MCA’s CRC for Company Name Approval w.e.f. 28 March 2016

Central Registration Centre (CRC) of MCA to process Applications for Name approval

The MCA has setup a new Central Registration Centre (CRC) for processing of “Name Availability” applications within one working day, for starting a new company, provided the applications are compliant with the Companies Act/Rules.

The authenticity is ensured by obtaining a declaration and certification by a professional such as an advocate/ chartered accountant / cost accountant / company secretary in practice. In addition, the person named in the Articles of Association as a director/manager/secretary of the company has to give a declaration confirming the fulfillment of all requirements for registration under the Companies Act and Rules there-under. Any false statement in this regard is punishable under section 448 of the Companies Act, 2013.

A. MCA establishes a Central Registration Centre (CRC) to process Applications for Reservation of Companies Names across India [25 Jan 2016]

MCA vide Notification dt. 22nd January 2016 has established a Central Registration Centre (CRC) having territorial jurisdiction all over India, for discharging or carrying out the function of processing and disposal of applications for reservation of names under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

The CRC shall function under the administrative control of Registrar of Companies, Delhi (ROC Delhi), who shall act as the Registrar of the CRC until a separate Registrar is appointed to the CRC. The CRC shall process applications for reservation of name i.e., e-Form No. INC-1 filed along with the prescribed fee as provided in the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

Revised ROC Form INC 1 Application for Reservation of Company Name

Processing and approval of name or names proposed in e-Form No.INC-29 shall continue to be done by the respective Registrar of Companies having jurisdiction over incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 as per the provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder.

The CRC shall be located at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Plot No. 6, 7, 8, Sector 5, IMT Manesar , District Gurgaon (Haryana), Pin Code- 122050.

This notification shall come into force from 26th  January, 2016.

MCA Notification dt. 22nd January, 2016 regarding establishment of CRC

B. Centralised Registration Centre (CRC) for Company Incorporation w.e.f. 28 Mar 2016 [23 March 2016]

MCA Notification dt. 23rd March, 2016

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 396 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) (hereinafter referred to as the Act), the Central Registration Centre (herein after referred to CRC) established vide notification number S.O.218(E) dated 22nd January 2016 shall also exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of e-forms and all related matters pertaining to registration of companies under section 7, 8 and 366 of the Companies Act, 2013 having territorial jurisdiction all over India.

2. The CRC shall process forms pertaining to registration of companies i.e. e-forms (INC-2,1NC-7 and INC-29 along with linked forms INC-22, DIR-12 and URC-1 and any other forms as may be notified by the Central Government) filed along with the prescribed fee as provided in the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules,
2014.

3. The jurisdiction, processing and approval of name or names proposed in e-Form number INC-29 hitherto exercised by the respective Registrar of companies having jurisdiction over incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made there under shall forthwith be exercised by Registrar, CRC.

4. The jurisdictional Registrar of companies, other than Registrar CRC, within whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated shall continue to have jurisdiction over the companies incorporated by the Registrar, CRC under the Companies Act, 2013 for all other provisions of the Act and the rules made there under, which may be relevant after incorporation.

5. This notification shall come into force from 28th March, 2016.

MCA Notification dt. 23rd March, 2016

C. MCA substitutes Form INC 11 to include CRC as issuing Authority- Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2016 [23 March 2016]

MCA has amended the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, through notification of the Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2016, effective from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

These amendment rules are basically to substitute ‘Form INC-11’. Revised Form INC-11 includes the Centralised Registration Centre (CRC) as ‘issuing authority’ for incorporation certificates, in line with the recent amendments.

Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2016: MCA 23 Mar 2016

MCA Notice dt 17 Feb 2016 inviting comments on draft Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2016

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