MCA / ROC Compliance Calendar & Updates – October, 2021 [Track Important Due Dates]

ROC Compliance Calendar 2021

Compliance Requirement UNDER Companies Act, 2013 and Rules made thereunder – for the month October, 2021

  Applicable Laws/Acts    Due Dates  Compliance Particulars  Forms / Filing mode
  Companies Act, 2013  Within 180 Days From The Date Of Incorporation Of The Company (one time compliance only)  As per Section 10 A (Commencement of Business) of the Companies Act, 2013, inserted vide the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 w.e.f. 2nd November, 2018, a Company Incorporated after the ordinance and having share capital shall not commence its business or exercise any borrowing powers unless a declaration is filed by the Director within 180 days from the date of Incorporation of the Company with the ROC.MCA E- Form INC 20A (one time compliance)    
Companies Act, 2013  First declaration within 90 days from the date of notification Dt. 08.02.2019    A person having Significant beneficial owner shall file a declaration to the reporting company i.e. within 90 days of the commencement of the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019 i.e. 08.02.2019   In case Subsequent Acquisition of the title of Significant Beneficial Owner / Any Change therein a declaration in Form No. BEN-1 required to be filed to the reporting company, within 30 days of acquiring such significant beneficial ownership or any change therein.  Form BEN-1 Draft Format available at LINK
Companies Act, 2013  within 30 days of acquiring beneficial interestFiling of form BEN-2 under the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018.  (the date of receipt of declaration in BEN-1 ) CLICK HEREForm BEN – 2 (e-form deployed by Ministry (ROC)) on 01.07.2019
Companies Act, 2013  Annual Compliance (30.09.2021)*DIN KYC through DIR 3 KYC Form is an Annual Exercise. Last date for filing DIR-3 KYC for Financial year 2020-21 is 30th September, 2021   Annual Exercise:CLICK HERE Penalty after due date is Rs. 5000/-(one time)  E-Form DIR – 3 KYC (Web Based and E-form)  
Companies Act, 2013Within 270 days from the date of deployment of this FormAnnual Return To Be Filed By Auditor With The National Financial Reporting Authority CLICK HERE CLICK HERE Click Here Note on NFRA -2Click HereNFRA-2 (NFRA-2 e-Form live since 9th December 2019.)
Companies Act, 2013Within 15 days of appointment of an auditor.The Ministry in its General Circular No. 12/2018 dated 13th December, 2018 clarified that filing of Form NFRA-1 is applicable only for Bodies Corporate and ruled out filing by Companies as defined under sub-section (20) of Section 2 the Act.E – Form NFRA -1
Companies Act, 2013Within 30 days of the board meetingFiling of resolutions with the ROC regarding Board Report and Annual Accounts. The details of the resolutions passed should be filed.MGT-14  (Filing of resolution with MCA)
      Companies Act, 2013Within 60 (sixty) days from the conclusion of each half year.Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Report (Half-yearly) Pursuant to sub-rule Rule 9A (8) of  Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules, 2014 To be filed all unlisted companies, deemed public companies Till further clarification to be filled in GNL-2E-Form PAS – 6
  Companies Act, 2013(Half Yearly basis) 31.10.2021Form for furnishing half yearly return with the registrar in respect of outstanding payments to Micro or Small EnterpriseE-Form MSME-1
  Companies Act, 2013One Time compliances           Registration of Entities for undertaking CSR activities       – Trust/ Society/ Section 8 Company need to file before Acceptance of Donation as CSR w.e.f. 01st April 2021E-Form CSR-1

LLP Compliance:

  Applicable Laws/Acts    Due Dates  Compliance Particulars  Forms / Filing mode
  LLP Act, 2008  30.10.2021Statement of Account and Solvency for Financial Year 2020-21 Within30 days from the end of 6 months of the financial year to which the statement relates.Form LLP-8    

Due dates of ROC Return Filings:

