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8.Formation of companies with charitable objects, etc.
Effective from 01-04-2014, font in blue from 15-12-2016

(1) Where it is proved to the satisfaction of the that a person or an association of persons proposed to be registered under this Act as a limited company—

(a) has in its objects the promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object;

(b) intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects; and

(c) intends to prohibit the payment of any  to its ,

the Central Government may, by licence issued in such manner as may be prescribed, and on such conditions as it deems fit, allow that person or association of persons to be registered as a limited company under this section without the addition to its name of the word “Limited”, or as the case may be, the words “Private Limited” , and thereupon the shall, on application, register such person or association of persons as a company under this section.

(2) The company registered under this section shall enjoy all the privileges and be subject to all the obligations of limited companies.

(3) A firm may be a member of the company registered under this section.

(4) (i) A company registered under this section shall not the provisions of its or except with the previous approval of the

(ii) A company registered under this section may convert itself into company of any other kind only after complying with such conditions

(5) Where it is proved to the satisfaction of the that a limited company registered under this Act or under any has been formed with any of the objects specified in clause (a) of sub-section (1) and with the restrictions and prohibitions as mentioned respectively in clauses (b) and (c) of that sub-section, it may, by licence, allow the company to be registered under this section subject to such conditions as the Central Government deems fit and to change its name by omitting the word “Limited”, or as the case may be, the words “Private Limited” from its name and thereupon the Registrar shall, on application, register such company under this section and all the provisions of this section shall apply to that company.

(6) The may, by order, revoke the licence granted to a company registered under this section if the company contravenes any of the requirements of this section or any of the conditions subject to which a licence is issued or the affairs of the company are conducted fraudulently or in a manner violative of the objects of the company or prejudicial to public interest, and without prejudice to any other action against the company under this Act, direct the company to convert its status and change its name to add the word “Limited” or the words “Private Limited”, as the case may be, to its name and thereupon the Registrar shall, without prejudice to any action that may be taken under sub-section (7), on application, register the company accordingly:

Provided that no such order shall be made unless the company is given a reasonable opportunity of being heard:

Provided further that a copy of every such order shall be given to the Registrar.

(7) Where a licence is revoked under sub-section (6), the Central Government may, by order, if it is satisfied that it is essential in the public interest, direct that the company be wound up under this Act or amalgamated with another company registered under this section:

Provided that no such order shall be made unless the company is given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

(8) Where a licence is revoked under sub-section (6) and where the Central Government is satisfied that it is essential in the public interest that the company registered under this section should be amalgamated with another company registered under this section and having similar objects, then, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the Central Government may, by order, provide for such amalgamation to form a single company with such constitution, properties, powers, rights, interest, authorities and privileges and with such liabilities, duties and obligations as may be specified in the order.

(9) If on the winding up or dissolution of a company registered under this section, there remains, after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities, any asset, they may be transferred to another company registered under this section and having similar objects, subject to such conditions as the may impose, or may be sold and proceeds thereof credited to the Rehabilitation and Insolvency Fund formed under section 269. 

(10) A company registered under this section shall amalgamate only with another company registered under this section and having similar objects.

(11) If a company makes any default in complying with any of the requirements laid down in this section, the company shall, without prejudice to any other action under the provisions of this section, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten lakh rupees but which may extend to one crore rupees and the  and every of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to twenty-five lakh rupees, or with both:

Provided that when it is proved that the affairs of the company were conducted fraudulently, every officer in default shall be liable for action under section 447.

a) Powers are delegated to Registrar of Companies vide notification S.O 1353(E).To view the notification,Click Here

b)The Central registration center shall exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of all e-forms and related matters pertaining to registration of companies, vide notification S.O.1211(E) dated 23 March, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here

