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Companies Fresh Start Scheme - 2020

To facilitate the companies registered in India to make a fresh start on a clean slate, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs introduced the Companies Fresh Start Scheme - 2020.

*This scheme allows companies to file all pending returns with the Registrar of Companies without any late fees and penalties.

In addition to this, immunity will be given to Directors and other responsible persons from prosecution.

About Scheme
  1. Every company has to file Financial Statements and Annual Returns with the Registrar of Companies every year. In addition to this, various other statements, documents, returns, etc are required to be filed within the prescribed time limits. Late filing or non-filing leads to heavy penalties and prosecution of Directors.

  2. The Government has received representations from various stakeholders requesting for grant of one-time opportunity, so as to enable them to file all their pending compliances by filing necessary documents without any late fees.

  3. So, the Government has decided to introduce a scheme namely Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020 condoning the delay in filing without charging any additional fee and granting immunity from launching of prosecution or imposing the penalty.


Scheme Details :

  • This scheme shall come into force on the 1st April 2020 and shall remain in force up to 30th September 2020.

  • Applicability: – The scheme is applicable to all companies which want to file their belated documents.

  • Manner of Fee payable – No additional fee payable. Just pay the minimum ROC fees.

  • Immunity from prosecution in respect of document(s) filed under the scheme - The defaulting Companies, which have filed their pending documents till 30th September 2020 and made good the default, shall not be subjected to prosecution by Registrar for such defaults.

Forms can be filed under this scheme :

  • All defaulting companies can file their complete pending compliances including statements, documents, returns, etc., in the MCA 21 registry with Registrar of Companies.

  • Scheme also gives an oppurtunity to the inactive companies to get their companies declared as Dormant Company by filing a simple application with nominal fee.

Documents needed for the filing :

  • For Annual Returns - Financial Statements, Board Report, and other related documents.

  • For other returns - Please contact us as the requirement changes from return to return.

Director's Digital signatures were needed to file the forms.​


Annual Filing

Under CFS Scheme


/Per Return

Any One Return​

AOC-4 or MGT-7 or ADT-1

Professional Assistance

Complete Annual Filing

Under CFS Scheme


Costs Rs 2,667 Per Return

Three Return's​

AOC-4, MGT-7, & ADT-1

Professional Assistance

Other Returns

Under CFS Scheme


/Per Return

Any One Return​

Any Other Returns

AOC-4, MGT-7, & ADT-1

Professional Assistance

  • Director's DSC was needed to file the returns.

  • AOC-4: Form for filing the financial statement and other documents with the Registrar

  • MGT-7: Form for filing annual return by a company.

  • ADT-1: Information to the Registrar by Company for the appointment of Auditor.

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