records of the depository or the register and in the latter case, direct the company to pay damages, if any, sustained by the party aggrieved.

(3) The provisions of this section shall not restrict the right of a holder of securities, to transfer such securities and any person acquiring such securities shall be entitled to voting rights unless the voting rights have been suspended by an order of the Tribunal.

(4) Where the transfer of securities is in contravention of any of the provisions of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956), the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) or this Act or any other law for the time being in force, the Tribunal may, on an application made by the depository, company, depository participant, the holder of the securities or the Securities and Exchange Board, direct any company or a depository to set right the contravention and rectify its register or records concerned.

(5) If any default is made in complying with the order of the Tribunal under this section, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to three lakh rupees, or with both.

Applicable Orders

Continuance of matters, proceedings or cases before the Company Law Board until their transfer to the Tribunal under section 434

Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2013

S.O. 2821 (E) dated 20-9-2013

Whereas the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) received the assent of the President on 29th August, 2013 and section 1 thereof came into force on the same date;

And whereas the provisions contained in section 24, section 58 and section 59 of the said Act have come into force on the 12th day of September, 2013;

And whereas section 24 provides for exercise of certain powers regarding prospectus, return of allotment, redemption of preference shares and other matters specifically provided in the said Act by the Central Government, Tribunal or the Registrar;

And whereas section 58 and section 59 of the said Act provide for certain powers of the Tribunal which deal with hearing of an appeal against the refusal of registration or rectification of name of members in the register of members of a company respectively;

And whereas the constitution of the Tribunal after following the procedure specified under Chapter XXVII of the said Act is likely to take some time;

And whereas the provisions of section 55A, section 111 and section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) which correspond to section 24, section 58 and section 59 of the said Act confer abovesaid powers on the Company Law Board constituted under the Companies Act, 1956;

And whereas difficulties have arisen regarding compliance with the provisions of section 24, section 58 and section 59 of the said Act in so far as they relate to exercise of certain powers by the Tribunal during the period it is duly constituted under the said Act;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 470 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order to remove the above said difficulties, namely:—

1. Short title and commencement.—(1) This Order may be called the Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2013.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Continuance of matters, proceedings or cases before the Company Law Board until their transfer to the Tribunal under section 434.—It is hereby clarified that until a date is notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 434 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) for transfer of all matters, proceedings or cases to the Tribunal constituted under Chapter XXVII of the said Act, the Board of Company Law Administration shall exercise the powers of the Tribunal under sections 24, 58 and section 59 in pursuance of the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 465 of the said Act.

Applicable Notifications

As per Company Law Board (Fees on Applications and Petitions) Amendment Rules, 2014 vide G.S.R. 772(E) dated 3rd November, 2014, fee of Rs. 500 shall be applicable for application to Company Law Board for rectification of register of members.

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