valid as on 12/12/2019

Section 152. Appointment of directors

(1) Where no provision is made in the  of a  for the appointment of the first director, the subscribers to the who are individuals shall be deemed to be the first  directors of the company until the directors are duly appointed and in case of a an individual being  shall be deemed to be its first director until the director or directors are duly appointed by the member in accordance with the  of this section.

(2) Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, shall be appointed by the company in general meeting.

(3) No person shall be appointed as a director of a company unless he has been allotted the Director Identification Number under section 154 .

(4) Every person proposed to be appointed as a director by the company in general meeting or otherwise, shall furnish his Director Identification Number and a declaration that he is not disqualified to become a director under this Act.

 A person appointed as a director shall not act as a director unless he gives his consent to hold the office as director and such consent has been filed with the within thirty days of his appointment in such manner :

that in the case of appointment of an  in the general meeting, an explanatory statement for such appointment, annexed to the notice for the general meeting, shall include a statement that in the opinion of the , he fulfils the conditions specified in this Act for such an appointment.

(a) Unless the articles provide for the retirement of all directors at every annual general meeting, not less than two-thirds of the total number of directors of a shall—

(i) be persons whose period of office is liable to determination by retirement of directors by rotation; and

(ii) save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, be appointed by the company in general meeting.

(b) The remaining directors in the case of any such company shall, in default of, and subject to any regulations in the articles of the company, also be appointed by the company in general meeting.

(c) At the first annual general meeting of a public company held next after the date of the general meeting at which the first directors are appointed in accordance with clauses (a) and (b) and at every subsequent annual general meeting, one-third of such of the directors for the time being as are liable to retire by rotation, or if their number is neither three nor a multiple of three, then, the number nearest to one-third, shall retire from office.

(d) The directors to retire by rotation at every annual general meeting shall be those who have been longest in office since their last appointment, but as between persons who became directors on the same day, those who are to retire shall, in default of and subject to any agreement among themselves, be determined by lot.

(e) At the annual general meeting at which a director retires as aforesaid, the company may fill up the vacancy by appointing the retiring director or some other person thereto.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this sub-section, “total number of directors” shall not include independent directors, whether appointed under this Act or any other law for the time being in force, on the Board of a company.

(a) If the vacancy of the retiring director is not so filled-up and the meeting has not expressly resolved not to fill the vacancy, the meeting shall stand adjourned till the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, or if that day is a national holiday, till the next succeeding day which is not a holiday, at the same time and place.

(b) If at the adjourned meeting also, the vacancy of the retiring director is not filled up and that meeting also has not expressly resolved not to fill the vacancy, the retiring director shall be deemed to have been re-appointed at the adjourned meeting, unless—

(i) at that meeting or at the previous meeting a resolution for the re-appointment of such director has been put to the meeting and lost;

(ii) the retiring director has, by a notice in writing addressed to the company or its Board of directors, expressed his unwillingness to be so re-appointed;

(iii) he is not qualified or is disqualified for appointment;

(iv) a resolution, whether special or ordinary, is required for his appointment or re-appointment by virtue of any provisions of this Act; or

(v) section 162 is applicable to the case.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this section and section 160, the expression “retiring director” means a director retiring by rotation.

2(5) Articles means the articles of association of a company as originally framed or as altered from time to time or applied in pursuance of any previous company law or of this Act
2(20) Company means a company incorporated under this Act or under any previous company law
2(56) Memorandum means the memorandum of association of a company as originally framed or as altered from time to time in pursuance of any previous company law or of this Act
2(62) One Person Company means a company which has only one person as a member
2(55) Member in relation to a company, means—

(i) the subscriber to the memorandum of the company who shall be deemed to have agreed to become member of the company, and on its registration, shall be entered as member in its register of members;

(ii) every other person who agrees in writing to become a member of the company and whose name is entered in the register of members of the company;

(iii) every person holding shares of the company and whose name is entered as a beneficial owner in the records of a depository

Refer rule 17 of Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014. To view the rule,Click Here
Section 152 (5) shall not apply where appointment of such director is done by the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be. – vide notification no. G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
In case of Government Company sub-section (5) shall not apply where appointment of such director is done by the Central Government or State Govemment, as the case may be, vide S.O. 463(E) dated 05.06.2015.

