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Spice Form has Widened its Scope by Covering Three Important Registration Viz GSTIN, ESIC and EPFO

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs in its notification dated 29th March, 2019, inserted a new Rule 38A under the Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2019.

Scope : The application for Incorporation of Company under Rule 38 shall be accompanied by the E-Form AGILE (Application for registration of the Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN), Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), plus Employees Provident Fund Origination (EPFO) registration.

Objectives :  The objective of the Central Government behind this Amendment is to put all the registration requirement after the Incorporation of the Company in to one basket. By filing e-form AGILE along with SPICE incorporation form at the time of registration, the Company would be automatically enrolled for GSTIN, ESIC and EPFO.

Form No. AGILE “INC35”
For GSTIN: – 31/03/2019

For EPFO: – 08/04/2019

For ESIC: – 15/04/2019

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Following documents are required while filing linked form AGILE

  • Details of description of Goods and/or Services to be provided by the Proposed Company.
  • Respected HSN Code and/or SAC Code
  • Details of Directors
  • Proof of principle place of business either of the following

> Electricity bill

> Property tax receipt

> Consent letter

> Rent or lease agreement

> Legal ownership document

> Rent receipt with NOC

Documents to be required for registration of Authorised signatory under various Act

> Latest Photograph and

> Letter of authorisation or resolution passed by Board of Director or Committee.

(Author Kaushik Nagar and Sushma Mukati are associated with Mamta Binani & Associates a Firm of Company Secretaries and can be reached at

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