In an effort to curb potential instances of fake communications targeting stakeholders, the Department of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has instructed corporate registrars (RoCs) and regional directors to investigate all complaints received against corporations and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). to be entered in the electronic register.
Once the details are entered into the electronic register MCA21, a Service Request Number (SRN) will be generated for the specific complaint and the same will be used in all communications related to that case in the future.
The Department has informed all stakeholders that RoCs and Regional Directors (RDs) in all locations have been instructed to enter all cases of complaints against companies and LLPs, inspections, investigations, investigations and prosecutions into the MCA21 before any letter, notice or order is issued. issued.
The system is designed to prevent possible intimidation of stakeholders by fraudulent elements. Since all such communications will have the SRN, stakeholders will be able to know that the communications they receive are authentic, a senior official said.
The official also said there have been instances of mischief where fake messages have been sent to entities to gather information and the new system will help curb such instances.
According to a public notice to stakeholders, the ministry said that RoCs and RDs are also “mandated to mandatorily state such SRN in all such communications with companies, LLPs, their officers, auditors, etc., on all communications”.
Furthermore, the Ministry has advised stakeholders to treat such communications received without SRN as unauthorized and require no further response.