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The Companies Act, 2013 provides that, without central government permission, no person can be appointed as Managing Director or Whole-Time Executive Director of a public company IF he has been convicted of an offence involving a fine of Rs.1,000/=, under any of the following laws

image0021 the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899);

2 the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944);

3 the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951);

4 the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 (37 of 1954);

5 the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955);

6 the Companies Act, 2013;

7 the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956);

8 the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957);

9 the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961);

10 the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962);

11 the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003);

12 the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999);

13 the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (1 of 1986);

14 the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992);

15 the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1922 (22 of 1922);

16 the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 (15 of 2003).

Detention under Cofeposa is also a disqualification

Nutshell will give you nodding acquaintance with contemporary events under all of these laws PLUS events in your industry segment.

You may still need an expert if a situation seems to threaten you career, from among these laws. But Nutshell will help you to, firstly prevent such a situation. Failing that, Nutshell will help you sniff trouble under these laws. Finally Nutshell will help you ask the right questions

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