The government has recently come up with the new exacting move by unveiling new e-form INC 22A which is also known as e-Form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification). Through notification on 21 February 2019, MCA has introduced the Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019. The due date for filing this Form is 25th April 2019.

Information to be submitted in Form INC-22A (Active) In INC22A, the company is required to submit the following information:

  1. Name of the Company and CIN
  2. Registered Address of the Company (electricity bill Required)
  3. Two Photograph of the registered office of the company. The first photo of the registered office shall be taken from outside of the premises, whereas the second photo needs to be taken from within the registered office premises showing at least one director / KMP who shall be signing the e-form INC-22A.
  4. Location of registered office on Map defining Latitude / Longitude
  5. Email for OTP verification
  6. DSC Class 2 – ACTIVE
  7. Details of:
    • Directors, DIN, and Status of DIN
    • Statutory Auditor (PAN, Firm number, Period of Appointment etc)
    • Cost Auditor (if applicable)
    • Company Secretary (if total paid up capital 5cr or more than)
    • CEO or Managing Director
    • CFO (if applicable)
    • SRN Number of AOC 4 / MGT 7 For FY 17-18

Consequences of Late / Non Filing of Form INC 22A (ACTIVE)

  • The company will have to pay the penalty of 10,000/- if filed the form is filled after 25 April 2019.
  • Company shall be marked as “Active – Non-Compliant” in the MCA Master data and such a company shall not be able to do any transaction.

In case, any company fails to file ACTIVE within the time limit, ‘ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification)’ flag shall be updated with description ‘ACTIVE non-complaint company’ in MCA21 Portal. DINs of associated Directors as on date shall be marked ‘Director of an ACTIVE non-compliant company’. The status of compliance (wherever applicable) shall be updated on a daily basis.

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