The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Lok Sabha that the number of prosecutions filed for the violations of the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and disposed of during last three years are as under:-
Year No of cases
Filed Disposed of
2007-08 17080 6993
2008-09 13971 10506
2009-10 9021 7647
The cases which are pending in various Magisterial Courts in the Country are at different stages, such as, filing of reply by the respondents, examination of witnesses etc. It is an ongoing process of the trials before the courts.
The violations are in the nature of ‘economic offences’ which lie in the jurisdiction of Magisterial Courts and not the Company Law Board.
The Minister was replying to a written question on the number of prosecution initiated by the Government on the errant companies which have violated the Companies Act, 1956 during each of the last three years and whether the Government has approached the Company Law Board with regard to the pending cases of violation?