Clarification in filing BEN-1 under the Companies Act, 2013

General Circular No. 08/2018

Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. R.P. Road. New Delhi

Dated: 10.09.2018

All Regional Directors,
All Registrars of Companies,
All Stakeholders.


In continuation of General Circular No. 07/2018 dated 06.09.2018, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has received from stakeholders expressing certain difficulties in filing a declaration in Form No. BEN-1 in respect of Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018 notified uide G.S.R. No. 561(E) dated 13.06.2018.

2. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it is hereby informed that keeping in view stakeholders concerns, Form No. BEN-1 would be revised. As such, the due date of  10th September, 2018 for filing BEN-1 declaration would

be revised and a revised BEN-l form would be notified shortly. Stakeholders are advised to file declaration as per the revised form only and adhere to the timelines which will be specified therein.

3. This issues with approval of the competent authority.Yours faithfully