The Corporate Affairs Ministry has extended the deadline for suggestions and comments till November 5 from earlier date of November 1.
So far, the Ministry has issued draft norms for 27 chapters, in three tranches, for the Companies Act, 2013. The new legislation replaces the nearly six-decade old law that governs functioning of corporates in the country.
The feedback deadline has been extended for draft rules pertaining to Chapter V - Acceptance of Deposits by Companies; Chapter IX - Accounts of Companies (National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)) and Chapter XIV - Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation.
NFRA would have powers to lay down accounting and auditing policies and standards for adoption by companies or class of companies or their auditors. It would also be responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with those standards.
Meanwhile, the new legislation would provide more teeth to SFIO, the agency which is currently probing many high profile cases.
Already, the Ministry has received thousands of comments on various topics, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending.