ROC Search Report & MCA Activity Code for Companies
​(MCA Industrial Activity Code & Business Code for Spice+ Company Registration and FiLLip LLP Registration)

ROC Search Report is a tool in hand of stakeholders or Banks for inspection of a Company’s records. Search Report for ROC is mainly prepared by professionals like CA, CS, CWA, and Advocates after detailed inspection from the records of the Registrar of Companies. Generally, all documents filed or registered by ROC are available for inspection on payment of prescribed fees. The Search Reports of a Company serves purposes of stake holders on making decision on investment, loan advances, control, and management or to enter into a contract with the Company.

Search Report for company includes following details:

  1. Name of Company
  2. CIN of Company
  3. Registered Office Address
  4. Capital Structure
  5. List of Directors
  6. List of Shareholders
  7. List of Registered Charges

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has published a separate list of Industrial Activity codes and Business / Profession code for Company / LLP Registration. List of industrial activity codes that MCA has published is a selected version NIC Classification summarized by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It is a 2 digit code representing the main divisions of NIC Classification.

Industrial activity code and Business / Profession code is required to be filled in the Spice+ MCA forms for Company Registration and FiLLip Forms for LLP Registration.

In case of Company, the selected industrial activity code becomes part of Corporate Identification Number (CIN). Industrial Activity Code of CIN cannot be amended after registration of Company

Spice+ Company Registration

Spice+ Company Registration is the new company registration process wherein multiple services viz. name reservation, incorporation, DIN allotment, mandatory issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, Profession Tax (Maharashtra) and Opening of Bank Account. It will also facilitate allotment of GSTIN wherever so applied for by the Stakeholders.

FiLLip LLP Registration

FiLLiP LLP Incorporation filing process is an integrated single point application for Reservation of Name, Allotment of DIN for Designate Partners and Incorporation of a New LLP. Under FiLLiP application, only ONE name can be submitted for approval.

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About This Plan

Search Report as the name suggests is related to a report based on some facts and figures of a particular search. It is a basic Tool for Inspection of Company’s Records in hands of stakeholders specially Banks.
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Preparing and Sharing a detailed Search Report about the Inquired Company for the required purpose.

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Anyone wish to have the details about any company on MCA

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Code NoMain Division of Industrial ActivityCategory
01Agriculture, Hunting and related Service activitiesAgriculture and Allied Activities
02Forestry, logging and related Service activitiesAgriculture and Allied Activities
05Fishing, Operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; Service activities incidental to fishingAgriculture and Allied Activities
10Mining of coal and lignite, extraction of peatMining & Quarrying
11Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas, service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction excluding surveyingMining & Quarrying
12Mining of uranium and thorium oresMining & Quarrying
13Mining of metal oresMining & Quarrying
14Other Mining and QuarryingMining & Quarrying
15Manufacture of food products and beveragesManufacturing (Food stuffs)
16Manufacture of tobacco productsManufacturing (Food stuffs)
17Manufacture of textilesManufacturing (Textiles)
18Manufacture of wearing apparel, dressing and dyeing of furManufacturing (Textiles)
19Tanning and dressing of leather, manufacture of luggage handbags, saddlery & harness and footwearManufacturing (Leather & products thereof)
20Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plating materialsManufacturing (Wood Products)
21Manufacture of paper and paper productsManufacturing (Paper & Paper products; Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media)
22Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded mediaManufacturing (Paper & Paper products; Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media)
23Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuelManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
24Manufacture of chemicals and chemical productsManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
25Manufacture of rubber and plastic productsManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
26Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral productsManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
27Manufacture of basic metalsManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
28Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipmentsManufacturing (Metals & Chemicals, and products thereof)
29Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.cManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
30Manufacture of office, accounting and computing machineryManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
31Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.cManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
32Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatusManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
33Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocksManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
34Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailersManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
35Manufacture of other transport equipmentManufacturing (Machinery & Equipments)
36Manufacturing (Others)Manufacturing (Others)
37RecyclingManufacturing (Others)
40Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supplyElectricity, Gas & Water companies
41Collection, purification and distribution of waterElectricity, Gas & Water companies
50Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles; retail sale of automotive fuelTrading
51Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcyclesTrading
52Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles, repair of personal and household goodsTrading
55Hotels and RestaurantsTrading
60Land transport; transport via pipelinesTransport, storage and Communications
61Water TransportTransport, storage and Communications
62Air TransportTransport, storage and Communications
63Supporting and auxiliary transport activities, activities of travel agenciesTransport, storage and Communications
64Post and telecommunicationsTransport, storage and Communications
65Financial intermediation, except insurance and pension fundingFinance
67Activities auxiliary to financial intermediationFinance
66Insurance and pension funding, except compulsory social securityInsurance
70Real estate activitiesReal Estate and Renting
71Renting of machinery and equipment without operator and of personal and household goodsReal Estate and Renting
72Computer and related activitiesBusiness Services
74Other Business ActivitiesBusiness Services
73Research and DevelopmentOthers
75Public Administration and Defence, compulsory social securityOthers
85Health and Social WorkOthers
90Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar activitiesOthers
91Activities of membership organizations n.e.c.Others
92Recreational, cultural and sporting activitiesOthers
93Other Service activitiesOthers
95Activities of private households as employers of domestic staffOthers
96Undifferentiated goods-producing activities of private households for own useOthers
97Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own useOthers
99Extra territorial organizations and bodiesOthers

