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List of Industrial Activity Code Under MCA, Business Activity Code

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Companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) must register under Industrial Activity and Business Profession codes published by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has summarised a selected version of the NIC Classification into a list of industrial activity codes. There are two digits in the code, which represent the main code numbers of the NIC classification. The NIC classification is used to develop and maintain a comparable database for various economic activities.

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What is the Industrial Activity Code Under MCA?

An industrial activity code is a part of a company's Corporate Identification Number (CIN). After company registration, it is impossible to amend the Industrial Activity Code of CIN.

Spice MCA forms for company registration and FiLLip forms for LLP registration require filling out the Industrial Activity Code and Business or Profession Code. 

FiLLiP Forms: FiLLiP refers to the Form for Incorporation of Limited Liability Partnerships. To simplify the process of LLP registration, MCA introduced Form FiLLiP.

Spice MCA Forms: A simplified form for incorporating a company electronically with MCA is called SPICE, which stands for Simplified Proforma for Incorporating a Company Electronically.

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Steps for FiLLip LLP Registration

Incorporating a new LLP with FiLLiP (Form for Incorporation of Limited Liability Partnerships) requires only one name to be submitted for approval. There are three steps involved in the FiLLip LLP registration process: 

  • Title reservation, 
  • DIN allocation for designated partners, and 
  • Incorporation of new LLPs.

MCA Industrial Activity Codes List

As per the MCA listing, the principal division codes for industrial activities are mentioned below.

Activity Code

Business Description

Category

Activity Code 01

Activities related to agriculture, hunting, and related services

Agriculture and Allied Activities

Activity Code 03

Logging and forestry-related service activities

Agriculture and Allied Activities

Activity Code 05

          

Fishing, Operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; Service activities incidental to fishing

Agriculture and Allied Activities

Activity Code 10

Coal and Lignite mining, peat extraction

Mining & Quarrying

Activity Code 11

Oil and gas extraction, excluding surveying activities and incidental services related to oil and gas extraction

Mining & Quarrying

Activity Code 12 

Thorium, uranium ores mining

Mining & Quarrying

Activity Code 13

Metal Ores mining

Mining & Quarrying

Activity Code 14

Other mining and quarrying

Mining & Quarrying

Activity Code 15

Manufacture of beverages and food products

Manufacturing (Food stuff)

Activity Code 16

Tobacco Products manufactures

Manufacturing (Food stuff)

Activity Code 17

Textile manufactures

Textile Manufacturing 

Activity Code 18

Wearing apparel, Dying and dressing of fur manufactures

Textile Manufacturing

Activity Code 19

Leather tanning, leather handbag manufacturing, saddlery and harness, and footwear manufacturing

Leather products Manufacturing

Activity Code 20

Wood and wood products, except furniture; straw and plating materials; articles made of wood and wood products, except furniture

Wood products Manufacturing

Activity Code 21

Paper and paper products Manufacturing

Paper and paper products Manufacturing

Activity Code 22

Printing, publishing, and reproducing recorded media

Printing, publishing, and reproducing recorded media

Activity Code 23

Coke, nuclear fuel and refined petroleum products Manufacturing

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 24

Chemical and chemical products Manufacturing

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 25

Rubber and plastic products manufacturing

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 26

Other non-metallic mineral products manufacturing

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 27

Basic metals manufacturing

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 28

Manufacturing fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

Chemical and metal products manufacturing

Activity Code 29

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 30

Office accounting and computing machinery manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 31

Electrical machinery and apparatus manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 32

Manufacturing radio, television, and communication equipment

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 33

Precision and medical optical instruments, watch, and clock manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 34

Motor vehicles and trailer manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 35

Other transport equipment manufacturing

Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing

Activity Code 36

Furniture Manufacturing

Other Manufacturing

Activity Code 37

Recycling

Other Manufacturing

Activity Code 40

Gas, electricity, steam, and hot water supply

Electricity, water and gas companies

Activity Code 41

Water collection, purification, and distribution

Electricity, water and gas companies

Activity Code 45

Construction

Trading

Activity Code 50

Motor vehicle and motorcycle sales, maintenance, and repair; automotive fuel retail sales

Trading

Activity Code 51

Except for motor vehicles and motorcycles, wholesale trade and commission trade

Trading

Activity Code 52

Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles, and household and personal goods repair

Trading

Activity Code 55

Restaurants and Hotels

Trading

Activity Code 60

Transport via Pipes and Land transport

Storage, Transport and Communications

Activity Code 61

Water Transport

Storage, Transport and Communications

Activity Code 62

Air Transport

Storage, Transport and Communications

Activity Code 63

Transport support and auxiliary activities, travel agency activities

Storage, Transport and Communications

Activity Code 64

Post and telecommunications

Storage, Transport and Communications

Activity Code 65

Intermediary services, except for insurance and pension funding

Insurance and Finance

Activity Code 66

Except for compulsory social security, insurance and pension funding

Insurance and Finance

Activity Code 67

Financial Auxillary intermediation activities

Insurance and Finance

Activity Code 70

Real Estate activities

Real Estate and renting

Activity Code 71

Renting of personal and household goods as well as machinery and equipment without operators

