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Company Registration Number And Steps For Verification

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A business is carried on in various legal forms such as proprietorship, firm, company, limited liability partnership (LLP), trust, society, association, etc. However, many legal forms of businesses, like companies, LLPs, be company registration number is a unique combination of numbers and letters. The article is related to the company registration number and steps to check the status.

Did you know? Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is a hybrid form of the entity having the feature of both a corporate company and a partnership firm. 

What is the Company Registration Number?

Indian companies must get a company registration or corporate identification number. A company registration number is a unique identity number issued by the registrar of companies on registration of the companies. The same is mentioned in the certificate of incorporation issued by the registrar of companies.

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Importance of Obtaining a Company Registration Number

The importance of obtaining a company registration number is to start a business in a corporate form i.e by incorporating a private limited company or a public limited company. The companies in India are regulated by the ministry of corporate affairs and they need to comply with the companies act, 2013 which requires a corporate entity to get itself registered and obtain a company registration number. 

Further, it also requires mentioning the company registration number on all its business letters, billheads, letter papers, in all its notices and other official publications, hundies, promissory notes, bills of exchange, etc. If a company fails to comply with the requirements of the companies act, 2013 a penalty of ₹1,000 per day is levied on the company and every officer who is in default till the time the default continues subject to the maximum penalty of ₹1,00,000.

Effect of obtaining Company Registration Number 

After obtaining the company registration number, a company has a different identity from its shareholders, and it can undertake all transactions under its name by indicating the registration number. It can have a bank account, sign contracts, own the assets and is also liable for all the acts done by it, i.e. shareholders are immune from acts of the company.

Structure of Company Registration Number

The company registration number is a 21-digit alpha-numeric code issued by the registrar of companies. The different sections of the number and their indications are given in the below table:

Sr No.

Digits

Indications

1

1st character

This indicates whether the company is listed or unlisted. Here, L stands for listed and U stands for unlisted

2

Next 5 digits

This indicates the economic activity or industry of the company based on the nature of the activity. Such number is allotted to every activity by the ministry of corporate affairs 

3

Next 2 letters

This indicates the state where the company is registered

4

Next 4 digits

This indicates the year of incorporation of the company

5

Next 3 characters

This indicates the company classification. The following abbreviations are used: 

  • FLC: Financial Lease Company as Public Limited
  • FTC: Subsidiary of a Foreign Company as Private Limited Company
  • GAP: General Association Public
  • GAT: General Association Private
  • GOI: Companies owned by the Government of India
  • NPL: Not-for-Profit License Company (Section 8 Company)
  • OPC: One-Person Company
  • PLC: Public Limited Company
  • PTC: Private Limited Company
  • SGC: Companies owned by State Government
  • ULL: Public Limited Company with Unlimited Liability
  • ULT: Private Company with Unlimited Liability

6

Last 6 digits

This denotes the registration number provided by the respective registrar of companies

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Steps to Check Company Registration Status

Company registration status can be checked online on the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The following Steps can be followed to check the status:

Step 1: Go to the website https://www.mca.gov.in/

Step 2: Click on MCA services

Step 3: Click on master data under the MCA services tab and then click on view company or LLP master data

Step 4: Enter the company name by clicking the search icon (Only the initial 4-5 letters of the name can be entered and then selected from the list)

Step 5: Click on search and then click on the company for which status is to be checked (Example – Reliance Industries Limited)

Step 6: Enter the characters shown i.e captcha and then click on submit and the required data appears on the screen. 

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Components Of Company Registration Number

Such business registration numbers help the business to get a separate identity by registering itself and getting a unique identity number. 

  1.  Company Name 

It is the name of a company registered with the registrar of companies

  1.  ROC Code

It is the state or city of ROC where the company is registered 

  1.  Registration Number 

It is the registration number in CIN i.e the last 6 digits

  1.  Company Category

States whether the company is limited by shares or limited by guarantee

  1.  Company SubCategory

Specify If the company is a government company or a non-government company

  1.  Class of Company

It states whether the company is a public or private company

  1.  Authorised Capital 

It is the capital authorized by the ROC i.e maximum limit of face value up to which shares can be issued

  1.  Paid up Capital 

It is the amount of capital issued (face value) out of total authorized capital

  1.  Number of Members 

It is the total number of members who are subscribers to the memorandum of association in case of a company without share capital

  1. Date of Incorporation 

It is the date of registration of the company with the registrar i.e date of issue of a certificate of incorporation and company registration number

  1. Registered Address

It is the address of the company’s registered office

  1.  Address other than Registered Office

It is the address where books of accounts and paper are kept if it is kept at a place other than the registered office of the company

  1.  Email Id

It is the email id registered with ROC for all communications

  1.  Whether listed or not

It is whether the company is listed or unlisted

  1.  Active Compliance: 

It is whether the company is active in complying and filing all forms and documents with the registrar of companies as required by the companies act, 2013.

  1.  Suspended at the stock exchange

Whether the trading of securities is suspended at the stock exchange

  1.  Date of last AGM

It is the date when the last Annual General Meeting was held

  1.  Date of Balance Sheet

It is the date of the last day of the financial year for which the balance sheet was filed i.e 31st March 

  1.  Company Status (for E-filing)

Whether a company is active or inactive in efiling.

  1.  Charges

It is the list of all charges created on the assets of the company for the loan or borrowings taken.

  1.  Directors or Signatory Details

It is a list of all directors who are in the management of the company and authorized for signing the documents of the company.

Conclusion 

A company registration number is defined as a unique combination of numbers and letters.The present blog covered everything about the company registration number, its structure, the importance of obtaining the same and the steps to view any company's status from the Ministry of corporate affairs website. 
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FAQs

Q: What is the validity of the company registration number?

Ans:

It is available throughout the life of the company till the time the company is liquidated or struck-off.

Q: What is a registrar of companies?

Ans:

The registrar of companies is an office under the Indian ministry of corporate affairs that deals with the administration of the Companies Act 2013. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008, The Company Secretaries Act, 1980 and The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.

Q: Is the MCA database open for public viewing?

Ans:

Yes, anybody can view the details of any company by visiting the MCA website. However, certain documents can be downloaded only upon payment of fees, like financial statements, board reports, etc.

Q: Is is mandatory to obtain a company registration number?

Ans:

Yes, all companies, including private companies, public companies, government companies, section 8 companies, not-for-profit companies and foreign companies, must obtain a company registration number.

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