Registrar of Companies
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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.
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.
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.
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura
- Bihar and Jharkhand
- Delhi and Haryana
- Goa and Daman and Diu
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
- Maharashtra (offices in Mumbai and Pune)
- Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu (offices in Chennai and Coimbatore)
- Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
- West Bengal
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