CRCS Sahara Refund Portal: All Details, eligibility, process, refund time

On Tuesday, Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, introduced the “CRCS-Sahara Refund Portal.”

The main purpose of this portal is to make it easier for people who have deposited money in four cooperative societies under the Sahara Group to get their money back. During the unveiling, Shah assured the depositors that their funds are now safe and they can expect to receive their refunds within 45 days after registering on the portal.

On March 29, 2023, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of Rs. 5000 Crores from the “Sahara-SEBI Refund Account” to the Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies (CRCS). This transfer is intended to simplify the process for genuine depositors of the Sahara Group of Cooperative Societies to obtain their rightful dues, as the funds will be distributed accordingly.

Sahara Societies eligible for refund

The CRCS Sahara Refund Portal is open to eligible depositors who have legitimate claims in the following four Sahara Societies:

  • a. Humara India Credit Cooperative Society Limited, Kolkata.
  • b. Sahara Credit Cooperative Society Limited, Lucknow.
  • c. Saharayan Universal Multipurpose Society Limited, Bhopal.
  • d. Stars Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited, Hyderabad.

If you are a genuine depositor in any of these societies, you are eligible to seek a refund through the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a refund through the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal, depositors must have outstanding dues that were accumulated before specific dates. The exact dates for the outstanding dues cutoff will be provided on the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal. It’s important to refer to the portal or contact the relevant authorities for precise information about the eligibility criteria and the cutoff dates for outstanding dues.


How to Initiate Refund?

To initiate the refund process and file a claim on the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal, you will need the following:

  1. Aadhaar linked mobile number: Make sure your mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar card. It will be used for portal registration.

  2. Aadhaar linked bank account: Provide details of a bank account linked to your Aadhaar card. This account will be used for the refund transaction.

  3. Deposit number and investment details: Prepare documents that include your deposit number and comprehensive information about your investment in the relevant Sahara society.

  4. PAN (if applicable): If your claim deposit amount is above Rs. 50,000, you must submit your PAN (Permanent Account Number) along with the other documents.

Remember, the specific requirements and documentation may change or have additional instructions from the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal. It’s advisable to visit the portal or consult the relevant authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the refund process and required documentation to file a claim.


Details provided by Depositors

To complete the Claim Request form on the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal, depositors need to provide the following details:

a. Membership number 

b. Deposit Account number 

c. Aadhaar linked Mobile number (mandatory) 

d. Deposit certificates/Passbook 

e. PAN card (if claim amount is Rs. 50,000 or above)

Please note that these details are based on the provided source. For the latest and precise information, refer to the official CRCS Sahara Refund Portal and follow any additional instructions or requirements mentioned there.


How long does a refund take?

Sahara investors can expect to receive their refund within a timeframe of 45 days. After submitting the application, the Sahara group committee will verify the provided details within 30 days. Within the next 15 days, or within 45 days of the application, investors will be notified either through SMS or the official website.

It’s important to note that the refund of the claimed amount will be directly credited to the depositor’s Aadhaar-seeded bank account, but this will occur only after a period of 45 days from the date of a successful claim submission.

How to register for the Sahara Refund?

To register for the Sahara Refund, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the official CRCS Sahara Refund Portal. You can find the link and access it through the article mentioned in the source provided.

  2. On the portal, locate the registration section and click on the registration link.

  3. Fill in the required details accurately. This may include your personal information, Aadhaar linked mobile number, Aadhaar linked bank account details, membership number, and deposit account number.

  4. Verify the information provided and submit the registration form.

  5. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation message or notification.

  6. After successful registration, wait for further instructions from the authorities regarding the verification process and refund disbursement.

The website link for the CRCS Sahara Refund Portal is

2 thoughts on “CRCS Sahara Refund Portal: All Details, eligibility, process, refund time”

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