Closure of a Company

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Whenever a Company is incorporated a Certificate of Incorporation is granted by the Registrar of Companies which admits the existence of the Company. Once the name of a company is entered in the registers of the Registrar it cannot be removed from the same until and unless the Company applies for the removal or is initiated by process under law. The Registrar has power to strike off the name of the Company from the registers if it fails to commence its business or fails to submit the yearly returns.

Running a business is difficult as there are a certain set of complications and challenges faced by the businessmen. If the things do not work properly the business may have to shut down properly.

It is a long process for winding up a Company but there are some companies which can apply under fast track exit for striking off its name. A fast track exit scheme is a company closure scheme initiated by the MCA for easy and fast closure of the Company.

Legal Window can help you with the strike off/closure of a company just by following certain steps by providing the best assistance, timely delivery and guaranteeing the highest customer satisfaction You may get in touch with our team on 072407-51000 or email .

Companies who can apply under fast track exit mode for striking off the name of the Company:

Companies which are not operating or not carrying on any business since last two years from the date of application or

Companies which are not operating or not carrying on any business within one year of incorporation and

Documents required for closure of LLP

Details of Activity such as Details whether the company has been operative for any period. If yes, since when the operations are discontinued

Accounting Information such as The financial statement of the Company for the most recent year, prepared prior to 30 days of filing the application

NOC from creditors : The company must provide NOC for closure from creditors, if any the draft of which will be provided by us 

Legal Liabilities which a statement regarding pending litigations, if any involving the company

Self-attested KYC of all the directors and shareholders

Bank Account Closure Certificate

DSC of any one director

Last ITR acknowledgement copy

Process of Strike Off of Company

1. Complete Questionnaire
You are requested to first fill the simple questionnaire provided by our expert team which    will enable us to know the case of strike Off of the Name of the Company.

2. Document Processing
At the second step you will be required to produce the documents in accordance with the questionnaire filled based upon which case will be dealt so that we can arrange them as per the requirement and for further processing.

3. Application for Strike Off
After arranging the documents we will begin with the drafting of Board Resolution and Special Resolution along with the other affidavits, indemnity bond and other documents in order to get the executed affidavits, indemnity bond and other signed documents.

4. Preparation and filing of the same with MCA
Preparation of the application online and filing of the same along with the required documents on MCA with ROC for striking off the name of the Company.

5. Publishing the strike off after approval of the MCA
After the approval from the ROC a Notice of the same shall be published by MCA.

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Modes of Strike Off

 The strike off of the company can be initiated by the Registrar or by the Board of Directors on behalf of the company. Let us discuss both the cases :

Strike off of Company by ROC: The Registrar of Companies can send a notice of striking off if finds a reasonable cause for striking off a company to the Company as well as the Directors of the Company. The notice explains about the reasons of the strike off and asks for representatives to reply within 30 days of notice along with required documents. This process is known as “Compulsory removal of name from registrar of Company”.

Striking off a company on its own: The company can suo-motto file an application for strike off in Form STK-2 with ROC by passing a special resolution in the EOGM and after extinguishing all the assets and liabilities. The strike off can be done if the company has not carried on any operation since the date of incorporation and one year has elapsed or company has not carried out any operation since the last 2 years as on the date of application.

It is compulsory to complete all the ROC Annual filings before initiating for the striking off process, if there had no transactions and bank accounts are not operational then we can apply for strike off without any filings.

Process of Striking off a Company

Call a Board Meeting 

for passing a board resolution for striking off a company and clear all the liabilities of the company.

Call a General Meeting  

and pass a special resolution by taking approval from the shareholders of the company and file MGT-14 within 30 days of passing of the resolution.

File the application in Form STK-2 

along with prescribed fees of Rs. 10.000/- and attach the prescribed documents.

Companies who cannot file for Strike off of Company

all the listed companies

Companies that have been delisted due to non-compliance of listing regulations

vanishing companies

companies where inspection, investigation or prosecutions is ordered and being carried out in the Court

companies whose application for compounding is pending before the competent authority

companies, which have accepted public deposits which are either outstanding or the company is in default in repayment of the same

companies having charges which are pending for satisfaction

companies registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 or section 8 of the Act.

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FAQ's on Closure of Company

What is the time limit to file the company closure documents with the ROC?

The said Form has to be filled with the ROC within 30 days from the respective date of the Signing of the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.

When the application for strike off can be filled?

It can be made only if the company repays or extinguishes all of its liabilities and also receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective creditors of the Company before the filing of the closure application and also conduct the meeting of Directors upon the closure by signing a special resolution i.e. consent from seventy-five percent members.

How long does it takes for a Company to be dissolved under fast track exit scheme?

After the filing of the application with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), it takes at least 45-60 days for striking off the Company from the MCA records.

Can a Company be restored after being struck off?

In case the company is struck off because of its default, then it has to apply to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in order to get the status of the company changed from strike off to active by providing valid reasons for the fault and has to comply with the filings.

I have not filed any returns with ROC since incorporation. Can I file an application for striking off the company without filing any returns?

It is compulsory to complete all the ROC Annual filings before initiating for the striking off process, but in the case there has been no transactions and bank account are not operational then we can apply for strike off without any filings.

The name of the company was changed 2 months ago. Can I file for striking off ?

The companies are restricted to apply for striking off in case of change of name of the company or the change of registered office to a different state has been done in the past 3 months of the date of application.

Who can apply for the company closure under Fast track Scheme?
  • Companies which are not operating or not carrying on any business since last two year from the date of application or,
  • Companies which are not operating or not carrying on any business within one year of incorporation and,
When can Registrar of Companies initiate strike off process?

The Registrar of Companies can also remove the company's name from the list of companies if, he has reasonable cause to believe that:

  • A Company failed to commence its business within one year of its incorporation; or
  • A company is not carrying on any business or operation for two immediately preceding financial years and has not made any application within such period for obtaining the status of a dormant company.
When a Company be said to dissolved?

ROC publishes a list of the companies struck off in the Official Gazette. The Company who applied through fast-track exit mode will be considered and closed from the date of the publication of the notice in Official Gazette.

If the Directors did not file the e-form DIR-3 KYC. Can they still apply for closure?

If the directors have not complied with the KYC norms, then they cannot file for the closure of the company. All the directors have to file the DIR-3 KYC forms and then only they can proceed for the filing.

If the ROC strikes off the company suo-motto, would the directors be disqualified?

In such case, where the ROC strikes off the company due to non-filing of annual returns for more than 3 years, then the directors will become disqualified. But if the filings are incomplete for less than 3 years then directors will not become disqualified.

Can I strike off a Nidhi Company?

A Nidhi Company can be striked off if there are no deposits and loans outstanding in the books of the company and 75% of the shareholders give their consent for the closure and the company has filed all the returns with ROC.