Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Economy)

News-CRUX-10     19th August 2023        
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Context: The Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA), in partnership with the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), successfully conducted a significant webinar under the theme 'Investor Protection Framework in India: Challenges and Road Ahead'.

About Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA)

  • Established: In 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013.
  • It is a special organization set up by the government because of a law called the Companies Act 2013.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • It takes care of a fund that's made to help and educate people who invest money. This fund is called the Investor Education and Protection Fund.
  • Objective: To spread knowledge and awareness among investors, and to keep them safe from any problems that might come up.
  • Article 266: All the money that goes into the IEPF is kept in the big pool of money that belongs to the whole country.


National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

  • NCAER began in 1956 when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister.
  • It is a research institute in India that studies how money and policies affect the country's economy.
  • It's the oldest and biggest research institute of this kind in India, and it's not run for profit.
  • When NCAER started, it was a partnership between the government and private businesses. Both sides helped with money and support.
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