Arrangement of Sections – Companies Act 2013 vs. 1956

The Companies act 2013 has 29 Chapters, 470 sections and 7 schedules, replacing the Companies Act 1956 which had 13 Parts, 658 Sections and 15 Schedules. The following table illustrates the sections of the Companies Act 2013 corresponding to the sections of the Companies Act,1956.

Chapter Title Companies Act 2013 Companies Act 1956
I Preliminary 1, 2 1 to 10
II Incorporation of companies 3 to 22 11 to 54
III Prospectus and allotment of securities 23 to 42 55 to 81
IV Share capital and debentures 43 to 72 82 to 123
V Acceptance of deposits by companies 73 to 76 58A to 58B
VI Registration of charges 77 to 87 124 to 145
VII Management and administration 88 to 122 146 to 197
VIII Declaration and payment of dividend 123 to 127 205 to 207
IX Accounts of companies 128 to 138 209 to 223
X Audit and auditors 139 to 148 224 to 233B
XI Appointment and qualification of Directors 149 to 172 252 to 284
XII Meeting of Board and its powers 173 to 195 285 to 308
XIII Appointment and remuneration of managerial personnel 196 to 205 309 to 311
XIV Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation 206 to 229 234 to 251
XV Compromise, Arrangements and Amalgamations 230 to 240 390 to 396A
XVI Prevention of oppression and mismanagement 241 to 246 397 to 409
XVII Registered Valuers 247
XVIII Removal of names of companies from the Register 248 – 252 560
XIX Revival and rehabilitation of sick Companies 253 – 269 424A to 424L
XX Winding Up 270 – 365 425 to 559
XXI Companies authorised to register under this act & Winding up of unregistered companies 366 to 378 565 to 581 and 582 to 590
XXII Companies incorporated outside India 379 to 393 591 – 608
XXIII Government Companies 394, 395 617 to 620
XXIV Registration offices and fees 396 to 404 609 to 614A
XXV Companies to furnish information and statistics 405 615
XXVI Nidhis 406 620A
XXVII NCLT and NCLAT 407 to 434 10FB to 10GF
XXVIII Special Courts 435 to 446  
XXIX Miscellaneous 447 to 470 621 to 658

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