Companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2017 notified by MCA; Auditors to report on requisite disclosure of holdings/ dealings of specified bank notes of Rs. 500/ Rs. 1000 during demonetization
The MCA has notified the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2017, applicable w.e.f. 30 Mar. 2017, amending the requirements for reporting about the requisite disclosures of holding/ dealings of specified bank notes of Rs. 500/ Rs. 1000 during demonetization, as under:
G.S.R. 307(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 143 read with sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, namely:
1. (1) These rules may be called the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in rule 11, after clause (c), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:
“(d) whether the company had provided requisite disclosures in its financial statements as to holdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes during the period from 8th November, 2016 to 30th December, 2016 and if so, whether these are in accordance with the books of accounts maintained by the company.”.
Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 246(E), dated the 31st March, 2014, subsequently amended vide G.S.R. 722(E), dated the 14th October, 2014 and vide G.S.R. 972(E), dated the 14th December, 2015.