Section 220 Three copies of balance sheet, etc, to be filed with Registrar.
(1) After the balance sheet and the profit and loss account have been laid before a company at an annual general meeting as aforesaid, there shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days from the date on which the balance sheet and the profit and loss account were so laid, or where the annual general meeting of a company for any year has not been held, there shall be filed with Registrar within thirty days from the latest day on or before which that meeting should have been held in accordance with the provisions of this Act -
(a) a copy of the balance sheet and the profit and loss account, signed by the managing director, manager or secretary of the company, or if there be of these, by a director of the company, together with a copy all documents which are required by this Act to be annexed attached to such balance sheet or profit and loss account'
Provided that in the case of a private company, copy of the balance sheet and copy of the profit and loss account shall be filed with the Registrar separately.
Provided further that,-
(i) in the case of a private company which is not a subsidiary of a public company, or
(ii) in the case of a private company of which the entire paid-up share capital is held by one or more bodies corporate incorporated outside India, or
(iii) in the case of a company which becomes a public company by of section 43A, if the Central Government directs that it is not in public interest that any person other than a member of the company shall be entitled to inspect, or obtain copy of, the profit and account of the company,
no person other than a member of the company concerned shall be entitled inspect, or obtain copy of, the profit and loss account of that company section 610.
(2) If the annual general meeting of a company before which a balance is laid as aforesaid does not adopt the balance sheet, or is adjourned without adopting the balance sheet or, if the annual general meeting of a company for any year has not been held, a statement of that fact and of the reasons therefor shall be annexed to the balance sheet required to be filed with the Registrar.
(3) If default is made in complying with the requirements of sub-sections (1) and (2), the company, and every officer of the company who is in default, shall be liable to the like punishment as is provided by section 162 for a default complying with the provisions of section 159, 160 or 161.