The Government has taken any steps against listed companies which are not functioning. Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has filed prosecution against 780 listed companies under various sections of Companies Act, 2013 due to non-filing of Financial Statements and Annual Returns.
As on 31st December 2015, there were 15.19 lakh registered companies in India. Of these, 10.7 lakh companies were active in which 7,269 were listed companies. There were only 7,270 active listed companies out of 17.21 lakh registered companies as on December 2017 whereas in December 2014 there were 7,261 active listed companies out of 14.39 lakh registered companies in India.
This was stated by Union Minister of State for Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs Shri P.P. Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today.
The Registrar of Companies (RoCs)–wise number of registered and closed companies (under section 248(2), CA 2013) during the last two (2) financial years is as under:
|Sl.No||Name of RoCs||FY 2015-16||FY 2016-17|
|Companies registered||Closed Companies||Companies registered||Closed Companies|
Section 248(1)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013 provides for removal of name of company from the register of companies if it is not carrying on any business or operation for a period of 2 (two) immediately preceding financial years and has not made any application within such period for obtaining the status of dormant company u/s 455. Based on the above mentioned provision, 2.97 lakh companies were identified under this category as on 31.03.2017 and after following due process names of 2,26,166 companies were struck off from the register of companies as on 31.12.2017. The States/UTs-wise details of such 2,26,166 companies is:
|Sl.No||States/UTs||Removed from Register of companies|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||76|
|8||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||46|
|9||Daman and Diu||13|
|15||Jammu & Kashmir||1,394|