2(35) Dividend includes any interim dividend
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(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
Refer rule 19 and Form No. INC 12, INC 13, INC 14 and INC 15 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
2(3) Alter includes the making of additions, omissions and substitutions.
2(56) Memorandum means the memorandum of association of a company as originally framed or as altered from time to time in pursuance of any previous company law or of this Act
2(5) Articles means the articles of association of a company as originally framed or as altered from time to time or applied in pursuance of any previous company law or of this Act

1. a) Powers are delegated to Registrar of Companies except for alteration of memorandum in case of conversion into another kind of company vide notification S.O 1353(E).

b)The Central registration center shall exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of all e-forms and related matters pertaining to registration of companies, vide notification S.O.1211(E) dated 23 March, 2016.

2.  Supersession of Notification S.O 1352 (E) vide  notification S.O. 4090(E).

3. Delegation of power to Regional Directors at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Shillong vide notification S.O. 4090(E).

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Refer rule 21 and 22 and Form Nos. INC 18 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
a)Powers are delegated to Registrar of Companies vide notification S.O 1353(E). To view the notification,Click Here

b)The Central registration center shall exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of all e-forms and related matters pertaining to registration of companies, vide notification S.O.1211(E) dated 23 March, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here

2(67) Previous company law means any of the laws specified below: —

(i) Acts relating to companies in force before the Indian Companies Act, 1866 (10 of 1866);

(ii) the Indian Companies Act, 1866 (10 of 1866);

(iii) the Indian Companies Act, 1882 (6 of 1882);

(iv) the Indian Companies Act, 1913 (7 of 1913);

(v) the Registration of Transferred Companies Ordinance, 1942 (Ord. 54 of 1942);

(vi) the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956); and

(vii) any law corresponding to any of the aforesaid Acts or the Ordinances and in force—

(A) in the merged territories or in a Part B State (other than the State of Jammu and Kashmir), or any part thereof, before the extension thereto of the Indian Companies Act, 1913 (7 of 1913); or

(B) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, or any part thereof, before the commencement of the Jammu and Kashmir (Extension of Laws) Act, 1956 (62 of 1956), in so far as banking, insurance and financial corporations are concerned, and before the commencement of the Central Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1968 (25 of 1968), in so far as other corporations are concerned;

(viii) the Portuguese Commercial Code, in so far as it relates to sociedades anonimas; and

(ix) the Registration of Companies (Sikkim) Act, 1961 (Sikkim Act 8 of 1961)(Not notified)

Refer rule 20 and Form Nos. INC 12, INC 14, INC 15, INC 16, INC 17 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
1. The Central registration center shall exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of all e-forms and related matters pertaining to registration of companies, vide notification S.O.1211(E) dated 23 March, 2016.

2.  Supersession of Notification S.O 1352 (E) vide  notification S.O. 4090(E)

3. Delegation of power to Regional Directors at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Shillong vide notification S.O. 4090(E)

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Refer rule 23 and Form Nos. INC 20 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014. To view the rule,Click Here
2(90) Tribunal means the National Company Law Tribunal constituted under section 408
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2(34) Director means a director appointed to the Board of a company
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

2.1.19-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

19. License under section 8 for new companies with charitable objects etc.-

(1) A person or an association of persons (hereinafter referred to in this rule as “the proposed company”), desirous of incorporating a company with limited liability under sub-section (1) of section 8 without the addition to its name of the word “Limited”, or as the case may be, the words “Private Limited”, shall make an application in  along with the fee as provided in the  to the Registrar for a license under sub-section (1) of section 8.

