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Company Name/Address/Object Change

Frequently Asked Question

What is the procedure of change in the name of a company in India?

The Company after incorporation can change their name in the following ways:

  • Conversion of name from private (Ram Pvt. Ltd.) to public (Ram Limited) or
  • Conversion of name from public (Ram Limited) to private (Ram Pvt. Ltd.) or
  • Change of name from Ram Limited to Shyam Limited

The name of a company is stated in the name clause of the Memorandum of Association. As such, alteration in name shall require alteration of Memorandum of Association. Section-13 of the Companies Act, 2013 regulates the process of amendment in Memorandum of Association which states that the name of the company can be changed by passing a special resolution and obtaining the approval of the Central Government. However, approval of Central Government is not required for addition/deletion of the words “private” to the name

Following procedure is to be followed for alteration of Memorandum of Association for name change:

Step-I: Issue notice for Board Meeting to all the directors of company at least 7 days before the date of meeting

Step-II: Putting on Board the proposed names for the company and passing Board resolution after selection of names

Step-III: File application for name approval- RUN Web form/SPICe+

Step-IV: Issue notice for Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) at least 21 days before the date of EGM (or for a shorter period notice subject to required compliance)

Step-V: Pass a special resolution for approval of alteration of MOA at EGM

Step-VI: File Form MGT-14 with the Registrar within 30 days of passing special resolution along with the following attachments:

  • Certified true copies of special resolution
  • Copy of notice of EGM send to the members
  • A printed copy of MOA/AOA
  • Copy of attendance sheet of General Meeting

Step-VII: File Form INC-24 within 30 days of passing of special resolution for approval of Central Government

Step-VIII: After completion of the above process, ROC shall issue a new Certificate of Incorporation with altered name

What is the procedure of change in the object clause of a company?

The object clause of the MOA states the main objects & ancillary objects i.e. purposes for which the company has been incorporated. A company can’t undertake any activity which is beyond the object clause of the company. A company needs to alter the object clause before undertaking any activity which is not stated in the existing MOA

Following is the procedure of alteration of Object Clause of MOA:

Step-I: Issue notice for Board Meeting to all the directors of company at least 7 days before the date of meeting

Step-II: Putting on Board the proposal for alteration in the Object Clause and passing Board resolution for the same

Step-III: Issue notice for Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) at least 21 days before the date of EGM (or for a shorter period notice subject to required compliance)

Step-IV: Holding of EGM and passing special resolution for alteration of Object Clause of MOA of the company

Step-V: File Form MGT-14 with the Registrar within 30 days of passing special resolution along with the following attachments:

  • Certified true copies of special resolution
  • Copy of notice of EGM send to the members
  • A copy of final altered signed MOA
  • Copy of attendance sheet of General Meeting

Step-VI: The Registrar will issue such certificate which will be conclusive evidence that all the requirements with respect to alteration have been duly complied with by the company. The alteration shall be complete and effective only on issue of certificate by ROC