Vide the Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Fifth Rules, 2016 dated 29th December 2016, INC-2 is deprecated and INC-7 shall be used for incorporating Part I Companies and companies with more than seven subscribers only. The revised INC-7 shall be made available on the portal for filing purposes w.e.f 15th January 2017. For incorporating OPCs and Companies (with up to seven subscribers), only SPICe (INC-32) should be used henceforth. The filing fee for SPICe has also been reduced from Rs.2000 to Rs.500 and number of resubmissions from three to two. The detailed FAQs on SPICe are available on the portal for the information of stakeholders. Stakeholders may take note and plan accordingly.
Stakeholders may kindly note that existing INC-2 and INC-7 eforms are likely to be withdrawn from the MCA portal shortly. Stakeholders will then have to use only SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating a Company electronically) forms viz. SPICe (INC-32), SPICe eMoA (INC-33) and SPICe eAoA (INC-34) for incorporation of all companies including Section 8 Companies (except Part I companies, a company having more than 7 subscribers/promoters, or foreign national subscribers not having a valid DIN). A revised version of INC-7 shall be made available a few days after the discontinuation of the existing version of INC-7 which shall be applicable only for Part I companies, a company having more than 7 subscribers/promoters, or foreign national subscribers not having a valid DIN. During the intervening period a separate process will be specified for incorporation of such companies. Stakeholders who have already filed INC-2 or INC-7 prior to the notification of this change would be able to resubmit previous versions of these forms (if required), within a stipulated time period. The effective date of these changes will be published on the MCA portal. All Stakeholders are requested to make note of the upcoming changes, and are advised to use only SPICe eform henceforth for any new filings, so as not to face any inconvenience at a later date due to withdrawal of INC2 and INC7 eforms.