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There were various amendments and notifications in the Companies Act, 2013 in the past six months.  The most important thing about these notifications is that they require immediate compliance or disclosure on the part of Companies within a specified due date. In this write up, we shall discuss preliminary about the recent important notifications in January and February:

S. No. Act/Rules Date of Notification Quick Summary
1. The National Company Law Tribunal (Amendment) Rules, 2019 15.01.2019 Delegation of some powers of NCLT to RD
2. The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2019 22.01.2019 Onetime return of  any outstanding money or loan in Form DPT-3
3. The Specified Companies (Furnishing of information about payment to micro and small enterprise suppliers) Order, 2019. 22.01.2019 Furnish details of all outstanding dues to Micro or small enterprises suppliers existing in Form MSME I
4. The Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Amendment Rules, 2019. 22.01.2019 Exemption from compulsory demat of shares to Nidhi Company, Government Company or a WOS.
5. The Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019 08.02.2019 Amendment in SBO
6. The Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Second Amendment Rules, 2019. 19.02.2019 Revision of Form PAS-3
7. The Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2019 21.02.2019 Introduction of ACTIVE Form
8. The Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 06.03.2019 Substitution of word “wide” instead of “widest” w.r.t. newspaper publication in case of change of RO from one state of another.

Further, the compliance calendar till April 2019 is elucidated below:

S. No. Form Due Date Fees Consequences of non filing Applicability
1. ACTIVE Form 25.04.2019 Nil Rs. 10000/- plus no request for filing of following forms:

  • SH-7
  • PAS-3
  • DIR-12
  • INC-22
  • INC-28
Every Company incorporated on or before 31.12.2017
2. DPT-3 Within 90 days of notification of Form Normal Fees Normal Additional Fees Every Company having outstanding loan/deposit or any money.
3. MSME I Within 30 days of notification of Form Normal Fees Normal Additional Fees Every Company having outstanding dues to MSME
4. DIR-3 KYC 30.04.2019 Nil Rs. 5000/- Every Director
5. NFRA-1 Within 30 days of notification of Form Normal Fees Normal Additional Fees Every Company on which these rules are applicable

{The author i.e. Kajal Goyal is a Company Secretary in Practice at Kajal Goyal and Associates and can be reached at (E) cskajalgoyal@gmail.com}


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