HC notice on plea challenging sections of Companies Act, Court Fees Act

Published: Oct 6, 2020, 10:52 pm IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Centre and others over a petition challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Court Fees Act.

After hearing the arguments on the petition filed by one Manoj Grover on September 28, a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notices to the respondents. The petitioner was represented by advocate Tishampati Sen.

The plea challenged the constitutional power of Sections 177(9) and 177(10) of the Companies Act, 2013, and Sections 4 and 19 of the Court Fees Act.

It challenged Sections 177(9) and 177(10) of the Companies Act, 2013 which provides that listed companies and only those classes of companies as are prescribed, are required to create a vigil mechanism for directors and employees to report genuine concerns.