IEPF-1A & Nodal Officer
Statement of amounts credited to Investor Education and Protection Fund
The companies which have transferred any amount referred to in clauses (a) to (d) of sub-section (2) of section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) to Investor Education and Protection Fund or Central Government, but have not filed the statement or have filed the statement in any format other than excel template, as required under Rule 5(4), shall submit details mentioned in Rule 5(4) in Form IEPF – 1A along with excel template within 60 days of notification of IEPF Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019.
Due Date of filing of this form is 19th October, 2019
It was seen that for the period prior to notification of Form IEPF -1, though the companies had remitted the amount due to IEPF, but had not uploaded investor wise details in excel template. Due to absence of relevant information, the amount to be refunded to individual claimant was not verifiable.
IEPF -1A shall allow companies to upload investor wise details in excel format for all such transfers whether made through INV-1, Form 1 or Challans. In future, companies shall only be required to quote SRN of IEPF -1A in their e-verification report.
APPOINTMENT OF NODAL OFFICER
MCA vide Notification Dated 14th August, 2019 notified Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019, w.e.f. 20th August, 2019.
New Rule 7(2B) “The details of the Nodal Officer and Deputy Nodal Officer duly indicating his or her designation, postal address, telephone and mobile number and company authorized e-mail ID shall be communicated to the IEPF Authority in Form IEPF – 2 within fifteen days from the date of publication of these rules and the company shall display the name of Nodal Officer and his e-mail ID on its website.”
Note: Due date of Filing of e-form IEPF- 2 was 3rd September, 2019
|Purpose of Filing||Appointment of Nodal Officer|
|Details of Nodal Officer||Enter the Income tax PAN of the Nodal Officer and click the Verify PAN button. Based on the Income tax PAN, the details of the Nodal Officer’s name, father’s name and DOB shall be verified with the PAN records. In case the details do not match, error message shall be displayed.|
Note: If form is filed for ‘Appointment of Nodal Officer/Deputy Nodal Officer’ or ‘Updation of details of Nodal Officer/Deputy Nodal Officer’, then post SRN approval Nodal Officers/Deputy Nodal Officers are required to register themselves as Nodal Officer-IEPF on MCA website with their PAN. The details entered while registering on MCA website should match with the details provided in form IEPF-2.
(Author – CS Divesh Goyal, GOYAL DIVESH & ASSOCIATES Company Secretary in Practice from Delhi and can be contacted at email@example.com).