Ministry of Corporate Affairs

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs
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JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersShastri Bhawan
, New Delhi
28°36′50″N 77°12′32″E / 28.61389°N 77.20889°E / 28.61389; 77.20889
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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is an Indian government ministry. It is primarily concerned with administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956, the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 & other allied Acts and rules & regulations framed there-under mainly for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector in accordance with law.[1] It is responsible mainly for regulation of Indian enterprises in Industrial and Services sector. Ministry is mostly served by the Indian Corporate Law Service officers cadre (ICLS). These officers are being selected through Civil Services Examination Conducted by UPSC. Brilliant talent pool of the country serves MCA in different capacities. The highest post of DGCoA is being fixed at Apex Scale for the ICLS. The current Minister of State for Corporate Affairs is Anurag Thakur.


The ministry administers the following acts:

In August 2013 The Companies Act, 2013 passed. It will regulate fraud by corporations and is intended to avoid the accounting scandals such as the Satyam scandal which have plagued India.[2] It replaces The Companies Act, 1956 which has proven outmoded in terms of handling 21st century problems.[3]

The Ministry has constituted a Committee for framing of National Competition Policy (India) and related matters (formulate amendments in the Act) under the Chairmanship of Dhanendra Kumar, former Chairman of Competition Commission of India.[4][5]


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  2. ^ Jen Swanson (15 August 2013). "India Seeks to Overhaul a Corporate World Rife With Fraud" ("Dealbook" blog). The New York Times. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Parliament passes Companies Bill 2012(Update)". Yahoo! News India. ANI. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ "MCA draft - Ministry Of Corporate Affairs".
  5. ^ "Second Round of Consultations on the Revised Version of National Competition Policy Begins Tomorrow".

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