Indian Bare Acts

The Companies Act, 1956

Title : The Companies Act, 1956

Year : 1956

Sec 462    -     Audit of liquidators accounts.

    (1) The liquidator shall, at such times as may be prescribed but not less than twice in each year during his tenure of office, present to the Court an account of his receipts and payments as liquidator.

    (2) The account shall be in the prescribed form, shall be made in duplicate, and shall be verified by a declaration in the prescribed form.

    (3) The Court shall cause the account to be audited in such manner as it thinks fit ; and for the purpose of the audit, the liquidator shall furnish the Court with such vouchers and information as the Court may require, and the Court may, at any time, require the production of, and inspect, any books or accounts kept by the liquidator.

    (4) When the account has been audited, one copy thereof shall be filed and kept by the Court, and the other copy shall be delivered to the Registrar for filing ; and each copy shall be open to the inspection of any creditor, contributory or person interested.

    (4A) Where an account referred to in sub-section (4) relates to a Government company in liquidation, the liquidator shall forward a copy thereof,--

      (a) to the Central Government, if that Government is a member of the Government company ; or

      (b) to any State Government, if that Government is a member of the Government company ; or

      (c) to the Central Government and any State Government, if both the Governments are members of the Government company.

    (5) The liquidator shall cause the account when audited or a summary thereof to be printed, and shall send a printed copy of the account or summary by post to every creditor and to every contributory :

    Provided that the Court may in any case dispense with compliance with this sub-section.

Last updated on May, 2015
Title : The Companies Act, 1956

Year : 1956


Sec463    -     Control of Central Government over liquidators.

    (1) The Central Government shall take cognizance of the conduct of liquidators of companies which are being wound up by the Court, and, if a liquidator does not faithfully perform his duties and duly observe all the requirements imposed on him by this Act, or by the Indian Companies Act, 1913 (7 of 1913), the rules thereunder, or otherwise, with respect to the performance of his duties, or if any complaint is made to the Central Government by any creditor or contributory in regard thereto, the Central Government shall inquire into the matter, and take such action thereon as it may think expedient :

      Provided that where the winding up of a company has commenced before the commencement of this Act, the Court may, on the application of the Central Government, appoint in place of such liquidator the Official Liquidator as the liquidator in such winding up.

    (2) The Central Government may at any time require any liquidator of a company which is being wound up by the Court to answer any inquiry in relation to any winding up in which he is engaged, and may, if the Central Government thinks fit, apply to the Court to examine him or any other person on oath concerning the winding up.

    (3) The Central Government may also direct a local investigation to be made of the books and vouchers of the liquidators.

Last updated on May, 2015