LLP for Start-ups/SME’s – Part I

LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) has its own advantage when compared to the traditional partnership and the Private Limited, as it picks the best of these two structures in one solid viable package. It tackles various challenges that entrepreneur faces when using a traditional partnership structure. The main focus of any Start-up is to keep the recurring cost […]

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Importance of Annual filing with RoC for a Private Limited Company

Importance of Annual Filing with RoC for a Private Limited Company **** Updated as on 17th October 2013 **** Updates :  Since I am getting lot of queries/comments asking for the calculation of Last date of AGM or Last date of filing of accounts, I would like to explain the steps/logic to come up with those […]

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Things to consider / legal aspects while starting up a Business

The trend of starting up a new business in India is quite catching up, not in scale or pace that’s been seen in Silicon Valley. We see patterns wherein many want to start/build something new – working executives who have acquired enough skill sets and experience, along with a group of friends or freshers who […]

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Relaxation of additional fees & extension of due date of filing by MCA

Due to technical issues arising after transition from TCS to Infosys, MCA has issued a Circular regarding relaxation of additional fees & extension of the last date in filing various forms. This move is really satisfactory for all the Stakeholders!! Circular No. 3/2013 Subject: Relaxation of additional fees and extension of last date in filing […]

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How to verify if a Company is Registered with RoC / MCA / Government?

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Recently one of my clients wanted to know if a particular Company is genuine i.e. registered with MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) since he heard they were involved in some kind of fraud/scam related to Network/Chain marketing &  wanted to know the details of the Directors of that Company as well. Since there is a […]

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MCA21 – Updated Phone Numbers of DIN Cell Help Desk / MCA21 Service Related Complaints

MCA21 – Service Related Complaints, Updated Phone Numbers of DIN Cell Help Desk / Email of Corporate Seva Kendra ***** Updated as on May 21’st 2016 ***** Click here to raise a MCA21 Service Related Complaint Click here to Track the MCA21 Service related Complaint Status MCA21 Helpdesk Contact Numbers : 0124-4832500 or 011-23073017 DIN Cell Helpdesk  : 9259720983 […]

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Notification/major changes in DIN1 (Director Identification Number)

Major changes in DIN1 (Director Identification Number) As per Notification dated 24.12.2012 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The Central Government has made amendment in the Companies (Director Identification Number) Rules, 2006 as follows:- Enter the current occupation and educational qualifications of the applicant Affidavit by the applicant to be executed on non judicial stamp paper amounting […]

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Form INC-22 (Situation of Registered Address of the Company) and Shifting of registered office of the company.

Procedure for change of Registered Office of the Company within same city/ town/ village As per Section 12(4) and Rule 27 of Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, if the company wants to shift the registered office of the company from one place to another within same city or town or village, it shall be required to […]

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Procedure of Company Formation (Private Limited Company), in India.

Step by step guide to Formation / Registration / Incorporation of a Private Limited Company, in India. An Easy Way of Incorporating a Company in India through SPICe As you must be aware that for incorporating a private limited company with minimum two members and two director or One person company having one director and one […]

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Procedure/steps for shifting of Registered Office of the Company as per Companies Act 1956

Following is the procedure for Alteration of Situation Clause of Memorandum of Association (MOA) or shifting of Registered Office of the Company as per Companies Act 1956. There could be following different cases which may occur with respect to the change of Registered Office of the Company. 1] Shifting of  Registered office of the company within […]

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LLP Form 8 Mandatory Disclosure format download (Micro, Small & Medium Development Act, 2006)

As per the latest “Statement of Account & Solvency Form 8” there is a Mandatory requirement to attach the disclosure under  the Micro, Small & Medium Development Act, 2006 for LLP. Download the Disclosure Format Also see : LLP Annual Filing Form 8  

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Statutory Compliance / Formalities after Incorporation of the LLP

Statutory Compliance after Incorporation of the LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) After formation of Limited Liability Partnership, every LLP firm shall be required to comply with following statutory requirements as per LLP Act, 2008 and LLP Rules. A. To maintain financial affairs and file accounts a) To maintain proper books of accounts relating to its affairs for each […]

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Statutory Compliance / Formalities after Incorporation of Private Limited Company

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A list of other activities / formalities to be carried out immediately after Incorporation of the Private Limited Company as per Companies Act 2013. *** Updated as on 6th April, 2019 *** According to the New Companies act, 2013, after incorporation of the company, every company shall be required to follow the provisions of the […]

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Annual Filing 2012 (Balance Sheet / P&L Account) 23AC/23ACA (Non-XBRL)

Annual Filing  for the Account Year commencing on or after 01-04-2011 The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued General Circular No. 30/2012 for filing e-forms 23AC (Non XBRL), 23ACA (Non XBRL) in revised format. In order to ensure smooth filing and to avoid last minute rush, it has specified due dates of filing of these […]

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Procedure of LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) Formation

Step by step procedure of  LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) Formation, in India. *** Updated as on 6th April, 2019 *** Step 1: Apply for DIR-3 (Director Identification Number) We have to apply for obtaining DIR-3 (Director Identification Number) of proposed Designated Partners. We need to attach following documents self attested by an applicant alongwith DIR-3 Form:- […]

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Procedure to change Company information/Name of Company

Once a Company (Private/Public) is registered with the Registrar of Companies, there could be instances wherein specific Company information needs to be updated with the ROC. Following are some of those instances & the related procedure. Procedure to intimate changes among managing director, directors, manager and secretary of a company. A company can intimate changes […]

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How to check name availability for the Private company or LLP with ROC / MCA?

**** Updated as on 6th April, 2019 **** What’s Updated? – MCA Circular on : Use of word ‘National’, ‘Bank’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Stock Exchange’ in the names of Companies or Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).  Refer General Circular No. 2/2014 One can check whether the proposed Company Name (Private Limited or LLP) is available for Registration or not with […]

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How to validate the digital signature on the Certificate of Incorporation

Steps to validate Digital Signature on the CoI (Certificate of Incorporation) When the Certificate of Incorporation (.pdf) is received from the Registrar of Companies (ROC) & opened in the Adobe Reader,  it may display the signature as “Validity unknown”. In order to validate the same, few steps needs to be followed in the Adobe Reader. Please […]

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Hi!! Welcome to my blog on Companies Act

Hi!!

Welcome to my blog!! This is my sincere effort to help people understand the Company Formation procedure & other related aspects in detail.

I am an Independent Practising Company Secretary (a Fellow Member of ICSI)  from Pune, India, providing a range of Corporate Legal services targeted to individuals /SME’s/ Start-ups.

Serving domestic as well as International (NRI/OCI/PIO) Clients to Setup/establish their Start-ups/businesses (Private/Public Limited, LLP/LLC, Partnership Firms/Proprietorship’s) in India.

Specialised Services : Company Formation (Pvt.Ltd/LLP/Public Company/WoS)

Advisory Services to Startups, Joint Venture/WoS (Wholly owned Subsidiary)
Retainer-ship Services (Post-Incorporation) viz. Annual e-filing / Statutory Compliances
Trademark Registration
Foreign Exchange Management
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