MCA Update: Clarification for Form ADT-1 filed through GNL-2 under Companies Act, 2013

Dear Reader,

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has received representation from stakeholders seeking relaxation of fee for filing of Form ADT-1 (form towards appointment of statutory auditor) particularly “form ADT-1 filed through Form GNL-2 during period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014” for appointment of Auditor for a period from “01.04.2014 to 31.03.2019” due to non-availability of E Form ADT-1 on MCA portal during said period.

Accordingly Ministry has issued circular on 13.05.2019 clarifying that those companies which had filed form ADT-1 through GNL-2 as an attachment during the period 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014 may file E Form ADT-1 for appointment of auditor for period up to 31.03.2019 without fee till 15.06.2019 (as fee had already been paid by the Company at the time of filing Form GNL-2 for the same purpose).

Thereafter fee and additional fee shall be applicable as per Companies (Registration of office and fees) Rules, 2014.

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