The dividend declared at an annual general meeting is required to be paid within 30 days from the date of declaration of the said dividend.  The companies are required to deposit the balance amount lying in the dividend account to an unclaimed dividend account within 37 days from the date of declaration.  Any amount lying in the said account is termed as unclaimed dividend amount.

The details of unclaimed dividend as on September 30, 2019 are as follows:

Financial Year Unclaimed Dividend as on September 30, 2020 (Rs.) Unclaimed Dividend as % to total dividend payable Date of Declaration of Dividend Last Date For claiming Dividend
2013-14 10,35,510 4.34 02-08-2014 01-08-2021
2014-15 11,10,036 4.66 12-08-2015 11-08-2022
2015-16 11,47,380 4.82 27-07-2016 26-07-2023
2016-17 12,34,170 5.18 04-08-2017 03-08-2024

2017-18

9,47,298 3.98 25-09-2018 24-09-2025

2018-19

9,82,200 4.13 23-08-2019 22-08-2026

2019-20

2,198,994 9.24 29-08-2020 28-08-2027

Dividends that are not encashed or claimed, within seven years from the date of their transfer to the unclaimed dividend account, will in terms of the provisions of section 124(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF), established by the Government of India.