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided above shall be applicable only to those Government Companies which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said act or annual return under section 92 of the said act with the registrar, vide notification dated 13th June, 2017)

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2(75) Registrar means a Registrar, an Additional Registrar, a Joint Registrar, a Deputy Registrar or an Assistant Registrar, having the duty of registering companies and discharging various functions under this Act
To be be read as sixty days for IFSC Public company vide GSR 8(E) dated 04.01.2017.To view the notification Click Here
Refer rule 8 and rule 18 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014.To view the rule,Click Here
This proviso shall not apply to section 8 companies. Refer notification no. G.S.R. 466(E) dated 5th June, 2015.

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided above shall be applicable only to those companies covered under section 8 of the said act which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said act or annual return under section 92 of the said act with the registrar, vide notification dated 13th June, 2017)

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2(47) Independent director means an independent director referred to in sub-section (5) of section 149
2(10) Board, in relation to a company, means the collective body of the directors of the company
shall not apply to –

1. (a) a Government company, which is not a listed company, in which not less than fifty-one per cent. of paid up share capital is held by-the Central Government, or by any State Government or Governments or by the Central Government and one or more State Governments;

(b) a subsidiary of a Government company, referred to in (a) above. (Substituted vide exemption notification to Government Companies dated 13th June, 2017)

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided above shall be applicable only to those Government Companies which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said act or annual return under section 92 of the said act with the registrar )

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1. (a) a Government Company in which the entire paid up share capital is held by the Central Government, or by any State Government or Governments or by the Central Government and one or more State Governments;

(b) a subsidiary of a Government company, referred to in (a) above, in which the entire paid up share capital is held by that Government company (inserted vide notification GSR 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015)

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2. Specified IFSC Public Company

vide notification no. G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015 and GSR 08(E) dated 4th January, 2017.To view the notification,Click Here

2(71) Public company means a company which—

(a) is not a private company; and

(b) has a minimum paid-up share capital, as may be prescribed:

Provided that a company which is a subsidiary of a company, not being a private company, shall be deemed to be public company for the purposes of this Act even where such subsidiary company continues to be a private company in its articles

shall not apply to –

1. (a) a Government company, which is not a listed company, in which not less than fifty-one per cent. of paid up share capital is held by-the Central Government, or by any State Government or Governments or by the Central Government and one or more State Governments;

(b) a subsidiary of a Government company, referred to in (a) above. (Substituted vide exemption notification to Government Companies  dated 13th June, 2017)

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided above shall be applicable only to those Government Companies which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said act or annual return under section 92 of the said act with the registrar )

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1. (a) a Government Company in which the entire paid up share capital is held by the Central Government, or by any State Government or Governments or by the Central Government and one or more State Governments;

(b) a subsidiary of a Government company, referred to in (a) above, in which the entire paid up share capital is held by that Government company(inserted vide notification GSR 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015)

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2. Specified IFSC Public Company

vide notification no. G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015 and GSR 8(E) dated 4th January, 2017.To view the notification,Click Here

11.1.18-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014

18. Return containing the particulars of directors and the key managerial personnel.

A return containing the particulars of appointment of director or key managerial personnel and changes therein, shall be filed with the Registrar in along with such fee as may be provided in the  within thirty days of such appointment or change, as the case may be.

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Refer Rule 12 of Companies (Registration offices and fees) Rules, 2014.

11.1.8-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014

8. Consent to act as director.-

Every person who has been appointed to hold the office of a director shall on or before the appointment furnish to the company a consent in writing to act as such in 

Provided that the company shall, within thirty days of the appointment of a director. file such consent with the Registrar in along with the fee as provided in the

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Refer Rule 12 of Companies (Registration offices and fees) Rules, 2014.

