I. REGISTERED COMPANIES AS ON 30th June, 2020.
The total number of companies registered in the country as on 30th June, 2020 stood at 2,014,969. Of them 746,278 companies were closed. 2,242 companies were assigned dormant status as per the Companies Act, 2013; 6,706 were under liquidation; 43,770 companies were in the process of being struck-off. Active in progress status is now invalid and companies under this category, lies under Active Status. Taking the above into account, there were 1,215,973 active companies as on 30th June, 2020.
1. Out of the 746,278 closed companies, 10,980 companies were liquidated/dissolved; 690,773 companies were declared defunct (and hence struck-off after issuance of notice u/s 248). 25,725 companies were amalgamated/ merged with other companies; 13,926 companies were converted to Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and 4,874 were converted to LLP and dissolved. Table-1.1 presents the summary picture of companies count as on 30th June, 2020.
2. Out of the 1,215,973 active companies, 1,208,133 were limited by shares; 7,535 were limited by guarantee and 305 were unlimited companies. Out of the companies limited by shares, 63,855 were public, 1,115,109 were private including 29,169 one person companies. Among the public limited companies, 6,798 were listed (Table 1.2).
3. State/UT-wise distribution of registered companies indicates that Maharashtra has the highest number of companies (396,764), followed by Delhi (349,463) and West Bengal (207,645). Amongst ‘Active Companies’, Maharashtra has the maximum number of active companies (237,609), followed by Delhi (205,205) and West Bengal (126,478) as on 30th June, 2020. (Table-1.3).
4. Economic-activity wise classification of active companies reveals that highest number of companies were in Business Services (387,766) followed by Manufacturing (243,120), Trading (155,770) and Construction (101,597). Business Services comprise of Information Technology, Research & Development and other business activities such as law, audit & accounts and consultancy, etc. (Table-1.4 and Chart 1.1).