Registrar of Companies (ROC) in India

Definition of Registrar of Companies:

Sub-section 40 of Section 2 of the Companies Act 1956 defines Registrar as:
(40) "Registrar" means a Registrar, or an Additional, a Joint, a Deputy or an Assistant Registrar, having the duty of registering companies under this Act;


Registrar of Companies - its appointment, Role and functions:

With the power vested under Section 609 of the said Act, the Central Govt. appoints Registrars, and Additional, Joint, Deputy and Assistant Registrars for various States and Union Territories in India. Apart from the primary duty of registering companies incorporated in the respective states and the Union Territories, ROC’s are also responsible for ensuring that the Companies comply with statutory requirements under the said Act.

2(Two) ROCs each for 2 States

Generally most of the State are having one ROC except the State of Maharashtra and the State of Tamilnadu. These two States have two ROCs each.

List of Registrar of Companies in India with the name, address, email id and phone no. is available at Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) site under the following link: http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/roc.html