Lok Sabha passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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New Delhi: A view of the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament (PTI photo)

New Delhi: A view of the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament (PTI photo)

Lok Sabha on Friday gave its nod to the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to tighten corporate social responsibility compliance and reduce a load of cases on the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the draft law will also ensure more accountability and better enforcement to strengthen the corporate governance norms.

Opposing the ordinance brought earlier, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Cong) and Saugata Roy (TMC) said it was not required as the law has been amended on several occasions.

A Raja (DMK) said the registrar of companies has been given “excessive powers” which is not good.

PP Chaudhury (BJP) said once the law is amended, it will help in ease of doing business and give a boost to commerce.

(PTI)