General Circular No 02/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
51h Floor, "A" Wing,
Shastri Bhawan, Dr. R.P. Road
Nodal Officer's (IEPF) of Concerned Companies
All Regional Director's & Registrar of Companies of Min of Corp. Affairs
Subject: Clarification regarding online generation of Challans for Offline payment cases.
In terms of Investors Education and Protection Fund (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016 as notified on 05.09.2016, and as per the prerequisites of e-form IEPF-1, the companies are required to transfer the amounts to Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) through Challans generated on MCA 21 portal. Attention is also drawn to circular No. 13/2016 dated 05.12.2016 issued by this office, communicating that Challans which are not generated on MCA 21 portal will not be accepted after 15.12.2016.
2. However it has been noticed that there are companies, which have transferred the amount to IEPF prior to 15.12.2016, through Challans not generated on MCA-21 portal and these companies were/are unable to file IEPF-1.
3. To facilitate filing of e-form IEPF-1 by such companies, following two step processes is suggested:-
Company concerned is required to submit details of the challans in prescribed format (enclosed) to IEPF Authority on email id firstname.lastname@example.org. The copy of challans and certificate for authentication of the details submitted are required to be obtained from practicing professionals' viz. Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries and Cost Accountants. This information will be accepted by IEPF Authority up to 20th May, 2017 only and no further relaxation shall be granted.
Please refer to the attached file for details