valid as on 19/03/2019

Section 76.Acceptance of deposits from public by certain companies.
Effective from 01-04-2015

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 73, a  , having such  or  , may accept  from persons other than its  subject to compliance with the requirements provided in sub-section (2) of section 73 and subject to such rules as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, prescribe:

Provided that such a company shall be required to obtain the rating (including its networth, liquidity and ability to pay its deposits on due date) from a recognised credit rating agency for informing the public the rating given to the company at the time of invitation of deposits from the public which ensures adequate safety and the rating shall be obtained for every year during the tenure of deposits:

Provided further that every company accepting secured deposits from the public shall within thirty days of such acceptance, create a   on its assets of an amount not less than the amount of deposits accepted in favour of the deposit holders in accordance with such rules

(2) The provisions of this Chapter shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the acceptance of deposits from public under this section.

Where a company accepts or invites or allows or causes any other person to accept or invite on its behalf any deposit in contravention of the manner or the conditions prescribed under section 73 or section 76 or rules made thereunder or if a company fails to repay the deposit or part thereof or any interest due thereon within the time specified under section 73 or section 76 or rules made thereunder or such further time  under section 73,—

(a) the company shall, in addition to the payment of the amount of deposit or part thereof and the interest due, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than one crore rupees but which may extend to ten crore rupees; and
(b) every of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five lakh rupees but which may extend to two crore rupees,

Provided that if it is proved that the officer of the company who is in default, has contravened such provisions knowingly or wilfully with the intention to deceive the company or its shareholders or depositors or creditors or tax authorities, he shall be liable for action under section 447.

2(71) Public company means a company which—

(a) is not a private company; and

(b) has a minimum paid-up share capital, as may be prescribed:

Provided that a company which is a subsidiary of a company, not being a private company, shall be deemed to be public company for the purposes of this Act even where such subsidiary company continues to be a private company in its articles

2(57) Net Worth, means the aggregate value of the paid-up share capital and all reserves created out of the profits, securities premium account and debit or credit balance of profit and loss account, after deducting the aggregate value of the accumulated losses, deferred expenditure and miscellaneous expenditure not written off, as per the audited balance sheet, but does not include reserves created out of revaluation of assets, write-back of depreciation and amalgamation
2(91) Turnover means the gross amount of revenue recognized in the profit and loss account from the sale, supply, or distribution of goods or on account of services rendered, or both, by a company during a financial year;
Refer Rule 2(1) (e) – Companies(Acceptance of Deposits)Rules,2014.To view the rule,Click Here
Deposit includes any receipt of money by way of deposit or loan or in any other form by a company, but does not include such categories of amount as may be prescribed in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India
2(55) Member in relation to a company, means—

(i) the subscriber to the memorandum of the company who shall be deemed to have agreed to become member of the company, and on its registration, shall be entered as member in its register of members;

(ii) every other person who agrees in writing to become a member of the company and whose name is entered in the register of members of the company;

(iii) every person holding shares of the company and whose name is entered as a beneficial owner in the records of a depository

Charge means an interest or lien created on the property or assets of a company or any of its undertakings or both as security and includes a mortgage
See Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014. To view the rule,Click Here
 Section 76A inserted by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 (21 of 2015), notified on 26th May, 2015, with effect from 29th May 2015 vide notification S.O. 1440(E). To view the notification,Click Here
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Substituted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
2(59) Officer includes any director, manager or key managerial personnel or any person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the Board of Directors or any one or more of the directors is or are accustomed to act
Substituted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
Omitted vide Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 dated 03.01.2018 effective from 09.02.2018. To view the notification,Click Here

27.3.73 National Company Law Tribunal Rules, 2016

73.  Application under sections 71(9), 71(10), section 73{4) or section 74(2) and,76(2)-

(1)Where a company fails to redeem the debentures or repay the deposits or any part thereof or any interest thereon, an application under sub-section (10) of section 71 or under sub-section (4) of section 73 of the Act or section 45QA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), shall be filed to the Tribunal, in  in duplicate and shall be accompanied by such documents as are mentioned in , by-

(a) in case of debentures, all or any of the debenture holders concerned, or debenture trustee; or

(b) in case of deposits, all or any of the where the deposits are secured, by the depositors concerned, or deposit trustee.

