We are filing representation before the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on behalf of professional suffering from Rejection of Name by CRC.
I am Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and in Practice since 2010 . I myself had loss some big assignments and lost money due to rejections by the CRC .
We believe that the officer sittings in CRC are not corrupt, but there is some corruption due to which people are earning Rs 30,000/- to 50,000/- for name approval which in normal case would have been rejected by the CRC.
We are going to file a representation to the PMO office to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs informing them the issues we professionals and entrepreneurs are facing to “Start Business”
We are requesting you to kindly share why your Company name or Company Incorporation was rejected so that we can compile it and file it with our representation.
Sharing some of Rejection stories:
|Sr. No||Name||E Mail||Reason for Rejection||Reason for Rejection|
|1||Deepak Singhalfirstname.lastname@example.org||The biggest Reason is NAME IS TOO GENERAL||And for TM atleast they should mention under which class it is registered, as earlier ROC gives clear remarks that this word is registered under this class|
|2||K. Sankara Subramanian||<email@example.com>||In our case, the promoter is holding a valid TM under class 14 and applied for incorporation with that TM Name. But the Form was marked for resubmission stating the name resembles with a TM under class 35. I think they are not even looking into the attachments or explanation letters.|
|3||sweety kapoor||<firstname.lastname@example.org>||so but my colleague did not get the first name approved through run and rs.1000/- gone later second name which had a simliar name got approved strange|
|4||Sourabh Singhal||<email@example.com>||Most common Reason
Name is Too General
|5||Durga Bansal||<firstname.lastname@example.org>||In my case, they rejected application 2 times for want of more documents and when third time we submitted the application with all the desired documents then they rejected saying the name is resembling with an existing company but the name given was totally different.|
|6||Manoj Jain <email@example.com>||my concern is why ROC cancel the SRN of INC for the change of name and ask for re-application through RUN and again rejected the application on the same grounds which was accepted earlier at the time of filing INC-1. they should migrate all the approves SRN applied through INC-1.what about the Companies who got the approval from Stock Exchanges and shareholders on the basis of earlier approval||In that case it seen name was approved through INC-1 but rejected in RUN|
|7||Harshit Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Name applied: _____ Capital Advisors Private Limited (Purely advisory activity does not need SEBI approval)
In-principle approval of concerned regulator is not provided as proposed name includes the word such as Insurance, Bank, Stock Exchange, Venture Capital, Asset Management, Nidhi, or Mutual Fund.
Name is resembling /closely resembling Companies/LLP
|8||Manisha Menon <email@example.com>||Dear All,
I have till now tried four times to get one simple name for our Company. Everytime I am getting complaint that the name has been trademarked or the name remotely resembles to some other Company’s name. Again we have put for name approval. We are facing more difficulty because “RUN” does not have resubmission option. It only gets rejected and our Client’s loose money just like that. Its a very bad idea that MCA has brought. Its a loss of money for the clients. We do not mind paying stamp duty but name approval form should have resubmission option.
|9||Gyaneshwar Sahai <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Name is resembling /closely resembling Companies/LLP|
|10||Aarti Bhasin||<email@example.com>||I faced the reason that the name is too generic (which was not the case as the same was available when I checked under “name availability” on MCA services). I find it totally unjustifiable.|
|11||Taruna Kalra <firstname.lastname@example.org>||1. they are not checking attachments properly. in hurry, they sent form in re-submission, without checking that attachments are already there|
|12||Mittal Shah <email@example.com>||We have filed name approval application under RUN on MCA portal SRN G75638643 on 3 February 2018 for “LIFESTYLE CLUB AND LESIURE PRIVATE LIMITED” which is rejected by CRC on 6 February 2018 on the basis that vide – Name is resembling /closely resembling Companies/LLP. The rejection letter stated that Proposed name is closely resemble with existing/reserved Company(s)/LLP(s) ‘LIFESTYLE CLUBOTELS PRIVATE LIMITED’ , ‘LIFESTYLE LEISURES PRIVATE LIMITED’ and many others. Hence, it is not considerable as per the provisions of Sec 4(2) of Cos Act-2013 r.w. ,Companies (INC) Rules, 2014.
