valid as on 29/09/2020

8.3.2-Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016

2. Definitions.-

(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) “Act” means the Companies Act 2013;

(b) “Authority” means the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority constituted under subsection (5) of section 125 of the Act;

(c) “Chairperson” means the chairperson of the authority appointed under sub-section (6) of section 125 of the Act;

Company means a company defined in sub-section (20) of section 2 of the Act and includes ‘corresponding new bank’ as defined in sub-section (d) of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970) and clause (b) of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980 (40 of 1980)  and ‘subsidiary bank’ as defined in clause (k) of section 2 of State Bank of India (Subsidiary Bank) Act, 1959 (38 of 1959);  

Corporate action means any action taken by the company relating to transfer of shares and all the benefits accruing on such shares  namely, bonus shares, split, consolidation, fraction shares etc., except right issue to the Authority;

(d) “Company” means company as defined in sub-section (20) of section 2 of the Act and includes ‘corresponding new bank’ as defined in sub-section (d) of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970) and clause (b) of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980 (40 of 1980);

(e) “Existing IEPF” means the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) constituted under section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956);

(f) “Fund” means the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) constituted under section 125 of the Act;

“Investor” means any person, who has committed money in shares, or debentures, bond or deposits under a scheme or plan of a company registered under the Act;

(h) “Member” means member of the Authority appointed under sub-section (6) of section 125 of the Act; and

(i) “Section” means the section of the Act.

(2) used in these rules and not defined herein but defined in the Act or in the Companies (Specification of Definitions Details) Rules, 2014, shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act or in the said rules

Substituted vide IEPF Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Amendment Rules, 2017 GSR 178 (E) dated 28.02.2017. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 01.05.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Inserted vide the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 14.08.2019 w.e.f., 20.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Substituted vide IEPF Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Amendment Rules, 2017 GSR 178 (E) dated 28.02.2017. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 14.08.2019 w.e.f., 20.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Omitted vide the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 14.08.2019 w.e.f., 20.08.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
 words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) or the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) or the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996) shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in those Acts

IEPF Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Amendment Rules, 2017 [GSR 178(E)] dated 28/02/2017


The Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 01.05.2019


The Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 14.08.2019


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