Key points to the new formation of a company in India in ‘SPICE+’

New company Regulations Under Form SPICe Plus for the company incorporation in India

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SPICe+ Simplification Company Formation process in India

Spice+ is a modern web-based form instead of the Spice form. MCA also introduced a new web-based form spice+ and extra authentication along with the form to make the company’s incorporation process simpler. The business will also apply for EPFO / ESI, GST numbers as well as this single window form. It is compulsory for all businesses in compliance with the Guidelines of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on the issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, Qualified Tax (Maharashtra) and the opening of the bank account.

 Key Points to be recognized with respect to the company’s formation in India i.e ‘SPICE+’

  1. Both forms (Incorporation, AOA, MOA, AGILE-PRO) have to be filled out in a web-based facility and then copied, digitally signed and posted as before.
  2. “Check Form,” “Pre-Scrutiny” to be performed on a web-based database, so no modifications can be made to the downloaded files.
  3. “INC-9” (declaration by first subscriber) must always be submitted by a web-based facility only.
  4. “AGILE-PRO” is to be digitally signed only by a person who has signed the “Spice+” form and no other director will sign the same form.
  5. If you continue to apply for “Name Reservation” first, you should opt for 2 Proposed Names otherwise you might also proceed to the “Name with Incorporation” facility and then you can only propose One Name
  6. The GSTIN status applied through AGILE-PRO can be checked at the GST Portal from the MCA Forms SRN.
  7. Companies that enroll ESI and PF inside the SPICE+ package do not require compliance with the ESI and PF laws until the deadline for application is set.

Available features of “SPICe Plus Form” at MCA

Recently, the government has published the full significant features of the SPICe Plus form (SPICe+) in order to make clear the value of the form as well as the campaign for good visibility. SPICe Plus form (MCA Form SPICe+) is said to devote 10 services across 3 central government ministries and departments (Ministry of Labor & Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs). The new SPICe form is said to save precious time and procedure for the management of the individuals concerned and has been introduced with all existing companies since 23 February.

Emergence to the web-based SPICe + MCA Filing Form

SPICe+ Online form is a post-login system and current registered users will need to sign in to their account using their credentials. New users must first build a login account before using the service.

Apart from being an improved variant of the current SPICe, the form is capable of fulfilling multiple requirements such as name reservation, inclusion, DIN distribution, compulsory issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, qualified tax (Maharashtra) and bank account opening. You can also buy the GSTIN through the SPICe+ form.

Now the Reserve Special Name of RUN is only significant if the corporation wishes to replace its existing name with a new one.


SPICe INC 32 – Single Code Helps:

  • Name reservation

  • Incorporation of a new company
  • Applying for Director Identity Number (DIN) designation

Form SPICe+ (SPICe Plus) – A Single Application Helps in:

  1. Name reservation
  2. Incorporation of a new company
  3. Applying for DIN allotment]
  4. Profession Tax (Maharashtra)
  5. Bank Account Opening
  6. TAN
  7. EPFO
  8. ESIC
  9. GSTIN

