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  • Sexual harassment at the workplace is an employment issue, not a 'women’s issue' Apr 03, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Sexual harassment at the workplace is an employment issue, not a 'women’s issue'

    Company law expert Archana Khosla Burman on the POSH Act and empowering women in the workplace

  • Govt to act against cos creating artificial shortage of stents Feb 17, 2017 11:52 AM IST

    Govt to act against cos creating artificial shortage of stents

    Government today said it is keeping a close watch on some companies trying to create an artificial shortage of life-saving coronary stents and stringent action will taken against those engaging in unethical practices.

  • Sebi issues draft papers to amend Debenture Trustee norms Feb 16, 2017 07:40 PM IST

    Sebi issues draft papers to amend Debenture Trustee norms

    The proposed changes follow recommendations of a Sebi- appointed task force for examining the "challenges in performing the obligations and duties as Debenture Trustees (DTs) to protect the interests of the debenture holders".

  • Govt seeks explanation from 536 cos for CSR non-compliance Feb 07, 2017 04:10 PM IST

    Govt seeks explanation from 536 cos for CSR non-compliance

    Under the Companies Act, 2013, certain class of profitable entities are required to shell out at least two per cent of their three-year annual average net profit towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in a particular fiscal.

  • Sebi issues guidance note for evaluation of companies' boards Jan 05, 2017 09:04 PM IST

    Sebi issues guidance note for evaluation of companies' boards

    To provide more clarity for stakeholders, Sebi today came out with a detailed guidance note for evaluation of boards of listed companies including the role of independent directors.

  • 2016 was a year of reforms in corporate law Dec 29, 2016 04:15 PM IST

    2016 was a year of reforms in corporate law

    With the landmark legislation, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) in its place, the country has now a single comprehensive legislation for dealing with varied facets of insolvency and bankruptcy

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mistry's ouster from group cos may run into months Oct 28, 2016 12:11 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Mistry's ouster from group cos may run into months

    On Wednesday, two days after his dismissal as the Tata Sons chief, Mistry presided over a regular board meeting of Tata Global Beverages, Reports suggest that the meeting was held at Bombay House and lasted for over four hours where the company's operations and progress were discussed.

  • Moving toward a sustainable IND AS reporting regime Jul 13, 2016 03:26 PM IST

    Moving toward a sustainable IND AS reporting regime

    Starting 1 April 2016, more than 1,000 companies will report under the new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) converged accounting standards: Indian Accounting Standards (IND AS).

  • Govt to withdraw UPA drug regulatory bill, come up with new Jun 22, 2016 05:28 PM IST

    Govt to withdraw UPA drug regulatory bill, come up with new

    The government decided to withdraw a UPA bill from Parliament aimed at strengthening the drug regulatory system and replace it with a new measure keeping in mind advancements made in various fields including stem cell research and clinical trails that would be in step with the Modi government's 'Make in India' initiative

  • Govt to amend Shipbreaking Code; invites stakeholders comments Jun 16, 2016 07:52 PM IST

    Govt to amend Shipbreaking Code; invites stakeholders comments

    Government has decided to amend the Shipbreaking Code, 2013, to address issues like disposal of radioactive materials and oil spills

  • IVRCL allots 6.46 lakh shares to Bank of Nova Scotia Jun 14, 2016 08:36 AM IST

    IVRCL allots 6.46 lakh shares to Bank of Nova Scotia

    "Pursuant to provisions of Companies Act, 2013 and Sebi (Issue of Capital Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2009 and implementation of SDR, the company has made an allotment of 6,46,810 equity shares at a price of Rs 8.765 each, to Bank of Nova Scotia," it said in a regulatory filing.

  • CSR expenses need to be treated as non-cost items: ICAI May 12, 2016 07:16 PM IST

    CSR expenses need to be treated as non-cost items: ICAI

    Companies need to treat expenses related to CSR activities as non-cost items and separately disclose transactions in this regard where related parties are involved, according to cost accountants' apex body ICAI.

