Company Register 80% open


What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps On the home page of the Ministry
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry of Corporate Affairs
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location - Open Data Portal , - website

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Details of Indian Companies or LLPs incorporated and details of Foreign Companies or Foreign LLPs having established a place of business in India from November, 2013 onwards is available for free in .XLS format on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website. Data include Corporate Identification Number (CIN), Company Name, Date of Registration, Month, State, Registrars of Companies (ROC), Class, Company Status, Company Type, Category, Authorised Capital, Paidup Capital, Activity Code, Activity Description, Registered Office Address, and E-mail.The dataset is updated monthly and downloadable at once: However, there is a copyright policy, "The contents hereof are the sole and exclusive property Ministry of Company Affairs ('MCA'), Government of India. Unless otherwise indicated and may not be, for whatsoever purpose, reproduced, stored, copied or archived in any manner, format or medium whatsoever either in full or in parts without the prior express written consent of MCA." Data are also available for free online on the Open Data portal in .CSV format. They include Corporate Identification Number, Company Name, Date of Registration, Registered State, Registrar of Companies, Company Class, Company Status, Company Type,Company Category, Authorised Capital, Paidup Capital, Registered Office Address, and Sub Category. However, the datasets are divided according to city/region so they cannot be downloaded at once. They are also outdated as they appear to be up to the 31st March 2015:

Meta data

Data location - Open Data Portal - website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Nisha Thompson
Last modified   Tue Jan 31 2017 18:02:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)