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Date: 01/07/2009
Master Circular – Residuary Non-Banking Companies

RBI/2009-10/11
DNBS (PD) CC No. 154 / 28.18.001/ 2009-10

July 01, 2009

To

The Chairman/CEOs of all Residuary Non-Banking Companies

Dear Sir,

Master Circular – Residuary Non-Banking Companies

As you are aware, in order to have all current instructions on the subject at one place, the Reserve Bank of India had issued a Master Circular on the captioned subject, which is now updated up to 30th June 2009. It may be noted that the Master Circular consolidates and updates all the instructions contained in the notifications listed in the Appendix, in so far they relate to Residuary Non-Banking Companies. The Master Circular has also been placed on the RBI web-site (http://www.rbi.org.in). A copy of the revised Master Circular is enclosed.


Yours Sincerely,

(P. Krishnamurthy)
Chief General Manager -in-Charge


Appendix

Residuary Non-Banking Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1987

Sl.No.

Particulars

Date of issue

1

NOTIFICATION NO. DFC.55/DG (O) - 87

15TH MAY 1987



RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF NON-BANKING SUPERVISION
CENTRAL OFFICE
CENTRE I, WORLD TRADE CENTRE,
CUFFE PARADE, COLABA
 MUMBAI 400 005

 (Master notification as amended upto June 30, 2009)

NOTIFICATION NO. DFC.55/DG (O) - 87 DATED THE 15TH MAY 1987

The Reserve Bank of India  having considered it necessary in the public interest to give the directions mentioned below, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45J and 45K of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf, gives the directions hereinafter specified. 

PART I - PRELIMINARY
Short Title and commencement of the directions

1. These directions shall be known as "Residuary Non-Banking Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1987”. They shall come into force with effect from 15th May 1987, and any reference to these directions to the date of commencement thereof shall be deemed to be reference to that date. 

PART II - EXTENT OF THE DIRECTIONS

2. These directions shall apply to every residuary non-banking company, that is to say, a non-banking institution, being  a company, which receives any deposit under any scheme or arrangement, by whatever name called, in one lumpsum or in instalments by way of contributions or subscriptions or by sale of units or certificates or other instruments, or in any other manner and which, according to the definitions contained in the 1[Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998] or, as the case may be, the Miscellaneous Non-Banking Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1977, is not -

i) an equipment leasing company
ii) a hire purchase finance company
iii) a housing finance company
iv) an insurance company
v) an investment company
vi) a loan company
vi) a mutual benefit financial company
vii) a miscellaneous non-banking company and

2 [ix)  a mutual benefit company]

3. Definitions

In these directions, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a) "deposit" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in section 45I(bb) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(b) "depositor" means any person who has made the deposit with the company;

(c) words or expressions used but not defined herein and defined in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in that Act. Any other words or expressions not defined herein or in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), but defined in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).

Acceptance of deposits by residuary non-banking companies

4. On and from April 12, 19933, no residuary non-banking company shall receive any deposit repayable on demand or on notice or after a period of less than 12 months or more than 84 months [4] from the date of receipt of such deposit or renew any deposit  received by it whether before or after that date, unless such deposit, on renewal, is repayable not earlier than 12 months and not later than 84 [4] months from the date of such renewal.

Explanation. - Where a deposit is received in instalments, the period of deposit shall be computed from the date of receipt of the first instalment.

5[4A. No residuary non-banking company shall take from any depositor/subscriber to any schemes run by the company, with or without his consent, any amounts towards processing or maintenance charges or any such charges, by whatever name called, for meeting its revenue expenditure.]

6[Provided that a company may charge to a new depositor/subscriber a one time (non-refundable) sum not exceeding Rs. 80/- (Rupees eighty only) towards the cost of expenses for issuing brochure, application form and servicing the depositor's account where the aggregate yearly subscription of such deposit is not less than Rs. 500/-. Where the amount of deposit collected is less than Rs. 500/- there shall be a pro rata reduction in the said one time non-refundable amount of Rs. 80/-.7{No such amount shall be collected on the deposits received under daily deposit scheme.} ]

8 [Branches and appointment of agents to collect deposits

4B. On and from January 13, 2000, no residuary non-banking company shall open its branch / office or appoint agents to collect deposits except as provided hereunder:

(i) a residuary non-banking company having the certificate of  registration issued under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) may open its branch or appoint agents if its -

(a)  NOF is up to Rs. 50 crore                           Within the State where
                                                                      its registered  office is
                                                                      situated; and if
 
(b)  NOF is more than Rs. 50 crore                   Anywhere in India

(ii) (a) for the purpose of opening a branch / office, a  residuary non-banking company shall notify to the Reserve Bank of its intention to open the proposed branch;

(b) on receipt of such advice, the Reserve Bank may, on being satisfied that in the public interest or in the interest of the concerned residuary non-banking company or for any other relevant reasons to be recorded, reject the proposal and communicate the same to the residuary non-banking  company;

(c) if no advice of rejection of the proposal under (b) above is communicated by the Reserve Bank within 30 days from the receipt of such advice, the residuary non-banking company may proceed with its proposal.

