The government has identified over 2.25 lakh companies including 7,191 LLPs which are under radar of MCA and have not filed required annual return filing for financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 and 2017-18.
MCA has already struck off over 2.26 lakh companies in last 2 years or more for same fault. Over 3.09 lakh directors were disqualified for preceding 3 years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16) by MCA for not filing annual return. 7,191 LLPs can also be probed under section 75 of the LLP Act, 2008.
MCA has compiled a list of companies into 3 categories – Confirmed list, Derived list and Suspect list.
The Confirmed List has a list of 16,537 confirmed shell companies on basis of inputs from various government agencies.
The Derived List has a list of 16,739 companies which have 100 percent common directors with the confirmed list of companies.
The Suspect List has a list of 80,670 shell companies which have red flag by SFIO.