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An amendment with Wide Circulation

The recent amendment to the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 is of wide importance. The Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 amended the Clause (a) of sub-rule (5) of Rule 30 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 on popular demand which certainly result in ease of doing business in India. (It may not affect the ease of doing business rating due to the structure of the rating procedure). We also earlier demanded such amendment in our earlier post, Shifting Registered Office to another state, here.

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The government of India promulgated a temporary law called the Companies (Amendment) ordinance 2018 on 2nd November 2018 to by parachute landing of few more reform measure. To continue the law government later promulgated the Company(Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

Readers may read this post as a law applicable with effect from 2nd November 2018 till passing the law by the Parliament. These provisions may continue in force after parliamentary approval. In this post we will discuss, the laws related to registered office in brief post the companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 and 2019.

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Display of Registered Office Address and Information

Sub-section (3) of Section 12 of the Companies Act, 2013 is one of the most non-compliant sub-sections of section 12 if not of the Companies Act, 2013. It may be noticed that most medium and small size companies do not comply with this important provision.

A company shall display its name and other information in accordance with this subsection. This non-compliance may attract penalty up to one lakh rupees.

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Shifting Registered Office to different Jurisdiction in same state

On 27th July 2017, Ministry of Corporate Affairs published a notification in Official Gazette of India amending the rules relating to shifting of registered office of a company from jurisdiction of its present registrar of companies to another registrar of companies. The Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 came into effect from date of publication. In present post, we will discuss first aspect of such shifting of registered office – shifting within a state but from one registrar of companies to another registrar of companies.

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Amendment in Incorporation Rules – Registered Office related

Ministry of Corporate Affairs came out with 3rd amendment of the year to the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2013. The Companies (Incorporation) 3rd Amendment Rules, 2016 published in Official Gazette on 27th July 2016 and came into force from that date, is available online now. In this second blog post of 3 post series, we will discuss these amendments in rules 28, 29, 30 and 36.

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

In last Blog Post, I discussed formation and incorporation of company and its effects. What next? Business, but comply certain legal provisions. Here, we will discuss provision related to present companies Bill, 2012 Act, 2013.


[Update: Section 11 is no longer relevant after the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015]

Before starting any business or borrow any money, every company having share capital, shall have to comply two requirements.

Firstly, A Director of company shall file a declaration with Registrar of companies, that:

(i)           Every subscriber to the memorandum has paid the value of shares agreed to be taken by him,

(ii)          The paid up capital of company is not less than one lakh in case of private company or five lakh in case of public company on date of declaration.

Any commencement of business or borrowing before complying above requirement, the company shall liable five thousand rupees (one time) and every officer who is in default shall be punishable with fine up to rupees one thousand for every day during which the default continues.

If no declaration has filed within one hundred and eighty day of the date of incorporation, the registrar may initiate action for removal of name of company from register of companies.

This simply means company should receive from their subscribers all the money value of shares subscribed by them before commencing the business. The company should take that money value into its book of accounts.  After receiving all this money value from subscribers and other shareholders, the paid up capital of the company should be in conformity of minimum paid up share capital requirement. At this point, please, recall Section 10 (2), all monies payable by any member to the company under the memorandum or articles shall be a debt due from him to the company. That Section 10 (2) may not help company to commence its business but act against subscriber only. Effectively, all subscribers must pay their subscription money in total within one hundred and eighty days from the date of incorporation.


The company shall have on and from fifteenth day of its incorporation and all time thereafter a registered office for all communication purpose. When we read all other provision under Companied Bill, 2012 the registered office is office of company is a hub connecting the company and outside world.

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