Closure of branches

4C. No residuary non-banking company shall close its branch / office without publishing such intention in any one national level newspaper and in one vernacular newspaper in circulation in the relevant place, before ninety days of the proposed closure and without advising the Reserve Bank at least ninety days before the proposed closure].

9[Mandatory compliance with Prudential Norms

4D. A residuary non-banking company shall not accept or renew deposits without complying with all the requirements of Non-Banking Financial Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 as contained in Notification No. DFC. 119 /DG (SPT)-98 dated January 31, 1998.]

Minimum rate of return
10[5. On and from 11th November 1997, the amount payable by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage, by whatever name called, by a residuary non-banking company in respect of deposits received from that date, shall not be less than the amount calculated -

(i) at the rate of 8 per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited in lump sum or at monthly or longer intervals;

(ii) at the rate of 6 per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited under daily deposit schemes.

Provided that where at the request of the depositor, a residuary non-banking company makes repayment of the deposit after the expiry of a period of one year but before expiry of the period for which the deposit had been accepted, the amount payable by the company by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage on such deposit shall be reduced by one percentage point from the rate which the company would  have ordinarily paid by way of interest, bonus, premium or other advantage, had the deposit been accepted for the period for which such deposit had run. ]

11[On and from July 1, 2000, the amount payable by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage, by whatever name called, by a residuary non-banking company in respect of deposits received from that date, shall not be less than the amount calculated -

(i)
at the rate of 6 per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited in lump sum or at monthly or longer intervals; and

(ii) at the rate of 4 per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited under daily deposit schemes :

Provided that where at the request of depositor, a residuary non-banking company makes repayment of the deposit after the expiry of a period of one  year but before the expiry of the period for which the deposit had been accepted, the amount payable by the company by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage on such deposit shall be reduced by one percentage point from the rate which the company would have ordinarily paid by way of interest, bonus, premium or other advantage, had the deposit been accepted for the period for which such deposit had run. ]

12 [On and from April 1, 2003, the amount payable by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage, by whatever name called, by a residuary non-banking company in respect of deposits received from that date, shall not be less than the amount calculated -

(i) at the rate of five per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited in lump sum or at monthly or longer intervals; and

(ii) at the rate of three and one-half per cent per annum (to be compounded annually) on the amount deposited under daily deposit schemes :

Provided that where at the request of a depositor, a residuary non-banking company makes repayment of the deposit after the expiry of a period of one  year but before the expiry of the period for which the deposit had been accepted, the amount payable by the company by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage on such deposit shall be reduced by one percentage point from the rate which the company would have ordinarily paid by way of interest, bonus, premium or other advantage, had the deposit been accepted for the period for which such deposit had run.]

General Provisions regarding repayment of deposits
Intimation of maturity of deposits to depositors

13 [5A. It shall be the obligation of the residuary non-banking company to intimate the details of maturity of the deposit to the depositor at least two months before the date of maturity of the deposit.”

14 [ Payment of interest for delayed repayment of public deposits
5AA.  Where an RNBC fails to repay the deposit along with interest on maturity on the claim made by the depositor, it shall be liable to pay interest in the following manner:

i. if the company has intimated about the maturity to the depositor at least two months before the date of maturity and has sufficient evidence for the same viz. acknowledgement from the depositor, but the depositor fails to submit his claim on maturity, then the company will be required to pay interest at the rate as applicable to the deposit from the date of claim till the date of repayment along with the amount due on maturity.

ii. if the company has not intimated about the maturity to the depositor two months before the date of maturity, then, as and when the depositor makes a claim, the company will be required to pay interest at the rate as applicable to the deposit from the date of maturity till the date of repayment along with the amount due on maturity.]

Minimum lock- in period and Repayment in the event of death of the depositor

5B.  On and from October 5, 2004,

(i)   No residuary non-banking company shall make premature repayment of deposit within a period of twelve months (lock – in period) from the date of its acceptance:

Provided that in the event of death of a depositor, a residuary non-banking company may repay the deposit prematurely, even within the lock – in period, to the surviving depositor/s in the case of joint holding with survivor clause, or to the nominee or the legal heir/s of the deceased depositor, on the request of the surviving depositor/nominee/legal heir, and only against submission of proof of death, to the satisfaction of the company.

Repayment of deposits by a residuary non-banking company not being a problem residuary non-banking company

(ii) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-paragraph (i), a residuary non-banking company not being a problem residuary non-banking company may, with effect from October 5, 2004, permit premature repayment of a deposit at its sole discretion:

Provided that in the case of a deposit accepted prior to the aforesaid date, such residuary non-banking company may, if so permitted by the terms and conditions of acceptance of such deposit, repay it prematurely at the request of the depositor, after the expiry of twelve months from the date of deposit.

Repayment of deposits by a problem residuary non-banking company

(iii) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-paragraph (i), in order to enable a depositor to meet expenses of an emergent nature, a problem residuary non-banking company may make premature prepayment of a deposit as follows:
repay a tiny deposit in entirety or repay any other deposit up to  an amount not exceeding Rs. 10,000/-.

15[Clubbing of deposits by a problem residuary non-banking company

(iv) All deposit accounts standing to the credit of sole/first named depositor in the same capacity shall be clubbed and treated as one deposit account for the purpose of premature repayment by a problem residuary non-banking company;

Provided that this clause shall not apply to premature repayment in the event of death of depositor as provided in sub-paragraph (i).]

