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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:35 Report Abuse

FAQs on EES 2011

 

 

Frequently asked questions on Easy Exit Scheme 2011.


1. What is Easy Exit Scheme 2011?

Easy Exit Scheme 2011 (“EES 2011”) is introduced by Ministry of Corporate Affairs for giving opportunity to non-operating companies for getting their names struck off from the records of Ministry of Corporate Affairs . EES 2011 is an easy mode of closing non-operating companies at cheaper cost with lesser formalities as compared to earlier Schemes for Exit of non-operating companies.


2. What is the period of EES 2011?

It is effective from 1st January, 2011 and will end on 31st January, 2011.


3. What is defunct Company?

Defunct company means a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) which is not carrying over any business activity or operation

  • On or after 1st April 2008; and
  • Which has active status on MCA portal

And includes a company which has not raised its paid up capital to minimum Rs. 1 Lac in case of Private Limited Company and Rs. 5 Lac in case of Public Limited Company.


4. What is Vanishing Company?

Vanishing company means a company which fulfills following conditions:-

  • A company registered under the Act,
  • Listed on Stock Exchange,
  • Has failed to file its returns with Registrar of Companies (hereinafter referred to as “ROC”) and stock exchange for consecutive period of 2 years,
  • Is not maintaining its registered office at the address notified with ROC or Stock Exchange,
  • None of its directors are traceable.


5. Which Companies can apply under EES 2011?

Following Companies can apply under EES 2011 for striking off its name from register of Registrar of Companies:-

  1. Companies which are not operating or not carrying on any business since incorporation; or
  2. Companies which have stopped operating on or before 1st April 2008.
  3. Companies which have not raised it paid up capital to iminimum Rs.1Lac in case of Private limited Company and iiRs. 5 Lac in case of Public Limited Company. However, all companies which want to apply shall have ‘active’ status on MCA portal.


6. Which Companies cannot apply under EES 2011?

Following Companies cannot apply under EES 2011:-

  1. Listed Companies
  2. Section 25 Companies
  3. Vanishing companies
  4. Companies where investigation/ inspection ordered and yet to be taken up or pending
  5. Companies where order u/s 234 has been issued by ROC and reply is pending
  6. Companies where prosecution for a non-compoundable offence is pending in court
  7. Companies accepted deposits which are outstanding or default in repayment
  8. Company having secured loan
  9. Company having management dispute
  10. Company for which filing of docs have been stayed by court or CLB or CG or any other competent authority
  11. Company having dues of Income tax/sales tax/central excise/banks/financial institutions/CG/SG/other local authorities
  12. Companies not having active status on MCA portal


7. Which form is required to be filed with ROC for making application under EES 2011?

Form EES 2011 is required to be filed with ROC for making application under EES 2011.


8. What will be the fees for filing Form EES 2011?

The fees for filing Form EES 2011 is Rs. 3000/-.


9. Which documents are required to be attached to the e-form EES 2011?

Following documents are required to be attached to e-form EES 2011:-

  1. Statement of Accounts (duly signed by one MD/Director/Secretary and Certified by Auditor of the Company or any other Chartered Accountant )
  2. Copy of Board Resolution authorizing directors to file application
  3. Indemnity Bond duly notarizes and signed by all directors
  4. Affidavit duly notarizes and signed by all directors
  5. Physical Copy of e-form EES 2011 duly signed by Director/MD/Manager/ Secretary if no DSC is available.
  6. Attested copy of PAN/ Passport (in case DIN is not available)
  7. NOC from Govt (if applicable)
  8. Any other optional attachment


10. What is the process for filing application under EES 2011?

Following is the process for filing application under EES 2011:-

  • A Company eligible to apply for striking off its name needs to apply to Registrar of Companies in Form EES, 2011
  • The Form EES, 2011, should be filed electronically on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs portal namely www.mca.gov.in and there shall be no fee payable for filing of the same;
  • In case, the digital signature of any of the director or Manager or Secretary is not available for affixing to Form EES 2011, a physical copy of the Form duly filled in, shall be signed manually by a director authorised by the Board of Directors of the company and shall be attached with the application Form at the time of its filing electronically;
  • Form EES, 2011, shall be certified by a Chartered Accountant in whole time practice or Company Secretary in whole time practice or Cost Accountant in whole time practice;
  • Any pending litigations involving the company should be disclosed while applying under this Scheme;
  • Attachment documents as stated in question no. 8
  • Upload Form EES 2011 with MCA.


