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MCA_Circular 23_17.06.2020_Scheme for relaxation of time for filing forms related to creation or modification of charges.

Please note that MCA vide Circular No. 22 has introduced a new scheme called “Scheme for relaxation of time for filing forms related to creation or modification of charges under the Companies Act, 2013” for the purpose of condoning the delay in filing certain forms related to creation/ modification of charges.

Scheme Applicable date – 17th June, 2020

Applicability – Applicable in respect of Filing of Form No. CHG-1 and Form No. CHG-9 by a company or a charge holder, where the date of creation / modification of charge:

  1. Is before 01.03.2020, but the timeline for filing such form had not expired under section 77 of the Companies Act as on 01.03.2020, or
  2. Falls on any date between 01.03.2020 to 30.09.2020 (both dates inclusive).

In case a form is filed before 01.03.2020, but the timeline for filing such form had not expired under section 77 of the Companies Act as on 01.03.2020:

  • Relaxation of Time

a) The period beginning from 01.03.2020 and ending on 30.09.2020 shall not be counted for the number of days under section 77 or section 78.

b) If the form is not filed within such period, the first day after 29.02.2020 shall be reckoned as 01.10.2020 for the purpose of counting the number of days within which the form is required to be filed under section 77 or section 78.

  • Applicable Fees

a) If the form is filed on or before 30.09.2020 – the fees payable as on 29.02.2020 under the Fees Rules for the said form shall be charged.

b) If form filed thereafter – the applicable fees shall be charged under the Fees Rules after adding the number of days beginning from 01.10.2020 and, ending on the date of filing plus the time period lapsed from the date of the creation of charge till 29.02.2020

In case Filing of Forms falls on any date between 01.03.2020 to 30.09.2020 (both dates inclusive):

  • Relaxation of Time

a) The period beginning from the date of creation/ modification of charge to 30.09.2020 shall not be counted for number of days under section 77 or section 78.

b) If the form is not filed within such period, the first day after the date of creation / modification of charge shall be reckoned as 01.10.2020 for the purpose of counting the number of days within which the form is required to be filed under section 77 or section 78.

  • Applicable Fees

a) If the form is filed on or before 30.09.2020 -Normal fees under the Fees Rules for the said form shall be charged.

b) If form filed thereafter -the First day after the date of creation/modification of charge shall be reckoned as 01.10.2020 and the number of days till the date of filing of the form shall be counted accordingly for the purposes of payment of fees under the Fees Rules.

Non – applicability – The Scheme shall not apply, in case:

  1. The forms i.e.CHG-1 and CHG-9 had already been filed before the date of issue of this Circular.
  2. The timeline for filing the form has already expired under section 77 or section 78 of the Act prior to 01.03.2020
  3. The timeline for filing the form expires at a future date, despite exclusion of the time provided in sub-para (iii) above.
  4. Filing of Form CHG-4 for satisfaction of charges.

The said Circular can be accessed through the following link: MCA_Circular 23_17.06.2020_Scheme for relaxation of time for filing Charge related forms

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