MCA notifies Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Amendment Rules, 2022

The Central Government has notified Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Amendment Rules, 2022 to amend the Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Rules, 2016 and modify the norms relating to the Application for removal of name of company.

Key points:

  • In rule 4  of the Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Rules, 2016 dealing with Application for removal of name of company the following sub-rule shall be inserted:

    “(4) (a) Where the Registrar, on examining the application made in Form STK-2, finds that it is necessary to call for further information or finds such application or any document annexed therewith is defective or incomplete in any respect, he shall inform to the applicant to remove the defects and re-submit the complete Form within fifteen days from the date of such information, failing which the Registrar shall treat the Form as invalid in the electronic record, and shall inform the applicant, accordingly.

    (b) After the re-submission of the Form or document, if the Registrar finds that the Form or document is defective or incomplete in any respect, he shall give further time of fifteen days to remove such defects or complete the Form, failing which the Registrar shall treat the Form as invalid in the electronic record and shall inform the applicant, accordingly.

    (c) Any re-submission of the application in Form STK-2 made prior to the commencement of the Companies (Removal of Names of Companies from the Register of Companies) Amendment Rules, 2022 shall not be counted for the purposes of reckoning the maximum number of re-submissions of such Form.”

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