How to view company details from MCA Master Data service?
Published On: Dec 2, 2022 • Last Updated: Oct 23, 2023 • 3.9 min read •
Every company that is incorporated in India is governed by the Companies Act and registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). All the basic details of a company registered with MCA can be accessed online through the Master Data service on the MCA portal.
What is a Company’s Master Data?
A company’s Master Data is essentially a general biography about any company registeredin India. This information is available on the MCA portal for the general public to view based on data provided at the time of company registration.
The following information comes under the Master Data of a company:
Go to the sub-heading ‘Master Data’ and click on ‘View Company/LLP Master Data’.
Once you’re on the ‘View Master Data’ page, if you know the company’s CIN/FCRN/LLPIN/FLLPIN, type that in. Then type in the captcha, and click on submit.
Alternatively, you can click on the search icon next to the search box for ‘Company/LLP name’. This shall open a dialogue box. In the dialogue box, type in the name of the company you’re looking for, and click on search.
Click on the appropriate company name from the search results. This should take you back to the ‘View Company/LLP Master Data’ page. There you’ll find the company name and CIN/FCRN/LLPIN/FLLPIN pre-filled. Just fill in the captcha, and click on submit.
This will show you the Master Data of the company. From here you can export to excel and download or print all the relevant documents of the company.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I find a company’s Master Data without its CIN/FCRN/LLPIN/FLLPIN? Yes, MCA lets you search a company’s details via its name on the ‘View Master Data’ page and auto-fills the CIN/FCRN/LLPIN/FLLPIN details of it for you.
Do I need an account on MCA to access a company’s Master Data? No, you do not need an account on the MCA website to access the Master Data of a company. Unlike a lot of other services and tools on the MCA website, one can access the Master data of a company without any login or registration,
Why is the Master Data of a company important? The Master Data of a company is important as it lets people who are looking to invest in the company or get into any collaborations with the company, about the company’s well-being. It lets one know if the company has any compliances pending, as well as who the directors of the company are. In other words, the Master Data of a company lets an outsider make a fair and accurate evaluation of the company.
Can I view LLP Master Data on the MCA portal? Yes, you can view LLP master data by following the steps mentioned above.
Can I check a company’s Master Data from my phone? Yes, one can easily access the MCA website/portal on any smartphone. You can check the Master Data of a company on your phone from anywhere.
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