MCA Clarification reg. Filing of Offline/ Online Challans with IEPF Authority under the Companies Act 2013
With reference to ‘Filing of Offline Challans with IEPF Authority under the Companies Act 2013’, the MCA has clarified that as per IEPF Rules it is mandatory for companies transferring amount to IEPF to generate online Challans at MCA21 portal and file Form IEPF-I mentioning SRN of the online Challan.
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 Companies Act 2013 to:-
(i) generate challan online only;
(ii) file form IEPF-I 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 MCA21 portal will not be accepted after 15.12.2016.