  • CSR: Parl panel wants PSUs to focus on remote backward areas May 03, 2016 07:54 PM IST

    CSR: Parl panel wants PSUs to focus on remote backward areas

    A Parliamentary panel today suggested that the central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) should spend money under the CSR obligations on development of the remote backward areas of the country.

  • Company Secretaries pocket avg annual pay of Rs 50 lakh:Report Apr 06, 2016 07:22 PM IST

    Company Secretaries pocket avg annual pay of Rs 50 lakh:Report

    The findings are based on an analysis of the secretarial audit reports of S&P BSE 500 companies by CimplyFive Corporate Secretarial Services -- which provides research and technology based solutions for compliance with the Companies Act, 2013.

  • MCA fixes debt to capital, free reserves ratio for certain cos Mar 23, 2016 05:24 PM IST

    MCA fixes debt to capital, free reserves ratio for certain cos

    Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified the debt to capital and free reserves ratio for government companies that are into housing finance activities.

  • India has signed offset contracts worth $1.56 billion since 2013 Mar 11, 2016 08:10 PM IST

    India has signed offset contracts worth $1.56 billion since 2013

    Offsets were introduced in 2005 with an objective of developing a defence industrial base in the country.

  • After NSE, BSE says one person company can act as stock broker Feb 22, 2016 11:52 AM IST

    After NSE, BSE says one person company can act as stock broker

    "One Person Company, as permitted under the Companies Act, 2013, is eligible to be registered as a stock broker, provided it satisfies the condition of minimum two directors, as stipulated under... the Securities Contract (Regulation) Rules, 1957," BSE said in a circular.

  • CSR fund should not be financing source for govt schemes: MCA Jan 14, 2016 10:29 PM IST

    CSR fund should not be financing source for govt schemes: MCA

    Allaying concerns in certain quarters that compulsory CSR spending under the Companies Act, 2013, could be used for funding government schemes, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has come out with a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on CSR norms.

  • Govt body proposes JV to meet long-term iron ore supply Nov 16, 2015 10:03 PM IST

    Govt body proposes JV to meet long-term iron ore supply

    This will help fast-track development of the steel and mining sector in India through speedy land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R), statutory clearances and securing ore and water linkages

  • Companies Act to be fully implemented by March,2016 Sep 20, 2015 09:16 PM IST

    Companies Act to be fully implemented by March,2016

    The Companies Act, 2013, is likely to be implemented fully by March 2016, says president of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Atul H Mehta.

  • Sebi notifies revised listing regulations Sep 03, 2015 09:42 PM IST

    Sebi notifies revised listing regulations

    Capital market regulator Sebi has notified amended listing regulations that allow listed companies to seek shareholders' approval for related party deals through ordinary resolutions.

  • The dilemma of mandatory interest on inter corporate loans Aug 17, 2015 05:57 PM IST

    The dilemma of mandatory interest on inter corporate loans

    New Companies Act has made some changes in the rules that govern inter-corporate loans. Here is how it impacts the company.

  • Expert panel seeks public comments on Companies Act Jun 21, 2015 12:27 PM IST

    Expert panel seeks public comments on Companies Act

    To improve ease of doing business in the country, a government-appointed panel has sought suggestions from all stakeholders, including the general public, to address issues related to new companies law.

  • Land Act 2013 was 'retrograde', needed tweaks: Ex CII chief Jun 18, 2015 07:18 PM IST

    Land Act 2013 was 'retrograde', needed tweaks: Ex CII chief

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Rituparna Bhuyan, Rajesh Shah, former CII president and co-author of the book Resurgent India, discussed the Land Act and also shared his views on the exchange rate and Indian exports.

  • Rahul Gandhi meets farmers over Land Bill at his residence Apr 18, 2015 12:46 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi meets farmers over Land Bill at his residence

    The meeting has been called to chalk out party's strategy against land acquisition bill before Parliament resumes next week. This meeting comes a day before the Congress rally on Sunday organised to galvanise protests.

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