Paper 3 Setting up of Business Entities and Closure(Max Marks 100) Objective To provide working knowledge and understanding of setting up of business entities and their closure. Detailed Contents
Part A: Setting up of Business (40 Marks) 1. Choice of Business Organization: Key features of various structures and issues in choosing between business structures including identification of location; tax implications etc. 2. Company : Private Company; Public Company; One Person Company; Nidhi Company; Producer Company; Foreign Company Liaison Offices; Branch Office & Project Office; Formation and Registration. 3. Charter documents of Companies: Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association; Doctrine of ultra vires; Doctrine of indoor management; Doctrine of constructive notice; Incorporation Contracts; Alteration in MOA & AOA Change of name; registered office address; objects clause; alteration in share capital and alteration in articles of association. 4. Legal status of Registered Companies: Small Company; Holding Company; Subsidiary Company & Associate Company; Inactive Company; Dormant Company; Government Company. 5. Limited Liability Partnership: Concept of LLP; Formation and Registration; LLP Agreement; Alteration in LLP Agreement; Annual and Event-Based Compliances. 6. Other forms of business organizations: Partnership; Hindu Undivided Family; Sole Proprietorship; Multi State Co operative Society; Formation; Partnership Agreement and its registration. 7. Institutions Not For Profit &NGOs: Section8 Company; Trust and Society Formation and Registration. 8. Financial Services Organization: NBFCs; Housing Finance Company; Asset Reconstruction Company; Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs); Nidhi Companies; Payment Banks; Registration. 9. Start-ups: Start-up India Policy; Registration Process; Benefits under the Companies Act and other Government Policies; Different types of capital- Seed Capital; Venture Capital; Private Equity; Angel Investor; Mudra Bank. 10. Joint Ventures; Special Purpose Vehicles : Purpose and Process. 11. Setting up of Business outside India: Issues in choosing location; Structure and the processes involved. 12. Conversion of existing business entity: Conversion of private company into public company and vice versa; Conversion of Section 8 company into other kind of Company; Conversion of Company into LLP and vice versa; Conversion of OPC to other type of company and vice versa; Company authorised to be registered under the Act (Part XXI Companies); and other types of conversion.
Part B: Registration; Licenses & Compliances (35 Marks) 13. Various Initial Registrations and Licenses: Mandatory Registration PAN; TAN; GST Registration; Shops & Establishments; SSI/MSME; Additional Registration/License - ESI/PF; FCRA; Pollution; Other registration as per requirement of sector; IE Code; Drug License; FSSAI; Trademark; Copyright; Patent; Design; RBI; Banking; IRDA; Telecom; I & B; MSME Registration; UdyogAadhar Memorandum; Industrial License, Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM); State Level Approval from the respective State Industrial Department. 14. Maintenance of Registers and Records: Register and Records required to be maintained by an enterprise. 15. Identifying laws applicable to various Industries and their initial compliances: Compliance of industry specific laws applicable to an entity at the time of setting up of the enterprise. 16. Intellectual Property laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business): Copyright Act; 1957; Patents Act; 1970; Trade Mark Act; 1999; Geographical indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act; 1999; Designs Act; 2000. 17. Compliances under Labour Laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business): Factories Act; 1948; Minimum Wages Act; 1948;Payment of Wages Act; 1936; Equal Remuneration Act; 1976; Employees’ State Insurance Act; 1948;Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act; 1952; Payment of Bonus Act; 1965; Payment of Gratuity Act; 1972; Employees Compensation Act; 1923; Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act; 1970; Industrial Disputes Act; 1947; Trade Unions Act; 1926; Maternity Relief Act; 1961; Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act; 1986;Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities; Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act, 1995; Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention; Prohibition and Redressal) Act; 2013. 18. Compliances relating to Environmental laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business):Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act; 1974;Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act; 1981; Environment Protection Act; 1986; Public Liability Insurance Act; 1991;National Green Tribunal Act; 2010. Part C :Insolvency; Winding up& Closure of Business (25 Marks) 19. Dormant Company: Obtaining dormant status and dormant to active status. 20. Strike off and restoration of name of the company and LLP. 21. Insolvency Resolution process; Liquidation and Winding-up: An overview.