Nidhi Company

Nidhi Companies in India are created for cultivating the habit of thrift and savings amongst its members. Nidhi companies are allowed to borrow from their members and lend to their members. Therefore, the funds contributed to a Nidhi company are only from its members (shareholders). Nidhi companies are minute when compared to the banking sector and are mainly used to cultivate a saving amongst a group of people. To learn more about starting a Nidhi Company in India, you can also refer to the article “Starting a Nidhi Company” found in the Tracequality. In this article, we mainly look at the nuances of registration of a Nidhi Company in India.

Nidhi Company Overview

Nidhi Companies are registered Limited Companies involved in taking deposits and lending to their members. The activities of a Nidhi Company do fall under the purview of the Reserve Bank of India, as it is similar to an NBFC. However, as Nidhi Companies ONLY deal with shareholder-members money, RBI has exempted Nidhi Companies from the core provisions of the RBI and other regulations applicable to an NBFC.

Nidhi Amendment Rules, 2020

As per the notification from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 3rd February 2020, the amendment to existing rules was released where the stakeholders are advised to use the revised and latest forms by the Nidhi companies and they are:

  • Form No.NDH-1 – Return of Statutory Compliances
  • Form No.NDH-2 – Application for extension of time
  • Form No.NDH-3 – Return of Nidhi Company for the half-year ended

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