With the latest and tremendous changes in business and making business setup easy in India, One Person Company is a unique concept introduced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in order to encourage the small traders and entrepreneurs. One of the major advantages of an OPC is that there can be only one member in an OPC, where in case of Private Limited Company or a Limited Liability Partnership minimum two persons are required. Similarly as in case of a company, a natural person, who is a citizen of India, shall be eligible for registering a One Person Company, with the requisite that the person should be resident of India.
One Person Company is defined in the Companies Act 2013 as a Company which has only one member. A single shareholder holds 100 percent shareholding. One person can form a company without any additional shareholder, and if the member is willing to add shareholders, all he needs to do some procedural compliances to convert OPC in to a regular private limited company and file it before MCA.