ICAI - Announcement for Certified Filing Centre under MCA 21
July, 06th 2010
Announcement for Certified Filing Centre under MCA 21 e-governance Programme
Sub: Announcement for Certified Filing Centre under MCA 21 e-governance Programme.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had introduced the MCA21 e-Governance programme with a view to improve the speed and certainty in delivery of MCA services in a transparent manner. This improvement is ensured primarily through the mechanism of secure electronic filing (e-filing) and easy online payment for all the services provided by the Registrar of Companies. A network of facilitation centres at 52 locations throughout the country was set-up. In addition to Facilitation centres, a scheme for Certified Filing Centres (CFCs) managed through the practicing professionals (Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Cost & Works Accountants) was also introduced following the concept of user charges. About 965 such CFCs have been authorised throughout the country in the beginning. The Scheme expired on August 3, 2009 and currently 200 CFCs are in operation.
Since CFCs outreach is greater and extended to the length and breadth of the country and is operated by professionals whose support is continuous to the MCA program, the Ministry considered it appropriate to renew the Scheme for a further period of three years from 01.07.2010. Accordingly, it has been decided to provide an opportunity to the practicing members and firms to create and set-up the required facilities for this purpose.
This Scheme has come into force from 1st July 2010 and shall remain valid for a period of 3 years unless renewed and revised further.