The Ministry of Corporate Affairs ( MCA ) has informed that the facility to file the E-ACTIVE forms have been temporarily stopped to complete tagging of non-compliant companies and Directors. However, the same shall be restored soon with a facility to file with fees, the Ministry said in a statement.
“The Tagging of non-compliant Companies/Directors for not filing eForm Active(INC-22A) is in progress. To facilitate completion of the activity, e-filing of the form (ACTIVE) has been suspended temporarily. The same would be restored soon for filing purposes with fee as provided under the relevant rules once the Tagging activity is complete. Stakeholders may kindly take note and plan accordingly,” it said.
In February, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs had issued Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019 and Companies (Registration offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2019 which came into force from 25.04.19 with a view to enable common public to be aware of KYC (Know Your Company) status of the companies and their directors.
In the Rules, it has been mentioned that every company incorporated on or before the 31st December 2017 shall file the particulars of the company and its Registered Office, in E-Form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification).
Any company which has not filed its due financial statements under section 137 or due annual returns under section 92 or both with the Registrar shall be restricted from filing e-Form-ACTIVE unless such company is under management dispute and the Registrar has recorded the same on the registrar.
Companies which have been struck off or are under the process of striking off or under liquidation or amalgamated or dissolved, as recorded in the register, shall not be required to file e Form ACTIVE.
In case a company does not intimate the said particulars, the Company shall be marked as “ACTlVE-non-compliant” on or after the due date is liable for action under section 12 (9) of the Act.