As you are aware, that the Central Government vide its notification dated 21st February, 2019 has amended the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 through the Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019 which have come into force with effect from 25th February, 2019.
As per the newly inserted Rule 25A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, “Every company incorporated on or before 31st December, 2017 shall file particulars of the company and its registered office, in e-Form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) on or before 25.04. 2019”.
It may be noted that no request for recording event based information or changes pertaining to Authorized Capital, Paid-up Capital, Director (except cessation), Registered Office and Amalgamation, de-merger shall be accepted by the RoC from companies unless e-Form ACTIVE is filed.
In light of the above, to avoid last minute rush and delay on account of technical difficulties and system congestion at the MCA21 portal, companies and professionals are advised to file the said e-form INC-22A ACTIVE at the earliest.
Further, attention is drawn towards the amended Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014, which provide that FEE FOR FILING e-Form ACTIVE under rule 25A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 in delayed case shall be Rs. 10,000.
Accordingly, you are advised to kindly ensure that the filing for the companies with which you are associated is undertaken in time.
In an attempt to provide practical insight and better understanding of the nitty gritties of e-Form INC-22A – ACTIVE to the professionals undertaking the activity, webinars have been conducted by the ICSI at New Delhi. The links of the same are given below:
Source – ICSI