Therefore, we again filed another application for name on 6 February 2018 itself as the client eagerly wants to form a company vide SRN G75901363 after checking availability of the desired name on the portal. Accordingly we applied for a modified new name “RC LIFESTYLE CLUB AND LEISURE PRIVATE LIMITED” which was also rejected again after waiting for two days on the similar grounds. Proposed name is nearly resembling with the names of the existing/reserved company/LLP ” RC LEISURE PRIVATE LIMITED”. Hence, not considerable as per the provisions of section 4(2) of the Companies Act -2013. Proposed name with “RC” is a TM under Class 36, Hence not considerable in view of provisions of rule 8(2) (a) (ii) of Companies (Inc.) Rules, 2014. hence the form is rejected.
We have also raised ticket for service complaint on MCA portal asking for possible solution as the client is in urgency to form a company and start a deal, the government on the public communication as well as on MCA portal saying that now incorporation of a company is “zero fee”, and “starting a business much easier” but we did not find any solution from the compliant that we raised also, two names were rejected causing delay of almost 5 days and still we are back in the same position. Government should either provide some window to check name from all angles by the customer only else provide few name options while applying so alternative names can be approved at least and business can be started without LOSING TIME AND MONEY. MCA tickets only give caveated answers, there is no solution provided.
We need alternative solution on name approval as we do not see any similarity in this class of proposed business. If both these names are not available we wish to continue with “LIFESTYLE LIVING CONCEPTS PRIVATE LIMITED” , we have LLP reserved with the same name.
this is a draft email summarizing our complaints with CRC.
|13||DEEPAK SADHU <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Hi All
It has become a scary assignment to take up incorporation…..I will not be sure if approval of the name will be sought or not….
Please help….I am ready for volunteering to the Ministry and ICS
|14||Alpi Nehraemail@example.com||Name is resembling /closely resembling Companies/LLP.|
|15||Akshat Gargfirstname.lastname@example.org>||Name Applied : AYUSHI PROGOLD PRIVATE LIMITED Reason for Rejection Present name of the company includes/indicates “Finance/Investment/Stock Broking etc” which is allowed , subject to in principal approval from the concerned regulatory authority is furnished, for the proposed name change.|
|16||Pratik Dhodia <email@example.com>||We also filed Name Application through RUN, Got rejected twice, Reason being “approval of Regulatory Body Required” Though the Main Object of the Proposed Company was Carrying on Financial Advisory & Consultancy Business.|
|17||Anu Pasrija <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Hi
I am not understanding the basic idea of bringing this RUN feature into picture . It is not doing any ease of business .So much exercise needs to be done while applying for the name which is actually very time consuming Over that CRC is taking almost 2-3 days for approval rather rejection I must say which is making us speechless before the Clients . We cannot quote exact fees to the client because we dont know how many attempts it would take for name approval .
Incorporation has really become a tough assignment to take up
|18||CS Praveen Pandeyemail@example.com||Proposed Name – AIMS MAX GARDENIA HOMES PRIVATE LIMITEDProposed names with prefix “AIMS” is a TM under Class 36 or many more Rule 8(2) (a) (ii) of Companies (Inc.) Rules, 2014 Hence, not considerable as per the provisions of section 4(2) of the Companies Act -2013. – in Our application name is AIMS MAX GARDENIA|
|19||FCS Mahesh Grandhi||<firstname.lastname@example.org>||We filed for the proposed name with the prefix which includes capital word and like i.e., capitalman and its going to be take up only infrastructure objects and we filed three times and they are asking to submit declaration of Nbfc/Rbi /Sebi which is under rule 8 of INC rules. But Promoters are not convincing to give declaration as required by mca as their proposed company is not a capital trading company
there shall be some stringent rule for capital trading companies …. mere having prefix of the word capitalman, how can anyone give declaration .
|20||Harshit Shah <email@example.com>||Name applied was: BHT Commodities Private Limited.
Reason for rejection:
|21||Mayank Arora firstname.lastname@example.org||The Biggest reason we are getting is of TRADEMARK, in case name doesnt fall in the same class than also they raise objection.
In one case MNC wanted to Form a IT Company in India with the same name but CRC did not allow and raised an Objection that Name is too general, PFA Rejection letter
|22||Sandip Jejani||Dear Concern
1. One of my client is having four Companies starting with the name “Sahyog”
a. Sahyog Kuries Pvt. Ltd.
