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REGISTRAR OF JOINT STOCK COMPANIES & FIRMS (RJSC)

The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) is the sole authority which facilitates formation of companies etc.; and keeps track of all ownership related issues as prescribed by the laws in Bangladesh. The Registrar is the authority of the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Bangladesh.

RJSC deals with the following types of entities:

a. Private companies
b. Public companies
c. Foreign companies
d. Trade organizations
e. Societies, and
f. Partnership firms

 

RJSC accords registration and ensures lawful administration of the entities under the provisions of applicable act as under:

  1. Companies and Trade Organizations : Companies Act, 1994 (Amendment of Companies Act 1913
  2. Societies : Societies Registration Act, 1860
  3. Partnership Firms : Partnership Act, 1932

Historical Background
After the partition of India, the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms under the Ministry of Commerce was first set up in Chittagong, the port and 2nd biggest city of Bangladesh with some files and records of Companies, Associations (Trade Organizations) and partnership firms received from Kolkata, India. The office was transferred to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh in 1962. Currently there are around 110,000 entities registered under RJSC.

ORGANOGRAM AND STAFFING
The Registrar is the head of RJSC.
Next to the Registrar, there is one (1) Deputy Registrar in Dhaka.

The divisional offices at Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi are run under the administrative control of the Registrar with one (1) Assistant Registrar being In-Charge of the respective divisional office. The present RJSC organogram has provision of thirty nine (39) staffs. In near future four (4) more divisional offices will be setup at Sylhet, Barisal, Bogra and Comilla. Manpower will then increase from present 39 to 58, with distribution as 20 in Dhaka, 10 in Chittagong and 4-6 in each office of Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal, Bogra & Comilla.

RJSC BUSINESS
The business of RJSC is –

To incorporate Companies (including Trade Organization), Societies and Partnership Firms under the respective Companies Act 1994, Societies Registration Act 1860 and Partnership Act 1932, and

To administer and enforce the relevant statutory provisions of these acts in relation to the incorporated companies (including Trade Organization), societies and partnership firms.

RJSC business is split into the following major business processes:

  • Name Clearance :
  • Registration
  • Returns Filing
  • Issuance of certified copies
  • Winding up
  • Struck Off

RJSC OFFICES
At present, RJSC has its head office in Dhaka and three (3) divisional offices in the following locations.
Head Office, Dhaka : TCB Bhaban (6th Floor),1 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka - 1215., Tel: 88028189401, 88 02 8189403, Fax: 88 02 8189402, Email: rjsc@roc.gov.bd
Divisional Office, Chittagong : CDA Annex building (5th floor), Kotowali, Chittagong. Tel: 88 031636225 Fax: 88 02 8189402, Email: rjsc@roc.gov.bd
Divisional Office, Khulna : 16, Barada Datta Lane(opp. power house),Khulna. Tel: 88 041 720217 Fax: 88 02 8189402, Email: rjsc@roc.gov.bd
Divisional Office, Rajshahi : Sadharan Bima Bhaban, (7th floor),Kazihata, G.P.O-6000, Rajshahi. Tel: 88 0721 773396 Fax: 88 02 8189402, Email: rjsc@roc.gov.bd

In near future, RJSC will setup divisional offices in the towns of Sylhet, Barisal, Bogra and Comilla.

Administrative Districts Coverage

 

The offices of RJSC deal with the entities of the following administrative districts of the country.

 

Dhaka Office

Chittagong Office

Khulna Office

Rajshahi Office

 

Districts under Dhaka and Sylhet administrative divisions of Bangladesh (21 nos.).

Districts under Chittagong administrative division of Bangladesh (11 nos.).

Districts under Khulna and Barisal administrative divisions of Bangladesh (16 nos.)

Districts under Rajshahi administrative division of Bangladesh (16 nos.)