Business / Profession Code under MCA

If the source of income of the proposed company is Income from business/profession, the code for the respective Business/ Profession Code has to be filled in e-Form Spice32 and FiLLip Forms


Business/ Profession

Business Code 01

Medical Profession and Business

Business Code 02


Business Code 03


Business Code 04

Chartered Accountant/Accountancy Technical Consultancy

Business Code 05

Interior Decoration

Business Code 06

Technical Consultancy

Business Code 07

Company Secretary

Business Code 08

Legal Practitioner and Solicitors

Business Code 09

Government Contractors

Business Code 10

Insurance Agency

Business Code 11

Films, TV and such other entertainment

Business Code 12

Information Technology

Business Code 13

Builders and Developers

Business Code 14

Members of Stock Exchange, Share Brokers and Sub-Brokers

Business Code 15

Performing Arts and Yatra

Business Code 16

Operation of Ships, Hovercraft, Aircrafts or Helicopters

Business Code 17

Plying Taxis, Lorries, Trucks, Buses or other Commercial Vehicles

Business Code 18

Ownership of Horses or Jockeys

Business Code 19

Cinema Halls and Other Theatres

Business Code 20


All About ROC Search Report

The various  stakeholders of a company are interested in the matters and activities of a company for their personal benefits as regards investment, repayment etc is concerned. Generally all documents filed or registered by ROC are available for inspection on payment of prescribed fees. However there can be exceptions, old documents like profit and loss account of private limited company may be destroyed by ROC hence not available for inspection (Section 206 of CA 2013)

Search Report is mainly prepared by professionals like CA, CS, CWA, Advocates after detailed inspection from the records of the Registrar of Companies.

Process for Inspection of Documents:

We have to pay fees of Rs 100 through generation of challan from MCA site in view public document option. After payment of fees, the documents of the company shall be available in “My Documents” option of MCA site and you can view the documents of the company and take copies for a total duration not exceeding 3, three hours and within 7, seven days. So on the basis of the information available on site we can prepare the search report.

If we feel that all the documents filed by the company are not available on site of MCA we can approach in person to ROC with fees paid challan who shall allow you physical inspection of documents filed by the company from where we can note down the required details. The challan for public inspection should be in the name of the person who shall visit ROC office or shall have an authority letter with him in case the challan is in the name of company or any other entity. It shall be noted that notes should be taken with pencils as pen is not allowed to take notes.

Now a day, Banks are more emphasizing on demanding Search Repots from Companies while opening of Bank Accounts or giving the Loan to  Companies. The need for Search Reports arises to keep themselves (Banks) safe and to ensure that the company is not defaulting one or not having defaulting directors and to know the complete history and information about the company.

It generally includes:

  • Name of Company
  • Registered Office Address of the Company
  • Capital Structure of the Company
  • List of Directors of the company since incorporation
  • List of Shareholders of the company since incorporation
  • List of Registered Charges since incorporation etc.
  • The Report may include the other matters also as per the demand of the Bank Officials.

A search report traces the history of a company or the property held by the company- i.e. who is the original owner of the property and how it has mortgaged with various banks over a period of time before reaching the present Bank who has demanded the Search Report. This is an important part of a loan process by Banks to the Companies

Search Report are the basic tool in the hands of the Banks to know about the viability of their customer who approach the banks for CC Limits, Term Loans or otherwise. As the sole moto of the Banks is to provide the loan to the customers is for earning the interest. Hence the Banks want the current position of the assets being pledged by the companies. And the only way to know whether such property is already pledged to some other bank or not, is the Search Report. In such search reports, the Professional gives the complete information about the loans already taken by the company. The basic information given in Search Report about the existing Loans is as follows:

1. The date of Loan taken by the company and the charge created in such respect

2. The name and Address of the Charge Holders i.e. Bank

3. The type of Charge i.e whether joint charge or consortium charge

4. The Amount of loan

5. The property Charged or pledged against such loan

6. The terms and conditions of such loan

i. The rate of interest

ii. Terms of Repayment

iii. Margin Money

iv. Extent of Operation

Modification : If the charge has been modified during the continuation of such charge, the details are also provided that on which date the charge had been modified and what was the nature of such modification.

Charge satisfaction: If any time any charge is satisfied, i.e the whole amount is paid back by the company to the Bank, Form CHG 4 in respect of Charge satisfaction is being filed and the information about such satisfaction is also provided by the professional in such report on demand of banks

Hence, it can be said that the search reports serve the complete purpose of stakeholders to know about the company in which they are going to invest, control, manage, provide loan, enter into a contract etc.