2.1.17-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

17. Particulars of first directors of the company and their consent to act as such.-

The particulars of each person mentioned in the articles as first director of the company and his interest in other firms or bodies corporate along with his consent to act as director of the company shall be filed in   along with the fee as provided in the

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Refer Rule 12 of Companies (Registration offices and fees) Rules, 2014.

24.1.12- Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014

12. Fees:-

(1) The documents required to be submitted, filed, registered or recorded or any fact or information required or authorised to be registered under the Act shall be submitted, filed, registered or recorded on payment of the fee or on payment of such additional fees as applicable, as mentioned in Table annexed to these rules.

(2) For the purpose of filing the documents or applications for which no e-form is prescribed under the various rules prescribed under the Act,the document or application shall be filed through  or along with fees as applicable and in case a single form is prescribed for multiple purpose, the fee shall be paid for each of the purposes contained in the single form.

(3) For the purpose of filing information to sub-clause(60) of section 2 of the Act, such information shall be filled in along with fee as applicable.

Annexure

Table of Fees (pursuant to rule 12 of the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014)

I. Fee for filings etc. under section 403 of the Companies Act, 2013

Table of fees for the documents required to be submitted, filed, registered or recorded or for any fact or information required or authorized to be registered under the Act, shall be submitted filed, registered or recorded within the time specified in the relevant provision on payment of fee as prescribed hereunder :-

 

