Section 79 of Companies Act, 2013 – Section 77 to Apply in Certain Matters

  • Updated Till : July 10, 2024

SECTION 79. SECTION 77 TO APPLY IN CERTAIN MATTERS

[Effective from 1st April, 2014]

The provisions of section 77 relating to registration of charges shall, so far as may be, apply to—

(a) a company acquiring any property subject to a charge within the meaning of that section; or

(b) any modification in the terms or conditions or the extent or operation of any charge registered under that section.

Applicable Rules

Companies (Registration of Charges) Rules, 2014

[Effective from 1st April, 2014]

[1][ Rule 4.Application to Registrar.- (1) For the purposes of the first proviso and clause (b) of the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 77, the Registrar may, on being satisfied that the company had sufficient cause for not filing the particulars and instrument of charge, if any, within a period of thirty days of the date of creation of the charge including modification thereto, allow the registration of the same after thirty days but within the period as specified in the said provisos, on payment of fee, additional fee or advalorem fee, as may be applicable, as prescribed in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

(2) The application under sub-rule (1) shall be made in Form No.CHG-l and Form No.CHG-9 supported by a declaration from the company signed by its company secretary or a director that such belated filing shall not adversely affect the rights of any other intervening creditors of the company.]

Rule 5. Application of rules in certain matters.—The provisions of rule 4 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the registration of charge on any property acquired subject to such charge and modification of charge under section 79 of the Act.

Rule 6. Certificate of registration.—(1) Where a charge is registered with the Registrar under sub-section (1) of section 77 or section 78, he shall issue a certificate of registration of such charge in Form No. CHG-2

(2) Where the particulars of modification of charge is registered under section 79, the Registrar shall issue a certificate of modification of charge in Form No. CHG-3

(3) The certificate issued by the Registrar under sub-rule (1) and sub-rule (2) shall be conclusive evidence that the requirements of Chapter VI of the Act and the rules made thereunder as to registration of creation or modification of charge, as the case may be, have been complied with.

[1]Substituted by the Companies (Registration of Charges) Amendment Rules, 2019  vide Notification No. F.No. 01/10/2013, Part-I CL-V dated 30th April, 2019. Prior to substitution it read as under:

“Rule 4.Condonation of delay by Registrar.—(1) The Registrar may, on being satisfied that the company had sufficient cause for not filing the particulars and instrument of charge, if any, within a period of thirty days of the date of creation of the charge, allow the registration of the same after thirty days but within a period of three hundred days of the date of such creation of charge or modification of charge on payment of additional fee.

(2) The application for delay shall be made in Form No. CHG-1 and supported by a declaration from the company signed by its secretary or director that such belated filing shall not adversely affect rights of any other intervening creditors of the company.”

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