11. What process ROC will initiate after filing application under EES 2011?

ROC will initiate following process after filing application under EES 2011:-

  • The Registrar of Companies shall examine the same and if found in order, shall give a notice to the Company under section 560(3) of the Companies Act, 1956 by e-mail on its e-mail address intimated in the Form, giving thirty days time, stating that unless cause is shown to the contrary, its name be struck off from the Register and the company will be dissolved;
  • The Registrar of companies shall put the name of applicant(s) and date of making the application(s) under Easy Exit Scheme, 2011, on daily basis, on the MCA portal www.mca.gov.in, giving thirty days time for raising objection, if any, by the stakeholders to the concerned Registrar;
  • In case of company(s) like Non-Banking Financial Company(s), Collective Investment Management Company(s) which are regulated by other Regulator(s) namely RBI, SEBI, the Registrar of Companies, at the end of every week, after the Scheme commences, shall send intimation of such Companies availing EES, 2011, during that period to the concerned Regulator(s) and also an intimation in respect of all companies availing EES, 2011, during that period to the office of the Income Tax Department giving thirty days time for their objection, if any;
  • The Registrar of Companies immediately after passing of time given in above sub-paras and on being satisfied that the case is otherwise in order, shall strike its name off the Register and shall send notice under Section 560(5) of the Companies Act, 1956 for publication in the Official Gazette and the applicant company under this Scheme shall stand dissolved from the date of publication of the notice in the Official Gazette.


12. Is there any stamp duty required to be paid on any documents?

Stamp Duty is required to be paid on Affidavit and Indemnity Bond as per respective State Stamp Act. As per Bombay Stamp Act, (Maharashtra) affidavit should be on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 100/- and Indemnity Bond on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 200/- or franking of equivalent value for both.


13. Is there any Attestation / Notary required on Affidavit and Indemnity Bond?

An affidavit should be sworn by each of the existing director(s) of the company before a First Class Judicial Magistrate or Executive Magistrate or Oath Commissioner or Notary. An Indemnity bond shall be duly notarized.


14. How many directors etc. are required to sign various documents required to be filed with Registrar of Companies?

Signatures of Managing Director/Director/Secretary etc. is required as follows:-

Sr No

Name of the document

Signature requirement

1

e-form EES 2011

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of any one of the following who is authorized to sign as per Board Resolution:-

  • Managing Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Secretary

2

Board Resolution

Certified True Copy signed by any one of the following:-

  • Managing Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Secretary

3

Affidavit

Signed before authorities as mentioned in answer to Question No.11 by all existing directors of the company.

4

Indemnity Bond

Signed before authorities as mentioned in answer to Question No.11 by all existing directors of the company.

5

Statement of Accounts

The EES Scheme is silent on how many directors should sign the Statement of Accounts. So, it is advisable to take signatures of 2 directors, including Managing Director, if any. It is also required to be signed by Secretary, if any.

To be certified by any one of the following:-

  • Statutory Auditor of the company
  • Chartered Accountant in whole-time practice


15. Is Director Identification Number (DIN) mandatory for filing application with ROC?

DIN is not mandatory for Managing Director or Director of the company making application under EES 2011. Details of Managing Director or Director can be filled up for inserting Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Passport Number instead of DIN.


16. Is DSC of Director is mandatory for filing online application with ROC? Or can a company file application with ROC without having DIN and DSC of any of its directors?

DSC of Director is not mandatory for filing online application i.e. e-form EES 2011 with ROC. If DSC is not available take the print out of e-form EES 2011 and obtain manual signature of director authorized to sign it as per Board Resolution and attach the same to e-form EES 2011.


