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Relaxation of additional fees for filing Form IEPF-1

General  Circular  No 10/2016

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

5th Floor, “A” Wing,
Shastri bhawan, Dr. R.P. Raod,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: – 07.09.2016

To

The  IEPF Authority,

All Regional Directors,

All Registrar of Companies,

All Stakeholders,

Subject: Relaxation of additional fees for filing Form IEPF-1

Sir,

The  Ministry  had deployed the  V2R2  version  of  MCA21 on 28th March,  2016.Consequently, the Form 1- INV as prescribed under the Companies Act, 1956 was not available for filing  on the  MCA21  portal since 25th March, 2016.  In view  of this  and deployment  of the  new Form  IEPF-1 (which  replaces earlier  Form  1-INV) after   the notification of Investor Education and Protection Fund (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016 [IEPF (AATR) Rules] with effect from 7th September, 2016, it is clarified that companies that have not filed the requisite information in Form 1 INV can now file the information in Form IEPF-1. Further, as a onetime measure, for companies with due date for filing of the form 1- INV falling between the period 25th March 2016 to 6th September, 2016, the companies may file the form IEPF- 1 without additional fees on or before 06.10.2016.

2 This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,

(Monika Gupta) Deputy Director

Copy to:-

1. CEO, IEPF Authority,

2. AO, IEPF Authority,

3. E-Governance Cell and Web Contents Manager to place this circular on the Ministry’s

4. Guard File

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