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    What is the difference between Pvt. LTD and LTD?

    Do you want to know what is the difference between a Pvt Ltd and a Ltd company? Learn more about the differences between private limited and limited companies here.

    We normally see company names are XYZ Pvt. LTD and some names are XYZ LTD. What is the main difference between these XYZ Pvt. LTD and XYZ LTD? What is the legal meaning of these two same name but different legal name. When one can write Pvt LTD behind company name and when one can write only LTD with his/her company?
  • #101594
    In India one can incorporate two types of companies , one is Pvt. Ltd. Co. and Other is Public Ltd. Co. (also called Ltd. Co.). For naming a company as a Ltd. Or Pvt. Ltd., one must adhere to the rules and guidelines as per Company Law. There are various difference between Private Limited Company and Limited Company. First and most important difference is minimum paid up capital, for a Pvt. Ltd. co. it is Rs. 1,00,000 whereas for Ltd. co. it is Rs. 5,00,000. In a Pvt. Ltd. Co., minimum required share holders are 3 whereas in Ltd. Co.(Public Ltd. Co.)minimum 7 share holders are required. Maximum members allowed in a Pvt. Ltd. co. are 50 and there is no such restriction in Ltd. Co. A Pvt. Ltd. Co. can have 2 directors whereas minimum 3 directors are required in Ltd. Co.A Pvt. Ltd. Co. can not subscribe its share to public where as in Ltd. Co. can invite public for subscription of shares. In a Pvt. Ltd. Co., consent of other shareholder are required to transfer shares where as in Ltd. Co. one can freely transfer shares at stock exchange. Shares of Pvt. Ltd. Co. is non tradeable as company can not list its shares on stock exchange where as Ltd. Co. shares are listed on stock exchange and tradeable. There is no obligation to call Statutory meeting in Pvt. Ltd. Co. where as it is must for Lt. Co.

  • #101612

    PVT Ltd means private limited where all the shares are owned by a group of people and they have the right to take decisions in the company.In Private sector the number of share holders can be 50 to the maximum.

    Ltd means public limited where the companies shares are open to the public and there is no limit for the number of share holders.


    Rajkumar P.
    IT Professional

  • #101638
    Pvt. LTD
    This type company can have a minimum 2 shareholders and maximum 20 share holders.this companies share is not listed in stock exchange and cannot bring out a public offer

    LTD means public limited company. This type companies have more than 30 shareholders and bring out a public offer for shares.

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