Making application and representing before Registrar of Companies [ROC]

Making an application and representing before the Registrar of Companies (RoC)

in India involves various corporate matters, filings, and compliance-related issues concerning companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). The RoC is the statutory authority responsible for maintaining the records of companies and LLPs registered in a particular jurisdiction. 

Here are the key steps for making an application and representing before the Registrar of Companies:

1) Identify the Relevant RoC:

Determine the jurisdiction of the RoC where the company’s registered office is located. In India, there are multiple RoCs across different states and union territories.

2) Understand the Purpose:

Clearly understand the purpose of making the application before the RoC. It could be related to company incorporation, changes in the company’s details, annual filings, or any other specific compliance-related matter.

3)Drafting the Application:

Prepare a well-drafted application addressing the Registrar of Companies. The application should be concise, accurate, and supported by the necessary documents and attachments.

4)Verification and Signing:

The application should be verified and signed by an authorized signatory, such as a director, company secretary, or any other person authorized by the company.

5) Filing the Application:

File the application with the RoC through the appropriate mode, which could be through the MCA portal (for most filings) or through physical submission (in some cases).

6) Paying the Prescribed Fees:

Pay the required filing fee as per the prescribed fee schedule for the specific type of application or filing.

7) Follow-up and Representation:

After filing the application, regularly follow up with the RoC to track the progress and ensure timely processing. If required, the authorized representative or a company secretary may have to represent the case before the RoC.

8) Responding to Queries or Clarifications:

The RoC may seek additional information or seek clarifications during the review process. Promptly respond to any queries raised by the RoC to avoid delays.

9) Receiving Confirmation or Approval:

Once the RoC reviews the application, you will receive a confirmation or approval, or if any modifications are required, you will receive a request for the same.

10) Complying with Approved Directions:

In case of approval or directions from the RoC, ensure compliance with the given instructions within the specified timeline.

Representing before the Registrar of Companies requires a thorough understanding of the specific matter and adherence to the guidelines and procedures set by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Proper drafting of the application, timely submission of required documents, and consistent follow-up are crucial for a successful outcome. 

G Akshay Associates