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About Nidhi Company

Nidhi Company is a employer registered below Companies Act and notified as a Nidhi organization by means of Central Government beneath Section 620A of Companies Act, 1956. It is a non-banking finance employer doing the enterprise of lending and borrowing with its individuals or shareholders.

Nidhi” ability a organisation which has been integrated as a Nidhi with the OBJECT of Cultivating the addiction of thrift

  • Savings amongst its members,
  • Receiving deposits from, and
  • Lending to, its participants only, for their mutual benefit, and Which complies with guidelines of Chapter XXVI
    of Companies Rules, 2014.


The Central Government made ‘Nidhi Rules, 2014’ for the cause of carrying out the targets of ‘Nidhi’ companies. These policies shall be relevant to-

Every enterprise which had been declared as a Nidhi or Mutual Benefits beneath Section 620A (1)of Companies Act, 1956.

Every organization functioning on the traces of a Nidhi employer or Mutual advantage society however has both
now not utilized for or has utilized for and is expecting notification to be a Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Society underneath Section 620A(1)of Companies Act, 1956.

Every business enterprise integrated as a Nidhi pursuant to the provisions of Section 406 of the Companies Act,

Requirements for Nidhi Company

  • A Nidhi business enterprise to be integrated underneath this Act shall be a Public Company; It shall have a minimal paid-up fairness share capital of 5,00,000/-
  • No desire shares shall be issued.
  • If choice shares had already been issued by using a Nidhi Company earlier than graduation of this Act, such choice shares are to be redeemed in accordance with the phrases of trouble of such shares;
  • The object of the enterprise shall be cultivating the addiction of thrift and financial savings amongst its
    members, receiving deposits from and lending to its participants solely for their mutual benefits;
  • It shall have the phrases ‘Nidhi Limited’ as section of its name;

Requirement after Incorporation: Every Nidhi shall, inside a length of one 12 months from Incorporation, make certain that it has—

  • Minimum quantity of individuals have to be 200;
  • Net owned money shall be Rs.10,00,000/- or greater (‘Net owned funds’ capability the mixture of paid up
    fairness share capital and free reserved as decreased by using the gathered and intangible belongings
    performing in the closing audited stability sheet);
  • Ratio of internet owned cash to credit shall be no longer greater than 1:20;
  • Unencumbered time period deposits of now not much less than 10% of the tremendous deposits as
    distinct in Rule 14;


Preference Shares

  1. Debentures or
  2. Any Other Debt Instrument by using any title or in any shape whatsoever;

Open any Current Account with its members;
Acquire any other enterprise by;
Purchase of securities or
Control the composition of the Board of Directors of any different corporation in any manner in any way or
Enter into any association for the exchange of its management, until it has handed a one of a kind decision in its
regularly occurring assembly and additionally received the preceding approval of the Regional Director having
jurisdiction over Nidhi;
Carry on any enterprise different than the commercial enterprise of borrowing or lending in its personal name;
Accept Deposits from or lend to any person, different than its members;
Pledge any of the property lodged with the aid of its participants as security;
Take Deposits from or lend cash to anyone corporate;
Enter into any Partnership Arrangement in its borrowing or lending activities;
Issue or purpose to be issued any commercial in any shape for soliciting deposit;
Pay any brokerage or incentive for mobilizing deposits from participants or for deployment of dollars or the granting loans.


A Nidhi shall no longer post a physique company or have faith as a member.

Except as in any other case accredited below these rules, each and every Nidhi shall make certain that its
membership is now not decreased to much less than 200 individuals at any time.

A minor shall no longer be admitted as a member of Nidhi.

But deposits might also be common in the identify of a minor, if they are made by way of the herbal or felony
guardian who is a member of Nidhi.

Share capital and allotment

Rule 7 affords that each Nidhi shall problem fairness shares of the nominal cost of now not much less than Rs.10/-
each. This requirement shall now not practice to a corporation which has been declared as a Nidhi company.
Provided that this requirement shall now not follow to a employer referred below:
Every employer which had been declared as a Nidhi or Mutual Benefits beneath Section 620A(1)of Companies Act,
Every organisation functioning on the strains of a Nidhi enterprise or Mutual gain society however has both no longer
utilized for or has utilized for and is expecting notification to be a Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Society below Section
620A(1)of Companies Act, 1956;

Acceptance of deposits

A Nidhi shall no longer be given deposits exceeding 20 instances of its Net Owned Assets as per remaining
audited monetary statements.

Recurring deposits shall be standard for a minimal duration of 12 months and a most duration of 60 months.

In case of ordinary deposits referring to to personal loan loans, the most length of routine deposits shall
correspond to the reimbursement length of such loans granted by using Nidhi.

Recurring deposits shall be standard for a minimal duration of 12 months and a most duration of 60 months.

Recurring deposits shall be standard for a minimal duration of 12 months and a most duration of 60 months.

The most stability in a financial savings savings account at any given time qualifying for hobby shall no longer
exceed Rs.1,00,000/- and the activity shall now not exceed 2% above the charge of pastime payable to
financial savings financial institution account by using nationalized banks.

Interest for constant and habitual deposits shall be at a price now not exceeding the most fee of activity
prescribed by way of RBI which the NBFC can pay on their public deposits.


