64,395 new cos registered in FY15
More than 64,000 new companies were registered in the country during 2014-15 with majority of them from Delhi and Maharashtra, Parliament was informed on Friday. The total number of new companies registered in India during the financial year 2014-15 stood at 64,395, while 66 companies listed themselves in stock exchange during the period under review, Minister of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Delhi has topped the list of states and Union Territories as it saw registration of 11,076 companies under the Companies Act during 2014-15, followed by Maharashtra in the second place with 11,020 firms and Uttar Pradesh at the third place with 5,989 such registrations, the minister informed. Meanwhile, Karnataka saw registration of 5,025 new companies, Tamil Nadu (4,867), West Bengal (4,155) and Telengana (3,761) companies, he added. The minister while replying to a written Lok Sabha further said that total authorised capital of public companies registered during the year 2014-15 stood at Rs 8,826.80 crore, while the total authorised capital of private limited companies registered during the same period stood at Rs 22,953.93 crore.