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PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY REGISTRATION

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A public limited company is the best option for the prominent entrepreneur. It gives the opportunity to expand the business on a big platform.

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    What Is Public Limited Company?

    A public limited company is a business model which is registered by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It gives a big platform to the entrepreneur for expanding their business on national as well as international level as the name comprises “PUBLIC” word which clearly shows that the company can raise their funds from the general public and they have full interest and stake in the company. However, their liabilities are limited. A public company generally starts with a minimum of 7 people, but there is no maximum limit of the shareholder. In private limited company, the numbers of members restricted to only 200, but there is no such limit in the public limited company which means there can be either 50 shareholders or 5000 shareholders in the public company, but it should not be less than 7. The management is handled by the board of directors of the company which contains minimum 3 and maximum 15 individual persons as directors of the company. The trading of the share is also possible under public limited company through the stock exchange. Under this company, any person can become the shareholder of the company no matters where he lives and what is his identity the only thing he needs is that he should hold at least one share of the company to become its shareholder. People invest their funds and get the opportunity to earn a profit in the form of dividend and other different ways.

    What Do You Get In Pubic Limited Company?

    Documents Required For Public Limited Company Registration

    ID PROOF

    PAN Card, Adhaar Card Voter Id, Driving license, Passport

    ADDRESS PROOF

    Latest Bank Statement Or Utility Bill

    PHOTO

    Passport Size Photo

    OFFICE ADDRESS PROOF

    Latest Utility bill , Rent agreement, Ownership Document & NOC

    Process Of Public Limited Company Registration

    STEP 1 - SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

    You need to submit all the required documents.

    STEP 2 - NAME APPROVAL

    We will verify all the documents and then apply for the name approval through the RUN application form. In one form we can apply for 4 names. Name of the company is subject to Government approval.

    STEP 3 - DIGITAL SIGNATURE

    After the name approval of the company, we will apply for the Digital Signature. For Digital Signature Video Verification will be required.

    STEP 4 - DOCUMENTS PREPARATION

    After Name approval and Digital signature, we will draft Memorandum of Association, Article of Association and subscription statement of your company and will submit it to the Registrar of Companies with prescribed e-form Spice 32. We will apply for PAN and TAN application simultaneously.

    STEP 5 - PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY INCORPORATION

    Once all the documents submitted are duly verified by Registrar of Companies, the approval is given and the Certificate of Incorporation is sent to you on your email id.

    Eligibility for Public Limited Company

    SHAREHOLDER: For incorporating a public limited company minimum seven people are required as a shareholder of the company. The minimum shareholder of the company is 7, but there is no maximum limit of the shareholder. The companies have to maintain the minimum shareholder limit during its life. If anytime during the life of the company this limit falls below the required threshold then the company has to continue the minimum shareholder limit with six months again. An individual can be the shareholder of the company as well as any other company can also purchase the shares of the company.

    DIRECTOR: Minimum 3 directors are required in a public limited company, and the maximum limit is 15. This maximum limit can be increased only after the approval of the shareholder in the meeting of the company. Just the individual person can be appointed as the director of the company and only the shareholders having the right to elect the directors of the company in the general meeting of the company. Among all the directors at least one director shall be the resident of India and must stay in India for at least 182 days in a year.

    CAPITAL: In the public limited company there is no minimum capital requirement. In the former act, i.e., Companies Act, 1956 the public limited company needs to maintain minimum capital of Rs. 5,00,000/- . For promoting business in India, the government has removed this provision.

    DIGITAL SIGNATURE: Minimum seven shareholders and three directors are required to incorporate the public limited company, and all these people shall have the digital signature certificate (DSC) at the time of incorporation. The company registration process is online, now the form is converted into physical forms to e-forms, and all these e-forms required a digital signature for signing the forms. Hence without DSC, a company cannot get registered.

     REGISTERED OFFICE: The companies must have a registered office which should be mentioned in every document of the company. The company will receive all the legal documents and notices at its registered office. Every company shall maintain a registered office if a company wants to change its office then it can be possible with the registrar approval.

    BUSINESS ACTIVITY: Any business can be conducted in the company, but the business activity of the company shall not be illegal. The company can change its business activity any time during the life of the company only after taking approval from the shareholders of the company in the general meeting.

    NAME OF THE COMPANY: The public limited company contains the word “limited” or “ltd” at the end of the name. For example, there is a company XYZ CONSTRUCTION LIMITED here XYZ is the initial name of the company and CONSTRUCTION word denote the business activity of the company, and it is mandatory to insert the business activity in the name of the company and at the end LIMITED word indicates that the company is a public limited company.

    Advantages & Concerns Of Public Limited Company

    LIMITED LIABILITIES: There is no limit on the maximum number of the shareholder in the company, and all these shareholders enjoy the limited liabilities benefit which means the shareholders and director of the company having limited liabilities. They are not personally liable for any debt and loss owned and incurred by the company as the identity of the shareholder, and the company is different from each other.

