Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide its General Circular No. 14/2012 dated June 21,2012 has levied fees for filing forms on MCA portal, which were till now being filed for free of cost. The effective date of circular is July 22nd, 2012. The forms which are under the domain of this Circular are as follows:
A. Form 1 of Investor Education Protection Fund Rule (Awareness and Protection of investors) Rules, 2001
Every company which is required by the Companies Act, 1956 to credit to Investor Education and Protection Fund any amount as per the relevant section of the Act, has to file a statement of amounts credited to the Fund in this form.
Earlier, the form was filed free of cost, but now it has to be filed with the concerned Registrar of Companies through MCA 21, as per the fees mentioned in Schedule X of the Companies Act, 1956.
B. Form 23B
Every statutory auditor appointed by the company in the Annual General Meeting under section 224(1) of the Companies Act, 1956 in this form has to intimate whether he has accepted the appointment or not to the concerned Registrar of Companies, , within 30 days of the intimation received from the company by the auditor.
Earlier, the form was filed free of cost, but now it has to be filed through MCA 21, as per the fees mentioned in Schedule X of the Companies Act, 1956
C. Form 24A
This form is filed by the company under different sections of the Act for many purposes mentioned here under.
Rectification of name of a company under Section 22 of the Companies Act, 1956
Application for issue of license under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956
Appointment of auditor by Central Government, when no auditor is appointed or reappointed at AGM under Section 224(3) of the Companies Act, 1956
Removal of auditor of the Company under Section 224(7) of the Companies Act, 1956
Approval for entering into contract of sale, purchase, supply of goods, materials and services and for underwriting of shares or debentures with related parties under Section 297 of the Companies Act,1956
Earlier, fees was paid for purposes mentioned at (a), (b) and (e) as per Companies (Fee on Application) Rules, 1999 and not in cases mentioned at points (c) and (d), but now fees also has to be paid as per the Rules on these purposes also.
D. Form 36
This form is filed by receiver or manager for filing the abstract of receipts and payments, pursuant to section 424 read with 421 and also pursuant to section 600 of the Companies Act, 1956.
Earlier, the form was filed free of cost, but now, the form has to be filed with fees prescribed in Schedule X of the Companies Act, 1956.
E. Form 61
This form is filed by the company, making an application to concerned Registrar of Companies for the following purposes:
Extension of period of Annual General Meeting under section 166(1) of the Companies Act,1956
Extending of financial year beyond 18 months under section 210(4) of the Companies Act,1956
Filing of Scheme of Amalgamation and reconstruction of companies under section 394 of the Companies Act,1956
Declaring a Company as defunct company under section 560 of the Companies Act,1956
Compounding of offences under section 621A of the Companies Act,1956
Earlier, companies could file this form for any of the aforementioned purposes, without any fees, but now fees has to be paid as per Companies (Fee on Application) Rules, 1999
F. Form 62
This form, if being filed for filing Form 154, Form 157 and Form 158 of the Companies (Court) Rules, 1959, will now attract fees as per Schedule X of the Companies Act, 1956
G. Form 65
The company is required to file this form, making an application to the Central Government for the following purposes
Application pursuant to rule 2 of the Companies (application for extension of time or exemption under subsection (8) of section 58A) Rules, 1979
Now the form may be filed as per Companies (Fee on Application) Rules, 1999
Others- To submit any application or document with Central Government, where no other form has been prescribed
The form, now may be filed as per Companies (Fee on Application) Rules, 1999