(2) There shall be attached to the application, a list of depositors or debenture holders, as the case may be, setting forth the following details in respect of every such depositor or debenture holder:-

(a) full name, age, father’s/ mother’s/ spouse’s name, occupation and full residential address;

(b) fixed deposit receipt number or debenture certificate number, as the case may be;

(c) date of maturity;

(d) amount due to the person by the company;

(e) amount already paid by the company, if any;

(f) total amount due as on the date on the application: Provided that where the company is the applicant, it shall file an affidavit stating that the list of depositors or debenture holders, as the case may be, is correct, and that the estimated values as given in the list of the amount payable to such depositors or debenture holders are proper estimates of the values of such debts and claims.

(3) The Tribunal shall pass an appropriate order within a period of sixty days from the date of receipt of application under sub-rule (1):

Provided that the Tribunal shall, before making any order under this rule, give a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the company and any other person interested in the matter.

(a) The Tribunal may, if it is satisfied, on the application filed under sub-rule (1), that it is necessary so to do, to safeguard the interests of the company, the debenture holders or the depositors, as the case may be, or in the public interest, direct, by order, the company to make repayment of such deposit or debenture or part thereof forthwith or within such time and subiect to such conditions as may be specified in the order: Provided that while passing the order, the Tribunal shall consider the financial condition of the company, the amount or deposit or debenture or part thereof and the interest payable thereon.

(5) The application under sub-section (2) of section 74 and sub-section (2) of section 76 read with section 74(2) shall be in  and shall accompanied with the documents as per 

(6) A copy of application under sub-section (2) of section 76 and under subsection (2) of section 74 shall be served on the Regional Director and the Registrar of Companies before the date of hearing.

(7) The Registrar of Companies in consultation with Regional Director shall submit before the Tribunal, the report on the affairs of the company within thirty days from the date of the receipt of the application and Tribunal may consider any observation made by the Registrar of Companies before passing an order.

