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Companies (Incorporation), Third Amendment Rules

Companies (Incorporation), Third Amendment Rules


The business landscape in India is set for a significant transformation with the introduction of the Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2023. Slated to come into effect from the 21st of October 2023, these amendments signal a progressive step towards streamlining processes and adapting to the evolving needs of the corporate sector.

Date of Notification– 20th October 2023

Date of Enforcement – 21st October 2023

Key Amendments:

Rule 30 (Shifting of Registered Office from one State or Union Territory to another state) Evolution: Simplifying and Clarifying Corporate Procedures

i. Clarity Enhancement – Omission of Ambiguity:

A pivotal change unfolds within Rule 30, specifically in sub-rule (9), where the words “and may include such order as to costs as it thinks proper” are omitted. This deliberate removal seeks to eliminate potential ambiguities, ensuring that the incorporation process is more transparent, straightforward, and aligned with the broader goals of corporate governance.

ii. Resolution Plan Proviso – Navigating Corporate Transitions:

Main Provision: Shifting of registered office is not allowed if any inquiry, inspection or investigation has been initiated against the company or any prosecution is pending against the company.

Amendment: The introduction of a second proviso within Rule 30 is a game-changer, particularly for companies undergoing management transitions through resolution plans approved under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. This provision offers a nuanced perspective, allowing the shifting of the registered office under specific conditions i.e if no appeal against the resolution plan is pending, and no inquiry, inspection, or investigation is initiated post-approval of resolution plan, businesses can seamlessly go for shifting of registered office.


As the Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2023 unfold, a new chapter in corporate governance is written—one that emphasizes efficiency, transparency, and adaptability. Businesses are encouraged to embrace these amendments as they unfold, as they herald a future where incorporation processes are not merely regulatory procedures but strategic tools for fostering progress and innovation in the Indian corporate landscape. Stay tuned for a transformative journey towards a more agile and responsive corporate India.

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