By way of a Notification dated 22nd January 2016 and in order to encourage incorporation of companies, the MCA had established a Central Registration Centre (CRC) having territorial jurisdiction all over India for discharging or carrying out the function of processing and disposal of applications for reservation of names under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. The CRC shall be located at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). The CRC has been established to facilitate smoother functioning and fastening the processing of incorporation applications, it is expected to look into the applications for name availability (INC-1 e-forms) submitted online across the country and to process the same by the end of the very next working day. Thus, CRC not only promotes uniformity in application of incorporation rules but also encourages incorporation of companies.
The CRC shall function under the administrative control of Registrar of Companies, Delhi (ROC Delhi), who shall act as the Registrar of the CRC until a separate Registrar is appointed to the CRC. The CRC shall process applications for reservation of name i.e., e-Form No. INC-1 filed along with the prescribed fee as provided in the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014. Processing and approval of name or names proposed in e-Form No. lNC-29 shall continue to be done by the respective Registrar of Companies having jurisdiction over incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder.
Now, By way of a Notification dated 23rd March 2016 CRC shall also exercise functional jurisdiction of processing and disposal of e-forms and all related matters pertaining to registration of companies under section 7, 8 and 366 of the Companies Act, 2013 having territorial jurisdiction all over India.
CRC shall process forms pertaining to registration of companies i.e. e-forms (INC-2, INC-7 and INC-29 along with linked forms INC-22, DIR-12 and URC-1 and any other forms as may be notified by the Central Government) filed along with the prescribed fee as provided in the Companies (Registration of Offices and Fees) Rules,
The jurisdiction, processing and approval of name or names proposed in e-Form number INC-29 hitherto exercised by the respective Registrar of companies having jurisdiction over incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made there under shall forthwith be exercised by Registrar, CRC.
The jurisdictional Registrar of companies, other than Registrar CRC, within whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated shall continue to have jurisdiction over the companies incorporated by the Registrar, CRC under the Companies Act, 2013 for all other provisions of the Act and the rules made there under, which may be relevant after incorporation.
The Notification shall come into force from 28th March, 2016.