 

Dhaka

Feni

Bagerhat 

Bogra

 

Faridpur

Khagrachhari

Chuadanga

Dinajpur

 

Gazipur

Lakshmipur

Jessore

Gaibandha

 

Gopalganj

Noakhali

Jhenaidah

Joypurhat

 

Habiganj

Rangamati

Khulna

Kurigram

 

Jamalpur

Bandarban

Kushtia,

Lalmonirhat

 

Kishoreganj

Brahmanbaria

Magura

Naogaon

 

Madaripur

Chandpur

Meherpur

Natore

 

Manikganj

Chittagong

Narail

Nawabganj

 

Maulvibazar

Comilla

Satkhira

Nilphamari

 

Munshiganj

Cox`s Bazar

Barguna

Pabna

 

Mymensingh

 

Barisal

Panchagarh

 

Narayanganj

 

Bhola

Rajshahi

 

Narsingdi

 

Jhalokati

Rangpur

 

Netrakona

 

Patuakhali

Sirajganj

 

Rajbari

 

Pirojpur

Thakurgaon

 

Shariatpur

 

 

 

 

Sherpur

 

 

 

 

Sunamganj

 

 

 

 

Sylhet

 

 

 

 

Tangail

 

 

 

 

RJSC Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To apply for Name Clearance, Registration, Certified Copies and to submit returns, fees and stamps are to be provided as under:

Fees of Name Clearance

   i.

For NC clearance: @ BDT 600.00 for each of the proposed names.

   ii.

For time extension: @ BDT 100.00 for each time extension application.

Stamps and Fees of Registration

  PRIVATE COMPANY (Companies Act, 1994)

 

Stamps

 

i.

For affixing on the Memorandum of Association: BDT 500.00

 

ii.

for affixing on the Articles of Association:

 

 

For Authorized Capital

Stamp (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 10,00,000.00

2,000.00

 

 

> 10,00,000.00 up to 3,00,00,000.00

4,000.00

 

 

> 3,00,00,000.00

10,000.00

 

Registration fee

 

i.

For filing 6 documents (5 filled in forms plus 1 memorandum & articles of association, @ BDT 200.00 per document): BDT 1,200.00

 

ii.

For the authorized share capital:

 

 

Authorized Capital (BDT)

Fee (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 20,000.00

360.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 20,000.00 up to 50,000.00

180.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 50,000.00 up to 10,00,000.00

45.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 10,00,000.00 up to 50,00,000.00

24.00

 

 

Additional for every  1,00,000.00 or part after first 50,00,000.00

45.00

  PUBLIC COMPANY (Companies Act, 1994)

 

Stamps

 

i.

For affixing on the Memorandum of Association: BDT 500.00

 

ii.

For affixing on the Articles of Association:

 

 

For Authorized Capital (BDT)

Stamp (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 10,00,000.00

2,000.00

 

 

> 10,00,000.00 up to 3,00,00,000.00

4,000.00

 

 

> 3,00,00,000.00

10,000.00

 

Registration fee

 

i.

For filing 8 or 9 documents (7 or 8 filled in forms plus 1 memorandum & articles of association, @ BDT 200.00 per document): BDT 1,600.00 or 1,800.00

 

ii.

For the authorized share capital:

 

 

Authorized Capital (BDT)

Fee (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 20,000.00

360.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 20,000.00 up to 50,000.00

180.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 50,000.00 up to 10,00,000.00

45.00

 

 

Additional for every  10,000.00 or part after first 10,00,000.00 up to 50,00,000.00

24.00

 

 

Additional for every  1,00,000.00 or part after first 50,00,000.00

45.00

  FOREIGN COMPANY (Companies Act, 1994)

 

i.

For filing 6 document (1 memorandum and articles of association @ BDT 200.00 and 5 other documents @ BDT 200.00 per document): BDT 1,200.00

  TRADE ORGANIZATION (Companies Act, 1994)

 

Stamps

 

i.

For affixing on the Articles of Association: BDT 1,500.00

 

Registration fee

 

i.

for filing 6 documents (5 filled in forms @ BDT 200.00 per document plus 1 memorandum & articles of association, @ BDT 200.00): BDT 1,200.00

 

ii.