Rate of interest on premature repayment of deposits

(v) Where a residuary non-banking company, whether at its sole discretion or at the request of the depositor, as the case may be, repays a deposit after twelve months from the date of its acceptance, but before its maturity (including premature repayment in the case of death of the depositor), it shall pay interest at the following rates:

After the expiry of 12 months but before the date of maturity

 

The interest payable shall be 2 per cent lower than the interest rate applicable to a deposit for the period for which the deposit has run or if no rate has been specified for that period, then 3 per cent lower than the minimum rate at which deposits are accepted by the residuary non-banking company.

Explanation: For the purpose of this paragraph,

(a) `problem residuary non-banking company’ means a residuary non-banking company which -

(i) has refused or failed to meet within five working days any lawful demand for  repayment of the matured deposits ; or

(ii) intimates the CLB under section 58AA of the Companies Act, 1956, about its default to a small depositor in repayment of any deposit or part thereof or any interest thereupon; or

(iii) approaches the Bank for withdrawal of the liquid asset securities to meet its deposit obligations; or

(iv) approaches the Bank for any relief or relaxation or exemption from the provisions of Residuary Non-Banking Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1987  or from that of Prudential Norms for avoiding default in meeting deposit or other obligations; or

(v) has been identified by the Bank to be a problem residuary non-banking company either suo moto or based on the complaints from the depositors about non-repayment of deposits or on complaints from the company’s lenders about non-payment of dues.

(b)  ‘tiny deposit’ means the aggregate amount of deposits not exceeding Rs.10,000/- standing in the name of the sole or the first named depositor in the same capacity in all the branches of the residuary non-banking company.”]

16 [Minimum rate of return on deposits from NRIs ]

17 [5C.]  On and from September 19, 2003, no residuary  non-banking company shall invite or accept or renew repatriable deposits from Non-Resident Indians in terms of Notification No.FEMA.5/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 under Non-Resident (External) Account Scheme at a rate exceeding the rate specified by the Reserve Bank of India for such deposits with scheduled commercial banks.

Explanation - The period of above deposits shall be not less than one year and not more than three years.

18 [6. Security for depositors.

On and from May 1, 1997 -

(1) Every residuary non-banking company shall invest and continue to invest an amount including the amount invested in assets under section 45-IB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), which at the close of business on any day of  the quarter ending June 30, 1997 and thereafter on any day of each quarter shall not be less than the aggregate amounts of the liabilities to the depositors, outstanding  at  the  close of business on the last working day of the second preceding quarter (whether or not such amounts have become payable) in securities or in other types of investments which are unencumbered and valued at a price not exceeding the current market price, in the following manner, namely, -

(a)  not less than 10 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to depositors in fixed deposits/ certificate of deposits of scheduled commercial banks or of public financial institutions  or partly in any of these banks or financial institutions ;

(b)  not less than 60 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to depositors in bonds or debentures or commercial paper of a Government company or public sector bank or public financial institution or of any corporation established or constituted by any State or Central enactments or any other company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or in any approved securities or in the manner at (a) above subject, however, to the conditions that

19 [(i) not more than two percent of the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in any scheme/s of a Mutual Fund which is governed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds)

Regulations, 1996 and the aggregate of such investment shall not exceed ten per cent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors:]
20 [Proviso deleted]

(ii)  not more than 10 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities shall be invested in debentures, bonds or commercial papers of the companies incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), not being a subsidiary company, holding company or company in the same group of such residuary non-banking company, or a Government company or a public financial institution:

Provided that such bonds or debentures have been rated not less than AA+ or its equivalent by any one of the approved credit rating  agencies and the commercial papers are rated as required in terms of Notification IECD No. 1/87(CP)- 89/90 dated December 11, 1989, issued by the Reserve Bank;    

(c) not more than 20 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors or ten times the net owned fund of the company, whichever is less, may be invested in any manner which in the opinion of the company is safe as per the approval of the Board of Directors of the company, subject to the condition that the net owned fund of such company is positive. However, where the net owned fund of such company is nil or negative, such company shall invest such amount in accordance with (a) or (b) above only. ]

21 [On and from July 1, 2004 -
 
(1)  Every residuary non-banking company shall invest and continue to invest an amount including the amount invested in assets under Section 45-IB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), which at the close of business on any day of  the quarter ending September 30, 2004 and thereafter, on any day of each quarter shall not be less than the aggregate amounts of the liabilities to the depositors, outstanding  at  the  close of business on the last working day of the second preceding quarter (whether or not such amounts have become payable) in securities or in other types of investments which are unencumbered and valued at a price not exceeding the current market price, in the following manner, namely, -

(a)  not less than 10 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to depositors in fixed deposits/ certificates of deposit of scheduled commercial banks; or in certificates of deposit of specified financial institutions, provided the certificates are  rated not less than AA+ or its equivalent by an approved credit rating agency, or partly in any of these Fixed Deposits/Certificates of Deposit so rated;  

(b)  not less than 70 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to depositors in securities of any State Government or Central Government issued by them in the course of their market borrowing programme, or in bonds or debentures (rated not less than AA+ or equivalent by an approved credit rating agency and listed on a recognized stock exchange) of any other company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956

(1 of 1956) or in the manner at clause (a) or in the debt oriented schemes of mutual funds subject, however, to the conditions that

(i) not less than 15 per cent of the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in any securities of any State Government or Central Government issued in the course of market borrowing programme;

(ii) not more than two percent of the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in any one debt oriented Mutual Fund which is governed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996 and the aggregate of such investment shall not exceed ten per cent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors:

Provided that on and from July 1, 2004, a residuary non-banking company which does not comply with the above requirement, shall not make any investment in other securities till the shortfall in this category of investments is made good. 

