List of Notifications issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) during 2018, for making amendments in provisions of Companies Act, Companies Rules, etc., along with pdf copy download link.

MCA Notifications 2018 (No./ Date/ Particulars)
Notification dt. 13 Nov. 2018: MCA notifies the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) Rules, 2018, which provides for Classes of companies to be governed by NFRA along with its Functions and duties,
Notifiation dt. 2 Nov. 2018Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 notified.
Notification dt. 20 Sept. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2018. DIR 3 KYC Late Fee Reduced to Rs. 500 payable w.e.f. 6 Oct. 2018.
Notification dt. 20 Sept. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2018. Last date for filing of DIR 3 KYC extended upto 5 Oct. 2018.
Notification dt. 18 Sept. 2018: MCA notifies LLP (Second Amendment) Rules 2018. LLP Form RUN-LLP/ FiLLiP have been introduced in place of LLP Form 1 and 2, for reserving name and incorporation application respectively. LLP Forms 5, 16, 17, 18, 19 have been amended/ substituted. Further Form RUN-LLP, Form 5, 17, 18 to be processed by CRC, as per amended LLP Rules, applicable w.e.f. 2 Oct. 2018.
MCA has notified the “Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Amendment Rules, 2018”, whereby mainly Form No. MR-2 (relating to Application to the Central Government for approval of appointment of managing director or whole time director or manager) has been substituted. MCA Notification dt. 12 Sept. 2018
Notification dt. 12 Sept. 2018MCA notifies certain amendments in Schedule V on provisions pertaining to Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Persons under the Companies Act, 2013.
Notification dt. 21 Aug. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Registration offices and Fees) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2018. Last date for filing of Form DIR 3 (KYC of Directors) extended from 31 august 2018 to 15 Sept. 2018 after which late fee of Rs. 5000 shall be payable.
Notification dt. 21 Aug. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2018. MCA has amended/ revised the e-Form DIR-3 KYC.
Notification dt. 31 July 2018MCA notifies the Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules, 2018, incorporating additional disclosure requirements on status of maintenance of cost records, measures to prevent sexual harassment of women, disclosures by OPC/ Small companies in abridged Financial Statements, etc.
Notification dt. 5 July 2018MCA notifies the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Third Amendment Rules, 2018. Delay Fee/ Penalty of Rs. 5,000 for late Filing of e-Form DIR-3 KYC of Directors has been imposed under rule 12A, applicable w.e.f. 10 July 2018.
Notification dt. 5 July 2018MCA notifies the ‘Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2018’. Format of e-form DIR-3 KYC under new Rule 12A on Directors KYC notified along with procedure for restoration of deactivated DINs of Directors, applicable w.e.f. 10 July, 2018.
Notification dt. 18 June 2018MCA notifies the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2018, to amend Accounting Standard (AS) 11: The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (revised 2003) applicable w.e.f. 1 April, 2018.
Notification dt. 13 June 2018MCA notifies the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018, requiring filing of return (u/s 89), maintenance of register of significant beneficial owners, etc., applicable w.e.f. 14 June 2018.
MCA has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules, 2018. The process of allotment of DIN has been revised, now the DIN shall be allotted through combined SPICe form for maximum 3 directors at the time of an individual’s appointment as Director. MCA Notification dt. 12 June 2018
Notification dt. 7 May 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Amendment Rules, 2018. New provisions permit directors to participate in meetings through video conferencing or other audio visual means.
Notification dt. 10 April, 2018MCA amends Schedule 1 to Companies Act, 2013‘ (formats of MOA/ AOA), in view of amended procedure relating to issuance of share certificates notified under the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Amendment Rules, 2018.
Notification dt. 10 April, 2018MCA notifies the ‘Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Amendment Rules, 2018‘ to amend procedure relating to issue of share certificates, like format, signing, affixing of common seal, etc..
Notification dt. 8 March 2018MCA notifies the Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Amendment Rules, 2018. The companies which have once filed their financial statements under XBRL Rules shall continue to do so.
Notification dt. 27 Feb. 2018MCA has notifies the Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules, 2018. A new proviso to Rule 10 inserted for Ind AS Companies, to forward their Abridged Financial Statement in Form AOC-3A.
MCA Notification dt. 16 Feb. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Amendment Rules, 2018. Forms ADT-1 and ADT-2 amended in Annexure to the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014. MCA Notification dt. 16 Feb. 2018
Notification dt. 16 Feb. 2018: MCA notifies the ‘Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2018’. Forms MGT-6 and MGT-15 have been amended.
MCA has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018. It may be noted that Form DIR-3 (Application for DIN) is supposed to be used only by the existing companies for appointment of new Directors not having DIN. However, Persons incorporating new company but not having DIN can apply for the same through SPICe (INC-32), for a maximum of 3 Directors (i.e. for more directors, separate application in Form DIR-12 is to be submitted incorporation). MCA Notification dt. 26 Jan. 2018
Notification dt. 20 Jan. 2018: MCA notifies the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2018, applicable w.e.f. 26 Jan. 2018. Zero registration fee for all companies having nominal share capital upto Rs. 10 lakhs.
MCA Updates (Company Law)
For downloading various General Circulars/ Notifications/ Orders issued by MCA under the Companies Act/ Rules and other allied Corporate Laws, in different years, please refer the following links:
MCA General Circulars: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
MCA Notifications: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
MCA Orders: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Note: For Official/ updated copy of relevant General Circulars/ Notifications/ Orders, please visit the MCA website.