Liquidated Damages to be payable irrespective of actual damages

The High Court of Delhi in its recent judgment in the case of Sudhir Gensets Ltd. v. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., while interpreting Section 74 of the Indian Contract Act,1872, held that if a contract specifies the limit of liquidated damages that would be payable in the event of a breach,  then the claimant is entitled… Read More

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Manual of Geographical Indications – Practice & Procedure

Geographical Indications as being used currently includes both the above concepts and it refers to "... indications which identify a good as  originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin."(Article 22.1 of the TRIPS… Read More

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Law schools to focus on cyber laws

Union law minister M Veerappa Moily has requested law schools to lay more emphasis on cyber laws and cyber crimes while training students, judicial officers and law enforcers. With the advent of internet and broadband revolution in India, Cyberlaws and cybercrimes are becoming common these days. Cyber crimes in India are dealt with under the… Read More

Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, April 2011

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has issued the Consolidated FDI Policy , which will be effective from 1st April 2011. The Policy will subsumes and supersedes all Press Notes/Press Releases/Clarifications/ Circulars issued by DIPP, which were in force as on March 31, 2011. This circular shall be further superseded by a Circular 2 of… Read More

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No interest on PF on inoperative accounts

PF Accounts which are non operative for 36 months shall  not earn any interest, as per the Employees Provident Funds Amendment Scheme which comes into effect from 1st April, 2011. This means all the old PF accounts of employees with old employers, which have become in-operative and have not been transferred or withdrawn will stop… Read More

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Programme credit hours for CS in Employment too !!!

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, in its 200th Council meeting held on March 18, 2011 at New Delhi amended the Guidelines for Compulsory Attendance of Professional Development Programmes by the Members as follows: Next block of three years: April 01, 2011 to March 31, 2014 Min. number of Programme Credit Hours (PCH) to be acquired… Read More

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Revision of Powers delegated to Registrar of Companies (ROC)

MCA has issued a notification in supersession of the 1985 notification regarding delegation of powers to the ROC Section 21 - Change of name of the Company Section 25 - Incorporation of Non Profit Companies Proviso to Sub-section (1) of section 31 - Approval of alteration of articles of association Sub-section (1D) of section 108… Read More

Powers of Central Government delegated to Regional Director revised

Notification G.S.R.259(E) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the powers delegated to Regional director by superseding the 20 year old notification of 1991.  As per the notification issued on 17th March, 2011, the Regional Director has power to attend to matters as outlined in 12 sections as mentioned below: Section 22 - Rectification of name of the company Sub-sections… Read More

Payments in MCA for Over Rs. 50,000 also to be in electronic mode

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has vide its Circular No. HQ/9/2002-Computerization dated 9th March, 2011 decided to accept payments of value upto Rs.50,000, for MCA 21 services, only in electronic mode w.e.f 27th March, 2011. For the payments of value above Rs. 50,000, stakeholders would have the option to either make the payment in electronic… Read More

PFC to raise 6000 crores by Offer for Sale

Power Finance Corporation today filed draft papers with Security and Exchange Board of India  to raise around Rs 6,000 crore. PFC would be coming out with an offer for sale of 22.95 crore equity shares of face value of Rs 10 each. This would include fresh issue of over 17.21 crore equity shares and an offer for… Read More

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