These Companies are almost 20 years old (Directors and Shareholders common in all) but while applying for the name of new Company the form has got rejected on the ground that it is a trade mark of some other Companies.
The name required is:
a. Sahyog Finance Pvt. Ltd.
2. Second Client is having two Companies starting with the name “Anisha” (15 to 20 years old with common Directors and Shareholders)
a. Anisha Interno Pvt. Ltd.
The name required is:
a. Anisha Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Please look into the matter and suggest.
|23||More Legal Services <email@example.com>||Name includes a registered trademark/application to trademark registration|
|24||Sanajy Dholkiafirstname.lastname@example.org||The name was made available under old INC 1 and while Filing Form 24 with ROC|
|they are asking for RUN SRN Applied under RUN on 6th Feb No answer and still showing|
Plz share your story
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MCA Vide its notification No. G.S.R. 48 dated 20th January 2018 issued on 25th January 2018 has amended The Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018
These Rules shall come into effect from 26th January 2018
- Introduction of “RUN – Reserve Unique Name” Web service for name reservation, which will be launched on 26.01.2018.
- *Zero Fee* for incorporation of all companies with authorized capital upto Rs. 10 lakh.
- Re-engineering the process of allotment of DIN by allotting it through the combined SPICe form only at the time of an individual’s appointment as Director (in case he/she doesn’t have a DIN).
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*Automatic Reactivation of DIN*
Stakeholders of Condonation of Delay Scheme (CODS) (notified vide General Circular No.16/2017 dated 29th December 2017) may kindly note that the process for ‘reactivation’ of the DINs in respect of disqualified Directors has been completed and the status of the relevant DINs can be checked now. Stakeholders are therefore requested to file necessary ‘overdue documents’ as per the scheme.
*CODS SCHEME NOT AVAILABLE TO SOME DIRECTORS*
They may further note that the scheme is not applicable for those Directors who may have been associated with a company which was struck off under Section 248(1) of
the Companies Act-2013 and DINs for such individuals shall be
re-activated only upon receipt of orders for revival of the said company, as per due process laid down under Section 252 of the Companies Act-2013.
Please feel free to ask any query or clarification related to re-activation of your Company under CODS Scheme or through NCLT.
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- New Name Reservation Service
Discontinuation of E-form INC-1
MCA is proactively designing a Front Office service (replacing INC-1 eform with Web-Form) for Name Reservation and Change of Name for companies capturing only absolutely essential information from the applicants. The said service is likely to be rolled out on 26th January 2018
Therefore w.e.f. 00:00 hours on 06-01-2018, INC-1 will not be available on the MCA Portal. Stakeholders are advised to submit INC-1 application till 23:59 hours of 05-01-2018. Stakeholders who reserved names using INC-1 are requested to use SPICe for incorporation immediately. However, resubmission of INC-1 is allowed till 23:59 hours of 11-01-2018.
- Discontinuation of INC-7 (Application for Incorporation of Company (Part I Company and Company with more than Seven Subscribers)
INC-7 form is likely to be discontinued w.e.f 10.01.2018 in case the name reserved using INC-1 is to be used for incorporation through SPICe form, users should file the form latest by 17.01.2018. It is requested that SPICe should be filed with due care as it will be allowed only one resubmission which has to be completed latest by 25.01.2018. Stakeholders may plan accordingly
- Modification in E-form DIR-3 (Application for Director Identification Number)
It is proposed to reengineer the process of allotment of DIN by allotting DIN to individuals only at the time of their appointment as Directors (If they do NOT possess a DIN) in companies.
DIR-3 (Application for Director Identification Number) would be applicable for the allotment of DIN to individuals in respect of existing companies only and shall be filed by the existing company in which the proposed Director is to be appointed.
Further, DINs to the proposed first Directors in respect of new companies would be mandatorily required to be applied for in SPICe forms (subject to a ceiling of 3 new DINs) only.
It is also proposed to modify DIR-3 to permit allotment of upto 2 new DINs (since SPICe provides for upto 3 new DINs) only in respect of ‘Producer Companies’. A separate notification would be issued for the same and stakeholders may plan accordingly.
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The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 which was passed by Rajya Sabha on 19th December 2017 has received assent of the president and same has been published in the Official Gazette of India on 3rd January 2018. The changes shall come in to force from the date notified by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. MCA may prescribe different dates for different provisions.
