Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPF Authority), Ministry of Corporate Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for collaboration in using the Tele-Lecturing Facility of Gyan Darshan Channel (EMPC – Electronic Media Production Centre) for telecast of Investor Awareness Programmes (IAPs) through distance learning mode.
Objective – To spread the Investor Education and Awareness messages
i.This is the 1st time that IEPF Authority is entering into a pact for using electronic and digital platforms for conducting IAPs.
ii.Initially 26 Tele Lecturing programmes have been planned for telecast
iii.Prior to this IEPF Authority has collaborated with various banks for spreading messages about Investor Awareness and Protection on digital platforms.
IGNOU caters to the needs of 3 Million students in India & other countries, it also has 21 schools of studies and a network of 67 Regional Centres, around 2, 000 Learner Support Centres and 20 overseas institutions.
In September, 2016 the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority was established for the administration of Investor Education and Protection Fund Government of India under the provisions of section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Its responsibilities are
- Administration of Investor Education Protection Fund (IEPF).
- Make refunds of shares, unclaimed dividends, matured deposits/debentures etc.
- To promote awareness among investors.
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About IEPF Authority:
Chairperson – Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Rajesh Verma)
Headquarters – New Delhi
Vice-Chancellor – Professor Nageshwar Rao
Location – New Delhi