MCA defers deadline on BEN-1 form for Significant Beneficial Ownership

Vide General Circular No. 07/2018 dated 06.09.2018, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) had indefinitely deferred filing of form BEN-2  i.e. the return of Significant Beneficial Ownership by the Companies.

Since then, MCA  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. The last date of filing of BEN-1 was 11th September, 2018.

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 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.

General Circular No. O8/2O18 issued by MCA dated 10th Sept, 2018 is attached herewith.


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