The Companies Act, 1956
84. Certificate of shares.
1[(1)] A certificate, under the common seal of the company, specifying any shares held by any member, shall be prima facie evidence of the title of the member to such shares.
2[(2) A certificate may be renewed or a duplicate of a certificate may be issued if such certificate
(a)is proved to have been lost or destroyed, or
(b)having been defected or mutilated or torn is surrendered to the company.
(3) If a company with intent to defraud renews a certificate or issues a duplicate thereof, the company shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to 3[one lakh rupees], or with both.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in the articles of association of a company, the manner of issue or renewal of a certificate or issue of a duplicate thereof, the form of a certificate (original or renewed) or of a duplicate thereof, the particulars to be entered in the register of members or in the register of renewed or duplicate certificates, the form of such registers, the fee on payment of which, the terms and conditions if any (including terms and conditions as to evidence and indemnity and the payment of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by a company in investigating evidence) on which a certificate may be renewed or a duplicate thereof may be issued, shall be such as may be prescribed.]
1. Section 84 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 65 of 1960, sec. 25 (w.e.f. 28-12-1960).
2. Ins. by Act 65 of 1960, sec. 25 (w.e.f. 28-12-1960).
3. Subs. by Act 53 of 2000, sec. 37, for “ten thousand rupees” (w.e.f. 13-12-2000).