Sl. No.  Particulars    Due Date  E- Form
  1  Appointment of AuditorWithin 15 days from the conclusion of AGM    ADT-1
      2  Filing of financial statement and other documents with the ROCWithin 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM, other than OPC (In case of OPC within 180 days from the close of the financial year)        AOC-4
  3Filing of annual return by a company.Within 60 days from the conclusion of AGM    MGT-7
4Filing of annual return by a company.Within 60 days from the conclusion of AGM Applicable in respect of Annual Return for the F.Y. 2020-21 and onwards of OPC and small companies.    MGT-7A

KEY UPDATES – September, 2021:

1. MCA extends due date for AGMs by two months

Companies get till end November to hold AGM for financial year 2020-21

In what could come as some respite for companies, especially small and medium ones, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has extended the due date for holding annual general meetings (AGMs) for the financial year 2020-21 by two months.

This extension would mean that companies now have time till the end of November 2021 to hold the AGM. Under company law, corporates are required to hold AGM within six months from the date of completion of financial year — i.e September 30.

This latest MCA move comes in the wake of representations received by the Ministry seeking extension of time for holding of AGM for FY21.

2. Govt extends tenure of Company Law Committee by one year till Sept 2022

The government has extended by one year the tenure of the Company Law Committee, which was constituted back in 2019.

The tenure of the panel, which was set up by the corporate affairs ministry in September 2019, was extended last year also. The committee has the mandate for examining and making recommendations to the government on various issues related to implementation of the Companies Act and the Limited Liability Partnership Act.

The committee was constituted as part of the government’s efforts to promote ease of living by providing ease of doing business to law abiding corporates, to foster improved corporate compliance for stakeholders at large and to address emerging issues having an impact on the working of companies.

Important Updates –  September, 2021

  • MCA Monthly UPdate Calendar: September, 2021
  Sl.    Particulars of the Circulars  Link
1Public Notice U/s.75 of LLP Act, 2008 read with Rule 37(2) of the LLP Rules, 2009  Click Here
2Invitation of Claims – in the matter of M/S. Magnum Intergrafiks Private Limited (in Liquidation) issued by the Official Liquidator Bengaluru  Click Here
3Workshop on “Competition Issues in the Pharmaceutical Sector in India’ Click Here
4Accounting standards and special courts to be created for LLPs: MCA Click Here
5.CSR credit has to be used in 3 years: MCA Click Here
6.Engagement of Young Professional-I (YP-I) in Ministry of Corporate Affairs on contract basis  Click Here
7Public Notice U/s.75 of LLP Act, 2008 read with Rule 37(2) of the LLP Rules, 2009  Click Here
8In the matter of Birla Power Solutions Ltd. Click Here
9Don’t appoint CAs as part-time members of authority, NFRA tells ministryClick Here
10Financial literacy: MCA wants educational institutions, industry bodies to shoulder responsibility  Click Here
11OYO increases authorised share capital to ₹901 crores – The increase was approved in a September 1 extraordinary general meeting held over video conferencing.  Click Here
12The Chartered Accountants (Electionto the Council) Amendment Rules, 2021  Click Here
13Extension of period of the Company Law CommitteeClick Here
14Public Notice u/s 37(2) of LLP Rules, 2009Click Here
15Public Notices U/S. 75 of LLP Act, 2008 read with Rule 37(2) of the LLP Rules, 2009Click Here
16Advertisement Notice in Form No.63 for invitation of claims in the matter of M/s. Shwetadri Speciality Papers Pvt Ltd., (in liquidation) issued by the OL, Bengaluru    Click Here
17AGM Extension orders issued by various ROC’sClick Here
18MCA extends due date for AGMs by two months – till the end of November 2021.  Click Here
19NFRA issues Audit Quality Review (AQR) report of statutory audit of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) for FY 2017-18  Click Here
20Extension of last date of filing of Cost Audit Report to the Board of Directors under Rule 6(5) of the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014-reg  Click Here

This article is updated till 30th September, 2021 with all Laws / Regulations and their respective amendments.                  

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