Corp Affairs Min takes TCS help to resolve MCA 21 glitches

Corp Affairs Min takes TCS help to resolve MCA 21 glitches New Delhi: The Corporate Affairs Ministry has asked Tata Consultancy Services for temporary assistance to resolve glitches related to the electronic filing system MCA 21, which is currently being implemented by Infosys.

The IT major took over the MCA 21 initiative from TCS on January 17.

"We have asked TCS to temporarily help in addressing the issues related to MCA 21... At present, the portal is working normally," a Ministry official said.

Both, TCS and Infosys declined to comment on the issue.

Concerns have been raised over glitches in MCA 21, including slow speed and difficulties in uploading documents.

Meanwhile, the Ministry in a notice on its website has said that MCA 21 is functioning satisfactorily now.

"The individual issues emanating since January 17 are being looked into and we are striving to resolve all pending issues by February 22, 2013," the notice said.

MCA 21 portal is the key platform for companies for submitting the required documents and filings to the Registrar of Companies (RoC). Besides, the website provides public access to corporate information.

The initiative is designed to fully automate all processes related to enforcement and compliance of the norms under the Companies Act.

Earlier this month, the Ministry had said that stakeholders would not pay additional charges if they are unable to submit requisite information due to MCA 21 problems.

The second phase of MCA 21, from January 2013 to July 2021, has a total project outlay of Rs 357.81 crore.

It includes Rs 54.42 crore for independent project management and certification, besides Rs 29.84 crore for continuous improvement and upgradation to the electronic service delivery of the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

PTI