Total of 320 foreign companies registered in the country during the last three years : Shri Rao Inderjit Singh

320 foreign companies registered in India between 2018 and 2021

A total of 320 foreign companies registered in the country during the last three years. This was stated by Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Giving more details, the Minister stated that “Foreign Company” is defined under section 2 (42) of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) as any company or body corporate incorporated outside India which (a) has a place of business in India by itself or through an agent, physically or thorough electronic mode and (b) conducts any business activity in India in any other manner.

The Minister tabled a state-wise breakup of details of the number of foreign companies registered in the country during each of the last three years as under:

States2018-192019-202020-21
Assam000
Andhra Pradesh201
Bihar101
Delhi262815
Goa100
Gujarat214
Haryana19224
Himachal Pradesh001
Karnataka789
Kerala110
Maharashtra424023
Manipur100
Orissa011
Rajasthan121
Tamil Nadu679
Telangana132
Uttar Pradesh183
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal623
Total11812478

The Minister further stated that revenue earned from foreign companies by States/UTs is not maintained sector-wise.

The Minister tabled details of fees collected on account of registration & forms filed by such foreign companies in the country during each of the last three years as under:

Details201920202021
No. of Foreign companies registered11812478
Fees collected on account of registration & forms filed by such foreign companies (in Rs.)13,58,22,00013,20,03,1007,02,46,600

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