MCA notifies CS (Procedure of Investigations of Professional and Other Misconduct and Conduct of Cases) Amendment Rules, 2020

MCA notifies CS (Procedure of Investigations of Professional and Other Misconduct and Conduct of Cases) Amendment Rules, 2020

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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) notified the Company Secretaries (Procedure of Investigations of Professional and Other Misconduct and Conduct of Cases) Amendment Rules, 2020.

The notification seeks to amend Company Secretaries (Procedure of Investigations of Professional and Other Misconduct and Conduct of Cases) Rules, 2007.

As per the notification the word “electronic mode” is inserted which includes filing of complaint, written statement, rejoinder, affidavits, submissions, and any other documents by email or any other recognized electronic means or through the online portal; online payment of prescribed fees or amount of fine or cost as may be imposed by the Board of Discipline or the Disciplinary Committee; appearance and hearing through video conference or other audiovisual means; and service of notices or summons or communications by email or any other recognized electronic means.

In the rules, in rule 8, in sub-rule (1), in clause (a), after the words, “at his professional address”, the words, “or at email address as per the records of the Institute or such other recognized electronic modes”, shall be inserted.

In the rules, in rule 8, in sub-rule (1), in clause (b), after the words, “address of its head office”, the words, “or at email address as per the records of the Institute” shall be inserted; and after the words, “maintained by the Institute”, the words, “or such other recognized electronic modes” shall be inserted.

In the rules, in rule 10, in sub-rule (1), after the words, “acknowledgement due or speed post”, the words, “or at email address as per the records of the Institute or such other recognized electronic modes” shall be inserted.

In the said rules, in rule 19, in sub-rule (3), after the words, “a certified copy of the final order”, the words, “through registered post or speed post or email or any other recognized electronic mode.” shall be inserted.

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