Provided that in the event of downgrading of credit rating below the prescribed grade of any bond or debenture, the bond or debenture shall become ineligible for compliance with the above requirement and shortfall, if any, in the compliance with the above paragraph arising from such downgrading of the rating shall be made good before making any further investments in the securities as provided for in clause (c) or (d).

Provided that debenture/bonds issued by holding company/subsidiary company/company in the same group shall not qualify for such investment.

(c) for the period prior to March 31, 2005, not more than 20 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors or ten times the net owned fund of the company, whichever is less, may be invested in any manner which in the opinion of the company is safe as per the approval of the board of directors of the company;

(d)  on and from April 1, 2005 not more than ten percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors or one time the net owned fund of the company, whichever is less, may be invested in any manner which in the opinion of the company is safe as per the approval of the board of directors of the company;

(e) on and from April 1, 2006 the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) or sub-paragraph (b) only.]

22 [ On and from April 1, 2006 -

(1) every residuary non-banking company shall invest and continue to invest an amount including the amount invested in assets under Section 45-IB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), which at the close of business on any day of  the quarter ending December 31, 2005 and thereafter, on any day of each quarter shall not be less than the aggregate amounts of the liabilities to the depositors, outstanding at  the  close of business on the last working day of the second preceding quarter (whether or not such amounts have become payable) in securities or in other types of investments which are unencumbered and valued at a price not exceeding the current market price, in the following manner, namely, -

(a) not less than 10 percent of the aggregate  amount of liabilities to depositors in fixed deposits/ certificates of deposit of scheduled commercial banks; or in certificates of deposit of specified financial institutions, provided the certificates are  rated not less than AA+ or its equivalent by an approved credit rating agency, or partly in any of these Fixed Deposits/Certificates of Deposit so rated;  

(b) not less than 75 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to depositors in securities of any State Government or Central Government issued by them in the course of their market borrowing programme, or in bonds or debentures (rated not less than AA+ or equivalent by an approved credit rating agency and listed on a recognized stock exchange) of any other company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or in the manner at clause (a) or in the debt oriented schemes of mutual funds subject, however, to the conditions that:-

(i)  not less than 15 per cent of the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in any securities of any State Government or Central Government issued in the course of market borrowing programme;

(ii) not more than two percent of the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors shall be invested in any one debt oriented Mutual Fund which is governed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996 and the aggregate of such investment shall not exceed ten per cent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors:

Provided that on and from April 1, 2006, a residuary non-banking company which does not comply with the above requirement, shall not make any investment in other securities till the shortfall in this category of investments is made good: 

Provided that in the event of downgrading of credit rating below the prescribed grade of any bond or debenture, the bond or debenture shall become ineligible for compliance with the above requirement and shortfall, if any, in the compliance with the above paragraph arising from such downgrading of the rating shall be made good before making any further investments in the securities as provided for in clause (c) or (d). :

Provided that debenture/bonds issued by holding company/subsidiary company/company in the same group shall not qualify for such investment;

(c) on and from April 1, 2006, not more than 5 percent of the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors or one time the net owned fund of the company, whichever is less, may be invested in any manner which in the opinion of the company is safe as per the approval of the board of directors of the company;

(d) on and from July 1, 2006,  the incremental liabilities to the depositors above the level of aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors as on December 31, 2005 shall be invested in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) or sub-paragraph (b) only;

(e) on and from April 1, 2007, the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors as at end of last working day of second preceding quarter shall be invested in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) or sub-paragraph (b) only.

Explanation:- For the purpose of clause(d), “incremental liabilities to the depositors” means liabilities to the depositors exceeding the aggregate amount of the liabilities to the depositors as on 31 December, 2005.]

23 [(2)     Every residuary non-banking company shall

(i) open a Constituent's Subsidiary General Ledger (CSGL) account with a scheduled commercial bank, or the Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd. (SHCIL) or a dematerialised account with a depository through a depository participant registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India and keep the unencumbered approved securities required to be maintained by it in pursuance of Section 45-IB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) and the Notification No. DFC.120/ED(G)-98 dated January 31, 1998, in such CSGL account or  dematerialised account;

(ii) kep other securities referred to in clause (b) of sub-paragraph (1) above in such CSGL account or dematerialised account if they have been dematerialised; and

