84. 3[ Companies to furnish particulars of deceased persons to the Controller.
Where a company within the meaning of the Companies Act, 1956 , (1 of 1956 ) has knowledge through any of its principal officers of the death of any member of or debenture- holder in the company, it shall within three months of receipt of intimation of the death, furnish to the Controller such particulars as may be prescribed in respect of the interest of the deceased in the company; and it shall not be lawful for the company to register the transfer of any shares or debentures standing in the name of the deceased unless the transferee has acquired such shares or debentures for valuable consideration or a certificate from the Controller is produced before the company to the effect that the estate duty in respect of such shares or debentures has been paid or will be paid or that none is due, as the case may be.
Where a corporation established by a Central, State or Provincial Act has knowledge through any of its principal officers of the death of any person who is a registered holder of stocks, shares or other securities in the corporation, it shall, within three months of the receipt of intimation of the death furnish to the Controller such particulars as may be prescribed in respect of the interest of the deceased in the corporation.
Any company or corporation which without reasonable cause fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be liable to pay a penalty of rupees one thousand.]