valid as on 15/08/2019

Section 186. Loan and investment by company
Effective from 01-04-2014

 Without prejudice to the provisions contained in this Act, a company shall unless otherwise prescribed, make investment through not more than two layers of investment companies:

Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not affect,—

(i) a company from acquiring any other company incorporated in a country outside India if such other company has investment subsidiaries beyond two layers as per the laws of such country;

(ii) a from having any investment subsidiary for the purposes of meeting the requirements under any law or under any rule or regulation framed under any law for the time being in force.

 No company shall directly or indirectly —

(a) give any loan to any person or other ;

(b) give any guarantee or provide security in connection with a loan to any other body corporate or person; and

(c) acquire by way of subscription, purchase or otherwise, the of any other body corporate,

exceeding sixty per cent. of its ,  and securities premium account or one hundred per cent. of its free reserves and securities premium account, whichever is more.

  For the purposes of this sub-section, the word “person” does not include any individual who is in the employment of the company.

Where the aggregate of the loans and investment so far made, the amount for which guarantee or security so far provided to or in all other bodies corporate along with the investment, loan, guarantee or security proposed to be made or given by the Board, exceed the limits specified under sub-section (2), no investment or loan shall be made or guarantee shall be given or security shall be provided unless previously authorised by a special resolution passed in a general meeting:

Provided that where a loan or guarantee is given or where a security has been provided by a company to its wholly owned subsidiary company or a joint venture company, or acquisition is made by a , by way of subscription, purchase or otherwise of, the securities of its wholly owned subsidiary company, the requirement of this sub-section shall not apply:

Provided further that the company shall disclose the details of such loans or guarantee or security or acquisition in the financial statement as provided under sub-section (4).

 Where the giving of any loan or guarantee or providing any security or the acquisition under sub-section (2) exceeds the limits specified in that sub-section, prior approval by means of a passed at a general meeting shall be necessary.

(4) The company shall disclose to the in the the full particulars of the   given, investment made or guarantee given or security provided and the purpose for which the loan or guarantee or security is proposed to be utilised by the recipient of the loan or guarantee or security.

(5) No investment shall be made or loan or guarantee or security given by the company unless the resolution sanctioning it is passed at a meeting of the Board with the consent of all the directors present at the meeting and the prior approval of the concerned where any term loan is subsisting, is obtained:

Provided that prior approval of a public financial institution shall not be required where the aggregate of the loans and investments so far made, the amount for which guarantee or security so far provided to or in all other bodies corporate, along with the investments, loans, guarantee or security proposed to be made or given does not exceed the limit as specified in sub-section (2), and there is no default in repayment of loan instalments or payment of interest thereon as per the terms and conditions of such loan to the public financial institution.

 in case of a Specified IFSC public company, the Board can exercise powers under this sub-section by means of resolutions passed at meetings of the Board of Directors or through resolutions passed by circulation.

 in case of a Specified IFSC private company, the Board can exercise powers under this sub-section by means of resolutions passed at meetings of the Board of Directors or through resolutions passed by circulation.

(6) No company, which is registered under section 12 of the of India Act, 1992 and covered under such class or classes of companies  shall take inter-corporate loan or deposits exceeding the prescribed limit and such company shall furnish in its financial statement the details of the loan or deposits.

 (7) No loan shall be given under this section at a  lower than the prevailing yield of one year, three year, five year or ten year Government Security closest to the tenor of the loan.

nothing contained in this sub-section shall apply to a company in which twenty-six per cent. or more of the paid-up share capital is held by the Central Government or one or more State Governments or both, in respect of loans provided by such company for funding Industrial Research and Development projects in furtherance objects as stated in its memorandum of association.

(8) No company which is in default in the repayment of any deposits accepted before or after the commencement of this Act or in payment of interest thereon, shall give any loan or give any guarantee or provide any security or make an acquisition till such default is subsisting.