(2) The memorandum of association of the proposed company shall be in 

(3) The application under sub-rule (1) shall be accompanied by the following documents, namely:—

(a)  the draft memorandum and articles of association of the proposed company;

(b) the declaration in  by an Advocate, a Chartered Accountant,  or Company Secretary in practice, that  the draft memorandum and articles of association have been drawn up in conformity with the provisions of section 8 and rules made thereunder and that all the requirements of the Act and the rules made thereunder relating to registration of the company under section 8 and matters incidental or supplemental thereto have been complied with;

(c) an estimate of the future annual income and expenditure of the company for next three years, specifying the sources of the income and the objects of the expenditure;

(d) the declaration by each of the persons making the application in 

Substituted vide the Companies (Incorporation) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 07.06.2019 w.e.f., 15.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
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Substituted vide the Companies (Incorporation) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 07.06.2019 w.e.f., 15.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
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2(28) Cost Accountant, means a cost accountant as defined in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 and who holds a valid certificate of practice under sub-section (1) of section 6 of that Act;
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2.1.20-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

20. License for existing companies.-

(1) A limited company registered under this Act or under any previous company law, with any of the objects specified in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 8 and the restrictions and prohibitions as mentioned respectively in clause (b) and (c) of that sub-section, and which is desirous of being registered under section 8, without the addition to its name of the word “Limited” or as the case may be, the words “Private Limited”, shall make an application in  along with the fee as provided in the Companies (Registration offices and fees) Rules, 2014  to the Registrar for a licence under sub-section (5) of section 8.

(2) The application under sub-rule (1), shall be accompanied by the following documents, namely:-

(a) the memorandum and articles of association of the company;

(b) the declaration as given in  by an Advocate, a Chartered accountant, Cost Accountant or Company Secretary in Practice, that the memorandum and articles of association have been drawn up in conformity with the provisions of section 8 and rules made thereunder and that all the requirements of the Act and the rules made thereunder relating to registration of the company under section 8 and matters incidental or supplemental thereto have been complied with;

(c) For each of the two financial years immediately preceding the date of the application, or when the company has functioned only for one financial year, for such year (i) the financial statements, (ii) the Board’s reports, and (iii) the audit reports, relating to existing companies

(d) a statement showing in detail the assets (with the values thereof), and the liabilities of the company, as on the date of the application or within thirty days preceding that date;

(e) an estimate of the future annual income and expenditure of the company for next three years, specifying the sources of the income and the objects of the expenditure;

(f) the certified copy of the resolutions passed in general/ board meetings approving registration of the company under section 8; and

(g) a declaration by each of the persons making the application in 

(3) The company shall, within a week from the date of making the application to the Registrar, publish a notice at his own expense, and a copy of the notice, as published, shall be sent forthwith to the Registrar and the said notice shall be in  and shall be published-

(a) at least once in a vernacular newspaper in the principal vernacular language of the district in which the registered office of the proposed company is to be situated or is situated, and circulating in that district, and at least once in English language in an English newspaper circulating in that district;and

(b) on the websites as may be notified by the Central Government.

(4) The Registrar may require the applicant to furnish the approval or concurrence of any appropriate authority, regulatory body, department or Ministry of the Central Government or the State Government(s).

(5) The Registrar shall, after considering the objections, if any, received by it within thirty days from the date of publication of notice, and after consulting any authority, regulatory body, Department or Ministry of the Central Government or the State Government(s), as it may, in its discretion, decide whether the license should or should not be granted.

(6) The licence shall be in  or  as the case may be, and the Registrar shall have power to include in the licence such other conditions as may be deemed necessary by him.

(7) The Registrar may direct the company to insert in its memorandum, or in its articles, or partly in one and partly in the other, such conditions of the license as may be specified by the Registrar in this behalf.

Substituted vide the Companies (Incorporation) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 07.06.2019 w.e.f., 15.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here. To view the Substituted Return, Click Here.

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2.1.21-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

21. Conditions for conversion of a company registered under Section 8 into a company of any other kind.

(1) A company registered under section 8 which intends to convert itself into a company of any other kind shall pass a special resolution at a general meeting for approving such conversion.