Real Estate and renting

Activity Code 72

Computer and related activities

Business Services

Activity Code 73

Research and development

Research and development

Activity Code 74

Other Business Activities

Other business activities

Activity Code 75

Compulsory social security, Public Administration and Defence

Personal, community and social services

Activity Code 80

Education

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 85

Social work and Health

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 90

Refuse and sewage disposal, sanitation activities

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 91

Membership organisation activities

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 92

Cultural, sports and recreational activities

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 93

Other service activities

Individual, community and social services

Activity Code 95

Using domestic staff as an employer in private households

Personal, community and social services

Activity Code 96

Private households produce undifferentiated goods for their consumption

Personal, community and social services

Activity Code 97

Private households producing undifferentiated services for their use

Personal, community and social services

Activity Code 99

Extra-territorial organisations and bodies

Individual, community and social services

What is NIC Code MCA?

  • NIC stands for National Industry Classification Code. National Industrial Classification Codes or MSME identification numbers are called NIC codes. 
  • MSME registrations, Udyam registrations, and Udyog Aadhaar registrations require NIC codes. 
  • When applying for business registration, applicants should use these codes.
  • A NIC code, or National Industrial Classification, is a way to track the activities that a business undertakes. 
  • Business classification in India is done using the NIC code by most government departments.

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What is Business Activity Code?

You must fill in Business or Profession codes in eForm Spice32 and FiLLip Forms if the proposed company is to generate income from business or professions.  

Listed below is the business codes list.

Code 

Business/ Profession

Business Code 01

Medical Profession and Business

Business Code 02

Engineering

Business Code 03

Architecture

Business Code 04

Accountancy Technical Consultancy or Chartered Accountant

Business Code 05

Interior Decoration

Business Code 06

Technical Consultancy

Business Code 07

Company Secretary

Business Code 08

Legal Practitioners and Solicitors

Business Code 09

Government Contractors

Business Code 10

Insurance Agency

Business Code 11

Entertainment such as films, TV, and other media

Business Code 12

Information Technology

Business Code 13

Builders and Developers

Business Code 14

Members of the Stock Exchange, Share market brokers and Sub-Brokers

Business Code 15

Performing yatra and Arts

Business Code 16

Aircraft, helicopters, hovercraft, or ships in Operation

Business Code 17

Operating Taxis, Trucks, Lorries, Buses or other Commercial Vehicles

Business Code 18

Jockeys or Horses Ownerships

Business Code 19

Theatres and Cinema halls

Business Code 20

Others

This is a customised list of NIC codes for registering Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

How to Change the Business Activity Code of a Company?

A company will change the business activity code under the following cases:

  • When a company wants to expand its operations 
  • A company that takes over another company engaged in a different kind of business 
  • When a company wants to start a completely new business 
  • If any law prohibits the current business activity of a company.

The company must file a form with MCA to change its business activity code. Before this, the company has to pass a resolution in the board meeting and a special resolution in the extraordinary general meeting.

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The process to file a form with MCA:

If a special resolution is passed in the extraordinary general meeting, the company must file the MGT-14 form. Within 30 days of the resolution date, the form must be submitted to the MCA. The process ends when the company receives approval from MCA.

The following documents should be attached to the form;

  • Board resolutions in their original form 
  • Notice of the EGM 
  • Special resolutions in their proper form. 
  • Modified memorandum of Association.

Conclusion

In conclusion, business activity codes are self assigned and are based upon businesses primary activity or businesses top revenue generating activities. 

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FAQs

Q: What is the procedure for closing an MCA LLP?

Ans:

You can apply to the Registrar to declare the LLP as defunct and remove its name from the LLP register. In case of closure of your business or have not conducted any company for a year or more.

Q: How does the mca21 portal help LLPs?

Ans:

The mca21 portal provides the following for LLPs. They can perform the following functions -

  • Check their DIN status. 
  • Verify E-filing for LLPs. 
  • Run-LLP (Reserve Unique Name) Fillip Incorporation.
  • Service for FOs. 
  • Check the DIN PAN details of the director. Check DIN status.
  • User Authorization / Suspension. Find the LLPIN or LLP name.
  • E-filing for companies. 
  • Form 4 DSC upload. Form 4 Payments. 
  • You can make a fee enquiry.

Q: Do LLPs have to pay ROC charges?

Ans:

The stakeholder does not have to file charge details with the Registrar's office, but they may do so voluntarily.

Q: What is the process for registering an LLP with MCA?

Ans:

Following is the procedure for registering an LLP with MCA.

  • You need to fill in the details on Form-1 to reserve a name. 
  • Choose the name of the proposed LLP (up to six options are available). 
  • LLP partners or designated partners may submit Form-1. 
  • You must pay the necessary fee by credit card (MasterCard/visa).

Q: Can the SPICe form be submitted more than once?

Ans:

By editing the same web form application, developing the updated pdf, and uploading it, one can modify SPICe (even after generating the pdf and attaching DSCs) five times.

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