(9) Every company giving loan or giving a guarantee or providing security or making an acquisition under this section shall   which shall contain such particulars and shall be maintained in such manner

(10) The register referred to in sub-section (9) shall be kept at the registered office of the company and —

(a) shall be open to inspection at such office; and

(b) extracts may be taken therefrom by any member, and copies thereof may be furnished to any member of the company on payment of such fees 

Nothing contained in this section shall apply—

(a) to any loan made, any guarantee given or any security provided or any investment made by a banking company, or an insurance company, or a housing finance company in the ordinary course of its business, or a company established with the object of and engaged in the business of financing industrial enterprises, or of providing infrastructural facilities;

(b) to any investment—

(i) made by an investment company;

(ii) made in shares allotted in pursuance of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 62 or in shares allotted in pursuance of rights issues made by a body corporate;

(iii) made, in respect of investment or lending activities, by a non-banking financial company registered under Chapter III-B of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and whose principal business is acquisition of securities.

(11) Nothing contained in this section, except sub-section (1), shall apply—

(a) to a loan made, guarantee given or security provided by a  or an insurance company or a housing finance company in the ordinary course of its business or a company engaged in the business of financing of companies or of providing  infrastructural facilities;

(b) to any acquisition—

(i) made by a non-banking financial company registered under Chapter IIIB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and whose principal business is acquisition of securities:

Provided that exemption to non-banking financial company shall be in respect of its investment and lending activities;

(ii) made by a company whose principal business is the acquisition of securities;

(iii) of shares allotted in pursuance of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 62.

(12) for the purposes of this section.

(13) If a company contravenes the provisions of this section, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees and every of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this section,—

(a) the expression “investment company” means a company whose principal business is the acquisition of shares,  or other securities ;

(b) the expression “infrastructure facilities” means the facilities specified in Schedule VI.

This section shall not apply to

(a) a Government company engaged in defence production;

(b)a Government company, other than a listed company, in case such company obtains approval of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government which is administratively in charge of the company, or, as the case may be, the State Government before making any loan or giving any guarantee or providing any security or making any investment under the section. vide notification no. G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June, 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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Sub-section (1) shall not apply for IFSC Private and IFSC Public company vide GSR 8(E)and GSR 9(E) dated 04.01.2017.To view the notification Click Here
2(87) Subsidiary Company or Subsidiary, in relation to any other company (that is to say the holding company), means a company in which the holding company—

(i) controls the composition of the Board of Directors; or

(ii) exercises or controls more than one-half of the total voting power either at its own or together with one or more of its subsidiary companies:

Provided that such class or classes of holding companies as may be prescribed shall not have layers of subsidiaries beyond such numbers  as may be prescribed.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause,—

(a) a company shall be deemed to be a subsidiary company of the holding company even if the control referred to in sub-clause (i) or sub-clause (ii) is of another subsidiary company of the holding company;

(b) the composition of a company’s Board of Directors shall be deemed to be controlled by another company if that other company by exercise of some power exercisable by it at its discretion can appoint or remove all or a majority of the directors;

(c) the expression “company” includes any body corporate;

(d) “layer” in relation to a holding company means its subsidiary or subsidiaries.

Sub-section (2) shall not apply for specified IFSC Public and IFSCPrivate Companies if a company passes a resolution either at meeting of the Board of Directors or by circulation  vide GSR 8(E)and GSR 9(E) dated 04.01.2017.To view the notification Click Here
2(11) Body Corporate includes a company incorporated outside India, but does not include—

(i) a co-operative society registered under any law relating to co-operative societies; and

(ii) any other body corporate (not being a company as defined in this Act), which the Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf

2(81) Securities means the securities as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956)
2(64) Paid-up share capital or share capital paid-up means such aggregate amount of money credited as paid-up as is equivalent to the amount received as paid-up in respect of shares issued and also includes any amount credited as paid-up in respect of shares of the company, but does not include any other amount received in respect of such shares, by whatever name called
2(44) Free Reserves means such reserves which, as per the latest audited balance sheet of a company, are available for distribution as dividend:

Provided that—

(i) any amount representing unrealised gains, notional gains or revaluation of assets, whether shown as a reserve or otherwise, or

(ii) any change in carrying amount of an asset or of a liability recognized in equity, including surplus in profit and loss account on measurement of the asset or the liability at fair value, shall not be treated as free reserves

Inserted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018, Effective from 7th May,2018
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Substituted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 Effective from 7th May,2018
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2(46) Holding Company, in relation to one or more other companies, means a company of which such companies are subsidiary companies.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this clause, the expression “company” includes any body corporate;