(iii) designate one of the scheduled commercial banks in the place where the registered office of the non-banking financial company is situated as its designated banker and entrust, in physical form, to such bank or the SHCIL all unencumbered deposit receipts and securities referred to in clauses (a) and (b) of paragraph (1) above and such unencumbered approved securities which have not been dematerialised; 

and intimate the name and location of such scheduled commercial bank where it has opened its CSGL account or has held the securities in physical form, or the location of the SHCIL where it has opened its CSGL account or has held the securities in physical form or the depository (and the depository participant) where it has held its dematerialised account, in writing, to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated, as specified in Schedule  B hereto:

Provided that where a residuary non-banking company intends to  entrust the securities specified in clause (iii) above with the designated banker or the SHCIL, at a place other than the place at which its registered office is located, it may do so with the prior approval, in writing, of the Regional Office of Reserve Bank of India under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated, as specified in Schedule  B hereto;]

24 [Provided further that the government securities held in the said CSGL account or dematerialised account, shall not be traded, either by entering into ready forward contracts, including reverse ready forward contracts, or otherwise, except, by following the procedure and to the extent, as hereinafter specified.]

25 [(3) The securities mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall continue to be kept as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above for the benefit of the depositors and shall not be withdrawn or encashed or otherwise dealt with by the residuary non-banking company except for repayment to the depositors with the prior approval of Reserve Bank of India:

Provided that,

(i) a residuary non-banking company may withdraw a portion of such securities in proportion to the reduction of its public deposits duly certified to that effect by its auditor;

(ii) where the residuary non-banking company intends to substitute such securities kept in physical form, it may do so by entrusting securities of equal value to the designated bank or SHCIL before such withdrawal; and

(iii) 26 [ ]  ]

27 [(3A)   Where the residuary non-banking company intends to trade, either by entering into ready forward contracts, including reverse ready forward contracts, or otherwise, in the government securities that are held in excess of the requirement under Section 45-IB of the Act and Notification No. DFC. 120/ED (G)-98 dated January 31, 1998, the same may be undertaken by opening a separate CSGL or dematerialised account for keeping such excess government securities.]

28 [29[(4)] Every residuary non-banking company shall furnish to the Reserve Bank within 15 days from the close of business after the end of each quarter a certificate from its statutory auditors to the effect that the amounts deposited and investments made by the company are not less than the aggregate amount of liabilities to the depositors outstanding at the close of business on the last working day of the second preceding quarter.]

30 [Explanation :-

(i) `net owned fund’ means net owned fund as defined under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934)  including the paid up preference shares which are compulsorily convertible into equity ;

(ii) “aggregate amounts of liabilities" shall mean total amount of deposits received together with interest, premium, bonus or other advantage by whatever name called, accrued on the amount of deposits according to the terms of contract;

(iii) “quarter" means the period of three months, ending on the last day of March, June, September or December;

(iv) “approved credit rating agencies"  mean –

(a) The Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd.  (CRISIL).
(b) Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Ltd. (ICRA)
(c) Credit Analysis & Research Ltd. (CARE)
(d) FITCH Ratings India Private Ltd. (Fitch India)"        

(v) ‘Scheduled Commercial Bank' means a bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) excluding a regional rural bank or a co-operative bank;

(vi) “Government company' means a company as defined under section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956);

(vii) “Specified Financial Institution' means institutions listed in the schedule   "D" to this Notification;

(viii) the words 'holding company', 'subsidiary company', 'company in the same group' shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Companies Act, 1956.]     

Abolition of forfeiture

7. On and from 15th May 1987, no residuary non-banking company shall forfeit any amount deposited by a depositor, or any interest, premium bonus or other advantage accrued thereon.

Particulars to be specified in application form soliciting deposits

8.  On   and from 15th May 1987, no residuary non-banking company shall accept, renew or convert any deposit except on a written application from the depositor in the form to be supplied by the company which form shall contain all the particulars specified in the Non-Banking Financial Companies and Miscellaneous Non-Banking Companies (Advertisement Rules) 1977 made under Section 58A of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956). Such application form shall also contain full details about the return which depositor is entitled to get on the deposits made by him.

Furnishing of receipts to depositors

9. (1)  Every residuary non-banking company shall furnish to every depositor or his agent, unless it has done so already, a receipt for every amount which has been or which may be received by the company by way of deposit before or after the commencement of these Directions.

(2) The said receipt shall be duly signed by an officer entitled to act for the company in this behalf and shall state the date of deposit, the name of the depositor, the amount in words and figures received by the company by way of deposit, the rate of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage payable thereon and the date on which the deposit is repayable.

Register of deposits

10. (1)  Every residuary non-banking company shall keep one or more registers in which shall be entered separately in the case of each depositor the following particulars, namely:-

(a) name and address of the depositor,
(b) date and amount of each deposit,
(c) duration and the due date of each deposit,
(d) date and amount of accrued interest, bonus or premium or other advantage on each deposit,
(e) date and amount of each repayment,
(f) any other particulars relating to the deposit.

The register or registers aforesaid shall be kept at the registered office of the company and shall be preserved in good order for a period of not less than eight calendar years  following the financial year in which the latest entry is made of the repayment or renewal of any deposit of which particulars are contained in the register.

