Use of Information Technology in cash transaction of listed companies for payment of dividends
General Circular No. 5 /2002
Government Of India
Ministry Of Law, Justice & Company Affairs
Department Of Company Affairs
5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated 1st March, 2002
All Chambers of Commerce & Industry
(As per standard list)
Subject:- Use of Information Technology in cash transaction of listed companies for payment of dividends.
In continuation of this Department’s General Circular No.5/99 dated 13.5.1999 on the above cited subject, I am directed to say that Reserve Bank of India has sent us the following list of Centres where Electronic Clearing Service (Credit Clearing) is available at present with Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India:-
Reserve Bank of India
|1. Ahmedabad||6. Chennai||11. Mumbai|
|2. Bangalore||7. Guwahati||12. Nagpur|
|3. Bhubaneswar||8. Hyderabad||13. New Delhi|
|4. Kolkata||9. Jaipur||14. Patna|
|5. Chandigarh||10. Kanpur||15. Thiruvanathapuram|
State Bank of India
|1. Agra||11. Ghaziabad||21. Pune|
|2. Allahabad||12. Hubli||22. Rajkot|
|3. Amritsar||13. Jamshedpur||23. Shimla|
|4. Baroda||14. Kolhapur||24. Siliguri|
|5. Bhopal||15. Lucknow||25. Surat|
|6. Cochin||16. Ludhiana||26. Trichy|
|7. Coimbatore||17. Madurai||27. Trichur|
|8. Dehradun||18. Mangalore||28. Vijayawada|
|9. Durgapur||19. Nashik||29. Visakapatnam|
|10. Faridabad||20. Panaji||30. Varanasi|
2. You are, therefore, requested that the above list of Centres where Electronic Clearing Service (Credit Clearing) is available may be brought to the notice of your constituent listed companies to encourage their shareholders to send them authorisation to remit dividend to their designated bank accounts by means of electronic transfer as this will result in avoiding delay in remittance of dividends etc.
3. An immediate action in this regard may please be initiated by you in the interest of investors.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India