Sub-section (3) shall not apply for specified IFSC Public and IFSC Private Companies if a company passes a resolution either at meeting of the Board of Directors or by circulation vide GSR 8(E)and GSR 9(E) dated 04.01.2017.To view the notification Click Here
Refer rule 13 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Board) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
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

2(40) Financial Statement in relation to a company, includes—

(i) a balance sheet as at the end of the financial year;

(ii) a profit and loss account, or in the case of a company carrying on any activity not for profit, an income and expenditure account for the financial year;

(iii) cash flow statement for the financial year;

(iv) a statement of changes in equity, if applicable; and

(v) any explanatory note annexed to, or forming part of, any document referred to in sub-clause (i) to sub-clause (iv):

Provided that the financial statement, with respect to one person company, small company, dormant company and private company (if such private company is a start-up)may  not include the cash flow statement;

Explanation. – For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘start-up’ or “start-up company” means a private company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) or the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and recognised as start-up in accordance with the notification issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

MCA has clarified vide clarification 04/2015 dated 10 March,2015 that loans and/or advances made by the companies to their employees, other than the managing or whole time directors (which is governed by section 185) are not governed by the requirements of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013. This clarification will, however, be applicable if such loans/advances to employees are in accordance with the conditions of service applicable to employees and are also in accordance with the remuneration policy, in cases where such policy is required to be formulated. To view the clarification,Click Here
2(72) Public Financial Institution, means—

(i) the Life Insurance Corporation of India, established under section 3 of the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956 (31 of 1956);

(ii) the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, referred to in clause (vi) of sub-section (1) of section 4A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) so repealed under section 465 of this Act;

(iii) specified company referred to in the Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 2002 (58 of 2002);

(iv) institutions notified by the Central Government under sub-section (2) of section 4A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) so repealed under section 465 of this Act;

(v) such other institution as may be notified by the Central Government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India:

Provided that no institution shall be so notified unless—

(A) it has been established or constituted by or under any Central or State Act other than this Act or the previous company law; or

(B) not less than fifty-one per cent of the paid-up share capital is held or controlled by the Central Government or by any State Government or Governments or partly by the Central Government and partly by one or more State Governments.

Inserted vide Exemption Notification to specified IFSC Public Companies, GSR 08 (E) dated 04.01.2017. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide Exemption Notification to specified IFSC Private Companies, GSR 09 (E) dated 04.01.2017. To view the notification Click Here
2(82) Securities and Exchange Board means the Securities and Exchange Board of India established under section 3 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992)
Refer rule 11 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Board) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
It is clarified by MCA vide General Circular 06/2015 dated 09 April 2015 that in cases where the effective yield (effective rate of return) on tax free bonds is greater than the prevailing yield of one year, three year, five year or ten year Government Security closest to the tenor of the loan, it will not be violation of sub-section (7) of section 186 of the Companies Act,2013.To view the clarification,Click Here
Inserted vide exemption notification to section 8 companies dated 13th June, 2017.

(The exceptions, modifications and adaptations provided 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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It is clarified by MCA that registers maintained by companies pursuant to sub-section (5) of Section 372A of Companies Act, 1956 may continue as per requirements under these provisions and the new format prescribed vide Form MBP2 shall be used for particulars entered in such registers on and from 1.4.2014 vide Circular 15/2014 dated 09 June 2014. To view the clarification,Click Here
Refer rule 12 and Form No. MBP 2 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Board) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
Refer rule 12 and Table annexed to the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014. To view the rule,Click Here
Substituted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 Effective from 7th May,2018.To view commencement notification,Click Here
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2(9) Banking Company means a banking company as defined in clause (c) of section 5 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949)
Inserted by the Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2015 vide notification no. S.O. 504 (E) dated 13th February 2015. To view the order,Click Here
Refer rule 11 and 13 and Form No. MBP 2 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Board) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
2(59) Officer includes any director, manager or key managerial personnel or any person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the Board of Directors or any one or more of the directors is or are accustomed to act
2(30) Debenture, includes debenture stock, bonds or any other instrument of a company evidencing a debt, whether constituting a charge on the assets of the company or not

Provided that— (a) the instruments referred to in Chapter III-D of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934; and

