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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:
i. Private companies
ii. Public companies
iii. Foreign companies
iv. Trade organizations
v. Societies, and
vi. Partnership firms
RJSC accords registration and ensures lawful administration of the entities under the provisions of applicable act as under: i.

Companies and Trade Organizations: Companies Act, 1994 (Amendment of Companies Act 1913) ii. Societies: Societies Registration Act, 1860
iii. Partnership Firms: Partnership Act, 1932

The major functions and activities of RJSC are

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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

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

Entities

RJSC deals with the following types of entities:
i. Private companies
ii. Public companies
iii. Foreign companies
iv. Trade organizations
v. Societies, and
vi. Partnership firms

Applicable Acts
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

Name Clearance
This is a pre-requisite for registration of a new company (other than Foreign Company and Partnership firms ) or a society or a trade organization.

Promoters of a new entity (company, society or trade organization) apply for, and RJSC provides name clearance for one of the proposed names upon satisfaction that it does not closely match or resembles with any of the already taken names (registered, booked or under the process of registration of the same entity type) Registration

Promoters of a new entity apply for, and RJSC issues a certificate of incorporation for a new entity upon satisfaction that the application conforms to the provisions of the applicable act and that requisite fees are paid. Returns filing

Registered entities are to file returns in prescribed forms & schedules, and RJSC upon satisfaction approves and archives such records. There are two (2) types of returns, viz., ‘Annual Returns’ and ‘Returns for any Change in the Entity’ Issuance of Certified copies

Anyone can apply for certified copy of record(s) of an entity. In response to any such application and after getting requisite payment, RJSC issues certified copy of the historical records of an entity. Profit & loss account is however open to only authorized personnel of the respective entity. Winding Up?

A company having resolved to or the court makes an order or Memorandum & Articles of Association provide so for winding up of the company, submits to RJSC documents of winding up procedures and dissolution. Struck off

RJSC strikes off the Register a company’s name if it is not in operation any more.
Submission of applications/returns
RJSC Computerized Application facilitates online submission of application/returns (through internet). If a RJSC client does not have access to internet (web),s/he may submit applications/returns of the following two(2) ways:

1. Using kiosks facility at RJSC (also an ‘Online...
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