(I) In respect of a company having a share capital :Other than OPCs
and Small
Companies (in
rupees)
OPC and Small
Companies (in
rupees)
1. (a) For registration of OPC and small companies whose nominal share capital is less than or equal to Rs.10,00,000.----
(b) For registration of OPC and small companies whose nominal share capital exceed Rs. 10,00,000, , the fee of Rs. 2000 with the following additional fees regulated according to the amount of nominal capital: For every Rs.10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs.10,000 after the first Rs.10,00,000 and up to Rs. 50,00,000.--200
2. (a) For registration of a company (other than OPC and small companies) whose nominal share capital is less than or equal to Rs. 10,00,000 at the time of incorporation.----
(b) For registration of a company (other than OPC and small companies) whose nominal share capital exceed Rs. 10,00,000, the fee of Rs.36,000 with the following additional fees regulated according to the amount of nominal capital :----
(i) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs 10,000 after the first Rs. 10,00,000 upto Rs. 50,00,000.300--
(ii) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 50,00,000 upto Rs. one crore.100--
iii) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 1 crore.75--
Provided further that where the additional fees, regulated according to the amount of the nominal capital of a company, exceed a sum of rupees two crore and fifty lakh, the total amount of additional fees payable for the registration of such company shall not, in any case, exceed rupees two crore and fifty lakhs.
3. For filing a notice of any increase in the nominal share capital of a company, the difference between the fees payable on the increased share capital on the date of filing the notice for the registration of a company and the fees payable on existing authorized capital, at the rates prevailing on the date of filing the notice:
(a) For OPC and small companies whose nominal share capital does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000.--2000
(b) For OPC and small companies, for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 10,00,000 and upto Rs. 50,00,000.--200
Other than OPC and small companies
(c) For increase in nominal capital of a company whose nominal share capital does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000.
5000--
(d) For increase in nominal capital of a company whose nominal share capital exceed Rs. 1,00,000, the above fee of Rs. 5,000 with the following additional fees regulated according to the amount of nominal capital :
(i) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 1,00,000 upto Rs. 5,00,000.400--
(ii) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs 10,000 after the first Rs. 5,00,000 upto Rs. 50,00,000.300--
(iii) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 50,00,000 upto Rs. one crore. 100--
(iv) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 1 crore.75--
Provided further that where the additional fees, regulated according to the amount of the nominal capital of a company, exceed a sum of rupees two crore and fifty lakh, the total amount of additional fees payable for the registration of such company shall not, in any case, exceed rupees two crore and fifty lakhs.
4. For registration of any existing company, except such companies as are by this Act exempted from payment of fees in respect of registration under this Act, the same fee is charged for registering a new company.
5. For submitting, filing, registering or recording any document by this Act required or authorised to be submitted, filed, registered or recorded:
(a) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of less than Rs. 1,00,000. 200
(b) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1,00,000 or more but less than Rs.5,00,000.300
(c) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 5,00,000 or more but less than Rs.25,00,000.400
(d) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 25,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 1 crore or more. 500
(e) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1 crore or more.
Provided that in case of companies to be incorporated with effect from 26.01.2018 with a nominal capital which does not exceed rupees ten lakhs fee shall not be payable.
600
6. For making a record of or registering any fact by this Act required or authorised to be recorded or registered by the Registrar:
(a) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of less than Rs. 1,00,000. 200
(b) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1,00,000 or more but less than Rs.5,00,000.300
(c) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 5,00,000 or more but less than
Rs.25,00,000.
400
(d) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 25,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 1 crore or more. 500
(e) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1 crore or more. 600
(II) In respect of a company not having a share capital :
7. For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, does not exceed 20. --
8. For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, exceeds 20 but does not exceed 200.5000
9. For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, exceeds 200 but is not stated to be unlimited, the above fee of Rs.5,000 with an additional Rs. 10 for every member after first 200.
10. For registration of a company in which the number of members is stated in the articles of association to be unlimited. 10000
11. For registration of any increase in the number of members made after the registration of the company, the same fees as would have been payable in respect of such increase, if such increase had been stated in the articles of association at the time of registration :
Provided that no company shall be liable to pay on the whole a greater fee than Rs. 10,000 in respect of its number of members, taking into account the fee paid on the first registration of the company.
12. For registration of any existing company except such companies as are by this Act exempted from payment of fees in respect of registration under this Act, the same fee as is charged for registering a new company.
13. For filing or registering any document by this Act required or authorized to be filed or registered with the Registrar.
Provided that in case of companies to be incorporated with effect from 26.01.2018 whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, does not exceed 20, fee shall not be payable.
200
14. For making a record of or registering any fact by this Act required or authorised to be recorded or registered by the Registrar.]200
(I) In respect of a company having a share capital :Other than OPCs and Small Companies*OPC and Small Companies
1. (a) For OPC and small companies whose nominal share capital does not exceeds Rs. 10,00,000.----2000
(b)For every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 10,00,000 and upto Rs. 50,00,000 ----200
(c) For registration of a company whose nominal share capital does not exceeds Rs. 1,00,000.5000---
2. For registration of a company whose nominal share capital exceeds Rs. 1,00,000, the above fee of Rs. 5,000 with the following additional fees regulated according to the amount of nominal capital :
(a) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 1,00,000 upto Rs. 5,00,000
400---
(b) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs 10,000 after the first Rs. 5,00,000 upto Rs. 50,00,000 300---
(c) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs. 10,000 after the first Rs. 50,00,000 upto Rs. one crore 100---
(d) for every Rs. 10,000 of nominal share capital or part of Rs.10,000 after the first Rs. 1 crore.
Provided that where the additional fees, regulated according to the amount of the nominal capital of a company, exceeds a sum of rupees two crore and fifty lakh, the total amount of additional fees payable for the registration of such company shall not, in any case, exceed rupees two crore and fifty lakhs.
75---
3. For filing a notice of any increase in the nominal share capital of a company, the difference between the fees payable on the increased share capital on the date of filing the notice for the registration of a company and the fees payable on existing authorized capital, at the rates prevailing on the date of filing the notice.
4. For registration of any existing company, except such companies as are by this Act exempted from payment of fees in respect of registration under this Act, the same fee is charged for registering a new company.
5. For submitting, filing, registering or recording any document by this Act required or authorised to be submitted, filed, registered or recorded
(a) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of up to 1,00,000.
200---
(b) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1,00,000 or more but less than Rs.5,00,000. 300---
(c) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of
Rs. 5,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 25,00,000
400---
(d) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs.25,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 1 crore or more. 500---
(e) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1 crore or more. 600---
6. For making a record of or registering any fact by this Act required or authorised to be recorded or registered by the Registrar -
(a) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of up to 1,00,000.
200---
(b) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1,00,000 or more but less than Rs.5,00,000. 300---
(c) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 5,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 25,00,000400---
(d) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 25,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 1 crore or more.500---
(e) in respect of a company having a nominal share capital of Rs. 1 crore or more.600---
(II) In respect of a company not having a share capital :
7. For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, does not exceed 202000
8. For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, exceeds 20 but does not exceed 200
9.For registration of a company whose number of members as stated in the articles of association, exceeds 200 but is not stated to be unlimited, the above fee of Rs.5,000 with an additional Rs. 10 for every member after first 200.
5000
10. For registration of a company in which the number of members is stated in the articles of association to be unlimited.
11. For registration of any increase in the number of members made after the registration of the company, the same fees as would have been payable in respect of such increase, if such increase had been stated in the articles of association at the time of registration Provided that no company shall be liable to pay on the whole a greater fee than Rs. 10,000 in respect of its number of members, taking into account the fee paid on the first registration of the company.
12. For registration of any existing company except such companies as are by this Act exempted from payment of fees in respect of registration under this Act, the same fee as is charged for registering a new company.
10000
13. For filing or registering any document by this Act required or authorized to be filed or registered with the Registrar.200
14. For making a record of or registering any fact by this Act required or authorized to be recorded or registered by the Registrar.200