Features of SPICe+ make Simplification New Company Formation process in India

  • SPICe+ would be an integrated Web Form.
  • SPICe+ would have two parts viz.: Part A-for Name reservation for new companies and Part B offering a bouquet of services viz.
    (i) Incorporation
    (ii) DIN allotment
    (iii) Mandatory issue of PAN
    (iv) Mandatory issue of TAN
    (v) Mandatory issue of EPFO registration
    (vi) Mandatory issue of ESIC registration
    (vii) Mandatory issue of Profession Tax registration(Maharashtra)
    (viii) Mandatory Opening of Bank Account for the Company and
    (ix) Allotment of GSTIN (if so applied for).
  • Readers may choose whether to submit Part-A for reserve of a name first and then submit Part B for incorporation & other services or file Parts A and B together in one go for the incorporation of a new company and the use of a range of services as defined above.
  • A modern and user-friendly front-office interface for client integration applications (SPICe+ and related forms as applicable) is being developed.
  • Applications for incorporation (Part B) after name reservation (Part A) can be submitted as a streamlined phase in the continuation of Section A of SPICe+. Stakeholders will not be required to enter the approved name SRN as the approved name will be prominently displayed on the Dashboard and a click on it will take the user to continue the application via a hyperlink that will be available on the SRN / application number in the new dashboard.
  • Resubmission of applications for business name reservation and/or registration shall now be done by means of the form number / Name applied for on the new dashboard.
  • From 15 February 2020 onwards, the RUN service will only refer to the ‘change of name’ of an established company. 8. The new web form will allow on-screen file and validation of real-time data for the transparent incorporation of corporations.
  • The approved name and related incorporation information as set out in Part A will be immediately pre-filled in all linked forms, including AGILE-PRO, eMoA, eAoA, URC1, INC-9 (as applicable)
  • In order to ensure ease of processing, SPICe+ will be divided into various parts.
  • Information once entered can be saved and modified.
  • All Check Form and Pre-Scrutiny Validations (except DSC Validation) must take place on the web page itself.
  • After the SPICe+ has been filled in with all the necessary information, the same will have to be translated to a PDF file, with only a click of the mouse button, to show the DSCs.
  • All digitally signed documents will then be submitted along with the related forms as part of the current procedure.
  • Changes/modifications to SPICe+ (even after creating pdf and affixing DSCs) can also be rendered by modifying the same web form code that has been saved, producing and uploading modified PDFs to DSCs.
  • DSC authentication and other validations must take place at Upload Stage.
  • Enrollment for EPFO and ESIC shall be compulsory for all new companies established as of 15 February 2020 and no EPFO & ESIC registry numbers shall be issued separately by the respective agencies.
  • register for professional tax is also compulsory for all startup companies incorporated in the State of Maharashtra as of 15 February 2020.
  • All startups incorporated through SPICe+ (we.e.f. 15 February 2020) would also be required to obey for the establishment of the bank account of the company through the secure website linked to AGILE-PRO.
  • The declaration of all subscribers and first directors in INC-9 shall be self-generated in PDF format and shall only be submitted in electronic form in all cases, except where:
    • The overall number of subscribers and/or directors is more than 20 and/or more than 20.
    • Any such subscriber and/or director shall have neither DIN nor PAN.

Note: New companies formed by SPICe+ and thus acquired EPFO / ESI number would only have to file legal returns if they exceed the thresholds set by the applicable Laws.

Thus, we can state that New company Laws regulation under the SPICe Plus form easy for the company to be registered in India. 8. Concluding The EODB steps taken by the Government over the last few years have substantially accelerated the process of business incorporation. Their aim of a smooth and simple process is gradually becoming a reality. That, in the past, was a tiring process requiring months of work and labor. However, by making the best possible use of technology, a company can now be incorporated in a couple of days, making millions of dreams a truth in an hour’s time.

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Formation of A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company In IndiaUntitled55Company Registration in India

This Article is provides information about the stages and documents required for incorporation of a private limited company in India which is subsidiary of a foreign company in India. The procedure for registering a subsidiary company in India is very simple and will take around a maximum of 15 days to complete. The followings are the detailed requirements, procedure and system for subsidiary formation in India

A private company is defined under Section 3(1)(iii) of the CA Act  as a company which

  • Has a minimum paid up share capital of INR 100,000 or a higher paid-up capital as may be prescribed by its articles of association
  • Restricts the right to transfer shares by its articles of association.
  • Prohibits any invitation to the public to subscribe for any shares in, or debentures of, the company.
  • Prohibits any acceptance of deposits from persons other than members, directors or their relatives.
  • Can be formed with a minimum of two members and two directors.
  • Limits the number of its members (shareholders) to fifty not including (i) persons who are in the employment of the Company and (ii) persons who, having been formerly in the employment of the Company, were members of the Company while in that employment and have continued to be members after the employment ceased.

Therefore, minimum capital required for incorporation of a private company is Indian Rupees 1(one) lakh and there should be at least one two members (shareholders) and two directors)

Incorporation of a private limited company in India broadly involves the following stages:


Obtaining Directors Identification Number (Din) & Digital Signatures

Directors Identification Number (DIN)

Prior to incorporation of a company, the proposed directors of the company are required to obtain Directors Identification Number (“DIN”) from the Ministry of Company Affairs by making an online DIN application in Form DIN 1. Form DIN 1 is approved by the DIN Cell of the Ministry of Corporate affairs.

The said Form DIN 1 is to be filed with the scan copies of the applicant’s photograph, identity proof, a valid residential proof and a verification/ declaration in the prescribed format to be given by the applicant (who is applying for the DIN). Upon online submission of the Form DIN 1 and online payment of the fee, a permanent DIN to the director will be allotted immediately.

The following documents are required to make a DIN application for each of the proposed director(s):

(i) Identity proof

For identity proof, a copy of passport or copy of permanent account number card (PAN card) is required to be provided. Please note that in case of a foreign national only passport is acceptable as identity proof and in case of an Indian national copy of PAN card is must.

