Share Transfer

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SHARE TRANSFER in India

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Meaning
Transfer of shares means the voluntary handing over of the rights and possibly, the duties of a member (as represented in a share of the company) from a shareholder who wishes to not be a member in the company any more to a person who wishes of becoming a member. Thus, shares in a company are transferable like any other movable property in the absence of any expressed restrictions under the articles of the company

Persons involved in the transfer

  • Subscribers to the memorandum
  • Legal Representative, in case of a deceased.
  • Transferor
  • Transferee
  • Company (whether listed/ unlisted).

Shares as per the Companies Act 2013

  1. Firstly, the transfer deed needs to be obtained in the prescribed form i.e. Form SH-4, endorsed by the prescribed authority.
  2. The instrument of transfer may not be in the prescribed form (Form SH-4) in the following cases:-

Where a director or nominee transfers shares on behalf of another body corporate under section 187 of the Companies Act, 2013;

Where a director or nominee transfers shares on behalf of a corporation owned or controlled by the central or state Government;

Shares transferred by way of deposit as a security for repayment of any loan or advance If they are made with any of the following:-

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Shares transferred by way of deposit as a security for repayment of any loan or advance If they are made with any of the following:-


  1. State Government;
  2. Central Government;
  3. State Bank of India;
  4. Any scheduled bank;
  5. Financial Institution;
  6. Any other banking company;
  7. Trustees who have filed the declarations.
  8. Any corporation held by the Central or State Government;

For transferring debentures, a standard format can be used as the instrument of transfer:-

  1. Get the Articles of Association in case of shares, trust deed in the case of debentures and transfer deed registered either by the transferor and the transferee or on their behalf in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013
  2. According to Indian Stamp Act and stamp duty notification in force in the state concerned, the transfer deed should need to have stamps. The present stamp duty rate for transfer of share is 25 paise for every one hundred rupees of the value of the share or part thereof. That means for shares valued Rs. 1050, the stamp duty will be Rs. 2.75
  3. Check that the stamp affixed on the transfer deed is cancelled at the time of or before the signing of the transfer deed.
  4. A person who gives his signature, name and address as approval for transfer must see the transferor and the transferee sign the share/debentures transfer deed in person..
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  1. The relevant share/debenture certificate or allotment letter with the transfer deed must be attached and sent to the company.
  2. In case the application made by the transferor, is for partly paid shares, the company has to duly notify the amount due on shares/debentures to the transferee. Also, a no objection from the transferee is required within two weeks from the date of receipt of the said notice..
  3. Affix the same value stamp on a written application if signed transfer deed has been lost. In this case, the board may register the transfer on specific terms of indemnity as it thinks fit..
  4. If the shares of the company are listed in a recognized stock exchange, then the company cannot charge any fee for registration of transfers of shares and debentures..
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