What is File Validation Utility (FVU)?

The AO should 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, the AO should rectify the same. After rectifying the errors, user should pass the rectified Form 24G through the FVU. This process should be continued till an error-free Form 24G is generated. Form 24G (regular/correction) prepared from F.Y. 2005-06 onwards can be validated using this utility.

The Form 24G FVU is a Java based utility. 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:] should be installed on the computer where the Form 24G FVU is being installed. JRE is freely downloadable from and http:// www. ibm. com/ developerworks/ iava/ idk or you can request your computer vendor (hardware) to install the same for you.

The Form 24G FVU setup comprises of two files, namely-
  •  Form 24G FVU.bat: This is a setup program for installation of FVU.
  •  Form 24G_FVU_STANDALONE.jar: This is the FVU program file.

These files are in an executable zip file (Form24GFVU.exe) (version 1.2). These files are required for installing the Form 24G FVU.

Instructions for extracting and setup are given in:
  •  Form 24G FVU Extract and Setup