ICSI requests MCA that The due date for filing of Form CFSS-2020 may be extended by 1 (one) month i.e. upto 31st July, 2021 and due date for filing of Form DPT 3, for the year ended 31st March, 2021 may be extended upto 31st July, 2021.

THE INSTITUTE OF
Company Secretary of India
IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs)

MCA: 2021

Shri Rajesh Verma, IAS
Secretary
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Government of India
Shastri Bhawan
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road
New Delhi -110001

Subject: Request for extension of timelines due to COVID-19-reg.

Respected Sir,

We extend our heartfelt gratitude towards the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) for having extended various relaxations to the corporate and other stakeholders in the times of 2nd wave of COVID-19. As your goodself is aware, the impact of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is widespread and the country is in the phase of recovery from the crisis, which may take some time as many of the States are still under partial lockdown or under certain strict restrictions. In the challenging times, stakeholders are putting best of their efforts to do the compliances and MCA also is extending all possible support to the corporates.

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Considering that the Country is still under recovery phase and Corporates are finding it difficult to work with full capacity, we request your esteemed office to consider relaxations in due dates of the following, in line with various other relaxations extended by the MCA:

S.No. Rule/Section/ Circular Particulars Suggestion
1

Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 (CFSS 2020) issued vide MCA General Circular No. 12/2020 dated 30th March 2020. The Companies Fresh Start Scheme introduced on the 1st April, 2020, offered one-time opportunity to the defaulting companies to complete pending compliances by filing necessary documents in the MCA registry without being subject to a higher additional fees on account of any delay. The said scheme was extended till 31st December, 2020 vide MCA General Circular No. 30/2020 dated 28th
September 2020 .Clause 6(vii) of CFSS 2020 require filing of Form CFSS-2020 after closure of the Scheme and after the documents are taken on file, or on record or approved by the Designated Authority as the case may be but not after the expiry of six months from the date of closure of the Scheme.The Scheme ended on 31st December 2020 and hence the due date of filing this Form is upto 30th June, 2021.
The due date for filing of Form CFSS-2020 may be extended by 1 (one) month i.e. upto 31st July, 2021.
2 E form-DPT-3 Pursuant to Rule 16 of The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules,
2014
Form DPT-3 shall be used for filing return of deposit or particulars of transaction not considered as deposit or both by every company other than Government company.

Every company other than Government company to which these rules apply, shall on or before the 30th day of June, of every year, tile with the Registrar, a return in Form DPT-3 along with the fee as provided in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 and furnish the information contained therein as on the 31st day of March of that year duly audited by the auditor of the company.

The due date for filing of Form DPT 3, for the year ended 31st March, 2021 may be extended upto 31st July, 2021.

We hope that the above submissions would be considered favourably.

We shall be pleased to provide any further information in this regard on hearing from your goodself. Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

(CS Asish Mohan)
Secretary

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4 Comments

  1. MASANI NOORALLA says:

    THE DETAILS OF THIS FORM CAN BE INCORPORATED IN AOC-4 OR MGT-7
    OR DPT-3 AS ITS ATTACHMENT – CAN CONSOLIDATE THE PROCESS AT ONE TIME AUDITED DATA CAN BE SUBMITTED – EASE THE PROCESS AT BOTH ENDS – MCA AND COMPANY – HOPE SUGGESTION WILL BE CONSIDERED ON MERIT

  2. CS Rita Maity says:

    When most of the cities are still under lockdown, how companies and professionals will prepare balance sheet and file DPT-3…??? We need proper justification…

  3. T V VENKATRAMAN says:

    When company accounts have not been finalised & audited due lockdown how can DPT-3 form be filed even by 31st July, 2021? Longer Extension will be purposeful going by last years experience. Piece meal Extensions will not serve the purpose

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