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In a continuous effort to ease of Doing Business in India, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has issued Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2018 by replacing existing eForm INC 1 with a new improved and easy to fill web-based application known as RUN or Reserve Unique Name.

#RUN is a welcome change from the old and customary eForms MCA has asked till date. It’s a web form which does not require, DIN/DSC or any extra details.

Steps for application of Name through #RUN

1. Login with MCA either with existing ID or create a new user ID

2. Go to MCA Services> Company Services> RUN (Reserve Unique Name)


3. Fill in RUN application form and click on submit

4. Pay fees and wait till application is processed. You can check status of RUN application using same login ID at ‘Track Transaction Status’. Fees per application is Rs. 1,000/- and it does not have option of Pay Later or offline Payment. Applicant need to make payment immediately using Debit or Credit Card or through Net Banking of HDFC/ICICI/Union Bank/SBI/Indian Bank or PNB only.Payment Options - MCA

Information/Documents required to file #RUN form:

  • Select type of Company:

Type of Company RUN

  • Enter CIN (if applied for existing Company)
  • Proposed Name with Auto check facility, which works with approx. 50% accuracy which checks if name is similar to any existing Company or previous company and has any undesirable word or not.
  • Comments to provide for proposed object and other relevant comments about name
  • A file attachment: In case if sectoral regulator approval is availed, or TM application is available or Resolutions or any other file to be attached.

Suffix Allowed in Company Name

Advantages of #RUN system:

  • No need of DIN (Director Identification Number) or Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
  • No need to provide other details about incorporation like proposed capital, shareholding or promoter details etc.
  • Simple web form and easy to fill in with no complications whatsoever.
  • With web form all the inherent limitation of eForm filing is done away with like uploading error or DSC not registering etc.

Limitation of #RUN System

  • Not more than one name can be applied
  • No Resubmission is permitted
  • Chances of name getting rejected is high, which may result in increase in cost for promoters of proposed company
  • eForm generally serves as a office copy, in case of web form there is no office copy of form available, applicant need to take screen shot and can preserve it for record.

For help relating to RUN: click here

FAQs on RUN: Click here

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