The above table prescribed for small companies (as defined under section 2(85) of the Act) and one person companies defined under Rule related to Chapter II read with section 2(62) of the Act shall be applicable provided the said company shall remain as said class of company for a period not less than one year from its incorporation.

(1) The above table prescribed for small companies (as defined under section 2(85) of the Act) and one person companies defined under Rule related to Chapter II r/w 2(62) of the Act shall be applicable provided the said company shall remain as said class of company for a period not less than one year from its incorporation.

The above table of fee shall be applicable for any such intimation to be furnished to the Registrar or any other officer or authority under section 159 of the Act, filing of notice of appointment of auditors or Secretarial Auditor or Cost Auditor.

(2) The above table of fee shall be applicable for any such intimation to be furnished to the Registrar or any other officer or authority under section 159 of the Act, filing of notice of appointment of auditors or Secretarial Auditor or Cost Auditor.

The above table of fee and calculation of fee as applicable for increase in authorised capital shall be applicable for revised capital in accordance with sub-section (11) of 233 of the Act, (after setting off fee paid by the transferor company on its authorised capital prior to its merger or amalgamation with the transferee company).

(3) The above table of fee and calculation of fee as applicable for increase in authorised capital shall be applicable for revised capital in accordance with sub-section (11) of 233 of the Act, (after setting off fee paid by the transferor company on its authorised capital prior to its merger or amalgamation with the transferee company).

The above table of fee shall be applicable for filing revised financial statement or board report under section 130 and 131 of the Act.

(4) The above table of fee shall be applicable for filing revised financial statement or board report under section 130 and 131 of the Act.

Following Table of additional fee shall be applicable for delay in filing of forms other than for increase in Nominal Share capital or forms under section 92/ 137 of the Act.

Sl. No.Period of delaysForms excluding charge documents (Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 30.04.2019) Forms including charge documents
01upto 15 days (sections 139 and
157)
One time
02More than 15 days and upto 30
days (Sections 139 and 157) and
upto 30 days in remaining forms.
2 times of normal filing fees
03More than 30 days and upto 60
days
4 times of normal filing fees
04More than 60 days and upto 90
days
6 times of normal filing fees
05More than 90 days and upto 180
days
10 times of normal filing fees
06Beyond 180 days 12 times of normal filing fees

Note- The belated filing of documents/forms (including increasing in nominal capital and delay caused thereon) which were due to be filed whether in Companies Act, 1956 Act or the Companies Act,2013 Act i.e due for filing prior to notification of these fee rules , the fee payable at the time of actual filing shall be applicable.

