2 Definitions

(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) ‘‘Act’’ means the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013);

(b) "Schedule" means the schedule annexed to these Rules;

(c) ‘fees’ means the fees as specified in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014;

(d) ‘‘Form’’ or "e-form" means the form in the schedule to these rules which shall be used for the matter to which it relates;

(e) ‘Regional Director’ means the person appointed by the Central Government in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as a Regional Director;

(f) "Registrar(LLP)" means the Registrar dealing with the matters relations to Limited Liability Partnership.

1[(g) "firm" means a firm as defined in section 4 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (9 of 1932)]

2[(h)  “society” means a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) and includes a society registered under or deemed to be registered under any other law for the time being in force;

(i) “trust” means an irrevocable public charitable or religious trust registered under any law for the time being in force and represented by its trustees, in whom the trust property is vested, as members; 

(j) “Registrar of Firms” means the Registrar appointed under section 57 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (9 of 1932);

(k) “Registrar of Trusts” includes a Charity Commissioner, an Inspector-General of Registration or such other authority having the duty of registering trusts in a State.] 

(2) Words and expressions used in these rules but not defined and defined in the Act or in Companies (Specification of definitions details) Rules, 2014 shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act and said rules.



1.Inserted by Notifiacation Dated 31st May, 2016.

2.Inserted by the Companies (Authorised to Register) Second Amendment Rules, 2018.  Amendment shall come into force on 15th August 2018