[15A. Audit of accounts of companies formed by Corporations.—
1[15A. Audit of accounts of companies formed by Corporations.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the auditor of any company formed by either of the Corporations under clause (kk) of sub-section (2) of section 7 shall be appointed or re-appointed by the Corporation concerned on the advice of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
(2) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (1), in addition to the provisions contained in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), relating to the audit of the accounts of any company, the following provisions shall apply to the audit of the accounts of any company referred to in sub-section (1), namely:—
(i) the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India shall have power to conduct a supplementary or test audit of the company’s accounts by such person or persons as he may authorise in this behalf; and for the purposes of such audit to require information to be furnished to any person or persons so authorised, on such matters, by such person or persons and in such form as the Comptroller and Auditor-General may, by general or special order, direct;
(ii) the auditor appointed or re-appointed under sub-section (1) shall submit a copy of his audit report to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India who shall have the right to comment upon, or supplement, the audit report in such manner as he may think fit;
(iii) any such comments upon, or supplement to, the audit report shall be placed before the annual general meeting of the company at the same time and in the same manner as the audit report.]
1. Ins. by Act 49 of 1971, sec. 7 (w.e.f. 1-2-1972).