“Winding up is a means by which the dissolution of a company is brought about and its assets are realized and applied in the payment of its debts. After satisfaction of the debts, the remaining balance, if any, is paid back to the members in proportion to the contribution made by them to the capital of the company.”

A company is said to be dissolved when it ceases to exist as a corporate entity. On dissolution, the company’s name shall be struck off by the Registrar from the Register of Companies and he shall also get this fact published in the Official Gazette. The dissolution, thus puts an end to the existence of the company. It is the final step after winding up of the company to draw its existence in the eyes of law.