Financial statements to be filed with ROC

By | May 8, 2016
(Last Updated On: May 8, 2016)

Section – 137 Companies Act, 2013

(Enforced with effect from 1-4-2014.)

Financial statement to be filed with Registrar

137. (1) A copy of the financial statements, including consolidated financial statement, if any, along with all the documents which are required to be or attached to such financial statements under this Act, duly adopted at the annual general meeting of the company, shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the date of annual general meeting in such manner  1, with such fees or additional fees as may be prescribed2 within the time specified under section 403:

Provided that where the financial statements under sub-section (1) are not adopted at annual general meeting or adjourned annual general meeting, such unadopted financial statements along with the required documents under sub-section (1) shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the date of annual general meeting and the Registrar shall take them in his records as provisional till the financial statements are filed with him after their adoption in the adjourned annual general meeting for that purpose:

Provided further that financial statements adopted in the adjourned annual general meeting shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the date of such adjourned annual general meeting with such fees or such additional fees as may be prescribed3within the time specified under section 403:

Provided also that a One Person Company shall file a copy of the financial statements duly adopted by its member, along with all the documents which are required to be attached to such financial statements, within one hundred eighty days from the closure of the financial year:

Provided also that a company shall, along with its financial statements to be filed with the Registrar, attach the accounts of its subsidiary or subsidiaries which have been incorporated outside India and which have not established their place of business in India.

(2) Where the annual general meeting of a company for any year has not been held, the financial statementsalong with the documents required to be attached under sub-section (1), duly signed along with the statement of facts and reasons for not holding the annual general meeting shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the last date before which the annual general meeting should have been held and in such manner, with such fees or additional fees as may be prescribed3 within the time specified, under section 403.

(3) If a company fails to file the copy of the financial statements under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be, before the expiry of the period specified in section 403, the company shall be punishable with fine of one thousand rupees for every day during which the failure continues but which shall not be more than ten lakh rupees, and the managing director and the Chief Financial Officer of the company, if any, and, in the absence of the managing director and the Chief Financial Officer, any other director who is charged by the Board with the responsibility of complying with the provisions of this section, and, in the absence of any such director, all the directors of the company, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both.


1 See rule 12, Form Nos. AOC-4 and AOC-4 CFS of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 and Form No. AOC-4 XBRL of Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2015.

2. See rule 12, Form Nos. AOC-4 and AOC-4 CFS of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 and Form No. AOC-4 XBRL of Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2015

3.See rule 12 and Table annexed to Companies (Registration Offices & Fees) Rules, 2014

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