Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued 3 Circulars on May 03, 2021 to provide Relaxation due to CoVID from Compliance under Companies Act, 2013 in respect of ROC Form Filings and Holding of Board Meetings.

Circular – 1: Maximum Gap Between Two Board Meetings

MCA extended gap between two board meetings by 60 days for first two quarters of financial year 2021-22. According to this, the gap between two consecutive Board Meetings may extend to 180 days during the quarters, April to June and July to August.

Eg: if 120 gap of board meeting falling in between 1st April, 2021 to 30th September 2021 then maximum gap of Board Meeting shall be considered as 180 days.

Eg: if 120 completing on 30th April then 180 days shall be considered till 30th June.

Circular – 2 : Relaxation in additional fees for filing of form after due date

As per this circular, if due date of any form (except CHG-1, CHG-4 and CHG-9) falling between 1st April, 2021 to 30th May, 2020 then those forms can be file without additional fees till 31st July, 2021.

Eg: Due date for MSME-1 was 30th April, 2021. This date is falling under above dates. Therefore, this can be file till 31st July, 2021.

Circular – 3 : Relaxation in time for filing of Charge related form after due date

I. Applicability:

As per provisions of Section 77 of Companies Act, 2013 form CHG-1 and CHG-9 relating to Creation and Modification of Charge need to be file in maximum 120 days from date of creation or modification.

Circular shall be applicable in following Manner:

PART I: If date of creation or modification of charge is before April  01, 2021.

If date of creation or modification of charge is before April 01, 2021, but the timeline for filing of such form had not expired under Section 77 (i.e. 120 days) as on April 01, 2021

EG.

a) Charge created/ modified before April 01, 2021 but as on April 01, 2021 One hundred Twenty Days (120 days) has not expired.

**In other word we can say that, charge is created or modified on or after December 02, 2020 is eligible for this scheme.

PART II: If date of creation or modification of charge is between April 01, 2021 to May 31, 2021.

If date of creation or modification of charge is between April 01, 2021 and May 31, 2021 then all such form shall fall under this scheme.

EG.

a) If Charge Created or modified after April 01, 2021 then this scheme is also applicable on all such forms.

II. Relaxation of TIME/ FEE under Scheme:

PART I: If date of creation or modification of charge is before April 01, 2021.

TIME LINE

  • The period beginning from April 01, 2021 and ending on May 31, 2021 shall not be reckoned for the purpose of filing of form u/s 77 & 78.
  • In case form not filed till May 31, 2021 the first day after March 31, 2021 shall be June 01, 2021.

EG.

a) If Charge created/ modified on February 14, 2021, then what shall be due date as per scheme.

Ans: Maximum time for filing of form is 120 days. Till March 31, 2021 | 45 days passed. Remaining days 75 days. As per above provision:

  • If company file form between April 01 to May 31 then as form filed after 30 days but before 60 days i.e. 45 days on March 31, therefore, company is required to pay normal fees as well as additional fees.
  • If Company file form till May 31, then June 01, shall be considered as 46th day for the purpose of fees payable on Charge Form

FEES:

  • If company file form between April 01 to May 31 then fees applicable on such form as on March 31, required to be pay till May 31.
  • If Company file form till May 31, then June 01, shall be considered as next day of March 31, for the purpose of fees payable on Charge Form.

PART II: If date of creation or modification of charge is between April 01, 2021 to May 31,2021.

  • The period beginning from April 01, 2021 and ending on May 31, 2021 shall not be reckoned for the purpose of filing of form u/s 77 & 78.
  • In case form not filed till May 31, 2021 then June 01 shall be first day to count 120 days u/s 77.

MCA Relaxation on Filing of e-form amid on 03rd May 2021

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued Circulars on May 03, 2021 as Relaxation due to CoVID, in Companies Act, 2013 for filing of certain form with ROC. Except below mentioned form any form having due date between 01st April 2021 to 30th May, 2021 can be file till 31st July, 2021. (Due date of CHG-1, CHG-4 and CHG-9 are not extended by this circular)

S. No. Form Purpose Of Form Periodicity Last Date To File Remark Extended Due Date
1 MSME-1 Form for furnishing half yearly return with the registrar in respect of outstanding payments to micro or small enterprises Half yearly
(Oct – Mar)
30-April-2021 Applicable on All Type of Companies 31-Jul-21
2 PAS-6 Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Half yearly
(Oct – Mar)
30-May-21 Applicable on unlisted Public Companies 31-Jul-21
3 LLP-11 Annual Return of LLP Yearly 30-May-21 Applicable to All LLP’s 31-Jul-21
4 FC-4 Annual Return of Foreign Company Yearly 30-May-21 Applicable on Branch, Project and Liason Office 31-Jul-21

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Author – CS Divesh Goyal, GOYAL DIVESH & ASSOCIATES Company Secretary in Practice from Delhi and can be contacted at [email protected]). ‘

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  1. Manish Tiwari says:

    For creation/Modification of Charge:
    MCA vide General Circular No. 23/2020 & 32/2020 dated 17th June 2020 & 28th September, 2020 respectively, notified that first day after 29-02-2020 shall be reckoned as 01-01-2021 for the purpose of counting the number of days within which the form CHG-1 is required to be filed under Section 77 or 78 of the Act. Further, MCA vide General Circular No. 07/2021 dated 03-05-2021 notified that if the date of creation /modification of charge is before 01-04-2021 but the timeline for filing such form had not expired under Section 77 of the Act as on 01-04-2021, the period beginning from 01-04-2021 and ending on 31-05-2021 shall not be reckoned for the purpose of counting the number of days under Section 77 or 78 of the Act.

    That means days in 2021 from 01-01-2021 to 31-03-2021 (Total-90 days) will be considered and rest 30 days of 2020 will be considered. Therefore, charges created on 31st January 2020 will registered.

    Can we read the present relaxation in this way.

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