February 15, 2021 Summary of the notification issued by MCA on 12/02/2021 ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES - Revisions to the NCLT benches constituted by the Central Government under the Companies Act, 2013 Further to the recent amendments to the constitution of Indian Union Territories, the Central Government has notified the following changes to its notification on [...]
February 12, 2021 Summary of the notifications issued by MCA on 11/02/2021 MCA notifies change in timeline for acceptance of right issue offer w.e.f 1st April, 2021. Where right issue of shares is proposed, the offer shall be made to existing shareholders by notice specifying the number of shares offered and the time [...]
5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs to Ascertain if your Governance Policies Reflect Good Governance
Companies, especially listed companies, are required to adopt and display on their websites about a dozen policies covering different elements of corporate governance like Policy on Directors Induction and Training Program, Insider Trading, Related Party Transactions, Materiality, Whistle-blowers, and Ombudsman, among others. While these policies are mandated by SEBI regulations or [...]
5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs to Evaluate an Independent Directors Effectiveness
Independent Directors play a vital role in the current corporate governance setup, by being the conscience keepers of the company. Disconnected from monetary gains, they are expected to do what is right and not be swayed by personal material benefits. Further, with an assured tenure as independent director they cannot [...]
5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs to Answer Before Approving Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions (RPT) are an integral part of the corporate world today. In the early stages of corporate history, RPTs were illegal and could not even be approved or ratified by unanimous shareholder resolutions. Due to practical difficulties faced by companies, at the beginning of the 20th century RPTs [...]
5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs to ascertain if post COVID-19 Board Meeting Using VC facility is Effective
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, board meetings through video conference facility meant one or two members attending through the Video Conference (VC) and the majority attending in person. Post March 2020, Board meeting through VC means almost all members attend through it. Given this change, there is a need to [...]
Board of Directors set the tone for the quality of governance and business performance of a company. A key factor determining the effectiveness and efficiency of the board is the calibre and conduct of its chairperson which is reflected in how they conduct meetings. In my three decades experience of [...]
5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs to KMP/ Director to determine if their dissent should be recorded in the Board minutes?
Independent thinking is desirable for an individual, but essential in a professional. As a Director or Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) of a company, this requirement to think independently is enshrined in law and at times is required to be documented. A latent requirement when the going is smooth, it shields [...]
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5Qs for Every Corporate Professional: CimplyFive’s 5Qs for determining if you are the right candidate for being an Independent Director?
Many see Independent Directors (ID) as top honchos in the corporate world, with lucrative rewards and perks for the little time they expended in board meetings. Others who are acquainted with the darker side, view the role with trepidation; a job with hidden hazards that can expose an individual to [...]