(2) The explanatory statement annexed to the notice convening the general meeting shall set out in detail the reasons for opting for such conversion including the following, namely:-

(a) the date of incorporation of the company;

(b) the principal objects of the company as set out in the memorandum of association;

(c) the reasons as to why the activities for achieving the objects of the company cannot be carried on in the current structure i.e. as a section 8 company;

(d) if the principal or main objects of the company are proposed to be altered, what would be the altered objects and the reasons for the alteration;

(e) what are the privileges or concessions currently enjoyed by the company, such as tax exemptions, approvals for receiving donations or contributions including foreign contributions, land and other immovable properties, if any, that were acquired by the company at concessional rates or prices or gratuitously and, if so, the market prices prevalent at the time of acquisition and the price that was paid by the company, details of any donations or bequests received by the company with conditions attached to their utilization etc.

(f) details of impact of the proposed conversion on the members of the company including details of any benefits that may accrue to the members as a result of the conversion.(2) A certified true copy of the special resolution along with a copy of the Notice convening the meeting including the explanatory statement shall be filed with the Registrar in  along with the fee

(3) The company shall file an application in  with the Regional Director with the fee along with a certified true copy of the special resolution and a copy of the Notice convening the meeting including the explanatory statement for approval for converting itself into a company of any other kind and the company shall also attach the proof of serving of the notice served to all the authorities mentioned in subrule (2) of rule 22.

(4) A copy of the application with annexures as filed with the Regional Director shall also be filed with the Registrar.

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2.1.22-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

22. Other conditions to be complied with by companies registered under section 8 seeking conversion into any other kind.-

(1) The company shall, within a week from the date of submitting the application to the Regional Director, publish a notice at its own expense, and a copy of the notice, as published, shall be sent forthwith to the Regional Director and the said notice shall be in  and shall be published-

(a) at least once in a vernacular newspaper in the principal vernacular language of the district in which the registered office of the company is situated, and having a wide circulation in that district, and at least once in English language in an English newspaper having a wide circulation in that district;and

(b) on the website of the company, if any, and as may be notified or directed by the Central Government.

(2) The company shall send a copy of the notice, simultaneously with its publication, together with a copy of the application and all attachments by registered post or hand delivery, to the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax having jurisdiction over the company, Income Tax Officer who has jurisdiction over the company, the Charity Commissioner, the Chief Secretary of the State in which the registered office of the company is situated, any organisation or Department of the Central Government or State Government or other authority under whose jurisdiction the company has been operating and if any of these authorities wish to make any representation to Regional Director, it shall do so within sixty days of the receipt of the notice, after giving an opportunity to the Company.

(3) The copy of proof of serving such notice shall be attached to the application.

(4) The Board of directors shall give a declaration to the effect that no portion of the income or property of the company has been or shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise to persons who are or have been members of the company or to any one or more of them or to any persons claiming through any one or more of them.

(5) Where the company has obtained any special status, privilege, exemption, benefit or grant(s) from any authority such as Income Tax Department, Charity Commissioner or any organisation or Department of Central Government, State Government, Municipal Body or any recognized authority, a “No Objection Certificate” must be obtained, if required under the terms of the said special status, privilege, exemption, benefit or grant(s) from the concerned authority and filed with the Regional Director, along with the application.

(6) The company should have filed all its financial statements and Annual Returns upto the financial year preceding the submission of the application to the Regional Director and all other returns required to be filed under the Act up to the date of submitting the application to the Regional Director and in the event the application is made after the expiry of three months from the date of preceding financial year to which the financial statement has been filed, a statement of the financial position duly certified by chartered accountant made up to a date not preceding thirty days of filing the application shall be attached.

(7) The company shall attach with the application a certificate from practicing Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary in practice or  in practice certifying that the conditions laid down in the Act and these rules relating to conversion of a company registered under section 8 into any other kind of company, have been complied with.

