Name approval and Company incorporation centralised with Registrar CRC at Manesar, Gurgaon

CLR Notes: New Registrar CRC (Central Registration Centre) at Manesar, Gurgaon, will now approve names of all Companies in India as well as approve incorporation of Companies all over India with effect from 28th March, 2016. This is in continuation of ease of doing business theme being promoted by our Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi. This will be a welcome step as now the State Registrar of Companies will be free from their routine administrative tasks of incorporating Companies and so that they can focus on scrutiny and compliances. The CRC can also become a specialised centre of excellence.

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (ii)]

Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs


New Delhi, 23rd March, 2016

S.O. (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of Section 396 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) (hereinafter referred to as the Act), the Central Registration Centre (herein after referred to CRC) established vide notification number. S.O. 218(E) dated 22nd January 2016 shall also exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of e-forms and all related matters pertaining to registration of companies under section 7,8 and 366 of the Companies Act, 2013 having territorial jurisdiction all over India.

2. The CRC shall process forms pertaining to registration of companies i.e. e-forms(INC-2, INC-7 and INC-29 along  with linked forms INC-22, DIR-12 and URC-1 and any other forms as may be notified by the Central Government) filed along with the prescribed fee as provided in the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

3. The jurisdiction, processing and approval of name or names proposed in e-Form number INC-29 hitherto exercised by the respective Registrar of companies having jurisdiction over incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder shall forthwith be exercised by Registrar, CRC.

4. The jurisdictional Registrar of companies, other than Registrar CRC, within whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated shall continue to have jurisdiction over the companies incorporated by the Registrar, CRC under the Companies Act, 2013 for all other provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder, which may be relevant after incorporation.

5. This notification shall come into force from 28th March, 2016.

[F.No. A-42011/03/2016-Ad.II]

(Manoj Kumar)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

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