MCA Notice for ‘Company Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19’


Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued directions for all Corporates Companies and LLPs amid the COVID-19 crisis. The MCA has directed to put in place an immediate plan to implement the “Work from Home” Policy in their headquarters and field offices.

  • MCA has come up with a new web-based form CAR (Companies Affirmation of Readiness towards COVID-19) 
  • Due date of deployment and Filing is 23rd March 2020.
  • Compliance Requirement of CAR – 2020:

All Companies and LLPs are Requested to report Compliance of this web-based form. And Should be filed by an Authorized Signatory of the Companies and LLPs.

MCA Guidelines to File the MCA E-form: CAR-2020

Follow these steps to file the MCA CAR-2020-

  1. Enter valid CIN/ FCRN/ LLPIN/ FLLPIN 
  2. Click on Pre-fill 
  3. The system will Pre-fill the name of the Indian company or a Foreign company or LLP or Foreign LLP  
  4. Select whether Company/LLP is in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines including work from home policy
  5. Select whether the Authorized Signatory of the Company/LLP who is providing the affirmation has a valid DIN/ PAN or Membership Number.

Note: Ensure that such authorized signatory is currently associated with the company/LLP.

  1. Enter valid DIN in case of Director/ PAN. In case of other Key Managerial Personnel/ Membership Number in case of Company Secretary in full-time employment.
  2. Click on Pre-fill
  3. In case the DIN of a Director is entered, the mobile number available in the database shall be Pre-filled.

Note: Where mobile number is not Pre-filled, the field shall be editable and mobile number can be entered by the user.

    1. Click on ‘Send OTP’ button. OTP shall be sent to the mobile number entered.
    2. Enter OTP received on the mobile number and click on ‘Verify OTP’ button
  • Once OTP is verified, a success message shall be displayed.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to submit the form.

Note: Companies/LLPs are advised to use the service w.e.f 23rd March 2020.

  • It is a simple web form deployed on 23.03.2020 with minimum fields and can be filed from anywhere.
    • No Payment of Fee
    • No DSC
    • Available as a ‘Post-login’ service for both ‘Registered’ as well ‘Business User’
    • Applicable for all Indian companies/ Foreign Companies/ LLPs/ Foreign LLPs
    • Anyone of the current Authorized Signatories of the Company/LLP can submit the form online
    • Only OTP verification
    • No SRN is generated
    • System based acknowledgement shall be sent to:
      • Email ID of the respective Company/Foreign Company/ LLP or Foreign LLP
      • The Email ID of the Authorized Signatory who is providing the affirmation
      • Also, the Email ID of the FO user who is submitting the affirmation