(ii)Residence proof

For residence proof, a copy of voter’s identity card or valid driving licence or latest bank statement duly certified by the respective bank or utility bill (not older than two months) is required to be provided.

(iii) One passport size color photograph in jpeg format. In addition one more photograph is required which should be separately pasted on a plane paper.

(iv) Verification/ Declaration in the prescribed format on a 10 Rupees stamp paper, duly notrized by a notary public.

All the aforementioned documents should be attested by a notary public in the country of residence of the applicant.

Digital Signature Certificate (“DSC”)

Any one of the proposed directors is required to obtain digital signature certificate (“DSC”) in India for online filing of e-Forms with the concerned Registrar of Companies (“ROC”). For obtaining DSC an application is made under the signatures of the director who intends to obtain DSC along with the copy of his identity proof and a copy of his residence proof.  The following documents are required to make a DSC application for each of the proposed director(s):

(i) Identity proof

For identity proof, a copy of passport or copy of permanent account number card (PAN card) is required to be provided. Please note that in case of a foreign national only passport is acceptable as identity proof and in case of an Indian national copy of PAN card is must.

(ii) Residence proof

For residence proof, a copy of voter’s identity card or valid driving license or latest bank statement duly certified by the respective bank or utility bill (not older than two months) is required to be provided.

(iii) One passport size color photograph. Please note that the photograph should be pasted on the application form and cross signed by the director (applicant).

(iv) DSC application form duly signed by the director (applicant)

The identity and residence proof of the applicant as aforesaid should be attested by a notary public in the country of residence of the applicant.


Application for Name Approval of the Proposed Company With The ROC

After obtaining the DIN and DSC as aforesaid, an online application for availability of the proposed name (in the prescribed Form 1A), along with six proposed names in order of preference (may be less than six), each one indicating, as far as possible, the main objects (principal activities) of the company, shall be submitted to the ROC. The name of a private company should end with the words “Private Limited”.

If the proposed company is a subsidiary of body corporate incorporated outside India, Form 1A is required to be e-filed along with the following attachment at the website of Ministry of Company Affairs, India:

(a) Board Resolutions by the parent company (separately from each subscriber to the proposed entity) indicating its intention to incorporate a subsidiary in India and authorizing a director to issue specific power of attorney.

(b) Power of Attorney (s) (separately from each subscriber to the proposed entity) authorizing someone to represent the subscribers before the concerned ROC to liaise with  all concerned authorities and officials in the matter of incorporation.

(c)    No Objection Letter from the parent company (separately from each of such   entity whose name or part thereof will be used in the name of the proposed entity) for use of the name of the parent company or part thereof in the name of the proposed company.

(d) Charter Documents of the parent company i.e. Certificate of Incorporation of the  parent company.

Please note that all of the aforementioned documents should be notarized by a Notary Public in the country where the registered office of the entity (which has issued the said document), is situated and further Apostilled/ endorsed at the Indian Consulate in the country where the registered office of the entity (which has issued the said document) is situated.

(e) A brief writ-up on the main objects proposed to be carried out by the Company.

(f) Proof of ownership of the registered office of the company. In case the property is not taken on lease by the Company himself, a no objcetion certificate would be required


Drafting And Stamping of Memorandum & Articles of Association (“MOA and AOA”)

MOA and AOA are to be drafted in compliance with the provisions of the Act. Adequate stamp duty would be required to be paid thereupon based on the authorised capital of the company. The stamp duty on MOA and AOA shall be paid along with the filing fee payable at the time of filing of incorporation related documents



After the name approval, the following forms have to be e-filed with the ROC after having been digitally signed by any of the proposed directors. The lists of documents are as follows:

(i)    Form 1 –   Declaration of compliance of all the requirements of the Act along with the memorandum of association of the company;

(ii)   Form 18 – Situation of the registered office of the Company; and

(iii) Form 32 – Particulars of Directors of the Company along with the consent of directors.

All the aforesaid incorporation documents (scanned copies of the executed version) have to be submitted with the ROC as attachments to the E form 1 alongwith:

(i) The original copies of MOA and AOA with the subscriber pages duly executed by or on behalf of the subscribers and witnessed.

(ii) Power of Attorneys from the subscribers to the MOA and AOA appointing representatives to incorporate the company and to make corrections in the MOA and AOA. The said powers of attorneys are required to be notarized and attested by Indian embassy abroad.

The ROC then scrutinizes the above-mentioned documents and if necessary, directs the authorized person to make necessary corrections therein. The ROC after being satisfied that all the documents are complete, issues the certificate of incorporation of the Company, which is the conclusive proof of registration of the company in India.

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