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The Companies Act, 2013

Chapter XIII - Appointment And Remuneration of Managerial Personnel (196-205)

Section 205- Functions of the Company Secretary.

[Notification Date: 26.03.2014; Effective from: 01.04.2014]

Section 205- Functions of the Company Secretary.[New Provision]; [Relevant Rule: 10 of The Companies (Appt. and Rem. of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014]

(1) The functions of Company Secretary shall include,—

(a) to report to the Board about compliance with the provisions of this Act, the rules made thereunder and other laws applicable to the company;

(b) to ensure that the company complies with the applicable secretarial standards;

(c) to discharge such other duties as may be prescribed - [Rule 10].

Explanation.—For the purpose of this section,  the  expression  “secretarial standards” means secretarial standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India constituted under section 3 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 and approved by the Central Government.

(2) The provisions contained in section 204 and section 205 shall not affect the duties and functions of the Board of directors, chairperson of the company, managing director or whole-time director under this Act, or any other law for the time being in force.