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About Annual Filing Of Public Limited Company

Every company whether it is a Private Limited Company or One-Person Company is required to file the annual return after the end of every financial year. The process of annual filing of a company is very simple. As prescribed under companies Act 2013, the companies have to file the form digitally. In this article, we will let you know the Annual compliance for Public Limited Company.

Annual Return

As per Companies Act 2013, there is a requirement of certification by a company secretary in practice of annual return extended to:

Certification of Annual Return E Form Mgt-8

  • Listed Companies
  • Invoices of expenses incurred during the year
  • Every Company having:
    • Paid-Up share capital of 10 Crore rupees or more or
    • Turnover of 50 Crore rupees or more

Signing of Annual Return E Form Mgt-7

  • Listed Companies
  • Public Companies
  • Private Limited company having:
    • Paid up share Capital Exceeding 50 lac
    • Turnover exceeding 2 Crore

In case of non-compliance, he/she will be punishable by a fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees.

Annual Complainces

Exemption from Signing of Annual Return by Company Secretary

One person company

Small company
According to section 92 (1), it is required for every company to prepare the return in the prescribed form containing the following particulars:

Registered office details, principal business activities, particulars of its holding, subsidiary and associate companies;

Details of shares, debentures and other securities and shareholding pattern;


Detail of its members and debenture-holders along with changes therein since the close of the previous financial year;

Details of its promoters, directors, key managerial personnel along with changes therein since the close of the previous financial Year;

Details of the meetings of members or a class thereof, Board and its various committees along with attendance details;

Details of the remuneration of directors and key managerial personnel;

Penalty or punishment imposed on the company, its directors or officers an details of compounding of offenses and Appeals made against such penalty or punishment;

Matters relating to certification of compliances, disclosures as may be prescribed;

Details, as may be prescribed, in respect of shares held by or on behalf of the Foreign Institutional Investors indicating their names, addresses, countries of incorporation, registration, and percentage of shareholding held by them; and

Such other matters as may be prescribed, and signed by a director and the company secretary, or where there is no Company \ secretary, by a company secretary in practice.

According to section 92 (4) it is required for every company to file annual return with the Registrar within sixty days from the date of annual general meeting or where no annual general meeting is held then within sixty days from the date on which the annual general meeting should have been held together with the statement specifying the reasons for not holding the annual general meeting, with such fees or additional fees as may be prescribed, within the time specified.

In case company fails to file its annual return before the expiry of the period specified, company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both as per section 92(5).

Frequently Asked Questions

Not necessary to file ADT 1 for ratification. Since the auditor is appointed for a period covering more than one year in your case, form ADT - 1 need not be filed at every ratification, considering ratification is not an appointment as such.

Audit exemption for Private Limited Companies. You may not need to get an audit of your private limited company's annual accounts. Most small private limited companies only need an audit if their articles of association say they must or the shareholders ask for one.

A compliance checklist is a specific set of questions used to test whether a product or service is compliant. Business executives often use these queries to test how a product or a specific service complies with specific standards, especially in areas that are usually difficult to test.

Minimum two directors are required to incorporate a private limited company. Companies Act, 2013, has introduced the concept of One Person Company(OPC) private limited, in which a single individual can start a private limited company. Thus, if you plan to incorporate OPC, you can incorporate it with only one director.


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