During COVID-19 we are offering our tool for free. Get Started for Free

ROC ADT 4

ROC ADT 4

What is ADT 4?

 

Form ADT-4 Report to Central Government by the Auditors in case the auditor has the reason to believe that an offence involving fraud is being or has been committed against the company by the officers or employee of the Company within 60 days from his knowledge.

 

Who has to file?

 

This report to be submitted by the Auditors (including Cost Auditors and Secretarial Auditors) to the Central Government immediately but not later than sixty days of his knowledge, in case the he has sufficient reason to believe that an offence involving fraud, is being or has been committed against the company by officers or employees of the company.

 

When has to report ?

 

If offence involving fraud is being or has been committed against the company by the officers or employee of the Company within 60 days from his knowledge.

 

The auditor shall report the matter to the Central Government as under:-

 

Rule 13(1) For the purpose of sub-section (12) of section 143, in case the auditor has sufficient reason to believe that an offence involving fraud, is being or has been committed against the company by officers or employees of the company, he shall report the matter to the Central Government immediately but not later than sixty days of his knowledge and after following the procedure indicated herein below:

  • Auditor shall forward his report to the Board or the Audit Committee, as the case may be, immediately after he comes to knowledge of the fraud, seeking their reply or observations within forty-five days;
  • (ii) on receipt of such reply or observations the auditor shall forward his report and the reply or observations of the Board or the Audit Committee alongwith his comments (on such reply or observations of the Board or the Audit Committee) to the Central Government within fifteen days of receipt of such reply or observations;
  • (iii) in case the auditor fails to get any reply or observations from the Board or the Audit Committee within the stipulated period of forty-five days, he shall forward his report to the Central Government alongwith a note containing the details of his report that was earlier forwarded to the Board or the Audit Committee for which he failed to receive any reply or observations within the stipulated time.

(2) The report shall be sent to the Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs in a sealed cover by Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due or by Speed post followed by an e-mail in confirmation of the same.

 

(3) The report shall be on the letter-head of the auditor containing postal address, e-mail address and contact number and be signed by the auditor with his seal and shall indicate his Membership Number.

 

(4) The report shall be in the form of a statement as specified in Form ADT-4.