Scheme for Condonation of delay for Restored Companies by NCLT between 1 Dec. 2020 to 31 Dec. 2020

MCA vide Circular No. 3/2021 announced for Condonation of Delay Scheme for Companies restored by NCLT between 1 Dec. 2020 to 31 Dec. 2020 under section 252 of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Scheme provides to condone delay in filing forms with the Registrar, and spares payment of additional fees. Certain other terms are stipulated and are available in the Scheme document.

Objective

  • To provide benefit of filing overdue forms for restored companies by NCLT
  • To provide waiver of additional fees for restored companies

Applicability

For companies restored by NCLT between 1 December,2020 and 31 December,2020

Effective date and Duration of Scheme

This Scheme will be in operation from 01st February 2021 and will be available for filing of any overdue e-forms by such companies till 31st March 2021.

Forms which can be filed under scheme

All e forms other than SH-7 (For any increase in authorized share capital) and Charge forms (CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-8 and CHG-9)

Fees applicable

Every company to which this Scheme is applicable shall be required to pay normal filing fees on the date of filing under Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 and no additional fees shall be required to be paid.

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General Circular No. 03/2021

F.No. 02/01/2021-CL-V
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
Dated: 15th January, 2021

To

The DGCoA,
All Regional Directors,
All Registrar of Companies,
All Stakeholders.

Subject: Scheme for condonation of delay for companies restored on the Register of Companies between 01 December 2020 and 31 December 2020,  under section 252 of the Companies Act, 2013 -reg.

Sir/Madam,

The Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 [CFSS-2020], operationalized vide General Circular No. 12/2020, dated 30.03.2020 and extended vide General Circular No. 30/2020, dated 28.09.2020 is no longer applicable for various filings done under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 [the Act].

2. Representations have been received in this Ministry requesting for relief as some companies had preferred appeals under section 252 of the Act against the orders of striking off the names of the companies before the respective Benches of the National Company Law Tribunals [NCLTs] and the order(s) by NCLT Benches were issued during December, 2020. In view of this, such companies could not avail the benefit of filing under CFSS-2020 by 31st December, 2020 and are liable to be levied additional fees upon filing of overdue e-forms.

3. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that the aforementioned companies may be provided the benefit of waiver of additional fees in respect of overdue filings to be made by them pursuant to the NCLT Order under section 252 of the Act, without any immunity from civil/criminal proceedings, etc.

4. Accordingly, the Central Government in exercise of its powers conferred under section 460 read with section 403 of the Act has decided to introduce the Scheme namely, “Scheme for condonation of delay for companies restored on the Register of Companies between 01 December 2020 and 31 December 2020, under section 252 of the Companies Act, 2013for the purpose of condoning the delay in filing forms with the Registrar, insofar as it relates to charging of additional fees on account of delay in such filings.

5. The details of the Scheme are as under:-

(i) The Scheme shall come into effect from 01 February 2021.

(ii) Applicability: The Scheme shall be applicable in respect of companies in respect of whom the appeal filed under section 252 of the Act with the respective NCLT Bench for the restoration of the name of the company was disposed of between 01.12.2020 to 31.12.2020, with an order for restoration of the company.

(iii) Duration of the Scheme: The last date for filing of any overdue e-forms by such companies under the scheme shall be 31.03.2021.

(iv) Forms for which the Scheme shall be applicable: The Scheme shall be applicable in respect of filing of all e-forms [except where any increase in authorized capital is involved (e-Form SH-7) and charge related documents (e-forms CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-8 and CHG-9)] which are required to be filed with the Registrar.

(v) Applicable Fees: Every company shall be required to pay normal filing fees under the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 on the date of filing and no additional fees shall be payable for the forms for which the scheme is applicable.

6. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,

(KMS Narayanan)
Assistant Director (Policy)

Copy forwarded for information to:-1. e-governance section and web contents officer to place the circular on MCA website and 2. Guard file.

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2 Comments

  1. ANIL SUREKA says:

    I have got NCLT Order for Restoration of my Company Strick off u/sec. 252 (3) on 17.12.2020 and get Active my Company on 31.12.2020 by ROC but on 05.02.21 i used to file form AOC 4 form for 31.03.17 the late fees will be still charged what i will do kindly help

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