Section 28 – THE COMPANIES (COURT) RULES, 1959

28. Service on company

(1) Where a petition is presented against a Company, it shall be accompanied by a notice of the petition in the prescribed Form together with a copy of the petition for service on the company and an envelope addressed to the company at its registered office or its principal place of business and sufficiently stamped for being sent by registered post for acknowledgement. The Registrar shall immediately on the admission of the petition send the notice together with the copy of the petition to the company by registered post.

 

(2) Every petition and, save as otherwise provided by these Rules or by an order of Court, every application, shall, unless presented by the Company, be served on the company at its registered office, or if there is no registered office at its principal or last known principal place of business, by leaving a copy thereof with an officer or employee of the company, and in case no such person is available, in such manner, as the Judge or Registrar may direct, or, by sending a copy thereof by prepaid registered post addressed to the company at its registered office, or, if there is no registered office, at its principal or last known principal place of business, or to such person and at such address as the Judge or Registrar may direct.

Where the company is being wound-up, the petition or application shall also be served on the liquidator, if any, appointed for the purpose of winding-up the affairs of the company.

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