Kashif Ali, law graduate and fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India from ‘Kashif Ali & Associates, Company Secretaries’ Delhi, has put his efforts to bring to you the amended sections with effect of amendments. This the first article in which we will share the details of amendment made in section 2 i.e. definition under the Act.
|Sr. No.||Amended Section||Effect|
2(6)”associate company”, in relation to another company, means a company in which that other company has a significant influence, but which is not a subsidiary company of the company having such influence and includes a joint venture company.
Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause, “significant influence” means control of at least twenty per cent of total share capital, or of business decisions under an agreement;
‘Explanation.—For the purpose of this clause—
(a) the expression “significant influence” means control of at least twenty per cent. of total voting power, or control of or participation in business decisions under an agreement;
(b) the expression “joint venture” means a joint arrangement whereby the parties that have joint control of the arrangement have rights to the net assets of the arrangement;’;
1. Now Significant influence means control of 20% of Voting Power or control of or participation in the business decision under an agreement. To make it consistent with accounting standard and listing agreement.
2. Term ”Joint Venture” specifically defined to be in consistence with the Accounting Standard.
2(28) “cost accountant” means a cost accountant as defined in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 (23 of 1959);
2(28) “Cost Accountant” means a cost accountant as defined in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 and who holds a valid certificate of practice under sub-section (1) of section 6 of that Act;’;
Earlier the definition covers only Cost Accountant in employment now it includes Cost Accountant in Practice.
2(30) “debenture” includes debenture stock, bonds or any other instrument of a company evidencing a debt, whether constituting a charge on the assets of the company or not;
(a) the instruments referred to in Chapter III-D of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934; and
(b) such other instrument, as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with Reserve Bank of India, issued by a company, shall not be treated as debenture’
Some exclusions are made from the definition of debentures.
2(41) “financial year”, in relation to any company or body corporate, means the period ending on the 31st day of March every year, and where it has been incorporated on or after the 1st day of January of a year, the period ending on the 31st day of March of the following year, in respect whereof financial statement of the company or body corporate is made up:
Provided that on an application made by a company or body corporate, which is a holding company or a subsidiary or associate company of a company incorporated outside India and is required to follow a different financial year for consolidation of its accounts outside India, the Tribunal may, if it is satisfied, allow any period as its financial year, whether or not that period is a year:
Provided further that a company or body corporate, existing on the commencement of this Act, shall, within a period of two years from such commencement, align its financial year as per the provisions of this clause;
Now company or body corporate, which is an associate company of a company incorporated outside India can also make application for change in period of financial year.
Earlier this relaxation was available to company which is a holding company or subsidiary company of a company incorporated outside India.
|5.||2(46) “holding company”, in relation to one or more other companies, means a company of which such companies are subsidiary companies;
‘Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause, the expression “company” includes any body corporate;’;
Now for the purpose of definition of the term ‘holding company’, the expression “company” will include any body corporate.
Now a company incorporated outside India could be considered to be the holding company of another company, for the purposes of the Act.
((made by Kashif Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org))
|6.||2(49) “interested director” means a director who is in any way, whether by himself or through any of his relatives or firm, body corporate or other association of individuals in which he or any of his relatives is a partner, director or a member, interested in a contract or arrangement, or proposed contract or arrangement, entered into or to be entered into by or on behalf of a company;
|7.||2(51) “key managerial personnel”, in relation to a company, means—
(i) the Chief Executive Officer or the managing director or the manager;
(ii) the company secretary;
(iii) the whole-time director;
(iv) the Chief Financial Officer; and
(v) such other officer as may be prescribed;
(v) such other officer, not more than one level below the directors who is in whole-time employment, designated as key managerial personnel by the Board; and
(vi) such other officer as may be prescribed;
One more category of KMP introduces which shall be person not below the rank of directors. He/she can be appointed by a director and must be in Whole tine employment of the company
2(57) “net worth” means the aggregate value of the paid-up share capital and all reserves created out of the profits and securities premium account securities premium account and debit or credit balance of profit and loss account , after deducting the aggregate value of the accumulated losses, deferred expenditure and miscellaneous expenditure not written off, as per the audited balance sheet, but does not include reserves created out of revaluation of assets, write-back of depreciation and amalgamation;
Now the debit or credit balance of profit and loss account are included in the definition of Net Worth.