B. Following table of additional fees shall be applicable for delays in filing of the forms other than for increase in Nominal Share Capital

Sl NoPeriod of delaysForms including charge documents
01up to 15 days (sections 93,139 and 157)One time
02More than 15 days and up to 30 days (Sections 93, 139 and 157) and up to 30 days in remaining forms2 times of normal filing fees
03More than 30 days and up to 60 days4 times of normal filing fees
04More than 60 days and up to 90 days6 times of normal filing fees
05More than 90 days and up to 180 days10 times of normal filing fees
06More than 180 days and up to 270 days12 times of normal filing fees

Note;- (1)The additional fee shall also applicable to revised financial statement or board’s report under sections 130 and 131 of the Act and secretarial audit report filed by the company secretary in practice under section 204 of the Act.

(2) The belated filing of documents/forms (including increasing in nominal capital and delay caused thereon) which were due to be filed whether in Companies Act, 1956 Act or the Companies Act, 2013 Act i.e due for filing prior to notification of these fee rules , the fee applicable at the time of actual filing shall be applicable. (3) Delay beyond 270 days, the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 403 of the Act may be referred.

C. For increase in authorised capital, the additional fees shall be applicable at the following rates:-

Delay upto 6 monthsDelay beyond 6 months
slab2.5 % per month on the fees payable under para I.3 or II.12 of Table A above as the case may be.3% per month on the fees payable under para I.3 or II.12 of Table A above as the case may be.

(1) The above fee table shall also be applicable for delay in filing application with Registrar under sub-section (11) of section 233 of the Act.

For Forms under section 92 or 137:- (i) In case the period within which a document required to be submitted under section 92 or \37 of the Act expires after 30/06/2018, the additional fee mentioned in Table shall be payable –

Sl. No.Period of delayAdditional fee payable fin Rs.')
01Delay beyond period provided
under Section 92(4) of the Act
One Hundred per day
02Delay beyond period provided
under Section 137 (1) of the Act
One Hundred per day

(ii) In all other cases where the belated annual returns or balance sheet/financial statement which were due to be filed whether in the companies Act, 1956 or the companies Act, 2013 the following additional fee mentioned in Table shall be payable:-

Sl. No.
Period of delayAdditional fee payable (in Rs.) upto
30/06/2018
plus Rs. 100 per
day with effect
from
1/07 /2018
1upto 30 days 2 times of normal filing
fees
2More than 30 days
and upto 60 days
4 times of normal filing
fees
3More than 60 days
and upto 90 days
6 times of normal filing
fees
4More than 90 days
and upto 180 days
10 times of normal filing
fees
5Beyond 180 days 12 times of normal filing
fees

Note:(1)The additional fee shall also be applicable to revised financial statement or board’s report under section 130 and 131 of the Act and secretarial audit report filed by the company secretary in practice under section 204 of the Act.

(2) The belated filing of documents/forms (including increasing in nominal capital and delay caused thereon) which were due to be filed whether in Companies Act, 1956 Act or the Companies Act, 2013 Act i.e due for filing prior to notification of these fee rules, the fee payable at the time of actual filing shall be applicable.

 

(a) charges created or modified before the 2nd November, 2018, and allowed to be filed within a period of three hundred days of such creation or six months from the 2nd November, 2018, as the case may be, the following additional fees shall be payable:-

Sl.No.Period of delayAdditional Fee applicable
1.Up to 30 days2 times of normal fees
2.More than 30 days and up to 60 days4 times of normal fees
3.More than 60 days and up to 90 days6 times of normal fees
4.More than 90 days and up to 180 days10 times of normal fees
5.More than 180 days12 times of normal fees

(b) For the charges created or modified on or after the 2nd November, 2018:-

(A) The following additional fees or advalorem fees, as the case may be, shall be payable up to 31st July, 2019, by all companies:-