(8) The Regional Director may require the applicant to furnish the approval or concurrence of any particular authority for grant of his approval for the conversion and he may also obtain the report from the Registrar

(9) On receipt of the application, and on being satisfied , the Regional Director shall issue an order approving the conversion of the company into a company of any other kind subject to such terms and conditions as may be imposed in the facts and circumstances of each case including the following conditions, namely;-

(a) the company shall give up and shall not claim, with effect from the date its conversion takes effect, any special status, exemptions or privileges that it enjoyed by virtue of having been registered under the provisions of section 8;

(b) if the company had acquired any immovable property free of cost or at a concessional cost from any government or authority, it may be required to pay the difference between the cost at which it acquired such property and the market price of such property at the time of conversion either to the government or to the authority that provided the immovable property;

(c) any accumulated profit or unutilised income of the company brought forward from previous years shall be first utilized to settle all outstanding statutory dues, amounts due to lenders claims of creditors, suppliers, service providers and others including employees and lastly any loans advanced by the promoters or members or any other amounts due to them and the balance, if any, shall be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund within thirty days of receiving the approval for conversion;

(10) Before imposing the conditions or rejecting the application, the company shall be given a reasonable opportunity of being heard by the Regional Director

(11) On receipt of the approval of the Regional Director,

(i) the company shall convene a general meeting of its members to pass a special resolution for amending its memorandum of association and articles of association as required under the Act consequent to the conversion of the section 8 company into a company of any other kind;

(ii) the Company shall thereafter file with the Registrar.-

(a) a certified copy of the approval of the Regional Director within thirty days from the date of receipt of the order in  along with the fee;

(b) amended memorandum of association and articles of association of the company.

(c) a declaration by the directors that the conditions, if any imposed by the Regional Director have been fully complied with.

(12) . On receipt of the documents referred to in sub rule (10) above, the Registrar shall register the documents and issue the fresh Certificate of Incorporation.

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2(28) Cost Accountant, means a cost accountant as defined in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 and who holds a valid certificate of practice under sub-section (1) of section 6 of that Act;
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2.1.23-Companies (Incorporation) Rules,2014

23. Intimation to Registrar of revocation of licence issued under section 8.-

Where the licence granted to a company registered under section 8 has been revoked, the company shall apply to the Registrar in  along with the fee to convert its status and change of name accordingly.

The declaration under section 10A by a director shall be in  and shall be filed as provided in the Companies [Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 and the contents of the said form shall be verified by a company Secretary or a chartered Accountant or a cost Accountant, in practice:

Provided that in the case of a company pursuing objects requiring registration or approval from any sectoral regulators such as the Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, etc., the registration or approval, as the case may be from such regulator shall also be obtained and attached with the declaration.

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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 (Incorporation) Amendment Rules,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


Delegations of Powers to Regional Directors S.O. 4090(E) dated 19/12/2016


Enforcement Notification S.O. 3677(E) dated 07/12/2016


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


Power delegated to Registrar of Companies [S.O.1353 (E)]

 


Powers delegated to CRC for disposal of forms relating to registration of a Company [S.O. 1211(E)] dated 23/03/2016


Powers delegated to Regional Director [S.O 1352 (E)] dated 21/05/2014


The Companies (Incorporation) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 07.06.2019 w.e.f., 15.08.2019


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


Form INC-12 (effective from 26.01.2018)


Form no INC-26 Advertisement to be published in the newspaper for License for existing companies


FORM NO. INC- 12 w.e.f., 15.08.2019


Form No. INC-13 Memorandum of Association


Form No. INC-14 Declaration


Form No. INC-15 Declaration


Form No. INC-16 Licence under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013


Form No. INC-17 Licence under section 8(5) of the Companies Act, 2013


Form No. INC-19 Notice


FORM NO. INC.12 Application for grant of License under section 8


FORM NO. INC.18 Application to Regional Director for conversion of section 8 company into company of any other kind


FORM NO. INC.20 Intimation to Registrar of revocation/surrender of license issued under section 8


FORM NO. MGT.14 Filing of Resolutions and agreements to the Registrar


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