In this article, Ashish Marlecha pursuing Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws from NUJS, Kolkata, discusses how to find out the name of the shareholders of a company using the MCA website.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) regulates corporate affairs in India through the Companies Act, 1956, 2013 and other allied Acts, Bills and Rules. MCA also protects investors and offers many important services to stakeholders. http://www.mca.gov.in/ is your gateway to all services, guidance, and other corporate affairs related information.

The Ministry is primarily concerned with administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956, the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 & other allied Acts and rules & regulations framed there-under mainly for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector in accordance with law.

Besides, it exercises supervision over the three professional bodies, namely, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI), Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI) and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) which are constituted under three separate Acts of the Parliament for proper and orderly growth of the professions concerned.

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The Ministry also has the responsibility of carrying out the functions of the Central Government relating to administration of Partnership Act, 1932, the Companies (Donations to National Funds) Act, 1951 and Societies Registration Act, 1980. Any individual can access the information provided my MCA after logging in the website, and paying the required fees for it. All companies in India have to file their financials and details of shareholders with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA21). You can access these documents through the website Ministry Of Corporate Affairs. Please follow the below steps to access the shareholders details:

Step 1 – Go to http://www.mca.gov.in/mcafoportal/login.do and register yourself.

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Step – 2 Go to http://www.mca.gov.in/ and click on the MCA Services and then click on check company name.

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Step – 3 Type the name of the company for which you want to find out the name of the shareholders and click on search and then copy the CIN Number of that particular company.

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Step – 4 Then click on MCA services and select view public document.

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Step -5 Type the copied CIN Number of the company and click on submit. And then select the company you want the details.
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Step – 6 Select the Annual returns and balance sheet eform and then select the year of filing for which you want the details and click submit.
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Step – 7 Pay the required fees online and get the required document.

Step – 8 You have to view Form 20B / Form MGT 7 and remember this will be available only for a day.

There is another simple way to view the list of shareholders of the company in the MCA website, which is as follows:

  1. Visit the site : www.mca.gov.in and click on the icon ‘MCA 21’ Login by clicking the login option on right side of the page
  2. Click on the option ‘View Public Documents’ (fourth option from the top) Enter the details of the company (not necessarily all) and click on ‘search’   Select the company from the list and click on : 1. ‘Pay’, if you want to search for one company; or 2. ‘Add to my cart’, if you want to search more than one company.
  3. Click on ‘pay fee’ Select the mode of payment and click on ‘submit’. Click on ‘I accept’. Enter the credit card details and click on ‘Pay’ after paying the fee, a challan will generate (you can keep it for your record) Log in again and click on ‘My Documents’.
  4. The company that you have paid for will appear.   Click on ‘view’ and view the required documents.

This is the following way to access the list of shareholders of the company using Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) website

Source – the photos that are used above is snipped from the MCA website.

Conclusion

It is observed that, the procedure to get the shareholders detail is quite easy and Ministry of Corporate Affairs has done a nice work the make the procedures simple and user-friendly. It is brought to your knowledge that information provided by MCA will be available for one day and they are provided under Right to Information Act since those documents are public document.

 

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