MCA has issued a circular on 13th May, 2019 providing clarification with regard to payment of fee for filing form ADT-I, filed through GNL-2. Fees for filing Form ADT-1 by the companies which have filed Form GNL-2 during the period from 1st April, 2014 to 20th October, 2014 has been waived till 15th June, 2019.
Form ADT-1 is required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies within fifteen days of the meeting after the appointment of the auditor. Due to non-availability of e-form ADT-1 during the period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014, companies had filed physical copy of the Form no. ADT-1 attached with the e-form GNL-2 along with the requisite fee for appointment of Auditor for a period from 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2019.
MCA received representation from stakeholders regarding the matter. Ministry has issued clarification that,
“Companies which had filed Form no. ADT-1 through GNI,-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 thereafter fee and additional fee shall be applicable as per Companies (Registration of Office and Fees) Rules, 2014.”
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