|9.||2(71) “public company” means a company which—
(a) is not a private company and;
(b) has a minimum paid-up share capital of five lakh rupees or such higher paid-up capital, as may be prescribed:
Provided that a company which is a subsidiary of a company, not being a private company, shall be deemed to be public company for the purposes of this Act even where such subsidiary company continues to be a private company in its articles ;
Including the word ‘and’ in the definition for more clarity that a public company must satisfy both the conditions mentioned in this sub-section.
|10.||2(76) “related party”, with reference to a company, means—
(i) a director or his relative;
(ii) a key managerial personnel or his relative;
(iii) a firm, in which a director, manager or his relative is a partner;
(iv) a private company in which a director or manager is a member or director;
(v) a public company in which a director or manager is a director or holds along with his relatives, more than two per cent of its paid-up share capital;
(vi) any body corporate whose Board of Directors, managing director or manager is accustomed to act in accordance with the advice, directions or instructions of a director or manager;
(vii) any person on whose advice, directions or instructions a director or manager is accustomed to act:
Provided that nothing in sub-clauses (vi) and (vii) shall apply to the advice, directions or instructions given in a professional capacity;
(viii) any company which is—
(A) a holding, subsidiary or an associate company of such company; or
(B) a subsidiary of a holding company to which it is also a subsidiary;
“(viii) any body corporate which is—
(A) a holding, subsidiary or an associate company of such company;
(B) a subsidiary of a holding company to which it is also a subsidiary; or
(C) an investing company or the venturer of a company;”
(ix) such other person as may be prescribed;
|Earlier the definition used “Company” therefore only those entities that were incorporated in India are coming in the purview of the definition.
Now the “body Corporate” which is situated outside India shall fall under the definition of “Related Party”
|11.||2(85) “small company” means a company, other than a public company,—
(i) paid-up share capital of which does not exceed fifty lakh rupees or such higher amount as may be prescribed which shall not be more than five crore Ten Crore rupees; or
(ii) turnover of which as per its last profit and loss account as per profit and loss account for the immediately preceding financial year does not exceed two crore rupees or such higher amount as may be prescribed which shall not be more than twenty crore rupees One Hundred Crore Rupees:
Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to—
(A) a holding company or a subsidiary company;
(B) a company registered under section 8; or
(C) a company or body corporate governed by any special Act;
Increase the maximum paid-up share capital amount which can be prescribed for the purpose of determining a company as a small company from five crore rupees to ten crore rupees and prescribed turnover amount from twenty crore rupees to one hundred crore rupees.
|(87) “subsidiary company” or “subsidiary”, in relation to any other company (that is to say the holding company), means a company in which the holding company—
(i) controls the composition of the Board of Directors; or
(ii) exercises or controls more than one-half of the total share capital total voting power either at its own or together with one or more of its subsidiary companies:
Provided that such class or classes of holding companies as may be prescribed shall not have layers of subsidiaries beyond such numbers as may be prescribed.
Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause,—
(a) a company shall be deemed to be a subsidiary company of the holding company even if the control referred to in sub-clause (i) or sub-clause (ii) is of another subsidiary company of the holding company;
(b) the composition of a company’s Board of Directors shall be deemed to be controlled by another company if that other company by exercise of some power exercisable by it at its discretion can appoint or remove all or a majority of the directors;
(c) the expression “company” includes any body corporate;
(d) “layer” in relation to a holding company means its subsidiary or subsidiaries;
As per the old definition a company in which the preference share capital was greater than its equity share capital, could become a subsidiary of an entity that holds the preference shares, even though it might not have control, or any voting rights in such a company.
Therefore this amendment was made to the term “total share capital” is replaced with the term ‘total voting power’, as equity share capital should be the basis for determining holding/subsidiary status
|13.||2(91) “turnover” means the aggregate value of the realisation of amount made from the sale, supply or distribution of goods or on account of services rendered, or both, by the company during a financial year;
2′(91) “turnover” means the gross amount of revenue recognised in the profit and loss account from the sale, supply, or distribution of goods or on account of services rendered, or both, by a company during a financial year;’.
To exclude the excise duty and other taxes from the purview of this term and to make it consistence with the Accounting Standards
In the next article we will share the amended sections and their analysis for you.
Please feel free to ask any query or clarification for us
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