Although press reports indicated last week that the Companies Act, 2013 had received the assent of the President, the official confirmation is now available. The Gazette notification, which also carries the legislation as enacted, indicates that the Presidential assent was received on August 29, 2013.
Currently, while the law has been enacted in its entirety, it is yet capable of implementation as the substantive sections of the Act are still to be notified. Only section 1 of the Act has come into effect, and section 1(3) provides:
This section shall come into force at one and the remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any provision to the commencement of the Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.