In accordance with the sub-section (1) of the section 7 of the companies act 2013, during incorporation of a company, it shall file to the Registrar of Companies (RCO) the Memorandum and Articles of Association (MOA & AOA) for registration.
Note: The ROC to which the MOA & AOA will be filed, has to be the ROC in whose jurisdiction the registered office of a company is proposed to be situated.
Along with the MOA & AOA, a company is required to file the following other documents and information for registration.
- A declaration;
- An affidavit;
- Address for correspondence;
- Particulars of name, residential address, nationality etc of every subscriber (as mentioned in MOA) along with proof of identity;
- Particulars of name, residential address, nationality etc of first directors (as mentioned in AOA) along with proof of identity;
- Particulars of interests of first directors (as mentioned in AOA) in other firms or bodies corporate along with their consent to act as directors;
Earlier the provisions for registration of MOA & AOA were prescribed under section 33 of the companies act 1956.