valid as on 17/09/2018

Section 454. Adjudication of penalties
Effective from 01-04-2014

(1) The Central Government may, by an   published in the Official Gazette, appoint as many officers of the Central Government, not below the rank of , as adjudicating officers for adjudging penalty under the provisions of this Act in the manner as may be

(2) The Central Government shall while appointing adjudicating officers, specify their jurisdiction in the order under sub-section (1).

(3) The adjudicating officer may, by an order impose the penalty on the company and the stating any non-compliance or default under the relevant provision of the Act.

(4) The adjudicating officer shall, before imposing any penalty, give a reasonable opportunity of being heard to such company and the officer who is in default.

(5) Any person aggrieved by an order made by the adjudicating officer under sub-section(3) may prefer an appeal to the Regional Director having jurisdiction in the matter.

(6) Every appeal under sub-section (5) shall be filed within sixty days from the date on which the copy of the order made by the adjudicating officer is received by the aggrieved person and shall be in such form, manner and be accompanied by

(7) The Regional Director may, after giving the parties to the appeal an opportunity of being heard, pass such order as he thinks fit, confirming, modifying or setting aside the order appealed against.

(8) (i) Where company does not pay the penalty imposed by the adjudicating officer or the Regional Director within a period of ninety days from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than twentyfive thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees.
(ii) Where an of a company who is in default does not pay the penalty within a period of ninety days from the date of the receipt of the copy of the order, such officer shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.

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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
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2(60) Officer who is in default, for the purpose of any provision in this Act which enacts that an officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to any penalty or punishment by way of imprisonment, fine or otherwise, means any of the following officers of a company, namely: —

(i) whole-time director;

(ii) key managerial personnel;

(iii) where there is no key managerial personnel, such director or directors as specified by the Board in this behalf and who has or have given his or their consent in writing to the Board to such specification, or all the directors, if no director is so specified;

(iv) any person who, under the immediate authority of the Board or any key managerial personnel, is charged with any responsibility including maintenance, filing or distribution of accounts or records, authorises, actively participates in, knowingly permits, or knowingly fails to take active steps to prevent, any default;

(v) any person in accordance with whose advice, directions or instructions the Board of Directors of the company is accustomed to act, other than a person who gives advice to the Board in a professional capacity;

(vi) every director, in respect of a contravention of any of the provisions of this Act, who is aware of such contravention by virtue of the receipt by him of any proceedings of the Board or participation in such proceedings without objecting to the same, or where such contravention had taken place with his consent or connivance;

(vii) in respect of the issue or transfer of any shares of a company, the share transfer agents, registrars and merchant bankers to the issue or transfer

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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

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 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.

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

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) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 to be effective from 26.01.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 to be effective from 26.01.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 to be effective from 26.01.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 to be effective from 26.01.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 20.01.2018 to be effective from 26.01.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide companies (Registration offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 07.05.2018 . To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide companies (Registration offices and Fees) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 07.05.2018 . To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 5.07.2018 w.e.f., 10.07.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 21.08.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here

29.1.3- Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014

3. Adjudication of penalties.-

(1) The Central Government may appoint any of its officers, not below the rank of Registrar, as adjudicating officers for adjudging penalty under the provisions of the Act.

(2) Before adjudging penalty, the adjudicating officer shall issue a written notice to the company and to every officer of the company who is in default, to show cause, within such period as may be specified in the notice (not being less than fifteen days and more than forty five days from the date of service thereon), why the inquiry should not
be held against him:

Provided that every notice issued under this sub-rule, shall clearly indicate the nature
of non-compliance or default under the Act alleged to have been committed or made
by such company and officer in default, as the case may be:

Provided further that the adjudicating officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the period referred to above by a further period not exceeding fifteen days, if the company or officer (as applicable) satisfies the said officer that it has sufficient cause for not responding to the notice within the stipulated period.

(3) If, after considering the cause, if any, shown by such company or officer, the adjudicating officer is of the opinion that an inquiry should be held, he shall issue a notice fixing a date for the appearance of such company, through its authorised representative, or officer of such company whether personally or through his
authorised representative

(4) On the date fixed for hearing and after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the person(s) concerned, the adjudicating officer may, subject to reasons to be recorded in writing, pass any order as he thinks fit including an order for adjournment of the hearing to a future date.

(5) Every order passed under sub-rule (4), shall be dated and signed by the adjudicating officer.