(2) Every residuary non-banking company shall maintain separate books of account and registers with respect to deposit received/to be received or by sale of units or certificates or other instruments after the commencement of these directions:
Provided that if the company keeps the books of account referred to in sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) at any place other than its  registered office in accordance with the proviso to that sub-section, it shall be sufficient compliance with this paragraph if the register aforesaid is kept at such other place, subject to the condition that the company delivers to the Reserve Bank a copy of the notice filed with the Registrar under the proviso to the said sub-section within seven days of such filing.

Information to be included in the Board’s Report

11. (1) In every report of the Board of Directors laid before the company in general meeting under sub-section (1) of Section 217 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) after the  date of commencement of these directions, there shall be included in the case of a residuary non-banking company the following particulars of information, namely -

(a) compliance with the provisions of these directions;

(b) the total number of depositors of the company whose deposits have not been   claimed by the depositors or paid by the company after the date on which the   deposit became due for repayment or renewal as the case may be, according to the contract with the depositor or the provisions of these directions, whichever may be applicable; and

(c) the total amounts due to the depositors and remaining unclaimed or unpaid beyond the date referred to in clause (b) as aforesaid.

(2) The said particulars or information shall be furnished with reference to the position  as on the last date of the financial year to which the report relates and if the amounts remaining unclaimed or unpaid as referred to in clause (b) of sub-paragraph (1) exceed in the aggregate the sum of rupees five lakhs, there shall also be included in the report a statement on the steps taken or proposed to be taken by the Board of Directors for the repayment of the amounts due to the depositors and remaining unclaimed or unpaid.

12. Every residuary non-banking company shall disclose as liabilities in its books of account and balance sheet, the total amount of deposits received together with interest, bonus, premium or other advantage, accrued or payable to the depositors.

Copies of balance sheet and accounts together with the directors’ report to be furnished to the Reserve Bank.

13. Every residuary non-banking company shall deliver to the Reserve Bank unless it has done so already, an audited balance sheet as on the last date of each financial year and  an audited profit and loss account in respect of that year as passed by the company in general meeting together with a copy of the report of the Board of Directors laid before the company in such meeting in terms of Section 217(1) of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) within 15 days of such meeting.

Returns to be submitted to the Reserve Bank

14. (1)  Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 13, every residuary non-banking company shall submit to the Reserve Bank a return furnishing the information specified in Schedule A hereto with reference to its position as on the dates specified in the said schedule.

(2) (i) Every residuary non-banking company shall, not later than 2 months from the date of commencement of these directions or from the commencement of business whichever is later, deliver to the Reserve Bank a written statement containing
    (a) the names, designations and professional qualifications of its principal officers;
    (b) the names, qualifications and residential addresses of directors of the company;
    (c) the specimen signatures of the officers authorised to sign on behalf of the
         company, returns specified in sub-paragraph (1);

(ii) Any change in the list referred to in clause (i) of this sub-paragraph shall be intimated to the Reserve Bank within one month from the occurrence of such change.

Balance-sheet, return, etc. to be submitted to the Department of31 [Supervision]

15.  Any balance sheets, returns or information required to be submitted or furnished to the Reserve Bank in pursuance of these directions shall be submitted or furnished to the Regional Office of the Department of 30[Supervision] of the Reserve Bank within whose jurisdiction the Registered Office of the company is situated, as specified in the Schedule  B hereto.

Advertisements and Statements in lieu of Advertisement.

16. (1) Every residuary non-banking company shall comply with the provisions of the Non-Banking Financial Companies and Miscellaneous Non-Banking Companies (Advertisement) Rules, 1977 and shall also specify in every advertisement to be issued thereunder, the following :

(a) the actual rate of return by way of interest, premium, bonus or other advantage to the  depositor;

(b) the mode of payment to depositors;

(c) maturity period of deposit;

(d) the interest payable on a specified deposit;

(e) if the depositors are eligible for any attractive gifts/incentives such as accident insurance or similar additional benefit, if any, the amount of such gift/incentive or additional advantage which is given/paid by the company;

(f) the rate of interest which will be payable to the depositor in case the depositor withdraws the deposit prematurely, the terms and conditions subject to which a deposit will be revived/renewed;

(g) any other special features relating to the terms and conditions subject to which the deposits are accepted/ revived/ renewed; and

32 [(h)  that the deposits solicited by it are not insured.]

(2) Where a company intends to accept deposits without inviting or allowing or causing any other person to invite such deposits, it shall before accepting deposits, deliver to the Regional Office of the Department of 29[Supervision] of the Reserve Bank within whose jurisdiction its registered office is situated, for registration, a statement in lieu of advertisement containing all the particulars required to be included in the advertisement pursuant to the Non-Banking Financial Companies and Miscellaneous Non-Banking Companies (Advertisement) Rules, 1977 and particulars stated in sub-paragraph (1) hereinabove, duly signed in the manner provided in the aforesaid Rules.

(3) A statement delivered under sub-paragraph (2) shall be valid till the expiry of six months from the date of closure of the financial year in which it is so delivered or until  the date on which the balance sheet is laid before the company in general meeting, or where the annual general meeting for any year has not been held, the latest day on which that meeting should have been held in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), whichever is earlier and a fresh statement shall be delivered in each succeeding financial year before accepting deposits in that financial year.

17. Every residuary non-banking company which has not been carrying on business before the commencement of these directions shall, before receiving any deposit furnish to the Reserve Bank all particulars relating to its business, as specified in the Schedule  C  hereto.