(b) such other instrument, as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with Reserve Bank of India, issued by a company,

shall not be treated as debenture;

Inserted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 7th May,2018. To view commencement notification,Click Here. To view the notification,Click Here

12.1.11-Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules,2014

11. Loan and investment by a company under section 186 of the Act.-

(1) Where a loan or guarantee is given or where a security has been provided by a company to its wholly owned subsidiary company or a joint venture company, or acquisition is made by a holding company, by way of subscription, purchase or otherwise of, the securities of its wholly owned subsidiary company, the requirement of sub-section (3) of section 186 shall not apply:

Provided that the company shall disclose the details of such loans or guarantee or security or acquisition in the financial statement as provided under sub-section (4) of section 186.

(2) For the purposes of clause (a) of sub-section (11) of section 186, the expression “business of financing of companies” shall include, with regard to a Non-Banking Financial Company registered with the Reserve Bank of India, “business of giving of any loan to a person or providing any guaranty or security for due repayment of any loan availed by any person in the ordinary course of its business”.

(3) No company registered under section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 and also covered under such class or classes of companies which may be notified by the Central Government in consultation with the Securities and Exchange Board, shall take any inter-corporate loan or deposits, in excess of the limits specified under the regulations applicable to such company, pursuant to which it has obtained certificate of registration from the Securities and Exchange Board of India.


12.1.12-Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules,2014

12.Register.-

(1) Every company giving loan or giving guarantee or providing security or making an acquisition of securities shall, from the date of its incorporation, maintain a register in  and enter therein separately, the particulars of loans and guarantees given, securities provided and acquisitions made as aforesaid.

(2) The entries in the register shall be made chronologically in respect of each such transaction within seven days of making such loan or giving guarantee or providing security or making acquisition.

(3) The register shall be kept at the registered office of the company and the register shall be preserved permanently and shall be kept in the custody of the company secretary of the company or any other person authorised by the Board for the purpose.

(4) The entries in the register (either manual or electronic) shall be authenticated by the company secretary of the company or by any other person authorised by the Board for the purpose.

(5) For the purpose of sub-rule (4), the register can be maintained either manually or in electronic mode.

(6) The extracts from the register maintained under sub-section (9) of section 186 may be furnished to any member of the company on payment of such fee as may be prescribed in the Articles of the company which shall not exceed ten rupees for each page.

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12.1.13-Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules,2014

A resolution passed at a general meeting in terms of sub-section (3) of section 186 to give any loan or guarantee or investment or providing any security or the acquisition under sub-section (2) of section 186 shall specify the total amount up to which the Board of Directors are authorised to give such loan or guarantee, to provide such security or make such acquisition:

Provided that the company shall disclose to the members in the financial statement the full particulars in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4) of section 186

(1) Where the aggregate of the loans and investment so far made, the amount for which guarantee or security so far provided to or in all other bodies corporate along with the investment, loan, guarantee or security proposed to be made or given by the Board, exceed the limits specified under section 186, no investment or loan shall be made or guarantee shall be given or security shall be provided unless previously authorised by a special resolution passed in a general meeting.

Explanation.For the purpose of this sub-rule, it is clarified that it would sufficient compliance if such special resolution is passed within one year from the date of notification of this section.

(2) A resolution passed at a general meeting in terms of sub-section (3) of section 186 to give any loan or guarantee or investment or providing any security or the acquisition under sub section (2) of section 186 shall specify the total amount up to which the Board of Directors are authorised to give such loan or guarantee, to provide such security or make such acquisition:

Provided, that the company shall disclose to the members in the financial statement the full particulars in accordance with the provision of sub-section (4) of section 186.

Substituted vide Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 07.05.2018 . To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 07.05.2018 . To view the notification,Click Here

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)---- (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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Companies (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2015 [S.O. 504 (E)] dated 13/02/2015


Commencement Notification dated 07/05/2018


Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Amendment Rules, 2018 [GSR 429(E)] dated 07/05/2018


Companies (Registration offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 07/05/2018


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 Private company [GSR 09(E)] dated 04/01/2017


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


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


General Circular 04/2015


General Circular 06/2015


General Circular 15/2014


Form MBP-2-Register of loans, guarantee, security and acquisition made by the 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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