Annexure B

S.No.Section of the ActNature of PetitionEnclosures to the Petition
1.Sec. 2 (41)Application for change in financial year1.Copy of the memorandum and articles of association.
2. Copy of balance sheet of companies.
3. Affidavit verifying the petition.
4. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
5. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
2.Sec. 7 (7)Application to Tribunal where company has been incorporated by furnishing false or incorrect info or by any fraudulent action.1. Copy of the memorandum and articles of association.
2. Document in proof of false or incorrect information or fraudulent action.
3. Affidavit verifying the petition.
4. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
5. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
3.Sec. 14 (1)Conversion of public company into a private company.1.Copy of the memorandum and articles of association.
2. Copy of the documents showing that the company ceased to become a public
company.
3. Affidavit verifying the petition.
4. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
5. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
4.Sec. 55 (3)Application for issue further redeemable preference shares.1. Copy of the memorandum and articles of association.
2. Documents showing the terms of issue of the existing preference shares.
3. Copy of the Board Resolution and resolution of general meeting for issue of further redeemable preference shares.
4. Copy of the latest audited balance sheet with the profit and loss account of the company with auditor’s report and director’s report.
5. Affidavit verifying the petition.
6. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
7. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
5.Sec. 58 (3) or 59Appeal against refusal of registration of shares; or
Appeal for rectification of register of member.
Where the company is the petitioner.
1. Copy of the memorandum and articles of association
2. Latest audited balance-sheet and profit and loss account, auditor’s report and director’s report.
3. Authenticated copy of the extract of the Register of Members.
4. Copy of the resolution of the Board or Committee of Directors (where applicable)
5. Any other relevant documents.
6. Affidavit verifying the petition.
7. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
8. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
9. Two extra copies of the petition. Where the petition is made by any other person.
1. Documentary evidence in support of the statements made in the petition including the copy of the letter written by the petitioner to the company for purpose of registering the transfer of, or the transmission of the right to, any share, or interest in, or debentures as also a copy of the letter of refusal of the company.
2. Copies of the documents returned by the company.
3. Any other relevant document.
4. Affidavit verifying the petition.
5. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
6. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board’s Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
7. Two extra copies of the petition.
6.Sec. 61 (1)Application to Tribunal for consolidation and division of share capital.1. Copies of memorandum and articles of association;
2. Copies of audited balance sheets for past 3 years;
3. Resolution for allowing such consolidation or division and providing justification for the same;
4. Documents in proof of new capital structure and class of shares being consolidated or divided;
5. Affidavit verifying the petition.
6. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
7. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board’s Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
8. Two extra copies of the application
9. Any other relevant documents.
7.Sec. 73 (4)Application by deposition (substituted vide NCLT Amendment Rules,2016) depositor for
repayment of deposit or
interest.
1. Copy of the deposit receipt
2. Copy of the correspondence exchanged with the company.
3. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
4. Any other relevant document.
8.Sec. 74 (2)Application to allow further time as considered reasonable to the company to repay deposits.1. Names and addresses of the officers of the company.
2. Full details of small (omitted vide NCLT Amendment Rules,2016) depositors such as names, addresses, amount of deposits, rate of interest, dates of maturity and other terms and conditions of deposits.
3. Reasons for nonpayment or late payment.
4. Annual Reports for the last three years.
5. Projection and cash flow statement for the next three financial years duly certified by Statutory Auditors of the company.
6. Any other relevant document
9.Sec. 97 (1)Application for calling of
Annual General meeting.
1. Affidavit verifying the petition.
2. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
3. Any other relevant document.
10.Sec. 98 (1)Application for calling of
general meeting of company other than annual general meeting
1. Documentary evidence in proof of status of the applicant.
2. Affidavit verifying the petition.
3. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
4. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board’s Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
5. Any other relevant document
11.Sec. 119 (4)Petition to pass an order
directing immediate inspection of minutes books or directing a
copy thereof be sent forthwith to person requiring it.
1. Documentary evidence, if any, showing the refusal of the company to give inspection to the petitioner.
2. Affidavit verifying the petition.
3. Bank draftevidencing payment of application fee.
4. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board’s Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
5. Any other relevant document.
12.Sec. 131 (1)Application by company for
voluntary revision of financial
statement on Board's report.
1. Audited Financial statements of relevant period;
2. Copies of memorandum and articles of association.
3. The details of the Managing Director,
Chief Financial Officer, directors, Company Secretary and officer of the company responsible for making and maintaining such
books of accounts and financial statement.
3. Where such accounts are audited, documents in proof of the name and contact details of the auditor or any former auditor who audited such accounts.
4. Copy of the Board resolution passed by
the Board of Directors.
5. Affidavit verifying the petition.
6. Bank draft evidencing payment of application fee.
7. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board’s Resolution or the executed Vakalatnama, as the case may be.
8. Any other relevant document.
13. (Inserted vide NCLT Amendment Rules,2016)-Wherever no document is prescribed to be attached with the application or petition, documents as mentioned in next column may be attached, as applicable.1. Document and/or other evidence in support of the statement made in the application or
appeal or petition, as are reasonably open to the petitioner(s);
2. Documentary evidence in proof of the eligibility and status of the petitioner(s) with the voting power held by each of them, wherever applicable;
3. Where the petition is presented on behalf of members, the letter of consent given by them, if applicable;
4. Statement of particulars, showing names, address, number of shares held, and whether all calls and other monies due on shares have been paid in respect of members who have given consent to the petition being presented on their behalf;
5. Where the petition is presented by a member or members authorised by the Central Government, the order of the Central Government authorising the officer(s) or member or members to present the petition shall be similarly annexed to the petition;
6. Affidavit verifying the petition;
7. Evidence regarding payment of fee;
8. Memorandum of appearance with copy of the Board Resolution or the vakalatnama, as the case may be;
9. Three copies of the petition; and
10. Any other documents in support of the case.

 

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Amended vide National Company Law Tribunal (Amendment) Rules, 2016 notification dated 20.12.2016, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here

5.1.10-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

10. Form of application for deposits.-

(1) On and from the commencement of these rules, no company shall accept, or renew any deposit, whether secured or unsecured, unless an application, in such form as specified by the company, is submitted by the intending depositor for the acceptance of such deposit.

(2) The form of application referred to in sub-rule (1) shall contain a declaration by the intending depositor to the effect that the deposit is not being made out of any money borrowed by him from any other person.


5.1.11-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

11. Power to nominate.-

Every depositor may, at any time, nominate any person to whom his deposits shall vest in the event of his death and the provisions of section 72 shall, as far as may be, apply to the nomination made under this rule.


