Article analyses Notifications, Rules and Circulars issued by MCA during September 2018 related to Companies Act, 2013 and Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.
A. Company Law Rules & Schedules
The MCA has notified the Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 which shall come into force on the October 02, 2018. Through this Amendments, MCA has made it mandatory for all Unlisted Public Companies to issue the securities only in dematerialised form and to facilitate dematerialisation of all its existing securities in accordance with provisions of the Depositories Act, 1996 and regulations made there under. Every such company should ensure that the entire holding of securities of its promoters, directors, key managerial personals has been dematerialised before issue of any securities. The Shareholder of any such company would be able to transfer his shares only in the dematerialised form on or after 02-10-2018. The companies who made defaults in payment of fees of the RTA and other agencies shall not be able to issue any further securities without making all pending payments. Further, the audit report provided under regulation 55A of the SEBI (Depositories and participants) Regulations, 1996 shall also be submitted by all such unlisted public company on a half-yearly basis to the Registrar under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated.
(September 12, 2018)
MCA amended Schedule V of Companies Act, 2013 & Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 omitting Central Government approval for increasing Managerial Remuneration above specified limits. Also certain provisions of Schedule V has been amended:
(September 18, 2018)
MCA has notified the Limited Liability Partnership (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018, which shall come into force from the October 02, 2018. Through the said amendment MCA brought manifolds changes in the process of incorporating LLP.
1. New form RUN-LLP
Reserve Unique Name-Limited Liability Partnership (RUN-LLP).Form 1 has been replaced with RUN-LLP, where application for reserving the name of LLP has to be made
2. New form FiLLip
Now for registering LLPs, form FiLLip is to be filed. Form 2 has been replaced by form FiLLip.
3. Name application
For registering LLP, name can be reserved in advance by using form RUN-LLP or the name can be applied simultaneously with application for registering LLP (Similar to sPice form applicable for Companies)
4. DPIN application through FiLLip
FiLLip has been introduced with the feature of applying DPIN for designated partners.
5. Maximum DPIN to be applied through FiLLip
Only upto two individuals can make application for DPIN in the Form FiLLip.
6. There has been changes in following Forms:
Form 5: Notice of Change of Name of LLP
Form 17: Application for conversion of Firm to LLP
Form 18: Application for conversion of Pvt Ltd. Co. or Unlisted Public Ltd. Co. to LLP
7. Central Registration Centre (CRC)
Reserving name of LLP through form RUN-LLP, applications for registering LLP in form FiLLip and application for conversion of firm/unlisted company to LLP will be examined by CRC.
8. The certificate of Incorporation of LLP or Conversion of LLP will be issued by CRC in form 16 and 19 respectively.
9. Chances of Resubmission: One resubmission allowed for RUN-LLP and two chances for resubmission for FiLLip.
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(September 19, 2018)
MCA has notified the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2018, which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e 20-09-2018. Through the said amendment the threshold limit for applicability of Section 135 is required to be reviewed in immediately preceding financial year.
Amendment in section & corresponding rules allows composition of CSR committee with 2 or more directors in case the company is not required to appoint ID under section 149(4).
Modification for areas or subjects as provided in Schedule VII within which CSR activities could be taken up by an eligible company.
Amendment in explanation to 135(5) in relation to the meaning of net profit, to curb disharmony between act and rules.
(September 20, 2018)
MCA has notified the Companies (Registration offices and Fees) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2018, which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e 20-09-2018. Through the said amendment MCA has provided the much-awaited relief, i.e. During the financial year (2018-2019), fee of Rs. 500/- shall be payable from 21.09.2018 to 05.10.2018 and fee of Rs. 5000/- shall be payable on or after 06.10.2018.
(September 20, 2018)
MCA has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors), Sixth Amendment Rules,2018 which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e 20-09-2018. Through the said amendment MCA has provided the much-awaited relief, in the proviso to Rule 12A, for the words and figures “before 15th September 2018” the words and figures “before 5th October, 2018” shall be substituted.
(September 20, 2018)
MCA has notified the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards), Second Amendment Rules, 2018 which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e 20-09-2018. Through the said amendment IND AS 20 has been amended in relation to government grants by Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 notified on September 20, 2018.
(September 25, 2018)
MCA has notified the Companies (Registered valuers and Valuation)Third Amendment Rules, 2018. which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, i.e 25-09-2018. Through the said amendment it has been has allowed that person rendering valuation services under the Act to continue their service without a certificate of registration upto January 31, 2019.
B. Company Law Notifications for the Month of September 2018
(September 12, 2018 and September 19, 2018)
Notification of sections under Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 and rules made thereunder
With reference to Commencement notifications dated January 23, 2018, February 09, 2018, May 07, 2018, June 13, 2018, Notification No. S.O. 3300(E) dated: July 05, 2018, 3299(E) dated: July 05, 2018 , July 27, 2018, July 31, 2018, August 07, 2018 September 12, 2018, September 19, 2018 and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified following Sections of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 to amend Companies Act, 2013–
|#||Section of Companies Amendment Act, 2017||Amended Sections of Companies Act, 2013||Particulars||Effective Date|
|1||66||196||Appointment of Managing Director, whole time director or manager||September 12, 2018|
|2||67||197||Overall maximum managerial remuneration||September 12, 2018|
|3||68||198||Calculation of profits||September 12, 2018|
|4||69||200||CG or Company to fix limits with regard to remuneraion||September 12, 2018|
|5||70||201||Forms of, and procedure in relation to, certain applications||September 12, 2018|
|6||37||135||Corporate Social Responsibility||September 19, 2018|
C. Company Law Circulars for the Month of September 2018
The time limit for filing the BEN-2 form has been revised to 30 days from the date of deployment of BEN-2 e-form on the MCA21 portal vide circular dated September 6, 2018 and no additional fee shall be levied if the same is filed within 30 days from the date of deployment of the said e-form.
Form No. BEN-1, introduced vide notification dated September 9, 2018, would be revised shortly. Further, the due date of filing BEN-1 declaration which was September 10, 2018 would also be revised.
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