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What is ACTIVE Compliance Status?

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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) had issued rules regarding companies incorporation for validating the registered office addresses of companies registered under the Indian Companies Act. These new rules came into effect on February 21, 2019 which states – every company incorporated on or before the 31st December, 2017 was required to verify its registered office, by filing e-form ACTIVE. The due for filing of e-form ACTIVE or INC-22A, is 31 Jul of every calendar for all the companies incorporated on or before 31 Mar of the respective calendar year.

ACTIVE is an acronym of “Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification”.

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What Does ACTIVE Compliant Status Mean? 

Companies that filed e-form ACTIVE or INC-22A, in a timely manner with MCA are classified as ACTIVE Compliant Companies. 

What Does ACTIVE Non-Compliant Company Status Mean?

In the event that the e-form ACTIVE or INC-22A was not submitted on or before the stated date, the status of these companies was flagged as “ACTIVE Non-compliant.” Also, the Director Identification Number (DIN) of all the Directors of such ‘ACTIVE non-compliant’ companies has been marked as ‘Director of ACTIVE non-compliant company’. 

Example of ACTIVE Compliant Companies

Company CINCompanyNameCompanyActiveCompliance
L15142DL1974PLC007349MODI NATURALS LIMITEDACTIVE compliant
L15142PB1988PLC008614PARTAP INDUSTRIES LIMITEDACTIVE compliant
L15419PN1985PLC037347TASTY BITE EATABLES LTDACTIVE compliant
L15142TN1986PLC012780AVT NATURAL PRODUCTS LIMITEDACTIVE compliant
L01409WB1986PLC041169K I C METALIKS LIMITEDACTIVE compliant

Example of ACTIVE Non-Compliant Companies

Company CINCompanyNameCompanyActiveCompliance
U24200MH1997PTC106983RAVI DYEWARE COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITEDACTIVE Non-Compliant
U15141TN1999PTC042072VVD AND SONS PRIVATE LIMITEDACTIVE Non-Compliant
U27310TN2008PLC069998JR METAL CHENNAI LIMITEDACTIVE Non-Compliant
U27100TG1999PTC031423DHANLAXMI IRON INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITEDACTIVE Non-Compliant
U25110MH1995PTC084554MEGA RUBBER TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITEDACTIVE Non-Compliant

FAQs On ACTIVE-(INC-22A)

What is the Applicability of e-form ACTIVE?

Every Company incorporated on or before the 31st December, 2017 shall file the particulars of the Company and its registered office, in e-form ACTIVE on or before 25.04.2019. However, following companies are exempted for filing e-form ACTIVE:

  1. Companies which have been struck off
  2. Companies under process of striking off
  3. Companies under liquidation
  4. Companies which are amalgamated or dissolved

What are the Restrictions on Filing the e-form ACTIVE?

Any company which has not filed its due

(i) financial statements under section 137 or

(ii) annual returns under section 92 or

(iii) both (i) and (ii) with the registrar shall be restricted for filling e-form ACTIVE, unless such company is under management dispute and the registrar has recorded the same on register.

What will Happen if the Company Does not File e-form ACTIVE?

In case e-form ACTIVE is not filed, the compliance status for such companies shall be marked as ‘ACTIVE Non-compliant’ and also liable for action under section 12(9) of the Act and such Companies shall not be eligible to file the following forms:

• SH-07 (Change in Authorized Capital)

• PAS-03 (Change in Paid-up Capital)

• DIR-12 (Changes in Director except for cessation)

• INC-22 (Change in Registered Office)

• INC-28 (Amalgamation, de-merger)

Where to Download the e-form ACTIVE?

You can Download the e-form ACTIVE from Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) official website – https://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/companyformsdownload.html 

What is the fee for filing e-form ACTIVE?

According to Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Third Amendment Rules, 2018, there is no fee payable by the company for filing e-form ACTIVE on or before the due date (as per notification). Forms filed after the mentioned due date shall be allowed to be filed along with a fee of Rs. 10,000 only.

How to check e-form ACTIVE complaint status of companies?

You can check ACTIVE complaint status of companies via The Ministry of Corporate Affairs Website or InstaFinancials website for Free.

How to verify ACTIVE complaint status in bulk?

If you want to check the ACTIVE complaint status of companies in bulk, 

contact InstaFinancials to get started with bulk company status check

How to Automate Verification of ACTIVE Compliance Status of your Customers & Vendors? 

You can Automate the check on ACTIVE Compliant companies via InstaAPI. We at InstaFinancials provide InstaAPI, Harvest the power of our APIs, to integrate our insightful data and automate the process. Explore InstaAPI

Conclusion

So, with the above discussion, you might have learned what ACTIVE compliance status and ACTIVE non- compliance status are. What is the applicability of ACTIVE? What are the restrictions on filing the ACTIVE? What will happen if the company does not file ACTIVE? Where to Download the e-form ACTIVE? And what is the fees of e-form ACTIVE ? 

With addition to this we also learned How to check ACTIVE complaint status of companies?

How to verify ACTIVE complaint status in bulk? And How to Automate the Status of ACTIVE Compliant companies?

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