Clarification for form ADT-I filed through GNL-2 under the Companies Act, 2013 – Companies Law

General Circular No. 06/2019

F.No. 01/22/2013-CL-V

5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. R.P. Road, New Delhi
Dated: 13.05.2019


All Regional Directors,
All Registrars of Companies,
All Stakeholders.

Subject: Clarification for form ADT1 filed through GNL2 under the Companies Act, 2013reg.


In continuation of General Circular No. 09/2014 dated 25.04.2014, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has received representation from stakeholders seeking relaxation of fee for filing e-form no.ADT-1, particularly form ADT-1 filed through GNL-2 during the period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014 for appointment of auditor for the period from 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2019 due to non-availability of e-form ADT-1 during the said period.

2. According, the matter has been examined and it is hereby clarified that companies which had field form no. ADT-1 through GNL-2 as an attachment (by selecting ‘others’) during the period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014 may file e-form no.ADT-1 for appointment of auditor for the period upto 31.03.2019 without fee, till 15.06.2019 (since fee had been paid for filing GNL-2 for the same purpose) and therefore fee and additional fee shall be applicable as per Companies (Registration of Office and Fees) Rules, 2014.

3. Stakeholders are advised to avail this one time opportunity and file ADT-1 without fee as stated above, well in time and adhere to the time lines as specified above.

4. This issues with approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully

(KMS Narayanan)
Assistant Director (Policy)
Ph. 23387263

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:-

  1. E-Governance Section and
  2. Guard File.

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