The authorized capital of a Company determines the number of shares a Company can issue to its shareholders. An increase in authorized capital might be required for issuing new shares and/or inducting more capital into the Company. The initial authorized capital of the Company is mentioned in the Memorandum of Association of the Company and is usually Rs. 1 lakh. The authorized capital can be increased by the company at anytime with shareholders approval and by paying additional fee to the Registrar of Companies.
To begin the process for increasing authorized capital a resolution must be passed by the Board of Directors. In the Board Resolution, authorization must be provided for increasing the authorized capital of the company and making the necessary changes to the MOA and AOA of the company.
The Paid up Capital can increase by the company at any time with approval of Board of Directors and by paying stamp duty as applicable. To increase paid up capital, Company will issue fresh shares to existing or new shareholders.