LIMITS ENHANCED FOR DISCLOSURE OF PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES UNDER 217(2A) OF COMPANIES ACT 1956
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has vide notification dated 31st March 2011 enhanced the limits for the purpose of disclosure of particulars of employees in Directors Report as requisite under Section 217 (2A) read with Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975 from the existing limit of Rs. 24 lakh/ year/ Rs. 2 lakh per month to Rs. 60 lakh per year/ Rs. 5 lakh per month and by such notification also covers Government Companies for such disclosures. By such notification, the amended rules may be called as Companies (Particulars of Employees) Amendment Rules, 2011.
The effect of the notification shall require the Companies including Government Companies to include a statement showing the name of every specified employee of the Company in their Board Report pursuant to Section 217 (2A) of the Companies Act 1956 read with Companies (Particulars of Employees) Amendment Rules, 2011 which provides:
(i) If employed throughout the financial year, was in receipt of remuneration for that year which, in aggregate, was not less than Rs. Sixty Lakh for the year: or
(ii) If employed for a part of the financial year, was in receipt of remuneration for any part, of that year, at a rate which, in the aggregate was not less Rs. Five Lakh per month.