In continuation of General Circular No. 09/2014 dated 25.04.20l4, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has received representation from stakeholders seeking relaxation of fee for filing e-form no.ADT- l, particularly form ADT- 1 filed through GNL-2 during the period from 01.04.2014 to 20.10.2014 for appointment of Auditor for the period from 01.04.20l4 to 3l.03.20 l 9 due to non-availability of e-form ADT- 1 during the said period.
Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it is hereby clarified that companies which had filed Form ADT- 1 through GNL-2 as an attachment (by selecting ‘others’) during the period from 01.04.20l4 to 20.10.2014 may file eform no. ADT- 1 for appointment of Auditor for the period upto 31.03.2019 without fee, till 1 5.06.2019 (since fee had been paid for filing GNL-2 for the same purpose) and thereafter fee and additional fee shall be applicable as per Companies (Registration of Office and Fees) Rules, 2014.
Stakeholders are advised to avail this one time opportunity and file ADT- 1 without fee as stated above, well in time and adhere to the timelines as specified above.