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”.
Table of Content
- What does ACTIVE Compliant Status Means?
- What does ACTIVE Non-Compliant Company Status Mean ?
- Example of ACTIVE Compliant Companies
- Example of ACTIVE Non-Compliant Companies
- FAQs On ACTIVE-(INC-22A)
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
|L15142DL1974PLC007349||MODI NATURALS LIMITED||ACTIVE compliant|
|L15142PB1988PLC008614||PARTAP INDUSTRIES LIMITED||ACTIVE compliant|
|L15419PN1985PLC037347||TASTY BITE EATABLES LTD||ACTIVE compliant|
|L15142TN1986PLC012780||AVT NATURAL PRODUCTS LIMITED||ACTIVE compliant|
|L01409WB1986PLC041169||K I C METALIKS LIMITED||ACTIVE compliant|
Example of ACTIVE Non-Compliant Companies
|U24200MH1997PTC106983||RAVI DYEWARE COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED||ACTIVE Non-Compliant|
|U15141TN1999PTC042072||VVD AND SONS PRIVATE LIMITED||ACTIVE Non-Compliant|
|U27310TN2008PLC069998||JR METAL CHENNAI LIMITED||ACTIVE Non-Compliant|
|U27100TG1999PTC031423||DHANLAXMI IRON INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITED||ACTIVE Non-Compliant|
|U25110MH1995PTC084554||MEGA RUBBER TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED||ACTIVE 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:
- Companies which have been struck off
- Companies under process of striking off
- Companies under liquidation
- 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?
How to verify ACTIVE complaint status in bulk?
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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 ?
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