Public Limited Company (PLC)

PLC business mode is considered to be the most opted corporate entity form for medium and large sized businesses that prefer to raise equity capital from the public.

Digital Filings can help you in…:

 Getting Director Identification Number (DIN) and Digital Signature Certificates (DSC);

 Drafting constitution (MoA and AoA) for the business;

 Submitting the relevant applications to the Registrar of Companies (ROC);

 Filling and submitting the required Forms, DIR- 12, INC- 22, and INC- 7;

 Obtaining the Certificate of Commencement of business as well as Incorporation;

 Applying and Arranging for PAN and TAN as well as Bank A/c Opening.

From INR 29,899/- all inclusive fees; 12 Months* [email protected] 2,492/-

Understanding PLC Model

A PLC is the most popular form of establishing a business, as it is easy to set-up, manage, and control. Essentially, a PLC is a limited liability company (LLC) that is incorporated and strictly governed by the well structured framework of laws, rules, and regulations defined under The Indian Companies Act of 1956. A minimum of three directors are required to establish a PLC, while one of the director must be resident of India.  Moreover, a PLC has a separate legal entity feature and has a voluntary association of members, who enjoy limited liability..

In order to register a PLC there need to be a minimum of 7 members, however, there is no defined upper limit for the members in this mode. PLC collects its capital primarily by selling its shares to the general public who are called members / shareholders. The fund thus collected, by sale of shares, is called share capital. Also, the liability of the members is limited to the extent of the face value of the share that they own. The shareholders can even participate in the working of the PLC.

Key-Advantages of a PLC

Distinct Entity

Perpetual Succession

Easy to Transfer

Property Ownership

Easy Debts

Distinct Entity

A PLC has a separate legal entity and a juristic person established under the Companies Act. Thus, a PLC enjoys wider legal capacity and it can own property or acquire debt. The members (shareholders / directors) have limited liability and are not liable to the creditors for any such business debts.

Easy to Transfer

Shareholders of a PLC can easily transfer their shares to another shareholder, simply by filling as well as signing a share transfer form and handing over the share certificate to the buyer.

Perpetual Succession

PLC has unending existence that it continues to be operational until it is legally dissolved by the Companies Act. Also, since PLC has a distinct entity, it is not affected by the death or departure of any members and continues to exist in spite of any change in its shareholders’ structure.

Property Ownership

PLC is a juristic person thus it can acquire, own, or sell any property in its own name. Shareholders do not have any right to claim on the PLC’s property till the time it is in existence.

Easy Debts

PLC is the most prestigious form of business and it ensures a better borrowing capacity, as banking and financial institutions prefer to invest in a PLC model rather on any other business form. A PLC can even issue secured and unsecured debentures, while can also procure funds from public.

Required Documentation Chart

Indian Resident
To be Submitted by Directors / Shareholders

  • Self Attested and Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport
  • Self Attested and Scanned copy of Voter’s ID / Passport / Driver’s License
  • Self Attested and Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement / Telephone or Mobile Bill / Utility Bills (Electricity / Water / Gas)*
  • Specimen signature (blank document with signature)

For the Registered Office

  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement / Telephone or Mobile Bill / Utility Bills (Electricity / Water / Gas)*
  • Scanned copy of Notarized Rental Agreement in English
  • Scanned copy of No-Objection Certificate from the property owner
  • Scanned copy of Sale Deed/Property Deed in English (in case of owned property)

*Valid and Recent (less than 2-months)

Note: Registered office can be a commercial building, rented space, or even a residence, while in case of rented space, the no object certificate (NOC) from the landlord is required to be obtained) 
Non-Resident Indian / Foreign Resident
To be Submitted by Directors / Shareholders

  • Notarized and Scanned copy of Passport**
  • Notarized and Scanned copy of Passport / Driver’s License**
  • Notarized and Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement / Telephone or Mobile Bill / Utility Bills (Electricity / Water / Gas)*
  • Specimen signature (blank document with signature)

**Documents to be apostilled if the director is from a Commonwealth country. For the Registered Office

  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement / Telephone or Mobile Bill / Utility Bills (Electricity / Water / Gas)*
  • Scanned copy of Notarized Rental Agreement in English
  • Scanned copy of No-Objection Certificate from the property owner
  • Scanned copy of Sale Deed/Property Deed in English (in case of owned property)

* Valid and Recent (less than 2-months)

Note: Registered office can be a commercial building, rented space, or even a residence, while in case of rented space, the no object certificate (NOC) from the landlord is required to be obtained) 

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What People Frequently Ask…

How much one can invest to form a PLC?
There is no minimum paid-up capital requirements now apply for incorporating a PLC or a Pvt. Ltd. Co. in India.
How many members can there be in a PLC model?
Minimum seven members are required to be the shareholder or members of PLC, however, there is no upper limit.
What are the regulatory requirements to be followed by PLC?
PLC need to disclose its books of accounts and the shareholders can participate in the functioning of PLC. The rules and regulations in PLC are thus under strict control of the law and the shareholders can regulate it.
Is it mandatory to select a unique name for PLC?
Yes, PLC’s name should be unique, and it must not be same or similar to the name of any existing company or a trademark.
What are the requirements to be a Director in PLC?

A Director needs to be over 18 years of age and must be a natural person.

Are there any limitations to the citizenship to be a director in PLC?

There are no limitations in terms of citizenship or residency. Even foreign nationals can, therefore, be the Directors of an Indian PLC. An NRI or Foreign National can be a Director in a PLC after obtaining Director Identification Number, however, at-least one Director be a Resident Indian.

What is authorized capital and authorized capital fee?

Authorized capital of a Company is the amount of shares a company can issue to it shareholders. Companies have to pay the Government an authorized capital fee (a minimum of INR 5Lacs) to issue shares in a Company.

Are Directors required to be physically present to incorporate a PLC?
No, there is no need for a director to physically present at any office for the incorporation of a PLC. All the documents can be scanned and sent through email, however, some are required to be couriered in hard copies.

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How we Do It…

It usually takes about 15 -20 days to complete the registration of a PLC, however it depends on collating the relevant registration documents and the time taken by the registrar to process the request.

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Let’s Organize First

The most vital step to get a PLC registered is to apply and obtain the DSCs and the DINs for directors so as to submit the PLC registration documents (including MoA and AoA) with the RoC. Digital Fillings will help you arrange these relevant information in 5 – 7 working days.

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Name it Uniquely

After applying for DSC, Digital Fillings will assist you in picking up the name for your PLC. We can suggest you with minimum one and maximum 6 names to be submitted for getting the MCA’s approval, this may take 5 -7 business days, subject to naming guidelines and time taken for processing. Post this the Certificate of Incorporation will be approved.

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Let’s Close it

Finally, Digital Filings will assist you submitting all the relevant registration documents to the MCA along with an application for registration. MCA will usually approve the application for incorporation in 5-7 business days, subject to their processing time.

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On receiving the incorporation certificate for the PLC, Digital Filings will help you apply for PAN and TAN with the NSDL that takes around three weeks to get those issued.

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