(6) The adjudicating officer shall send a copy of the order passed by it to the concerned company or officer who is in default and to the Central Government.

(7) While holding an inquiry, the adjudicating officer shall have the following powers, namely:-
(a) to summon and enforce the attendance of any person acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case;
(b) to order for evidence or to produce any document, which in the opinion of the adjudicating officer, may be useful for or relevant to the subject matter of the inquiry.

(8) If any person fails, neglects or refuses to appear as required under sub-rule (7) before the adjudicating officer, the adjudicating officer may proceed with the inquiry in the absence of such person after recording the reasons for doing so.

(9) While adjudging quantum of penalty, the adjudicating officer shall have due regard
to the following factors, namely:-

(a) the amount of disproportionate gain or unfair advantage, wherever quantifiable, made as a result of the default;
(b) the amount of loss caused to an investor or group of investors or creditors as a result of the default;
(c) the repetitive nature of the default.

(10) All sums realised by way of penalties under the Act shall be credited to the Consolidated Fund of India.


29.1.4-Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014

4. Appeal against the order of adjudicating officer. –

(1) Every appeal against the order of the adjudicating officer shall be filed in writing with the Regional Director having jurisdiction in the matter within a period of sixty days from the date of receipt of the order of adjudicating officer by the aggrieved party, in    setting forth the grounds of appeal and shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the order against which the appeal is sought:

Provided that where the party is represented by an authorised representative, a copy of such authorisation in favour of the representative and the written consent thereto by such authorised representative shall also be appended to the appeal:

Provided further that an appeal in Form ADJ shall not seek relief(s) therein against more than one order unless the reliefs prayed for are consequential.

(2) Every appeal filed under this rule shall be accompanied by such fee as provided in
the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

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29.1.5- Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014

5. Registration of appeal.-

(1) On the receipt of an appeal, office of the Regional Director shall endorse the date on such appeal and shall sign such endorsement.

(2) If, on scrutiny, the appeal is found to be in order, it shall be duly registered and given a serial number:

Provided that where the appeal is found to be defective, the Regional Director may allow the appellant such time, not being less than fourteen days following the date of receipt of intimation by the appellant from the Regional Director about the nature of the defects, to rectify the defects and if the appellant fails to rectify such defects within the time period allowed as above, the Regional Director may by order and for reasons to be recorded in writing, decline to register such appeal and communicate such refusal to the appellant within a period of seven days thereof:

Provided further that the Regional Director may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the period referred to in the first proviso above by a further period of fourteen days if an appellant satisfies the Regional Director that the appellant had sufficient cause for not rectifying the defects within the period of fourteen days referred to in the first proviso.


29.1.6-Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014

6. Disposal of appeal by Regional Director.-

(1) On the admission of the appeal, the Regional Director shall serve a copy of appeal upon the adjudicating officer against whose order the appeal is sought along-with a notice requiring such adjudicating officer to file his reply thereto within such period, not exceeding twenty-one days, as may be stipulated by the Regional Director in the said notice:

Provided that the Regional Director may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the period referred to in sub-rule (1) above for a further period of twenty-one days, if the adjudicating officer satisfies the Regional Director that he had sufficient cause for not being able to file his reply to the appeal within the above-said period of twenty-one days.

(2) A copy of every reply, application or written representation filed by the adjudicating officer before the Regional Director shall be forthwith served on the appellant by the adjudicating officer.

(3) The Regional Director shall notify the parties, the date of hearing of the appeal which shall not be a date earlier than thirty days following the date of such notification for hearing of the appeal.

(4) On the date fixed for hearing the Regional Director may, subject to the reasons to be recorded in writing, pass any order as he thinks fit including an order for adjournment of the hearing to a future date.

(5) In case the appellant or the adjudicating officer does not appear on the date fixed for hearing, the Regional Director may dispose of the appeal ex-parte:

Provided that where the appellant appears afterwards and satisfies the Regional Director that there was sufficient cause for his nonappearance, the Regional Director may make an order setting aside the ex-parte order and restore the appeal.

(6) Every order passed under this rule shall be dated and signed by the Regional Director.

(7) A certified copy of every order passed by the Regional Director shall be communicated to the adjudicating officer and to the appellant forthwith and to the Central Government.


Central Government appoints ROC as adjudicating officers [S.O 831 (E)] dated 24/04/2015


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


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


FORM NO. ADJ Memorandum of Appeal


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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