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Secretarial Audit

The Companies Act, 2013 has introduced Secretarial Audit, as a new class of audit which is mandatory for every listed company and other public companies having a paid up capital of Rs. 50 Crores or more or a turnover of Rs. 250 Crores and more, or as prescribed.
A member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India holding certificate of practice (Company Secretary in Practice) can conduct Secretarial Audit and furnish the Secretarial Audit Report to the Company.

The scope of secretarial audit includes:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines, 1999;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities) Regulations, 2008;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Registrars to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents) Regulations, 1993 regarding the Companies Act and dealing with client;
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009; and
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998;
  • Secretarial Standards issued by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • The Listing Agreements entered into by the Company with  Stock Exchange(s), if applicable;
  • Other laws as may be applicable specifically to the company.

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