No proposal to relax e-filing norms under Companies Act: Government


There is no proposal before the government to relax rules pertaining to electronic filing of documents under the Companies Act, Parliament was informed today.

Currently, the Corporate Affairs Ministry provides end-to-end e-governance services on its MCA 21 portal, which occasionally faces software and hardware issues.

To address this, the ministry has taken several steps, including a dedicated e-governance division which intensively monitors not just performance of MCA 21, but work status at various registrar offices, timely resolution of stakeholder complaints and positive consideration of any suggestions.

"There is no proposal before the ministry for relaxing the rules pertaining to electronic filing of documents," Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

He was replying to a query whether the ministry is intending to relax the existing set of stringent regulations in this regard.

In a separate written reply, Jaitley said the councils of the three professional institutes -- ICAI, ICSI and ICAI -- are yet to take a final decision on setting up multi-disciplinary partnerships of their members.

The modalities are under discussion among the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), he added.


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