    BORROWING CAPACITY: Raising fund is quite easy for the public limited company as they can invite the general public for investing their funds in the company. Banks and financial institutions also rely on the public limited company as the company needs to follow all the rules and regulations made under different laws.

    SHARE TRADING FACILITY: The shares of the public limited company are readily available on the market, and it can be traded easily through the stock exchange. For public involvement, this facility provided under public limited company only so that the general public can take part in the company.

    LIQUIDITY: As the shares of public limited companies are readily available in the market the selling of shares are also very easy hence the company always gives the best liquidity option to its shareholders. If any shareholder wants to sell the shares, he can directly sell it in the share market without following any complex provision.

    EXPANSION OPTION: As the company has many options for raising fund and due to funding advantage the company having a big prospect for its expansion. An expansion needs the fund and company are capable of raising funds. Due to this option the company can:

    • Enter into a new project
    • Purchase new technology
    • Take steps in research and development for new technology
    • Write off or pay off its all liabilities and debts
    • Expand its brand value
    • Enter into another or global market
    • Starts working in a different sector also; and many other options

    MORE CREDITABILITY: The public limited company runs its business and operations under strict legal regulations due to which it is having more creditability as compare to another form of company. Due to different norms under a different law, the company has to maintain the transparency between the company and all its stakeholders.

    BETTER MANAGEMENT: The management of the company is handled by a small group of people known as the board of directors. The directors are responsible for the shareholders of the company, and they have to answer all the queries and company status to its shareholders.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • SHAREHOLDER: Minimum 7 seven shareholders are required
    • DIRECTORS: Minimum 3 directors are required
    • CAPITAL: No minimum requirement for the capital
    • REGISTERED OFFICE:  Mandatory to have a registered office address

    As per Companies Act, 2013 there should be at least 3 directors in the Public Limited Company but the maximum limit will be 15. If a company wants to increase the limit of the directors in the company then it should have to take prior approval of shareholders of the company in the general meeting.

    There are certain compliances which a Public Limited Company has to follow immediately after its registration and these are:

    1. Conduct a Board Meeting 30 days of its registration
    2. Appoint an auditor within 30 days and file its appointment letter to the ROC.
    3. Open a Bank Account and deposit the amount of paid-up capital into the company’s account
    4. File form INC-20A before the commencement of business or within 180 days of its registration

    Yes, it is always necessary to have a registered office address not even at the time of registration but also during the tenure of the company. If the company wants to change its registered office address then it can do so but only after the approval of the registrar.

    No, a Public Limited Company can be a listed company or unlisted company. It depends upon that the shares of the public limited company are listed or registered with the STOCK EXCHANGE. If the shares are not listed with the stock exchange then the company will be called as a Public Limited Unlisted Company.

    Yes, there is some basic difference between Private Limited Company and Public Limited Company and these are:

    • In Public Limited Company the minimum number of shareholder is 7 and no maximum limit but in Private Limited Company the minimum limit of a shareholder is 2 and the maximum is 200.
    • There are minimum 3 directors are required in Public Limited Company and in Private Limited Company the minimum limit is 2.
    • The Private Limited Company cannot raise fund from the general public but the Public Limited Company can issue shares to the public any time during its tenure.

    Yes, a Non-resident or foreign citizen can become the director of the Public Limited Company but he must have DIN and DSC for his appointment. If in any Public Limited Company there are all director of NRI or Foreign Citizen then at least one director among all must be an Indian resident and he must reside in India for 182 days in a year.

    There are following ways to raise fund:

    • By issuing equity shares to the public
    • By issuing preference shares
    • By issuing debentures or deposits
    • Can take Foreign Direct Investment subject to the approval of RBI
    • Can take External Commercial borrowings subject to the approval of RBI
    • By issuing ADR/GDR, etc.

    Yes, there is certain compliance which a Public Limited Company has to follow and these are:

    • Hold and conduct at least 4 board meeting in a calendar year
    • Conduct an Annual General Meeting within six months from the end of the financial year (for 1st AGM within 9 months from the end of the financial year)
    • File Income Tax Return
    • File annual report and financial statement to the ROC for the financial year.
    • Intimate Registrar about every change made in the company after its registration as per the Companies Act, 2013.

    No, it is not necessary to issue shares to the general public. The Public Limited Company can issue share to the public if it is required to do so. If existing shareholders do not agree to issue share to the general public then the Public Limited Company cannot issue shares to the public. It is a totally optional choice for the company that if they want they can raise fund from the public by issuing shares to them.

    Yes, the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association can be altered as many time as the company thinks fit but for each and every alteration the company sometime has to intimate about such changes or some time has to take approval from the registrar before making alterations in it. There are some cases where the memorandum of association can get altered and these are:

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