17. Which information is required to fill up the application (Form EES 2011) and other documents required to be attached to it?

1. Following information is required to fill up the application (e-from EES 2011)

  1. Date of Board Meeting for passing resolution for closure under the Scheme
  2. Name of the Company
  3. CIN
  4. Registered Office Address
  5. Email ID
  6. Date of Incorporation
  7. Status of the company i.e listed/delisted/Regd with SEBI/NBFC/Venture Capital Company
  8. Copy of DIN application or DIN number else PAN copy or Passport copy. [Information about Director/ MD/ Manager/ Secretary (DIN is not compulsory- options- PAN/Passport ]
  9. Copy of Memorandum of Association for Main object of the Company
  10. Brief Descripttion of main business last carried out by the Company
  11. Any litigations pending against or involving company (Brief details)
  12. Details of Assets and Liabilities (Statement of Accounts not older than 1 month of filing Application)

2. Information for Affidavit/ Indemnity Bond:-

  1. Copy of Pan / Passport as stated above plus present and permanent residential address proof if passport is not available or update.
  2. How many years the Company is not operating with reasons
  3. Confirmation about no dues with Income Tax/ Sales Tax/ Central Excise/Bank /Financial Institution/ Govt or Local authority


18. Can a company against which litigation(s) are pending can go for the Scheme?

EES 2011 does not mention anywhere that a company against which litigation is pending cannot apply for striking off the name of the company from the Register maintained by the ROC. Hence, a company against which litigation is pending can apply under EES 2011. Further, details of pending litigations are required to be filled up in e-form EES 2011 which has a reference in affidavit format too.


19. Can a company pending income tax/ sales tax/ central excise/ other Govt dues go for the Scheme?

No. A company which has not paid income tax/ sales tax/ central excise/ other Govt dues cannot make application under EES 2011. Format of affidavit mentioned in the EES 2011 and e form EES 2011 requires confirmation from directors that there are no dues as mentioned above are pending.


20. Whether NOC from Income Tax/ Sales Tax/ Central Excise/Other Govt authorities required for filing application with ROC?

No. NOC is not required from Income Tax/Sales Tax/Central Excise/other Govt authorities. But all directors need to confirm that there are no dues pending against company with any such authorities. And MCA will send letter confirming that Income Tax has no objection for striking off the name of the said Company.


21. Is email address appearing in Master Data needs to be updated before filing application under EES 2011?

There is no need to update Master Data with current email address. The email address mentioned in e-from EES 2011 will not be pre-filled by MCA. It can be typed by the applicant.


22. In case status of the Company is non-active on MCA portal, can it make active and apply under EES 2011?

If the ROC has sent notices to the Company under Section 560(1) or 560(2) or 560(3) of the Act, then such Company needs to make an application to the Registrar of Companies, in writing, that it proposes to strike off the name of the Company by following the procedure under EES 2011 and submit the documents requisite under EES 2011. Further procedure will be initiated by the Registrar in this regard.


23. What are the liabilities of directors after striking off the name of the Company by ROC?

Following are the liabilities of directors after striking off the name of the company by ROC:-

  1. to pay and settle all lawful claims arising in future after the striking off the name of the Company.
  2. to indemnify any person for any losses that may arise pursuant to striking off the name of the Company.
  3. to settle all lawful claims and liabilities which have not come to notice even after striking off the name of the Company.


24. Whether Companies having some current assets or bank balance apply under Easy Exit Scheme?

Yes, even Companies having some current assets or bank balance apply under Easy Exit Scheme. There is no requirement of having NIL Balance Sheet which was prevalent in the earlier schemes launched by MCA.


25. What is the effective date of closure of Company?

ROC will send notice (containing list of companies struck off) under section 560(5) of the Act for publication in the Official Gazette. The applicant company under EES 2011 shall stand dissolved from the date of publication of the notice in Official Gazette.


