Where the articles of a company include the provision which, under clause (iii) of sub-section (1) of section 3, are required to be included in the articles of a company in order to constitute it a private company, but default is made in complying with any of those provisions, the company shall cease to be entitled to the privileges and exemptions conferred on private companies by or under this Act, and this Act shall apply to the company as if it were not a private company:
Provided that the 1[Central Government], on being satisfied that the failure to comply with the conditions was accidental or due to inadvertence or to some other sufficient cause, or that on other grounds it is just and equitable to grant relief, may, on the application of the company or any other person interested and on such terms and conditions as seem to the 1[Central Government], just and expedient, order that the company be relieved from such consequences as aforesaid.
1. Substituted by Act 31 of 1988, sec. 67, for "Court" (w.e.f. 31-5-1991) and again subs. by Act 11 of 2003, sec. 8, for "Company Law Board".
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