With the objective of building greater awareness and consensus on various issues critical for the country’s growth, CII has launched a monthly publication called Policy Watch. It is widely circulated to all stakeholders, particularly to membership and government to communicate Industry’s views and recommendations across different sectors.
The Companies Act, 2013 has become the law of the land after being notified on 30 August, 2013. The law, which was in the making for more than a decade, ushers in a new era for corporate regulation in India. It introduces massive changes in the way companies govern themselves, raise money and interact with stakeholders. By laying stress on self-regulation and disclosure with minimal Government intervention, the law lays more responsibility on corporates. With 99 sections out of a total of 470 sections already in force, the legislation is amending the way companies operate and are regulated in the country.
This issue of Policy Watch focuses on the highlights of the new law while intending to apprise members of challenges that corporate regulation now beholds. The issue is also aimed at updating members of CII views on specific provisions while seeking views on draft rules that amplify the requirements.