Transitory provision

18.  Without prejudice to any directions issued or to be issued in that regard,

(1) Nothing contained in paragraphs 4 and 5 shall apply to the deposits received or to be received under or in respect of any certificates, units or other instruments issued or sold before the commencement of these directions.

(2) Where, before the commencement of these directions, a residuary non-banking company has, for providing full security to its depositors, entered into any arrangement with any public sector bank pursuant to any directions issued or conditions stipulated by  the Reserve Bank or otherwise, nothing in paragraph 6 of these directions shall apply and the arrangement so entered into shall continue on the same terms and conditions with respect to deposits received or to be received under or in respect of certificates, units or other instruments, issued or sold before the commencement of these directions.

Exemptions

19.  The Reserve Bank may, if it considers it necessary for avoiding any hardship or any other just and sufficient reason, grant extensions of time to comply with or exempt any  company or class of companies, from all or any of the provisions of these directions either generally or for any specified period subject to such conditions as the Reserve Bank may impose.

33 [Paragraph 12 of the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998.

20. Nothing contained in paragraph 12 of the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposit (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 shall apply to the Residuary Non-Banking Companies.]
  

(P.D. OJHA)

DEPUTY GOVERNOR


LIST OF AMENDING NOTIFICATIONS

[1]  Notification No.68 dated April 10, 1993
[2]  Notification No. 69 dated April 19, 1993
[3]  Notification No.75 dated April 19, 1994
[4]  Notification No. 82 dated March 22, 1996
[5]  Notification No.85 dated July 7, 1996
[6]  Notification No.88 dated July 24, 1996
[7]  Notification No.95 dated January 1, 1997
[8]  Notification No.102 dated March 31, 1997
[9]   Notification No.105 dated March 31, 1997
[10]  Notification No.106 dated April 30, 1997
[11]  Notification No. 113 dated November 11, 1997
[12]  Notification No. 136 dated January 13, 2000
[13]  Notification No. 143 dated June 30, 2000
[14]  Notification No. 149 dated June 27, 2001
[15]  Notification No. 156 dated January 1, 2002
[16]  Notification No. 161 dated October 1, 2002
[17]  Notification No. 168 dated March 29, 2003
[18]  Notification No. 169 dated March 31, 2003
[[19]  Notification No. 171 dated July 31, 2003
[20]  Notification No. 176 dated September 19, 2003
[21]  Notification No. 178 dated June 22, 2004
[22]  Notification No. 180 dated October 5, 2004
[23]  Notification No . 183 dated December 9, 2005
[24] Notification No. 186 dated March 31, 2006
[25] Notification No. 198 dated  December 14, 2007


SCHEDULE B

(Please see paragraph 15 of the Directions)

Area under the jurisdiction of each Regional Office of the Reserve Bank

 

[Name and address of the office                                   Area under jurisdiction
------------------------------------                                             ------------------------------
1. Ahmedabad Regional Office,                                   State of Gujarat and Union
   La Gajjar Chambers, Ashram Road,                        Territories of Daman and Diu
   Ahmedabad - 380 009.                                             and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

2. Bangalore Regional Office,                                         State of Karnataka.
   10-3-8, Nrupathunga Road,
   Bangalore - 560 002.

3. Bhopal Regional Office,                                       33[States of Madhya Pradesh and
   Hoshangabad Road,                                                         Chhattisgarh]
   Post Box No. 32,
   Bhopal - 462 011.

4. Bhubaneswar Regional Office,                                      State of Orissa.
   Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,
   Post Bag No. 16,
   Bhubaneswar-751 001.

5. 33 [Kolkata] Regional Office,                                  States of Sikkim, and West
   15, Netaji Subhas Road,                                            Bengal and the Union
33 [Kolkata] -700 001.                                         Territory of Andaman & Nicobar  Islands

6. Chandigarh Regional Office,                                      States of Himachal Pradesh,
   11, Central Vista,                                                         Punjab and the Union
   New Office Building                                                      Territory of Chandigarh.
   Opp. Telephone Bhavan, Sector 17,
   Chandigarh-160 017.

7. Chennai Regional Office,                                     State of Tamil Nadu and Union
   Fort Glacis, Rajaji Salai,                                       Territory of Pondicherry.
   Chennai-600 001.

8. Guwahati Regional Office,                                      States of Arunachal Pradesh,
   Station Road, Pan Bazar,                                       Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
   Post Box No. 120,                                                Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
   Guwahati-781 001.

9. Hyderabad Regional Office,                                         State of Andhra Pradesh.
   6-1-56, Secretariat Road,
   Saifabad, Hyderabad-500 004.

10. Jaipur Regional Office,                                         State of Rajasthan.
     Ram Bagh Circle,
     Tonk Road, P. B. No. 12,
     Jaipur-302 004.

11. Jammu Regional Office,                                    State of Jammu and Kashmir.
    Rail Head Complex,
    Post Bag No.1,
    Jammu-180 012.

12. 33[Kanpur Regional Office                                  33 [States of Uttar Pradesh and
      Mahatma Gandhi Marg,                                            Uttaranchal]
      Kanpur - 208 001]

13. Mumbai Regional Office,                                State of Goa and Maharashtra
    Garment House, 4th Floor,
    Dr. Annie Besant Road,
    Worli, Mumbai-400 018.

