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A company incorporated outside India seeking interest to start their operations in India as a start-up structure can incorporate a public limited company with an option to raise capital from public.
Foreign direct investment in India has mainly two entry routes- Automatic Route and Government Route. Automatic Route is the entry route through which investment by a person resident outside India does not require the prior Reserve Bank approval or Government approval.
Government Route is the entry route through which investment by a person resident outside India requires prior Government approval. Foreign investment received under this route shall be in accordance with the conditions stipulated by the Government in its approval.
In a Public Limited Company, minimum of three and maximum of 15 persons can be appointed as Directors. It is the most popular and preferred form of business in India as it combines the features of both company and LLP. In the event of winding up of Public Limited Company, the personal assets of the members shall not be held liable for debts and losses of the company.
Separate Legal Entity
As a juristic legal person, both the company and its members have separate legal identity that is distinct from each other.
A company’s existence is uninterrupted, even the death or insolvency of its shareholder(s)/directors does not affect the continuity of business of the company.
Limited liability of members
The liability of members of a public limited company is limited to the amount of share capital remaining unpaid on the shares held by them.
Easy transferability of ownership
The ownership in a public limited company is easily transferable by way of transfer of shares from one member to another.
Easy financial assistance
Public Limited Company can raise capital from public along with the other modes of raising finance.
The proposed name selected by you should be unique and should not resemble to the name of an existing company or Limited Liability Partnership.
Share Capital Share capital of a company is divided into four parts:
Obtaining requisite Documents and information
Filing of Requisite forms with ROC
Certificate of Incorporation
Note: *Draft will be provided by our team
Note: Following additional documents will be required in case the company to be incorporated is a subsidiary of another company: • Copy of resolution passed by the Parent company for incorporation of subsidiary company; • No-objection certificate from the parent company for using its name by the subsidiary company; • Certificate of Incorporation of the Parent company
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The minor shall not be appointed as director of the company. He needs to be over 18 years of age and must be a natural person. Foreign nationals are also eligible to be a director in an Indian Public Limited Company provided that at least one of the director shall be resident of India.
No, you are not required to be present at our office or appear at any office for the incorporation of a Public Limited Company. All the documents can be scanned and sent through email and the original hard copy can be couriered to our office.
Once a Company is incorporated, it will be active and in-existence until you liquidate it either by striking-off or winding up.
DIN is a unique identification number assigned to all existing and proposed Directors of a Company. Before a person gets appointed as a Director, he must obtain a valid DIN. DIN never expires and a person can possess only one DIN.
There are two types of Public Limited Company- unlisted and listed. Unlisted public company does not have its shares listed on a Stock Exchange and only shares of listed companies are traded on a Stock Exchange.
But if you want to register yourself as Listed Public Limited Company, huge compliance and more documentation is involved and it will delay the incorporation process. You can register as unlisted Public Company and then can get yourself listed with the stock exchange.
For setting up a public limited company, minimum of 3 shareholders are required. However, there is no limit on maximum number of shareholders.
In addition, minimum of 3 and maximum of 15 directors can be appointed by any public limited company. There is no restriction on a Member of a Public Limited Company to be a Director of the same company or vice versa.
To incorporate a Company quickly, make sure the proposed name of the Limited Company is very unique. Names that are similar to an existing company / limited liability partnership / trademark can be rejected and additional time will be required for resubmission of names.
A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) establishes the identity of the signee electronically while filing documents. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) mandates that e-form(s) submitted on MCA portal are digitally signed using DSC.
A Public Limited Company must hold a minimum of four Board Meetings every year in such a manner that not more than 120 days shall intervene between two consecutive meetings. In addition to the Board Meetings, an Annual General Meeting must be conducted at least once every year.
Further, every Director of the Company holding a valid DIN as on 31st March of a financial year shall submit Form DIR-3 KYC with the Registrar of Companies. The above compliances are in addition to filing of Form AOC-4 and MGT-7 with the Registrar of Companies.
Yes, NRIs / Foreign Nationals / Foreign Companies can hold shares of a Public Limited Company subject to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Guidelines.
Yes, a shareholder of the company can be a natural person or a body corporate.
Yes, a salaried person can become a director in Public Limited Company. There are no legal bondages in this but you may have to go through with your employment agreement if it contains any restrictions in doing so.
Investment by person resident outside India is prohibited in certain sectors namely:
Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued by Income Tax Department of India as a proof of identification for tax purposes. It is mandatory for obtaining Digital Signature Certificate, opening bank account, various statutory registrations, to pay taxes and filing tax returns and many other transactions as prescribed by government time to time.
Yes, Profits earned by the public limited company are freely repatriable from India for Non Residents, subject to payment of applicable taxes to the Government.