CS Divesh Goyal

Transfer (Deemed Transmission) of Shares to Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF)

MCA has issued a Notification on 13th October, 2017 in respect of clarification on transfer of shares of Company to “IEPF”.

As per Section 124(6) of Act, 2013 All shares in respect of which  dividend has not been paid or claimed for seven consecutive years or more shall be transferred by the company in the name of Investor Education and Protection Fund.

As per Rule 6(1) The shares shall be credited to DEMAT Account of the Authority to be opened by the Authority for the said purpose, within a period of thirty days of such shares becoming due to be transferred to the Fund.

Divident DeclaredNOTE – I:

As per above mentioned provisions of the Act Company have to transfer the “SHARES” to IEPF within 30 days of from the date of completion of 7 years.

Relaxation by Ministry: However, MCA has amended the Rules by Second Amendment Rules, dated 13.10.2017 i.e. “in cases where the period of seven years provided under sub-section (5) of section 124 has been completed or being completed during the period from 7th September, 2016 to 31st October, 2017, the due date of transfer of such shares shall be deemed to be 31st October, 2017.”

Accordingly, the last date for completing all the formalities in connection with transfer shall be 30th November, 2017.

Rules pursuant to transfer of Shares to IEPF came into effect from 07th September, 2016, Therefore, every company whose 7 year completing between 07.09.2016- 31.10.2017 have to transfer the shares to IEPF with relaxation period till 30th November, 2017.

NOTE – II:

This process of Transfer of shares by Companies to the IEPF shall be deemed to “Transmission of Shares”. 

NOTE – III:

The procedure to be followed for transmission of shares shall be followed by the companies while transferring the shares to the fund. Procedure for transmission of shares given under section 56 of the Act.

Now few days are there to meet due date i.e.30.11.2017.

(Author – CS Divesh Goyal, ACS is a Company Secretary in Practice from Delhi and can be contacted at csdiveshgoyal@gmail.com)

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2 Comments

  1. Asha says:

    Hello,

    My husband has shares in Tata motors and Tata steel…and now he has expired…the shares were in physical format…it has been transferred to iepf account..I would like to know how can I get it transferred to my name and who is the best person who can help me ? Is it a lawyer or CA or the company which step by step procedure as I don’t have much knowledge about iepf…aand do I have to claim using a single claim form or 2 different claim as both the companies registrar is same..

    Kindly help me!
    Thanks

    1. Ankit Garg says:

      Dear Astha ji,

      You will have to obtain a succession certificate from the court with regard to the shares of your late husband assuming the value of shares will be more than Rs. 2 Lakhs. Then you’ll have to correspond with the IEPF Authority for reclaiming these shares.
      You may contact my office on 09315645898 or email me at ankitgarg.attorney@gmail.com with your queries.

      Regards,
      Ankit Garg
      Advocate
      Garg Law Chambers

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