For the number of members of association:

 

 

For up to 20:

BDT 600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

For >20 up to 100:

BDT 1,500.00

 

 

For every 100 or part above the first 100 (limited member)

BDT 150.00

 

 

For unlimited members

BDT 4,500.00

  SOCIETY (Societies Registration Act, 1860

 

 

 

 

 

 

i.

Registration Fee: BDT. 250.00

 

ii.

Registration Filing Fee: BDT. 0.00

  PARTNERSHIP FIRM (Partnership Act, 1932)

 

i.

Registration fee: BDT. 110.00

 

Fees of Returns Filing

  COMPANIES (Private  & Public)

 

a.

Returns Filing

 

 

i.

For filing any document within the schedule time: @ BDT 200.00 per document

 

 

ii.

Late fee for filing any document beyond the schedule time: @ BDT 2.00 per day not exceeding BDT 1,000.00 per document.

 

b.

Registration of Mortgage, Debentures and Charges

 

 

Secured Amount (BDT)

Fee (BDT)

 

 

upto 5,00,000.00

150.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 5,00,000.00 upto 50,00,000.00

120.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 50,00,000.00

60.00

  FOREIGN COMPANY

 

 a.

Returns Filing

 

   

i.

For filing any document within the schedule time: @ BDT 200.00 per document

 

 

ii.

Late fee for filing any document beyond the schedule time: @ BDT 2.00 per day not exceeding BDT 1,000.00 per document.

 

 b.

Registration of Mortgage, Debentures and Charges

 

 

Secured Amount (BDT)

Fee (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

upto 5,00,000.00

150.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 5,00,000.00 upto 50,00,000.00

120.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 50,00,000.00

60.00

  TRADE ORGANIZATION

 

a.

Returns Filing

 

 

 

 

i.

For filing any document within the schedule time: @ BDT 200.00 per document

 

 

ii.

Late fee for filing any document beyond the schedule time: @ BDT 2.00 per day not exceeding BDT 1,000.00 per document

 

b.

Registration of Mortgage, Debentures and Charges

 

 

Secured Amount (BDT)

Fee (BDT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

upto 5,00,000.00

200.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 5,00,000.00 upto 50,00,000.00

120.00

 

 

Additional for every  5,00,000.00 or part after the first 50,00,000.00

60.00

  SOCIETIES

 

i.

 For filing any document: @ BDT 200.00 per document

  PARTNERSHIP FIRM

 

i.

For filing Form -2, 5 or 6: BDT 4.00 each.

Stamps and Fees of Issuance of Certified Copies

  Private Company, Public Company, Trade Organization and Foreign Company

 

a.

Non-judicial stamp

 

 

i.

For Memorandum of Association or part thereof: BDT 20.00

 

 

ii.

For Articles of Association or part thereof: BDT 20.00

 

 

iii.

For each of other document : BDT 20.00

 

b.

Court fee (stamp) - per application per company:  BDT 20.00

 

c.

Fees

 

 

i.

For inspection of records: BDT 100.00

 

 

ii.

For copy of certificate of incorporation: BDT 100.00

 

 

iii.

For copy of certificate of commencement of business: BDT 100.00

 

 

iv.

Copying of documents for each 100 words or part: @  BDT 5.00 subject to a  minimum of BDT 100.00

 

 

v.

Comparison of document each 100 words or part: @  BDT 5.00 subject to a  minimum of BDT 100.00 of each document

  Society

 

a.

Identified by the applicable year

 

 

For Inspection of documents: BDT 1.50

 

 

For copy of Annual list of Managing Body: BDT 20.00

 

b.

Identified by the effective date

 

 

For copy of Address : BDT 20.00

 

 

For copy of Alteration of Name: BDT 20.00

 

 

For copy: BDT 0.50 for each 100 words or part thereof

  Partnership firm

 

a.

Identified by the effective date

 

 

i.

For Inspection of documents: BDT 1.50

 

 

ii.

For copy: BDT 0.50 for each 100 words or part thereof

Fees of Winding Up

 

i.

For Private and Public Company: BDT 20.00

 

ii.

For Trade Organization and Foreign Company: BDT 10.00

(information source : RJSC web site)

 
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