The Companies Act, 2013
Chapter– XX Winding Up
Part II- Voluntary Winding Up
Section 318: Final meeting and dissolution of company.
1. Omitted by the Eleventh Schedule (Sec. 255) to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, w.e.f. 15.11.2016[S.O. 3453(E) dated 15.11.2016]. Prior to omission, the section stood as under:
“318. (1) As soon as the affairs of a company are fully wound up, the Company Liquidator shall prepare a report of the winding up showing that the property and assets of the company have been disposed of and its debt fully discharged or discharged to the satisfaction of the creditors and thereafter call a general meeting of the company for the purpose of laying the final winding up accounts before it and giving any explanation therefor.
(2) The meeting referred to in sub-section (1)shall be called by the Company Liquidator in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
(3) If the majority of the members of the company after considering the report of the Company Liquidator are satisfied that the company shall be wound up, they may pass a resolution for its dissolution.
(4) Within two weeks after the meeting, the Company Liquidator shall—
(a) send to the Registrar—
(i) a copy of the final winding up accounts of the company and shall make a return in respect of each meeting and of the date thereof; and
(ii) copies of the resolutions passed in the meetings; and
(b) file an application along with his report under sub-section (1) in such manner as may be prescribed along with the books and papers of the company relating to the winding up, before the Tribunal for passing an order of dissolution of the company.
(5) If the Tribunal is satisfied, after considering the report of the Company Liquidator that the process of winding up has been just and fair, the Tribunal shall pass an order dissolving the company within sixty days of the receipt of the application under sub-section (4).
(6) The Company Liquidator shall file a copy of the order under sub-section (5) with the Registrar within thirty days.
(7) The Registrar, on receiving the copy of the order passed by the Tribunal under subsection (5), shall forthwith publish a notice in the Official Gazette that the company is dissolved.
(8) If the Company Liquidator fails to comply with the provisions of this section, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.”
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