S.o. 5457 (e).— in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 396 of the companies act, 2013 (18 of 2013) (herein after referred to as the said act), the central government hereby establishes the office of the registrar of companies at vijayawada, having territorial jurisdiction in the whole state of andhra pradesh for discharging the functions of the registrar of companies under the various provisions of the said act and appoints the registrar of companies, vijayawada as registrar of companies for the purpose of registration of companies and discharging the functions under the said act in the state of andhra pradesh.