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Secretarial Audit Package for Companies

Secretarial audit is an audit to verify compliance of legislations which will include the Companies Act and various other corporate and economic laws applied to the company.

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What are the services provided under Secretarial Audit?

Secretarial audit is an audit to verify compliance of legislations which will include the Companies Act and various other corporate and economic laws applied to the company. It is a process to verify the compliances made by a company in accordance with the regulations, rules and procedures of Corporate Law.

In the diverse business set up, it is obligatory for every company to fulfil all of the rules, regulations and law. If the secompliances are not obeyed,it can be very risky for the company. It is very important for organizations to have a comprehensive review of their work to point out the mistakes and to sustain a strong compliance mechanism system.

This kind of secretarial audit can be only conducted by a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, who holds a certificate of practice. He can then provide the official Secretarial Audit Report to the Company.

A detailed secretarial audit process consists of the following verification:
  • To check reports on compliances.
  • To protect the interest of employees, customers, society etc.
  • To avoid any unnecessary legal actions by the law enforcing agencies.
  • To point out inadequate compliances and non-compliances.
  • To ensure that the procedural and legal requirements are suitably complied and that is important for the image and the goodwill of any company.

Companies Act, 2013

  • Review of Charter Documents alterations if any and related compliances
  • Share Capital and Debentures Rules - Compliance related to ICDR, Pre and Post Issue Compliances
  • Borrowings - Borrowing Limit, Pre and Post Borrowing Compliances
  • Public Deposit if any - Pre and Post Compliances
  • Board and General Meetings - Notice, Agenda and Minutes
  • Declaration and Payment of Dividend - Pre and Post Compliances
  • Board of Directors - Appointment & Resignation
  • Internal Audit and Internal Audit Report
  • Auditor Appointment, Tenure of Appointment & Rotation
  • CSR Compliances - Committee Formation, Limit of Contribution
  • Related Party Transactions & its Compliances
  • Inter Corporate Loan, Investments and Corporate Guarantee
  • Buy Back of Shares - Pre & Post Compliances
  • Annual Return & Annual Compliances
  • Member Register and Change in any Shareholding Pattern
  • Secretarial Standards

Foreign Exchange Management Act
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Overseas Direct Investment
  • External Commercial Borrowings

Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
  • 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, 2015
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Registrars to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents) Regulations, 1993
  • 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 (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015

Labour, Fiscal & Other Laws
  • Factories Act, 1948
  • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  • Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
  • The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  • The Contract Labour(Regulation and Abolition)Act,1970
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation Act), 1986
  • The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923
  • The Apprentices Act, 1961
  • Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
  • The Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
  • The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • The Sexual Harassment Of Women at Workplace (Prevention,, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Water(Prevention & Control of Pollution)Act,1974
  • The Air(Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
  • Tax deducted at Source
  • Advance Tax
  • Service Tax
  • Professional, Property & Dividend Tax

Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (‘SCRA’) Depositories Act, 1996
  • Labour, Fiscal and Other laws are limited to the applicability of the Company

Documents Required for Secretarial Audit

  • Charter Documents
  • Last year Secretarial Audit Report
  • Statutory Registers
  • Board and General Meeting Minutes & Notices thereto
  • Audited financial statements
  • Filings & Intimations with Registrar of Companies, Stock Exchanges, Newspaper Advertisements (if Listed)
  • Annual Performance Reports, Lease Deed, LUT cum Bond, softex returns (if falls under SEZ)
  • Filings with other statutory departments
  • Filings with RBI (If there is foreign investment)
  • ECB Returns (if there are foreign borrowings in the company)
  • Registers maintained under Labour Laws
  • Disclosures and Declaration for code of conduct received from the directors
  • Sitting fees and Remuneration details paid to directors
  • Proof of spending CSR amount
  • SAST Disclosures
  • Bank account details for dividend

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