The new Companies Bill 2012 – How does it impact you?

The Companies Act of 1956 will now be replaced by the Companies Bill of 2012, which can also be called The Companies Act 2012. Only the President’s assent is pending for this bill, been pending since 2011 to become a reality. The 309 page document tries to clear a lot of conflict points present in the Companies Act 1956 that have been a pain for companies over time and a reason for a lot of legal cases. So how does it impact corporate India & in general, You? Of particular interest to us is how this Bill/Act will address issues of Governance, Responsibility, Transparency, Diversity, Community and Sustainability. Let me try to dissect a few key changes that this bill aims to bring out in the above areas. This might be a longish post so please pardon me for the lack of brevity. 1. CSR being made close to Mandatory Yes, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not mandatory but the new bill will make sure that companies have to work really …

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-14

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-07

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Increasing size of Wind Turbines

Wind Energy is the oldest and is among the most widely used Renewable Energy sources in the world. In India, it is only next to Large Hydro in terms of capacity and energy generation. Of-late, plans to make bigger and bigger wind-turbines are being announced by companies that have been operating for decades in this field. By bigger, I mean both size-wise and capacity-wise. Siemens which announced its flagship product SWT-6.0-154 that has a 6 MW output capacity and a rotor diameter of 154m was outdone by Vestas’ V164 turbine which is not only bigger in size (80m blade and 164m rotor diameter) but is also said to produce 7 MW output. Enercon, however, already has its E-126 wind turbine on production and has finished several installations since 2007. Released as a 6 MW turbine, it was later upgraded to 7.5 MW after technical revisions. This is by far the biggest wind turbine till date. (Image Source: Vestas.com) Vestas which was working on its 7 MW turbine recently announced that, owing to …

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-30

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-23

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-16

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-09

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-02

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-02

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