MCA-21 Flags Off

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 28, 2006

MCA-21, India’s largest e-Governance project, scheduled to become operational all over the country by April 2006 has already started operations in Coimbatore.

Filing and registration of documents, which is a statutory requirement under the Companies Act, 1956 is currently done manually. The MCA-21 initiative is aimed at enabling the electronic filing of these forms. Therefore, this Ministry has amended the companies (Central Government) general rules and forms 1956 to enable electronic filing of documents. The amended rules have already been notified vide GSR No 56(E) dated 10th February 2006.

Such relevant filings would need to be done mandatorily in every Registrar of Companies (RoC) office in the format prescribed under the new e-Forms from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

The MCA-21 Project is a flagship e-Governance Project of the Government of India and Tata Consultancy Services Limited has been selected as the operator and will be developing the software for this project covering both filing of forms as well as establishment functions apart from providing IT infrastructure like computers, printers, scanners and other peripherals to all the field offices. The project is expected to be implemented in 60 weeks across all MCA locations.

TCS will provide support for a further period of 6 years to sustain adequate levels of performance. For the initial three years Physical Front Offices/ service centers (PFO) would be set-up by TCS to facilitate companies doing business transactions with the Ministry online.