Sl.No.Period of delayAdditional/Advalorem Fees applicable
1.Up to 30 days2 times of normal fees
2.More than 30 days and up to 60 days4 times of normal fees
3.More than 60 days and up to 90 days6 times of normal fees

(B) the following additional fees or advalorem fees as the case may be, shall be payable with effect from 1st August, 2019:-

Sl.No.Period of delaySmall Companies and One Person CompanyOther than Small Companies and One Person Company
1.Up to 30 days3 times of normal fees6 times of normal fees
2.More than 30 days and up to 90 days3 times of normal fees plus an ad valorem fee of 0.025 per cent. of the amount secured by the charge, subject to the maximum of one lakh rupees.6 times of normal fees, plus an ad valorem fee of 0.05 per cent. of the amount secured by the charge, subject to the maximum of five lakh rupees.

II. FEE ON APPLICATIONS (including Appeal) made to Central Government under sub-section (2) of Section 459 of the Companies Act, 2013.

1For Application madeOther than OPCs and Small CompaniesOPC and Small
Companies
(i)By a company having an authorized share capital of:
(a) Upto Rs.25,00,000

2,000

1,000
b) More than Rs.25,00,000 and upto Rs.50,00,0005,0002,500
c) More than 50,00,000 and upto Rs. 5,00,00,00010,000---
d) More than Rs. 5,00,00,000 and upto Rs. 10 crores15,000---
e) More than Rs. 10 crores20,000---
(ii)By a company limited by guarantee but not having a
share capital
2,000---
(iii)By an Association or proposed company for issue of license under section 8 of the Act2,000---
(iv)By a company having a valid license issued under section 8 of the Act2,000---
(v)By a foreign company5,000---
(vi)Application for allotment of Director Identification Number (DIN) under section 153 of the Act500500 [inserted vide Companies (Registration Offices and Fees)
Second Amendment Rules, 2016. dated 07/11/2016]
(vii)[inserted vide Companies (Registration Offices and Fees)
Second Amendment Rules, 2016. dated 07/11/2016]
For surrender of Director Identification Number under rule 11(f) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 201410001000

(1) Every application to the Registrar of Companies filed by any person for reservation of name under sub-section (4) of section 4 of the Companies Act, 2013 shall be accompanied with the fee of Rs. 1,000/-.

(2) For every application made to Regional Director (including appeal) or Registrar of Companies (except specifically stated elsewhere), Table of fees as above shall be applicable. Note: The separate fee schedule shall be prescribed under subsection (2) of section 459 of the Act for applications to be filed before Tribunal.

III. Annual Fee payable by a dormant company under sub-section (5) of section 455 of the Companies Act, 2013.

1For Application madeOther than OPCs and Small CompaniesOPC and Small Companies
(i)By a company having an authorized share capital of
(a) Upto Rs.25,00,000
20001000
(b) More than Rs.25,00,000 and upto Rs.50,00,00050002500
(c) More than 50,00,000 and upto Rs.5,00,00,00010,000---
d) More than Rs. 5,00,00,000 and upto Rs. 10 crores15,000---
e) More than Rs. 10 crores20,000---
(ii)By a company limited by guarantee but not having a share capital2,000---

IV. Fee for Inspection and providing certified copies of documents kept by the Registrar under section 399 of the Act.

(i) Under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 399 of the Act – Rs.100/-

(ii) Under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 399 of the Act

(a) For copy of Certificate of Incorporation – Rs.100/-

(b) For copy or extract of other documents including hard copy of such document on computer readable media – Rs.25 per page.

V. Fee for registration of documents under section 385 of the Act.

Rs.6000/- for each document.

