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2006 - Computerisation
Government of India
Ministry of Company Affairs
Shastri Bhavan, 5th floor, A-Wing, Dr. R.P.
Road, New Delhi,
NOTICE Dated: 31.07.2006
1. The Ministry of
Company Affairs had announced that the filings
by the companies, without the use of Digital
Signature Certificates (DSC) by the authorized
signatories, would be accepted till July 31,
2. Keeping in view the requests from company
representatives and professionals, it has been
decided to extend this date up to September 15,
3. Further, it has been decided that all filings
from September 16, 2006 will be accepted under
MCA21 system only under the digital signatures
of the authorized persons. There will be no
further extension on this cut-off date.
4. Accordingly all authorized signatories of
companies and the professionals may procure
Class 2 category or higher DSC well before the
Pawan K. Kumar
e-returns mandatory for cos from Sept 15
KOLKATA, JULY 30: The Centre has decided to make
e-filing of companies’ annual returns with the
Registrar of Companies (RoC) mandatory from
September 15, minister of company affairs
Premchand Gupta said on Sunday.
Rolling out the MCA-21 for the West Bengal
registry here, Gupta said the companies would
have the option to file their returns through
the paper mode within September 15. However,
e-filing would be made online after that period,
MCA-21 is a part of government’s national
e-governance plan by which companies would be
able to file their documents through the
This programme was being executed by the
ministry in partnership with Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS) based on the public private
West Bengal was the 19th registry where MCA-21
was launched. The next roll out would be made in
Jammu but it was being delayed due to
connectivity problem. The total cost incurred
for implementing the programme was Rs 350 crore.
The joint secretary with the ministry of company
affairs YS Malik said the programme would bring
speed, transperancy and efficiency in the
delivery of the services rendered by the
ministry to all the stake holders.
He said the staff working in the department will
be given special training so that they become
On other issues, Gupta said the government was
trying to bring more reforms. As a first step,
it had been decided to give more autonomy to the
three professional institutes — ICSI, ICAI AND
ICWAI. He also said the limited liability
partnership Bill would be introduced in the
winter session of the parliament.Gupta said the
ministry would also set up facilitation centres
at Salt lake, Falta Sez and Siliguri in the
In order to avoid inconvenience to the stakeholders, as a special measure, the Ministry has decided to extend the time limit for acceptance of filings in physical manner, signed physically, beyond June 30, 2006, indicated earlier, by one more month i.e. up to
31st July 2006.The form level processing of eForms 61, 62, 32 & 32AD is being updated. The updated eForms would be available for use w.e.f. July 17, 2006 (Monday) . All stakeholders are requested to take a note of this and use latest version of these eForms after release from July 17, 2006 onwards.
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2006 12:42:59 AM ]
KOLKATA: The ministry of company affairs (MCA) plans to ensure the
business processes and services of all offices of the Registrar of
Companies (RoC) are available online by April '06 to pave the way for
electronic filing (e-filing) of key corporate documents nationally.
Such e-filing will have to be done by all stakeholders, including
companies, banks, FIs and accounting/law firms. "We expect all RoC
offices in the country to go live by April '06.
But we've set a deadline of June 30, '06, for all authorised
representatives/professionals of concerned stakeholders to procure
digital signature certificates (DSCs) and director identification
numbers (DINs), following which all corporate filings will have to be
Physically filing of documents relating to company matters will be
accepted by the MCA till June 30," said YS Malik, joint secretary,
ministry of company affairs. He was addressing a seminar on e-filing
organised by Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
At present, e-filing services are available to all companies registered
by the respective RoCs in Delhi, Coimbatore, Ernakulam and Pondicherry.
Relevant corporate documents to be e-filed from July 1 can include
certified copies of a company's annual accounts (with directors and
auditors report), memorandum of association, articles of association,
special resolutions passed at general meetings, details of management
structure or even the shareholders' resolution.
The moment an RoC office in any particular city goes live, e-filing
operations would commence and the relevant forms on all company matters
would need to be digitally signed by a representative, ideally the
company secretary of a firm.
In an e-filing scenario, quoting the DIN will be mandatory for filing
certain company related documents. The DIN will be an unique
identification number for an existing director (including foreign
directors) or person intending to become a director of a company.
e-filing of documents with RoC to become
must for cos from July 1 under MCA-21
Kolkata , May 31
Filing of mandatory documents like balance sheet and annual returns by
corporates, as stipulated under Companies Act 1956, will in future be
fully in the electronic format.
Making a presentation on the on-going "MCA-21" e-governance programme of
the Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India, here on Tuesday at
an interactive session organised by the Bengal National Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (BNCCI), Mr U.C. Nahta, Regional Director, East,
MCA, Government of India, said it would be implemented in phases to help
corporates cope up with the changing scenario.
There would be Certified Filing Centres throughout the country.
Initially MCA-21 will be extended to some 12 offices of the Registrar of
Companies (ROC), effectively by June 30, 2006, it is learnt.
Under this, documents will have to be compulsorily filed in the
The peak filing period, according to Mr Nahta, would be the months of
October, November and December for all companies, after the AGM season
Pointing out that certifying authorities have been appointed for
verification of digital signatures and Director Identification Numbers,
which would become mandatory soon, he said professionals like chartered
accountants are also being licensed to certify the documents which have
to be filed in e-format.
TCS has been appointed as one of the certifying authorities.
According to Mr Santanu Banerjee, Regional Coordinator, MCA-21, CMC Ltd,
digital signatures world over ensure the validity of documents in a
court of law. Making a presentation on the MCA-21 project, Mr Banerjee
said the central Data Receiving Centre was being located by the MCA at
Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Ms Nayantara Palchoudhuri, president of
BNCCI, said the Companies (Central Government) General Rules and Forms
1956 have been amended to enable electronic filing of documents.
She said the procedure of online filing would require certain
formalities like obtaining Company Identification Number (CIN), Director
Identification Number (DIN) by all directors, Digital Signature
Certificate for at least one director and registration with MCA for
online filing and the necessary computer configurations for such filing.
Describing the MCA initiative as a bold one, she said MCA-21, when fully
implemented, would be highly beneficial to both companies as well as the
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