5.1.12-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

12. Furnishing of deposit receipts to depositors.-

(1) Every company shall, on the acceptance or renewal of a deposit, furnish to the depositor or his agent a receipt for the amount received by the company, within a period of twenty one days from the date of receipt of money or realisation of cheque or date of renewal.

(2) The receipt referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be signed by an officer of the company duly by the Board in this behalf and shall state the date of deposit, the name and address of the depositor, the amount received by the company as deposit, the rate of interest payable thereon and the date on which the deposit is repayable.


5.1.13-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

13. Maintenance of liquid assets and creation of deposit repayment reserve account.-

Every company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 and every eligible company shall on or before the 30th day of April of each year deposit the sum as specified in clause (c) of the said sub-section with any scheduled bank and the amount so deposited shall not be utilised for any purpose other than for the repayment of deposits:

the amount remaining deposited shall not at any time fall below twenty per cent. of the amount of deposits maturing during the financial year.

Provided that the amount remaining deposited shall not at any time fall below fifteen per cent. of the amount of deposits maturing, until the end of the current financial year and the next financial year

Substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 5.07.2018. To view the notification,Click Here

5.1.14-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

14. Registers of deposits.-

(1) Every company accepting deposits shall maintain at its registered office one or more separate registers for deposits accepted or renewed, in which there shall be entered separately in the case of each depositor the following particulars, namely:—

(a) name, address and PAN of the depositor/s

(b) particulars of guardian, in case of a minor;

(c) particulars of the nominee;

(d) deposit receipt number;

(e) date and the amount of each deposit;

(f) duration of the deposit and the date on which each deposit is repayable;

(g) rate of interest or such deposits to be payable to the depositor;

(h) due date for payment of interest;

(i) mandate and instructions for payment of interest and for non-deduction of tax at source, if any;

(j) date or dates on which the payment of interest shall be made;

(l) particulars of security or charge created for repayment of deposits;

(m) any other relevant particulars;

(2) The entries specified in sub-rule (1) shall be made within seven days from the date of issuance of the receipt duly authenticated by a director or secretary of the company or by any other officer authorised by the Board for this purpose.

(3) The register referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be preserved in good order for a period of not less than eight years from the financial year in which the latest entry is made in the register.

Omitted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 5.07.2018. To view the notification,Click Here

5.1.15-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

15. General provisions regarding premature repayment of deposits.-

Where a company makes a repayment of deposits, on the request of the depositor, after the expiry of a period of six months from the date of such deposit but before the expiry of the period for which such deposit was accepted, the rate of interest payable on such deposit shall be reduced by one per cent. from the rate which the company would have paid had the deposit been accented for the period for which such deposit had actually run and the company shall not pay interest at any rate higher than the rate so reduced :

Provided that nothing contained in this rule shall apply to the repayment of any deposit before the expiry of the period for which such deposit was accepted by the company, if such repayment is made solely for the purpose of—

(a) complying with the provisions of rule 3; or
(b) providing war risk or other related benefits to the personnel of the naval, military or air forces or to their families, on an application made by the associations or societies formed by such personnel, during the period of emergency declared under article 352 of the Constitution:

Provided further that where a company referred to in under sub-section (2) of section 73 or any eligible company permits a depositor to renew his deposit, before the expiry of the period for which such deposit was accepted by the company, for availing of a higher rate of interest, the company shall pay interest to such depositor at the higher rate if such deposit is renewed in accordance with the other provisions of these rules and for a period longer than the unexpired period of the deposit.

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule, where the period for which the deposit had run contains any part of a year, then, if such part is less than six months, it shall be excluded and if such part is six months or more, it shall be reckoned as one year.


5.1.16-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

16. Return of deposits to be filed with the Registrar.-

Every company to which these rules apply, shall on or before the 30th day of June, of every year, file with the Registrar, a return in  along with the fee as provided in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 and furnish the information contained therein as on the 3Ist day of March of that year duly audited by the auditor of the company.

 It is hereby clarified that Form DPT-3 shall be used for filing return of deposit or particulars of transaction not considered as deposit or both by every company other than Government company.

(1) Every company, other than a private company, shall disclose in its financial statement, by way of notes, about the money received from the director.

(2) Every private company shall disclose in its financial statement, by way of notes, about the money received from the directors, or relatives of directors.

