The Indian Corporate Law Service, also known as ICLS, is a Central Civil Service (Group A) that reports to the Indian government’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The service is in charge of carrying out the Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2008, the Companies Act of 2008, and the Companies Act of 2013.
The Company Law Service, which was established in 1967 as a service to manage the Companies Act of 1956, was renamed the Indian Company Law Service in 2002. Up until 2004, the service was run by the Ministry of Finance’s Department of Company Affairs; however, in 2004, a separate ministry known as the Ministry of Corporate Affairs was established to oversee India’s corporate sector. In 2008, the organization changed its name to Indian Corporate Law Service and joined the Civil Services Examination.