VI. Fees for Removal of Names of Companies from the Registrar of Companies under section 248 (2) of the Act.

Rs.5000/-

i) Fee payable till the 30th April of every financial year in respect of e-form DIR-3 KYC as at the 31st March of immediate previous year.----
ii) Fee payable (in delayed case).Rs.5000

Note:

For the current financial (2018-2019), no fee shall be chargeable till , the 31 st August, 2018 and fee of Rs.5000 shall be payable on or after the 1st September, 2018

(i) Subject to serial number (iii) below, fee payable till the 30th September of every financial year in respect of e-form DIR-3 KYC or DIR-3 KYC-WEB through web service, as the case may be, for the immediate previous financial year.------
(ii) Fee payable (in delayed case).Rs.5000
(iii) Fee payable if the individual failed to file e-form DIR-3 KYC or DIR-3 KYC-WEB through web service,as the case may be, for the immediate previous financial year (in delayed case).Rs.5000
(i) Fee payable till 15.06.2019 on e -form ACTIVE (Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25.04.2019)

Note: For the financial year ended on 31st March, 2019, no fee shall be payable in
respect of e-form DIR-3 KYC or DIR-3 KYC-WEB through web service till 14th
October, 2019. ( Inserted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 30.09.2019.)
---- (Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25.04.2019)
(ii) Fee payable (in delayed case). (Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25.04.2019)Rs.10,000 (Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25.04.2019)

 

(i) Fee payable till 25.04.2019 on e - form ACTIVE----
(ii) Fee payable (in delayed case).Rs. 10,000

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Payment of fees – Except as otherwise provided elsewhere, the table of fees annexed to the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees), Rules 2014, shall be payable in the following head. (1) fees payable to the Registrar in pursuance of the Act or any rule or regulation made or notification issued thereunder shall be paid to the Registrar on any authorized bank by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and acting as the agent of the Reserve Bank of India for credit under the following head, namely : –

Major HeadAlphanumeric code descriptionAccount CodeSerial CodeSource category
check digit
1475Other general Economic service Regulation of joint stock companies14750010514750006113
(a) Registration fees1475001059914750032114
(b) Filing fees1475001059814750033117
(c) inspection and copying fee1475001059714750034112
(d) other fees1475001059614750035119

(2) Where application is filed through electronic media or through any other computer readable media, the user may choose any one of the following payment options namely, (i) Credit Card; or (ii) Internet Banking; or (iii) Remittance at the Bank Counter or (iv) any other mode as approved by the Central Government. The requisite fee as specified in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees), Rules 2014 shall be payable through any of the accredited branches of the following Banks.

(a) Punjab National Bank

(b) State Bank of India

(c) Indian Bank

(d) ICICI Bank

(e) HDFC Bank

(f) Union Bank of India

(3) The fees payable to the Registrars may be paid bank drafts payable at drawn on banks, located at the same city or town as the office of the Registrar :

(4) Where a fee payable to the Registrar is paid through bank drafts as, aforesaid it shall not be deemed to have been paid unless and until the relevant drafts are cashed and the amount credited.

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Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 21.08.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
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Commencement Notification dated 09.02.2018


Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2019.


Companies (Registration offices and fees) Second Amendment Rules,2016 [GSR 1049(E)] dated 07/11/2016


Enforcement Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26/03/2014


Exemption to Govt Companies G.S.R. 463(E) dated 05/06/2015


Exemption to Specified IFSC Public company [GSR 08(E)] dated 04/01/2017


Exemptions to Government Companies [Amendment to GSR 463(E)] dated 13/06/2017


Exemptions to Section 8 Companies [Amendment to GSR 466(E)] dated 13/06/2017


Exemptions to Section 8 companies [GSR 466 (E)] dated 05/06/2015


The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Effective from 03.01.2018)


The Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 [effective from 26.01.2018]


FORM DIR-12 Particulars of appointment of directors and the key managerial personnel and the changes among them


Form DIR-2 Consent to act as a director of a company


Form No. GNL 2 Form for submission of documents with the Registrar


Form No. GNL 3 Particulars of person(s) or Key Managerial personnel charged or specified for the purpose of sub clause (iii) or (iv) of clause 60 of section 2


FORM NO. GNL-1 Form for filing an application with Registrar of Companies


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