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Why creation of Investor Education and Protection Fund required?

Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 rohith asked almost 3 years ago

Hi Friends, I am preparing for CA exam. Can I know, Why creation of Investor Education and Protection Fund required?

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 veeru answered over 2 years ago

(a) amounts in the unpaid dividend accounts of companies (b) the application moneys received by companies for allotment of any securities and due for refund (c) matured deposits with companies (d) matured debentures with companies (e) the interest accrued on the amounts referred to in clauses (a) to (d)

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 shalu answered almost 3 years ago

Section125. (1) The Central Government shall establish a Fund to be called the Investor Education and Protection Fund (herein referred to as the Fund). (2) There shall be credited to the Fund— (a) the amount given by the Central Government by way of grants after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf for being utilised for the purposes of the Fund; (b) donations given to the Fund by the Central Government, State Governments, companies or any other institution for the purposes of the Fund; (c) the amount in the Unpaid Dividend Account of companies transferred to the Fund under sub-section (5) of section 124; (d) the amount in the general revenue account of the Central Government which had been transferred to that account under sub-section (5) of section 205A of the Companies Act, 1956, as it stood immediately before the commencement of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1999, and remaining unpaid or unclaimed on the commencement of this Act; (e) the amount lying in the Investor Education and Protection Fund under section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956; (f) the interest or other income received out of investments made from the Fund; (g) the amount received under sub-section (4) of section 38; (h) the application money received by companies for allotment of any securities and due for refund; (i) matured deposits with companies other than banking companies; (j) matured debentures with companies; (k) interest accrued on the amounts referred to in clauses (h) to (j); (l) sale proceeds of fractional shares arising out of issuance of bonus shares, merger and amalgamation for seven or more years; (m) redemption amount of preference shares remaining unpaid or unclaimed for seven or more years; and (n) such other amount as may be prescribed: Provided that no such amount referred to in clauses (h) to (j) shall form part of the Fund unless such amount has remained unclaimed and unpaid for a period of seven years from the date it became due for payment. (3) The Fund shall be utilised for— (a) the refund in respect of unclaimed dividends, matured deposits, matured debentures, the application money due for refund and interest thereon; (b) promotion of investors’ education, awareness and protection; (c) distribution of any disgorged amount among eligible and identifiable applicants for shares or debentures, shareholders, debenture-holders or depositors who have suffered losses due to wrong actions by any person, in accordance with the orders made by the Court which had ordered disgorgement; Investor Education and Protection Fund. (d) reimbursement of legal expenses incurred in pursuing class action suits under sections 37 and 245 by members, debenture-holders or depositors as may be sanctioned by the Tribunal; and (e) any other purpose incidental thereto, in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed: Provided that the person whose amounts referred to in clauses (a) to (d) of sub-section (2) of section 205C transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund, after the expiry of the period of seven years as per provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, shall be entitled to get refund out of the Fund in respect of such claims in accordance with rules made under this section.

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Open uri20170510 32134 1uwcnoc?1494421631 Shubhangi Jain answered almost 3 years ago

There shall be credited to the Fund the following amounts, namely:- (a) amounts in the unpaid dividend accounts of companies (b) the application moneys received by companies for allotment of any securities and due for refund (c) matured deposits with companies (d) matured debentures with companies (e) the interest accrued on the amounts referred to in clauses (a) to (d) (f) grants and donations by the Central Government, State Governments, companies or any other institutions for the purposes of the Fund (g) the interest or other income received out of the investments made from the Fund. If the company has incurred any loss in any previous financial year or years, which falls or fall after the commencement of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1960 then, the amount of the loss or an amount which is equal to the amount provided for depreciation for that year or those years whichever is less, shall be set off against the profits of the company for the year for which dividend is proposed to be declared or paid or against the profits of the company for any previous financial year or years, arrived at in both cases after providing for deprecation in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) or against both- Section 205(b). Any dividend payable in cash may be paid by cheque or warrant sent through the post directed to the registered address of the shareholder entitled to the payment of the dividend, or in the case of joint shareholders, to the registered address of that one of the joint shareholders which is first named on the register of members, or to such person and to such address as the shareholder or the joint shareholders may in writing direct – Section 205 (5) (b)

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