Tag Archives: Registered Office

Option for Verification of Registered Office

What kind of lease deed should I make for a new private limited company before incorporation?

This is one of the practical question, promoters and professionals facing at the time of incorporation.

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City in Companies Act, 2013

Companies Act, 2013 uses city 3 times (without taking subordinate legislations into account):

  • In section 12(5)(a) with reference to registered office;
  • In Section 27(1) for advertisement in news paper in the city of registered office;
  • In Section 96(2) for place of Annual General Meeting in city of registered office.

The Companies Act, 1956 also used this term in similar reference.

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Sub – Section (4) and (5) of Section deals with shifting of registered office from one state to another. We have discussed these provisions earlier here.

Any alteration relating to place i.e. state of registered office shall take effect only after approval by the Central Government. The Central Government shall dispose of the application for approval of shifting of registered office from one state to another within sixty days. This alteration should have consent of the creditors, debentures – holders, and other persons concerned with the company. The company should have made sufficient provision for the discharge of all its debts and obligations or adequate security should have been provided for such discharge. This is duty of Central Government, before giving approval of the application to satisfied itself about such consent and such sufficient provision to discharge debts and obligations.

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In this post we will discuss, shifting of Registered office –

  1. Within same city, town or village, or
  2. Out side same city, town or village but within same state.

Notice and verification of change of situation of the registered office

In case of change in registered a notice of change duly verified shall be given to Registrar within fifteen days of such change. [Section 12(4)]

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In an earlier post here, we have discussed that according to Section 12 of the Companies Act 2013, the company shall have on and from the fifteenth day of its incorporation and all time a registered office for all communication purpose. The company shall furnish verification of its registered office within a period of thirty days of its incorporation.

According to Rule 25 of the Companies (incorporation) Rules 2014,

The verification of the registered office shall be filed in Form INC – 22 along with the fee.

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The Financial Statements of a company is most important document until recent past, when non – financial reporting started to gain its momentum. This is a reporting of growth in business in monetary units.


Every company shall prepare and keep at its registered office books of accounts and other relevant books and papers and financial statement for every financial year. These books must give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and its branch offices. These books must explain the transactions effected both at the registered office and its branches.  These books shall be kept on actual basis and double entry system of accounting.

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UPDATE: on 30th August 2013: Companies Bill 2012 became the Companies Act, 2013 (Act 18 of 2013).

In last blog post, commencement of business and registered office, I discussed Section 11 and 12 of the Companies Bill, 2012 Act 2013. In this post, I will discuss, Alteration of Memorandum and Articles of the company and relevant issues.


A Company can alter its memorandum by a special resolution, and after complying requirement of Section 13.

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