MCA News regarding filing of ADT-1 without fees in certain cases.

Based on feedback received from stakeholders who were unable to file e-form ACTIVE as they had filed ADT-1 forms for appointment of auditors for the period from 2014-15 to 2018-19 as an attachment with GNL-2 e-form during the period from 01/04/2014 to 20/10/2014 (due to non-availability of e-form ADT-1 during that period), it has now been decided by MCA to permit re-filing of ADT-1 to such companies for the said period (up to 2018-19), with ‘fee relaxation’ (normal fee and additional fee).

Stakeholders, in such cases, may download the latest e-form ADT-1 available on the portal and refile details of the Auditor’s appointment for the said period duly choosing ‘To’ period of appointment date as a date on or before ‘31st March 2019’. 
Once ADT-1 is re-filed in such cases and duly approved, the details of Auditors would get pre-filled in the ACTIVE form.
In so far as those stakeholders who had filed details of auditors appointment in e-form GNL-2 even after 20th October 2014 (though e-form ADT-1 had been deployed on 20/10/2014) are concerned, no fee relaxation would be available.

Stakeholders may take note and plan accordingly.

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