Monthly Information Bulletin on Corporate Sector May 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
I. REGISTERED COMPANIES AS ON 31th May, 2020
The total number of companies registered in the country as on 31st May, 2020 stood at 2,004,040. Of them 745,979 companies were closed. 2,245 companies were assigned dormant status as per the Companies Act, 2013; 6,668 were under liquidation; 43,504 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 1,205,644 active companies as on 31st May, 2020.
1. Out of the 745,979 closed companies, 10,977 companies were liquidated/dissolved; 690,667 companies were declared defunct (and hence struck-off after issuance of notice u/s 248). 25,628 companies were amalgamated/ merged with other companies; 13,833 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 31st May, 2020.
2. Out of the 1,205,644 active companies, 1,197,854 were limited by shares; 7,484 were limited by guarantee and 306 were unlimited companies. Out of the companies limited by shares, 63,698 were public, 1,105,578 were private including 28,578 one person companies. Among the public limited companies, 6,801 were listed (Table 1.2).
3. State/UT-wise distribution of registered companies indicates that Maharashtra has the highest number of companies (395,069), followed by Delhi (348,259) and West Bengal (207,200). Amongst ‘Active Companies’, Maharashtra has the maximum number of active companies (235,942), followed by Delhi (204,116) and West Bengal (126,161) as on 31st May, 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 (240,855), Trading (154,349) and Construction (101,007). 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).