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What Is a Public Limited Company?

The name of a Public Limited company shall end with words 'limited'.  According to the Companies Act, this company can issue shares to the public and can accept deposits from the public. It is a limited company formed with the minimum of 7 members and 3 directors. Explore more to know about Public Limited Company Registration in India.

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Company Name

There are two ways for reserving a name for a new company :

RUN (Reserve Unique Name): is an easy and web based application for reservation of a company name. The name approved under the RUN process is valid for a period of 20 days from the date of approval. In one application you can submit two names under this process and if the application is rejected you can submit another two names again.

SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically): is an integrated single point application for reservation of company name, allotment of DIN for directors and incorporation of a new company along with the allotment of PAN and TAN to the company. In this application you can submit only one name for the approval.

Features of Public Limited Company

Here are some of the features of the Public Limited Company. It would help you understand the process of Public Limited Company Registration in India in a better manner.

Minimum directors : A public company must have minimum 3 directors and minimum one director must be a resident of India.

Minimum and maximum shareholders: A public company must have a minimum of 7 shareholders. There is no limit on the maximum number of shareholders.

Compliance requirements: Public companies should comply with all provisions of the Companies Act as this type of company is for large business with public interests.

Transfer of shares: Shares of a public company are freely transferable. Board of directors cannot impose restrictions on share transfer.

Issue of shares: A public company can issue shares subject to regulation of SEBI and other compliance requirements.

Share capital: There is no minimum capital (Authorized or Paid up capital) required for registering a company. However, a registration fee is required.

The first shareholder must bring the subscribed capital to the company within 60 days of company incorporation and the company must issue share certificates to the subscribers.

Steps for Registering a Public Limited Company

Identify a minimum of 7 shareholders and 3 directors: For registering a public company, a minimum of 7 shareholders and 3 directors are required. Shareholders could be individuals, companies or LLPs, but only individuals can become directors of the company. A director should be a shareholder of the company.

Obtain a DIN for all proposed directors: The proposed directors must have a DIN allted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. DIN can be obtained by filling an online application with a copy of ID and address proofs.

Obtain a DSC for promoters and directors: During the registration process, all the documents are submitted online and all these documents need to be authenticated by signing it using a Digital Signature Certificate. All promoters and directors should have a Digital Signature Certificate in order to authenticate the documents that are filled.

Identify the location and authorised capital of the company: It is important to have a proper address for the registered office of the company. The address need not be a commercial location for registering a company.
A public limited company should have no minimum authorized capital. Authorized capital can be any amount. Company registration fee varies depending on authorized capital of the company.

Company name application: Before proceeding with the incorporation process, an application has to be filed for getting the company name approval by ROC. it is preferable to submit the application with multiple names in the order of preference.

Execution of company registration documents: After the company name is approved, the promoters have to execute the company incorporation documents such as Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) in a prescribed format.

Submission of company registration documents to the ROC: Once the eMOA and eAOA are prepared, the same have to be submitted to the ROC Central for registration of the company.

Company registration and certificate of incorporation: The ROC will register the company after due verification of eMOA, eAOA and other details and will issue the Certificate of Incorporation (COI). The Central ROC will also allocate a Corporate Identification Number (CIN) to the company that is registered.

Filling commencement of business declaration: A public company cannot start its business immediately unless a declaration is filed by directors.

Public Limited Company Registration Packages

Just select a package and provide us with the details, our expert advisors will have your company registered swiftly.

Basic Package

Save upto 5% cost on this package

15,000

(inclusive of all taxes)

  • Name Search Report
  • Name approval in RUN (Reserve Your Unique Name)
  • DSC(7 no) (Extra Dsc Per Director – Rs-1000)
  • Filing Spice Form
  • Issue of Incorporation Certificate along with PAN & TAN
  • Include Government Fees & Stamp Duty for Authorized Capital upto -5 Lakh except for the state of Punjab, MP, and Kerala.
  • Share Certificate (Soft Copy)
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Growth Package

Save upto 10% cost on this package

17,000

(inclusive of all taxes)

  • Name Search Report
  • Name approval in RUN (Reserve Your Unique Name)
  • DSC(7 no) (Extra Dsc Per Director – Rs-1000)
  • Filing Spice Form
  • Issue of Incorporation Certificate along with PAN & TAN
  • Include Government Fees & Stamp Duty for Authorized Capital up to -1 Lakh except for the state of Punjab, MP, and Kerala.
  • Share Certificate (Soft Copy)
  • GST Registration
  • Bank – Current Account Opening
  • 10% Discount on Future Service
  • One Month Nil GST filling
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Premium Package

Save upto 15% cost on this package

29,000

(inclusive of all taxes)

  • Name Search Report
  • Name approval in RUN (Reserve Your Unique Name)
  • DSC(7 No) (Extra Dsc Per Director – Rs-1000)
  • Filing Spice Form
  • Issue of Incorporation Certificate along with PAN & TAN
  • Include Government Fees & Stamp Duty for Authorized Capital up to -1 Lakh except for the state of Punjab, MP, and Kerala.
  • Msme Registration
  • Share Certificate (Soft Copy)
  • GST Registration
  • Trademark Registration
  • 1month free GST filing
  • Guideline for Startup India Registration.
  • Bank – Current Account Opening
  • 10% Discount on Future Service
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Documents Required

Here is the list of documents that are required to register a public limited company:

  • Self attested copy of PAN Card
  • Self attested copy of Aadhaar/ DL/ Passport/Voter ID Card, any one
  • One Utility Bill (Electricity Bill/Mobile Post Paid/ Landline Bill/ Bank Passbook or Statement, any one) not older than two Months
  • One Passport Size Photograph
  • Personal Mobile & Email ID
Additional Information-

Educational Qualification, Place of Birth

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Business is always about being precise and accurate, especially with your legal framework. We understand that as a new business owner you would have questions about public limited company registration. That's why we have written about the commonly asked questions about Public Limited Company Registration in India here.

What is Authorised capital?

Authorized capital or registered capital of a company is the upper limit of a capital that a company can issue shares and collect money from shareholders.

What is the Corporate Identification Number (CIN)?

CIN is the number allotted to a company registered in India by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

CIN is a 21-digit number that contains the information such as status, NIC code of business activity, state of registration, year of registration, private or public and the sequential registration number in the respective state.

What is paid up capital?

Paid up capital of a company refers to the amount of capital actually brought in by the shareholders to the company.

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