Registrar of Companies

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For the functions performed by the Registrar of Companies, see Companies House.

The Registrar of Companies for England, Wales & Scotland is the official responsible for Companies House, which deals with all filings relating to the Companies Act 1985 to 2006, ensuring the document filings are kept up-to-date and deals with any breaches of the Companies Act.

The Registrar of Companies for England & Wales is Tim Moss, who is based at Companies House, Cardiff. [1]

The Registrar of Companies for Scotland is Dorothy Blair who is based at Companies House, Edinburgh.[1]

The Registrar of Companies for Northern Ireland is Helen Shilliday and her office is based in Belfast.[1]


In India, the Registrars of Companies (ROC), covering the various states and union territories, are appointed under Section 609 of the Companies Act. They are vested with the primary duty of registering companies floated in the respective states and the union territories and ensuring that such companies comply with statutory requirements under the Act. These offices function as registry of records, relating to the companies registered with them, which are available for inspection by members of public on payment of the prescribed fee. The Central Government exercises administrative control over these offices through the respective Regional Directors.[2]

India has one registrar of companies for each of the below regions. Each state typically has one registrar office or shares an office with neighbouring states and/or union territories. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are the only states to have two offices and two registrar of companies. Puducherry is the only union territory to have its own office.

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  1. ^ a b c "About Us - Main Functions and History". 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Ministry of Corporate Affairs". Retrieved 2014-04-18.