14. New Delhi Regional Office,                                 State of Haryana,
    6, Sansad Marg,                                             National Capital Territoryof Delhi
    New Delhi-110 001.
                                     
15. Patna Regional Office,                                      33 [States of Bihar and Jharkhand ]
    South of Gandhi Maidan
    Post Bag No. 162,
    Patna-800 001.

16. Thiruvananthapuram                                         State of Kerala and Union
    Regional Office, Bakery                                      Territory of Lakshadweep.
    Junction,
    Thiruvananthapuram-695 033


SCHEDULE C
(Please see paragraph 17 of the directions)

Reserve Bank of India
Department of [Supervision]
33 [Kolkata] /[Mumbai] /Bangalore/New Delhi

1. Name of the company
   Address :
   i) Registered Office
   ii) Administrative Office
  iii) Branch Office (s)

2. Date of incorporation

3. Board of Directors

   A) Name of the Directors                                                                       With residential address
   i)
   ii)
   iii)

B) Names and residential
   addresses of principal officers
   of the company with designation

4. An up-to-date copy of Memorandum
   & Articles of Association duly
   attested by a Director

5. Particulars of the types of
   schemes run/proposed to be carried
   on by the company (such as rate of
   return, period of deposit).
   (Pamphlets, literature should be
   attached)

6. Copy of the draft advertisement
   proposed to be issued.

7. Capital structure :                                                                               (Amounts in lakhs of rupees)

   a) Authorised
   b) Issued
   c) Paid-up

[Date :                                                                                                    Signature of Manager/
Place :                                                                                                    Managing Director/
                                                                                                               Authorised Official
Name :  
Designation :    


Schedule "D"

List of specified Financial Institutions

(Please see item (vii) in the Explanation to paragraph 2 of Notification No. DNBS.178 / CGM (DSN) - 2004 dated June 22, 2004)

1.  IDBI
2.  IFCI Ltd.
3.  IIBI Ltd.
4.  TFCI Ltd.
5.  IDFC Ltd.
6.  EXIM Bank
7.  NHB
8.  SIDBI
9.  NABARD
10. PFC Ltd.
11. REC Ltd.
12. IRFC Ltd.
13. IREDA Ltd.
14. NEDFi Ltd.
15. HUDCO Ltd.
16. UTI
17. LIC
18. GIC
19. NIC
20. NIA
21. OIC
22. UII


Form  - NBS 1A


1 Substituted, vide Notification No. 149 dated June 27, 2001.

2 Inserted vide Notification No. 149 dated June 27, 2001

3 Substituted, vide Notification No. DFC (COC)-68/ED(S)-93 dated April 10, 1993

4 Substituted, vide Notification No. DFC (COC)-68/ED(S)-93 dated April 10, 1993

5 Inserted, vide Notification No. DFC (COC)-69/ED(S)-93 dated April 19, 1993

6 Substituted, vide Notification No. DFC (COC)-82/ED(JRP)-96 dated March  22, 1996

7 Inserted, vide Notification No. 113/ED(G)-97   dated November 11, 1997

8 Inserted vide, Notification No. DNBS 136/CGM (VSNM)-2000 dated January 13, 2000

9 Inserted vide, Notification No. DNBS 143/CGM (VSNM)-2000 dated June 30, 2000

10 Substituted , vide Notification No. 113 dated  November 11, 1997

11 Substituted , vide Notification No. 143 dated   June 30,  2000

12 Substituted , vide Notification No. 169  dated  March 31, 2003

13 Inserted , vide Notification No. 180 dated  October 5, 2004

14 Inserted, vide  Notification No. 198 dated  December 14, 2007

15 Substituted vide Notification No. DNBS 183 /CGM(PK)-2005 dated December 9, 2005

16 Inserted,  vide Notification No.176 dated  September 19, 2003

17 Renumbered, vide Notification No.180 dated October 5, 2004

18 Substituted, vide Notification No.106  dated April 30, 1997

19 Substituted, vide Notification No. 143 dated June 30, 2000

20 Omitted, vide Notification No.168 dated March 29, 2003

21 Substituted, vide Notification No.178 dated June 22, 2004. 

22 Substituted vide Notification No. 186 dated March 31, 2006

23 Substituted,  vide Notification No.161 dated October 1, 2002

24 Inserted, vide Notification No.171 dated July 31, 2003

25 Inserted, vide Notification No.161 dated October 1, 2002

26 Deleted, vide Notification No.171 dated July 31, 2003

27 Inserted, vide Notification No. 171 dated July 31, 2003

28 Substituted , vide Notification No.106 dated April 30, 1997

29 Renumbered, vide Notification No. 161 dated October 1, 2002

30 Substituted , vide Notification  No. 178 dated June 22, 2004

31 Substituted, vide Notification No. DFC (COC)/88ED(JRP)/96 dated July 24, 1996

32 Inserted, vide Notification No. DNBS 161/CGM (CSM)-2002 dated October 1, 2002

33 Substituted, vide Notification No. 149 dated  June 27, 2001

 
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