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What is an Unregistered Company in India? Meaning

The term "Unregistered Company" is not defined under the Companies Act, 2013 (India).

The expression Unregistered Company is explained in Section 375 of the said Act.

Who are considered as Unregistered Company?

It shall include any partnership firm, limited liability partnership or society or co-operative society, association or company consisting of more than seven members. 

The expression "unregistered company" shall not include
(i) a railway company incorporated under any Act of Parliament or other Indian law or any Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom;
(ii) a company registered under this Act; or
(iii) a company registered under any previous companies law and not being a company the registered office whereof was in Burma, Aden, Pakistan immediately before the separation of that country from India.



Further, check out Part II of Chapter XXI of the Companies Act, 2013 (Sections 375 to 378) for the provisions on winding up of unregistered companies.

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