NEW DELHI ;
MORE than 17,200 new companies were set up in the country during April to June this year while a total of 13.7 lakh companies were active at the end of June, according to official data. Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh told the Lok Sabha on Monday that incorporation of new companies and closure thereof is a routine affair depending upon the objectives of incorporating the company on a case-to-case basis. “The number of new companies incorporated in the country under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 from April 2021 to June, 2021 is 36,191 as compared to 18,968 number of new companies in the corresponding period of last year,” Singh, who took charge as the MoS at the Ministry earlier this month, said in a written reply.
There was an increase of 17,223 new companies compared to the year-ago period. The Minister’s reply was to a query on whether the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has adversely impacted the economic conditions of the companies in the country. Amid the pandemic, the Ministry has also taken various steps, including allowing firms to conduct their annual general meetings through video conferencing or other audio-visual means. As per data with the Ministry, there were a total of 21,87,026 registered companies till June 30 this year. Out of them, 13,76,366 companies were active and remaining 8,10,660 were not active due to various reasons.