The MCA has notified a new set of Rules to amend the existing Companies (Registration of Foreign Companies) Rules, 2014 which shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette (not yet published).
In Rule 2(1)(c) of the said rules, the following explanation is inserted:
'Explanation- For the purposes of this clause, electronic based offering of securities, subscription thereof or listing of securities in the International Financial Services Centres set up under section 18 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005) shall not be construed as 'electronic mode' for the purpose of clause (42) of section 2 of the Act.'
The purpose of this amendment is to exclude from the definition of foreign company u/s 2(42) of the Act, the electronic presence of a foreign company by the means of- electronic based offering of securities, subscription thereof or listing of securities in the IFSC.
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