Section 16 – COMPANIES (CENTRAL GOVERNMENT’S) GENERAL RULES & FORMS

16. Section 592(1)(a)

(1) A copy of any charter, statutes, memorandum and articles, or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of a company shall be duly certified to be a true copy as provided in sub-rules (2), (3) and (4) or as provided in sub-rule (5) as the case may require.

(2) If the company be incorporated in a country outside the Commonwealth, the copy aforesaid shall be certified –

(a) by an official of the Government to whose custody the original is committed; or

(b) by a Notary (Public) or such country; or

(c) by an officer of the company.

(3) The signature or seal of the official referred to in clause (a) of sub-rule (2) or the certificate of the Notary (Public) referred to in clause (b) of that sub-rule shall be authenticated by a diplomatic or consular officer empowered in this behalf under section 3 of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act, 1948, or, where there is no such officer, by any of the officials mentioned in section 6 of the Commissioners of Oaths Act, 1889 (52 and 53 Vic C 10), or in any Act amending the same.

(4) The certificate of the officer of the company referred to in clause (c) of sub-rule (2) shall be signed before a person having authority to administer an oath as provided under section 3 of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act, 1948, or, as the case may be, by section 3 of the Commissioners of Oaths Act,1889 (52 and 53 Vic C 10), or in any Act amending the same.

(5) If the company be incorporated in any part of the Commonwealth, the copy of the document referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be certified as a true copy-

(a) by an official of the Government to whose custody the original of the document is committed; or

(b) by a Notary (Public) in that part of the Commonwealth; or

(c) by an officer of the company, on oath, before a person having authority to administer an oath in that Part of the Commonwealth.

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