The Form 24G Preparation Utility is a Java based utility. Form 24G Preparation Utility can be freely downloaded from www.tin-nsdl.com. After downloading, it needs to be saved on the local disk of the machine.
JRE (Java Run-time Environment) [versions: SUN JRE: 1.4.2_02 or 1.4.2_03 or 1.4.2_04 or IBM JRE: 126.96.36.199] should be installed on the computer where Form 24G Preparation Utility is being installed. JRE is freely downloadable from http://java.sun.com and http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk or you can ask your computer vendor (hardware) to install the same for you.
Form 24G Preparation Utility can be executed on Windows platform(s) Win 2K Prof. / Win 2K Server/ Win NT 4.0 Server/ Win XP Prof. To run the ‘Form 24G Preparation Utility’, click on the ‘24GRPU.bat’ file.
If JRE is not installed on the computer, then on clicking ‘24GRPU.bat’, a message will be displayed. In such cases, install JRE and try again. If appropriate version of JRE is installed, then the ‘Form 24G Preparation Utility’ will be displayed.
For assistance in using Form 24G Preparation Utility, read the instructions provided in ‘Help’ in the Form 24G Preparation Utility.
This utility can be used for preparation of Form 24G with upto 75,000 records.
Users must pass the Form 24G (Regular/Correction) file generated using Preparation Utility through the File Validation Utility (FVU) to ensure format level accuracy of the file. This utility is also freely downloadable from TIN website. In case the Form 24G contains any errors, user should rectify the same. After rectifying the errors, user should pass the rectified Form 24G through the FVU. This process should be continued till error free Form 24G is generated.
NSDL does not warrant the accuracy of the output file generated by using any of these utilities. All users are advised to use latest FVU and check the format level correctness of the file before submitting the same to TIN-FC. In case FVU reports any error in the file, then the users are advised to rectify the same.