26. How old can be the Statement of Accounts which is required to be attached to application?

Statement of Accounts to be attached to e-form 2011 shall not be older than 1 month preceding the date of application in e-Form 2011.


27. What if the RBI/SEBI /IT/other GOVT department raises objection for Striking off the name of the company?

The applicant company can reply to the objections raised by RBI, Income Tax Department or any other department. There is no time period specified by ROC for giving reply by the applicant company. If RBI, Income Tax or the relevant Department is satisfied with the reply given by the applicant Company, ROC will allow the striking off name of such Company. However, the Company needs to note that if the validity of the Scheme is expired before resolving all the queries, then the procedure under EES 2011 may not be undertaken by the ROC.


28. Is there remedy to the Company if any of the stakeholders raises objection for Striking off the name of the company?

If any of the stakeholders raises objection, the applicant company can reply to that. There is no time period for giving of reply by the applicant company. However, the applicant company needs to note that if the validity of the Scheme is expired before resolving all the queries, then the procedure under EES 2011 may not be undertaken by the ROC.


i
Sub-section 3 of section 3 of the Act
ii
Sub-section 4 of section 3 of the Act


Source: http://www.easyexitscheme.com/faqs-on-ees-2011.htm?9d45b203821ec3b599d989af528c36fc=0c4751f30aa62056db68be23edac629a


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CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:37



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CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:44

Which Companies cannot apply under Easy Exit Scheme?


The following Companies cannot apply under EES, 2011:-
• Listed companies;
• Companies registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956;
• vanishing companies, i.e., those listed Companies which have not filed their
returns with Registrar of Companies and Stock Exchange for a consecutive
period of two years, and their registered office is not at the address intimated
to the Registrar of Companies or Stock Exchange and none of its Directors
are traceable
• Companies where inspection or investigation is ordered and being carried
out or yet to be taken up or where completed prosecutions arising out of
such inspection or investigation are pending in the court;
• Companies where order of investigation under section 234 of the Companies
Act, 1956 has been issued by the Registrar of Companies and reply thereto is
pending or where prosecution if any, is pending in the court;
• Companies against which prosecution for a non-compoundable offence is
pending in court;
• Companies which have accepted public deposits which are either
outstanding or the Company is in default in repayment of the same;
• Companies having secured loan(s) ;
• Companies having management dispute(s);
• Companies in respect of which filing of documents have been stayed by
court or Company Law Board(CLB) or Central Government or any other
competent authority;
• Companies having dues towards Income Tax/ Sales Tax/ Central Excise/
Banks and Financial institutions or any other Central Government or State
Government Departments or authorities or any local authorities.



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CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:45

Which companies can apply under Easy Exit Scheme?


Any company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 which satisfies the following conditions (both A and B) can apply under the Easy Exit Scheme:-
A.
Definition of defunct Company

A Company which is not carrying over any business activity or operation on or after the 1st April, 2008
Defunct companies can include -

A company which has not raised its paid up capital upto the minimum prescribed requirement, i.e., Rs. 1,00,000/- for private Companies and Rs. 5,00,000/- for public Companies.
AND
B.
Status on MCA portal

The status of the Company is active on Ministry of Corporate Affairs portal
However, for further clarification, kindly refer to the list of companies which can not apply under Easy Exit Scheme



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CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:46



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Author Pulkit Gupta
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 11:50

Thx a lot for the info...just finished reading it...

So this is the last chance for the Companies to take advantage of this scheme. Initially this scheme was launched in 2010 for one month but due to demand it has been launched again... 




Hardik Dave
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 12:04

Thanku very much sanjay sir.smile. Very useful information i save it.smile.Thanku again sir.



CA NISHANT SAURABH
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 12:05

hey sir..... Thanks for compilation of FAQ on EES .....its a relevant topic.....excellent arrangement of matter in  a proper sequence..




Simranjeet Singh
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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 12:17

Useful info at one place........

 

thanks for sharing sir............ keep sharing...........




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Posted On 21 January 2011 at 12:18

thx for compilling all info sir ...really thx ...



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