Knowledge Bank

The NFCG has an online library of principles, codes, rules and regulations related to corporate governance. These relate to both the Indian as well as the international context. In addition, the online library contains original research papers commissioned by the foundation. The library resources are freely accessible.

Corporate Governance : India

  • Standard Operating Procedure for handling of Stock Exchange Outage and extension of trading hours thereof (9 January 2023) : Read More...
  • Introduction of Investor Risk Reduction Access (IRRA) platform in case of disruption of trading services provided by the Trading Member (TM) (30 December 2022) : Read More...
  • General Circular No.11/2022-Clarification on passing of Ordinary and Special resolutions by the companies under the Companies Act, 2013 read with rules made thereunder on account of COVID-19-Extention of timeline-reg. (28 December 2022) : Read More...
  • Clarification to SEBI circular dated August 04, 2022, on enhanced guidelines for debenture trustees and listed issuer companies on security creation and initial due diligence (19 December 2022) : Read More...
  • Foreign investment in Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) (09 December 2022) : Read More...
  • Updated Operational Circular for listing obligations and disclosure requirements for Non-convertible Securities, Securitized Debt Instruments and/or Commercial Paper- Modifications in Chapter IV and Introduction of Chapter XII on Scheme (s) of Arrangement by entities who have listed their NCDs/NCRPS (1 December 2022) : Read More...
  • A booklet on Modus Operandi of Financial Fraudsters (14 November 2022) : Read More...
  • NFRA introduces Audit Quality Inspection Guidelines (November 2022) : Read More...
  • SEBI’S Master Circular on Issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) foe Release of 1% of Issue Amount : Read More...
  • Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 may now be called the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2022 : Read More...
  • Framework on Social Stock Exchange : Read More...
  • MCA revises the threshold for Paid-up capital of ‘small companies’ to facilitate Ease of doing Business and reduce the Compliance Burden on them : Read More...
  • SEBI issued a circular on Surveillance of Securities Market, clarifying the provisions relating to SEBI (Prohibition of insider trading) Regulations, 2015 : Read More...
  • MCA has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualifications of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2022 : Read More...
  • SEBI Enhanced Disclosures by Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) and Norms on Rating Withdrawal : Read More...
  • MCA issues the Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Second Amendment Rules, 2022 : Read More...
  • MCA notifies procedure for Verification of Registered Office of the Company under Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 : Read More...
  • SEBI issues Circular for Trading Window closure period under Clause 4 of Schedule B read with Regulation 9 of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (“PIT Regulations”) – Framework for restricting trading by Designated Persons (“DPs”) by freezing PAN at security level : Read More...
  • Withdrawal of the personal data protection bill, 2019 : Read More...
  • Use of Digital Signature Certificate (DSCs) is made mandatory for filing of intimations by listed companies with effect from 01/09/2022 : Read More...
  • Operational Circular for listing obligations and disclosure requirements for Non-convertible Securities, Securitized Debt Instruments and/or Commercial Paper : Read More...
  • CBDT notification for PAN/TAN integration with LLP incorporation form Fillip : Read More...
  • Spending on ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign is as an eligible CSR expenditure : Read More...
  • IEPF has issued an instruction on the issuance of Entitlement letter to the Claimant by the Companies (Nodal/ Deputy Nodal officer) with all details required to file IEPF- 5 form : Read More...
  • Entities allowed to use e-KYC Aadhaar Authentication services of UIDAI Securities Market as sub -KUA : Read More...
  • Modification in Cyber Security and Cyber resilience framework of Qualified Registrars to an Issue and share transfer agents (QRTAs) : Read More...
  • Modification in Cyber Security and Cyber resilience framework of KYC Registration Agencies (KRAs) : Read More...
  • SEBIs circular regarding online web-based complaints Investor Grievance Redressal system : Read More...
  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India (Issue Of Capital And Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2020 : Read More...
  • The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 : Read More...
  • Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting : Read More...
  • Kotak Committee Report : Read More...
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs Library : Read More...
  • The Companies Act, 2013 : Read More...
  • Guiding Principles of Corporate Governance' : Read More...
  • National Voluntary Guidelines 2011 : Read More...
  • Guidelines on Corporate Governance for Central Public Sector Enterprises, 2010 : Read More...
  • MCA's Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines 2009 : Read More...
  • MCA's Corporate Social Responsibility Voluntary Guidelines 2009 : Read More...
  • CII's Corporate Governance Recommendations for Voluntary Adoption, Nov. 2009 : Read More...
  • The Companies Bill, 2009 : Read More...
  • Proposed Changes in Clause 49 of Listing Agreement : Read More...
  • The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2006 : Read More...
  • Code of Conduct for Directors & Senior Mangement : Read More...
  • Dr. J.J. Irani Report on New Companies Act : Read More...
  • Discussion Paper on Corporate Governance in India: NFCG (2004) : Read More...
  • Review of companies (Issue of Indian Depository receipts) Rules, 2004 : Read More...
  • Concept Paper on Companies Bill 2004 (Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India) : Read More...
  • Concept Paper on Companies Bill 2004 (CII's Views) : Read More...
  • Clause 49 (2004) (SEBI) : Read More...
  • Principles of Good Corporate Governance and Best Practice Recommendations March 2003 : Read More...
  • Narayana Murthy Committee Report: Report of the SEBI Committee on Corporate Governance (2003) : Read More...
  • Recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Committee Report on Corporate Audit and Governance (2002) : Read More...
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla Committee on Corporate Governance (1999) : Read More...
  • Desirable Corporate Governce A Code-1998 : Read More...

Corporate Governance: International

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 14, 2022; adopted amendments regarding Rule 10b5-1 insider trading plans and related disclosures : Read More...
  • Board diversity at the top 100 in Hong Kong (3 January 2022) : Read More...
  • OECD-India Experts Forum on Corporate Governance : Read More...
  • Key Development in Corporate Governance matters impacting companies in the UK 2022 : Read More...
  • Blog: Corporate Governance in Asia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? (28 June 2022) : Read More...
  • IMF and Good Governance : Read More...
  • 2022 ASX Corporate Governance Statement : Read More...
  • OECD Corporate Governance Factbook - 2021 : Read More...
  • Deloitte: SEBI circular on corporate governance reporting format-August 2019 : Read More...
  • Corporate Governance Document and Information Request List for Listed Companies (2018) : Read More...
  • A Guide to Corporate Governance Practices in the European Union (2015) : Read More...
  • CalPERS' Global Governance Principles (2015) Read More...
  • Corporate Governance in New Zealand (Principles and Guidelines) : Read More...
  • ACGA White Paper on Corporate Governance in India (2010) : Read More...
  • OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises (2005) : Read More...
  • OECD Principles of Corporate Governance (2004) : Read More...
  • ASX Corporate Governance Council Report (2003) : Read More...
  • Higgs Report: Review of the role and effectiveness of non-executive directors (2003) : Read More...
  • The Combined Code on Corporate Governance (2003) : Read More...
  • A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by KPMG International : Read More...
  • Sarbanes Oaxley Act (2002) : Read More...
  • King Committee On Corporate Governance (2002) : Read More...
  • Blue Ribbon Report (1999) : Read More...
  • CACG Guidelines Principles for Corporate Governance in the Commonwealth : Read More...
  • Hampel Report (1998) : Read More...
  • Cadbury Report-The Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (1992) Read More...