MCA vide General Circular No. 04/2023 dated February 21, 2023 extended the time for filing of 45 company e-Forms and PAS-03 and SPICE PartA in MCA 21 Version 3.0 without additional fees till March 31, 2023.
Due to change in way of filing in Version-3, including fresh process of registration of users on MCA-21 and process of stabilization of 45 forms launched with effect from January 23, 2023, and after considering various representations, in continuation of General Circulars No. 1/2023 dated January 09, 2023 and 03/2023 dated February 07, 2023, it has been decided to allow further additional time till March 31, 2023 for filing of these forms which are due for filing between February 07, 2023 and February 28, 2023, without additional fees, to the stakeholders.
Further, Form PAS-03 which was closed for filing in Version-2 on January 20, 2023 and launched in Version-3 on January 23, 2023, and whose due dates for filing fall between January 20, 2023 and February 28, 2023, can also be filed without payment of additional fees till March 31, 2023.
Further, reservation period for the names which are reserved under sub-section (5) of section 4 of the CA 2013 is extended by a further period of 20 days. The re-submission period under rule 9 of Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 falling between January 23, 2023 and February 28, 2023, is also extended by 15 days.
Official copy of the circular has been attached herewith