MCA issues clarification in filing BEN-1 under Companies Act, 2013

General Circular No. 08/2018


5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. R.P. Road. New Delhi

Dated: 10.09.2018


All Regional Directors,

All Registrar of Companies,

All Stakeholders.

Subject: Clarification in filing BEN -1 under the Companies Act, 2013-Regarding


In continuation of General Circular No. 07/2018 dated 06.09.2018, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has received from stakeholders expressing certain difficulties in filing a declaration in Form No. BEN-1 in respect of Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018 notified vide G.S.R. No. 561(E) dated 13.06.2018.

2. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it is hereby informed that keeping in view stakeholders concerns, Form No.BEN-l would be revised. As such, the due date of 10th September, 2018 for filing BEN-1 declaration would be revised and a revised BEN-l form would be notified shortly. Stakeholders are advised to file declaration as per the revised form only and adhere to the timelines which will be specified therein.

3. This issues with approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully

(KMR Narayanan)
Assistant Director (Policy)

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:-

1. E-Governance Section

2. Guard File.

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