Both in the cases of the voluntary conversion and the mandatory conversion, the concerned OPC is strictly required to follow the rules, provisions, and regulations provided in the Companies Act of 2013 under its Section 18, and in the Rule 7(4) of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules of 2014. Roughly, in addition to meeting the statutory requirements of the desired form of company, the OPC has to make certain necessary changes in its MOA and AOA to suit the targeted type of company. Here it should be noted that, for conversion into a private limited company, the interested OPC is required to have at least two directors and two shareholders. On the other hand, for conversion into a public limited company, the OPC needs to have at least seven shareholders and three directors. For voluntary or mandatory conversion of an OPC into a private limited company or a public limited company, the Application Form used will be Form INC-6.
In the case of the voluntary conversion, the OPC is required to submit the Form INC-6 along with the MGT-14 (containing the passing of a Special Resolution in the General Meeting in support of the proposed private limited or public limited company), to the concerned ROC within 30 Days of such a resolution. On the other hand, in case of the compulsory conversion, the OPC is required to file the Form INC-6 within Six Months counted from the date of exceeding any of the two threshold limits.