General Circular No. 13/2016

No. 05/05/2016-IEPF
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th Floor, “A” Wing,
Shastri Bhawan, Dr. R. P. Road
New Delhi-110001

Dated: 05.12.2016

All Stakeholders,
Nodal Officer’s (IEPF) of Concerned Companies
All Regional Director’s & Registrar of Companies of Min. of Corp Affairs

Subject: Clarification Regarding Filing of Offline Challans with IEPF Authority under Companies Act


In accordance with Investor Education & Protection Fund (Accounting, Audit, Transfer, and Refund) Rules, 2016, notified on 05.09.2016, it is mandatory for the companies depositing amounts to IEPF under section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013 to :-

(i) generate challan online only

(ii) file form IEPF-1 mentioning the SRN No. of challan (online mode only).

2. All companies transferring the amount to IEPF are, therefore requested to ensure that the above procedure is followed. The challans not generated on MCA-21 portal will not be accepted after 15.12.2016.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Your’s faithfully,

(Monika Gupta)
Deputy Director

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