Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 62

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

The decision by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to crack down on so-called ‘shell companies’, disqualify select directors in these entities and debar them from taking board positions _____(1)_____a specified period of time cannot be faulted. This would begin the clean-up of the Augean stables of firms set up in many cases with less than bona fide intent and having virtually no business operations. However, the Union government’s move to publicise the identities of some of these individuals with a view to ‘naming and shaming’ them is fraught with risk; the devil, as always, is in the detail. While the underlying motive for this action, as cited by the ministry, of “breaking the network of shell companies” in the government’s fight ______(2)_______black money is laudable, there is a real danger of inadvertently tainting genuine firms and individuals. This was in evidence ______(3)_______the Securities Appellate Tribunal recently gave relief to some entities over trading curbs hastily imposed on them by SEBI. Also, given the sheer scale of the task at hand, with the ministry identifying more than 1.06 lakh directors for ______(4)________, it is imperative that there be great care and diligence to ensure that the authorities do not penalise anyone who for non-mala fide reasons failed to comply with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act. After all, when the intention is to create “an atmosphere of confidence and faith in the system” as part of improving the climate for ease of doing business, the onus _______(5)________on taking to task only those who intend to subvert the law.


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