Public Limited Company Registration
A limited company grants limited liability to its owners and management. Being a public company allows a firm to sell shares to investors this is beneficial in raising capital. A minimum of three Directors are required for establishing a Public Limited Company and it has more stringent regulatory requirements compared to a Private Limited Company. Public Limited Companies are those types of companies where minimum number of members is seven and there is no cap on the maximum number of members. A public limited company has most of the characteristics of a private limited company. A public limited company has all the advantages of private limited company and the ability to have any number of members, ease in transfer of shareholding and more transparency. Identifying marks of a public limited company are name, number of members, shares, formation, management, directors and meetings, etc.,
Public Limited Company Process
Obtaining DSC & DIN
Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and Director Identification Number (DIN) is required for the proposed Directors of the Private Limited Company. DIN and DSC can be obtained for the proposed Directors within 5 to 7 days.
A minimum of one and a maximum of six proposed names must be submitted to the MCA. Subject to availability, naming guidelines and MCA processing time, Name Approval can be obtained in 5 to 7 working days.
Registration documents can be submitted to the MCA along with an application for registration. MCA will usually approve the application for incorporation in 5 to 7 days, subject to their processing time.
Time for Public Limited Company Incorporation
WRC can incorporate a Private Limited Company in 14 to 20 days, subject to ROC processing time.