ROC Compliance List & deadlines


The Registrar of Companies in India is a governmental organization responsible for maintaining records of all registered companies. To ensure proper adherence to regulations, the ROC imposes various compliances, resulting in a complex landscape for companies. This comprehensive guide aims to simplify the compliance process by providing a detailed list of ROC compliances, their purposes, and the deadlines associated with them. ROC compliances can be broadly classified into two categories: Mandatory ROC Compliances and Event-based ROC Compliances.

Mandatory ROC Compliances, such as MBP-1 and AOC-4, pertain to the annual disclosure of directors’ interests and the submission of audited financial statements, respectively. On the other hand, Event-based ROC Compliances, like DIR-12 and SH-7, are triggered by specific company events such as changes in directorship or authorized share capital. Each compliance requirement has its own specific filing deadline.

For example, DIR-3 KYC, which involves filing the Director’s Identification Number (DIN) KYC, must be completed every financial year. Additionally, INC-20A, the certificate of commencement of business, must be filed within 180 days of the company’s incorporation. By understanding these compliances and their respective timelines, businesses can navigate the ROC requirements effectively, ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework.

Form Name Due Date of Filing Purpose
Mandatory ROC Compliances
MBP-1 Every year at the first Board Meeting Disclosure of the Director’s Interest
AOC-4 Within 30 days of its Annual General Meeting Audited financials and Director’s report
MGT-7 Within 60 days of its Annual General Meeting Annual return
DIR-3 KYC Every Financial Year Filing of the Director’s Identification Number (DIN) KYC
INC-20A Within 180 days of the incorporation of the company Certificate of Commencement of Business
Event-based ROC Compliances
DIR-12 Within 30 days of a change in Directorship Change in Director
SH-7 Within 30 days of a change in Authorized Share Capital Change in Authorized Share Capital
MGT-14, PAS-3 MGT-14 within 30 days of passing the Special Resolution acknowledging the approval granted by the shareholders. The company is required to file E-Form PAS-3 within 15 days of making the allotment of shares. Return of Allotment
CHG-1 Within 30 days of the creation or Modification of the charge Creation and Modification of Charge
CHG-4 Within 30 days of satisfaction, charge Registration of Satisfaction of Charge
ADT-1 Within 15 days of the appointment of the statutory auditor with the ROC Appointment of a Statutory Auditor
ADT-3 Within 30 days of the resignation of the auditor Resignation of the Statutory Auditor
INC-22 Inform the ROC of any change in the registered office of the company Shifting of Registered Office within the same city, town, or village without change in the jurisdiction of ROC
INC-23, INC-28, MGT-14, and INC-22 The Company is required to file E-Form MGT-14 within 30 days of the special resolution. The company is required to apply for Approval from the RD for the shifting of its registered office in E-Form 23. The approval order of the RD is required to be filed within 60 days on E-Form INC-28. The Company is required to file INC-22 within 30 days of RD’s approval. Shifting of the registered office outside the same city, town, or village with a change in the jurisdiction of the ROC
DPT-3 With the ROC before June 30th for every financial year ending on March 31st Return of Deposits with the Company
MGT-14 A Company is required to file various resolutions and agreements with the ROC by filing E-Form MGT-14 Filing of Resolutions and Agreements with the ROC
AOC-5 Within 7 days of passing the Board resolution to inform the ROC Additional places other than the registered office where the books of accounts and statutory registers are being kept
BEN-2 The company is required to inform the ROC regarding the Substantial Beneficial Owners in E-Form BEN-2 Disclosure of Substantial Beneficial Ownership (SBO)
GNL-2 Within 30 days from the event date File certain documents with the Registrar of Companies

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