A Nidhi shall supply loans solely to its members. The loans given to a member shall be problem to the following limits:
  • 2,00,000/- the place the complete quantity of deposits from individuals is much less than Rs.2 crores;
  • 7,50,000/- the place the complete quantity of deposits from its individuals greater than Rs.2 crores however much less than Rs.20 crores;
  • 12,00,000/- the place the whole quantity of deposits from its individuals is greater than Rs.25 crores however much less than Rs.50 crores;
  • 15,00,000/- the place the whole quantity of deposits from its contributors is extra than Rs.50 crores.
NOTE: A Nidhi shall provide loans to its individuals solely towards the following securities, namely:— Loans to the participants shall be given towards the securities of gold, silver and jewelry and immovable property. Repayment duration of such mortgage shall now not exceed one yr in case of gold, silver and jewellery.

In case of immovable property the mortgage shall no longer exceed 50% of the cost of the property provided as safety and the duration of reimbursement of such mortgage shall now not exceed 7 years.

Loan can also be given towards the constant credit receipts, National Savings Certificates and different Government securities and insurance plan policies.

The price of hobby to be charged on any mortgage shall now not exceed 7.5% above the best possible price of pastime presented on deposits by way of Nidhi and shall be calculated on lowering stability method.For the functions of sub-rule, the quantity of deposits shall be calculated on the foundation of the closing audited annual monetary statements


A Nidhi shall now not declare dividend exceeding 25%or
Such greater quantity as can also be specially accepted by using the Regional Director for motives to be recorded in
writing and in addition situation to the following conditions-
An equal quantity is transferred to General Reserve;
There has been no default in compensation of matured deposits and interest; and
It has finished with all the regulations as relevant to Nidhis.


The director shall be a MEMBER of Nidhi.
He shall keep workplace for a time period up to 10 consecutive years on the Board.
He shall be eligible for re-appointment solely after the expiration of two years ceasing to be a director.
Where the tenure of any director in any case had already been prolonged by using the Central Government it shall
terminate on expiry of such prolonged tenure.
The individual to be appointed as a Director shall comply with the necessities of Section 152(4) of the Act and shall
now not have been disqualified as furnished in Section 164 of the Act.


A Nidhi may additionally open branches solely if it has earned internet earnings after tax continually at some stage in
the previous three monetary years.
The agency may additionally open up to three branches solely inside the district.
If it proposes to open extra than three branches inside the district or any department backyard the district, it shall
gain prior permission of the Regional Director and intimation is to be given to the Registrar about opening of each
department inside 30 days of such opening.

No Nidhi shall open branches or series facilities or workplaces or credit score centers, or by means of some thing
identify known as backyard the State the place its registered workplace is situated.
Further branches or series facilities or workplaces or credit facilities shall be opened until economic announcement
and annual return are filed with the Registrar.

Close of Branch

A Nidhi shall no longer shut any department unless;
It publishes an commercial in a newspaper in vernacular language in the vicinity the place it includes on enterprise at
least 30 days prior to such closure.
Informing the public about such closure; fixes a replica of such commercial or a be aware informing such closure of
the department on the note board of Nidhi for a duration of at least 30 days from the date on which commercial used
to be posted and
Gives intimation to the Registrar inside 30 days of such closure.


Within ninety days from the closure of the first monetary 12 months after its incorporation and the place applicable,
the 2nd monetary year, Nidhi shall file a return of statutory compliances in Form NDH – 1 alongside with such price as
prescribed with the Registrar duly licensed by way of a Company Secretary in exercise or a Chartered Accountant in exercise or a Cost Accountant in practice.

If the agency is now not complying with the above it shall inside 90days from the shut of the first economic year,
observe to the Regional Director in Form NDH -2 alongside with price for extension of time and
The Regional Director may additionally think about the software and skip orders inside 30 days of the receipt of the application.

If there is failure the Nidhi shall now not receive any similarly deposits from the graduation of the 2nd monetary 12
months until it complies with the provisions except being accountable for penal penalties supplied in the Act.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Every Nidhi shall make investments and proceed to preserve invested, in unencumbered time period deposits with a
scheduled industrial financial institution or publish workplace deposits in its very own title an quantity which shall
now not be much less than 10% of the deposits brilliant at the shut of the commercial enterprise on the final working day of the 2d preceding month.  In case of unexpected commitments, transient withdrawal can also be approved with the prior approval of the Regional Director for the motive of compensation to depositors, difficulty to such prerequisites and time restriction which might also be specific via the Regional Director to make certain restoration of the prescribed restriction of 10%

Yes, in the Public Procurement Order 2012 service industries are at par  with the manufacturing industry.

Investment in Plant & Machinery or equipment does not exceed one  crore rupees and turnover does not exceed five crore rupees. 

The Buying Agency can verify the GP Enlistment Certificate either from  NSIC website www.nsic.co.in OR www.nsicspronline.com 

SPRS Enlistment Certificate is valid for Two Years from the date of issue. 

NSIC do not register the traders. 

MSEs engaged in manufacturing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani &  Homeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs will be considered for enlistment under Single Point  Registration Scheme. 

Yes. NSIC issues Provisional Enlistment Certificate to those MSEs under  SPRS who have started the production but not having the audited Balance sheet for  the last one year.

In the year 2006 

Investment in Plant & Machinery or equipment does not exceed ten crore  rupees and turnover does not exceed fifty crore rupees. 


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