What is Removal and replacement of liquidator? What are the rules to give Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and Registrar? Section 276 and 277 of Indian Companies Act 2013
Removal and replacement of liquidator and Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and Registrar are defined under Section 276 and 277 of Indian Companies Act 2013. Provisions under these Sections are:
Section 276 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Removal and replacement of liquidator"
Tribunal may, on a reasonable cause being shown and for
reasons to be recorded in writing, remove the provisional
liquidator or the Company Liquidator, as the case may be, as
liquidator of the company on any of the following grounds,
(2) In the event of death, resignation or removal of the provisional liquidator or as the case may be, Company Liquidator, the Tribunal may transfer the work assigned to him or it to another Company Liquidator for reasons to be recorded in writing.
(3) Where the Tribunal is of the opinion that any liquidator is responsible for causing any loss or damage to the company due to fraud or misfeasance or failure to exercise due care and diligence in the performance of his or its powers and functions, the Tribunal may recover or cause to be recovered such loss or damage from the liquidator and pass such other orders as it may think fit.
(4) The Tribunal shall, before passing any order under this section, provide a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the provisional liquidator or, as the case may be, Company Liquidator.
277 of Indian Companies Act 2013
"Intimation to Company Liquidator, provisional liquidator and
(1) Where the Tribunal makes an order for appointment of provisional liquidator or for the winding up of a company, it shall, within a period not exceeding seven days from the date of passing of the order, cause intimation thereof to be sent to the Company Liquidator or provisional liquidator, as the case may be, and the Registrar.
(2) On receipt of the copy of order of appointment of provisional liquidator or winding up order, the Registrar shall make an endorsement to that effect in his records relating to the company and notify in the Official Gazette that such an order has been made and in the case of a listed company, the Registrar shall intimate about such appointment or order, as the case may be, to the stock exchange or exchanges where the securities of the company are listed.
(3) The winding up order shall be deemed to be a notice of discharge to the officers, employees and workmen of the company, except when the business of the company is continued.
(4) Within three weeks from the date of passing of winding up order, the Company Liquidator shall make an application to the Tribunal for constitution of a winding up committee to assist and monitor the progress of liquidation proceedings by the Company Liquidator in carrying out the function as provided in sub-section (5) and such winding up committee shall comprise of the following persons, namely:-
(i) Official Liquidator attached to the Tribunal;
(5) The Company Liquidator shall be the convener of the meetings of the winding up committee which shall assist and monitor the liquidation proceedings in following areas of liquidation functions, namely: -
(i) taking over assets;
(6) The Company Liquidator shall place before the Tribunal a report along with minutes of the meetings of the committee on monthly basis duly signed by the members present in the meeting for consideration till the final report for dissolution of the company is submitted before the Tribunal.
(7) The Company Liquidator shall prepare the draft final report for consideration and approval of the winding up committee.
(8) The final report so approved by the winding up committee shall be submitted by the Company Liquidator before the Tribunal for passing of a dissolution order in respect of the company.
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