Every company other than Government company shall file a onetime return of outstanding receipt of money or loan by a company but not considered as deposits, in terms of clause (c) of sub-rule 1 of rule 2 from the 01st April, 2014 to the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, as specified in   within ninety days from the date of said publication of this notification along with fee as provided in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

 

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Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 22.01.2019. To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies(Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 29.06.2016. To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 22.01.2019. To view the notification,Click Here
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5.1.17 -Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

17. Penal rate of interest.-

Every company shall pay a penal rate of interest of eighteen per cent. per annum for the overdue period in case of deposits, whether secured or unsecured, matured and claimed but remaining unpaid


5.1.18 -Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

18. Power of Central Government to decide certain questions.-

If any question arises as to the applicability of these rules to a particular company, such question shall be decided by the Central Government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.


5.1.19-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

19. Applicability of sections 73 and 74 to eligible companies.-

Pursuant to provisions of sub-section (2) of section 76 of the Act, the provisions of sections73 and 74 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to acceptance of deposits from public by eligible companies.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule, it is hereby clarified that in case of a company which had accepted or invited public deposits under the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and rules made under that Act (hereinafter known as “Earlier Deposits”) and has been repaying such deposits and interest thereon in accordance with such provisions, the provisions of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 74 of the Act shall be deemed to have been complied with if the company complies with requirements under the Act and these rules and continues to repay such deposits and interest due thereon on due dates for the remaining period of such deposit in accordance with the terms and conditions and period of such Earlier Deposits and in compliance with the requirements under the Act and these rules;

Provided further that the fresh deposits by every eligible company shall have to be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter V of the Act and these rules;


5.1.2- Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

2. Definitions.- (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,

(a) “Act” means the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013);

(b) “Annexure” means the Annexure attached to these rules;

(c) includes any receipt of money by way of deposit or loan or in any other form, by a company, but does not include –

(i) any amount received from the Central Government or a State Government, or any amount received from any other source whose repayment is guaranteed by the Central Government or a State Government, or any amount received from a local authority, or any amount received from a statutory authority constituted under an Act of Parliament or a State Legislature ;

(ii) any amount received from foreign Governments, foreign or international banks, multilateral financial institutions (including, but not limited to, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Development Corporation and International Bank for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction), foreign Governments owned development financial institutions, foreign export credit agencies, foreign collaborators, foreign bodies corporate and foreign citizens, foreign authorities or persons resident outside India subject to the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and rules and regulations made there under;

(iii) any amount received as a loan or facility from any banking company or from the State Bank of India or any of its subsidiary banks or from a banking institution notified by the Central Government under section 51 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), or a corresponding new bank as defined in clause (d) of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970) or in clause (b) of section (2) of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980 (40 of 1980) , or from a co-operative bank as defined in clause (b-ii) of section 2 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) ;

(iv) any amount received as a loan or financial assistance from Public Financial Institutions notified by the Central Government in this behalf in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India or any regional financial institutions or Insurance Companies or Scheduled Banks as defined in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(v) any amount received against issue of commercial paper or any other instruments issued in accordance with the guidelines or notification issued by the Reserve Bank of India;

(vi) any amount received by a company from any other company;

(vii) any amount received and held pursuant to an offer made in accordance with the provisions of the Act towards subscription to any securities, including share application money or advance towards allotment of securities pending allotment, so long as such amount is appropriated only against the amount due on allotment of the securities applied for;

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-clause, it is hereby clarified that –

(a) Without prejudice to any other liability or action, if the securities for which application money or advance for such securities was received cannot be allotted within sixty days from the date of receipt of the application money or advance for such securities and such application money or advance is not refunded to the subscribers within fifteen days from the date of completion of sixty days, such amount shall be treated as a deposit under these rules.

unless otherwise required under the Companies Act,1956 (1 of 1956) or the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) or rules or regulations made thereunder to allot any share, stock, bond, or debenture within a specified period, if a company receives any amount by way of subscriptions to any shares, stock, bonds or debentures before the 1st April, 2014 and disclosed in the balance sheet for the financial year ending on or before the 31st March, 2014 against which the allotment is pending on the 31st March, 2015, the company shall, by the 1st June 2015, either return such amounts to the persons from whom these were received or allot shares, stock, bonds or debentures or comply with these rules.

(b) any adjustment of the amount for any other purpose shall not be treated as refund.

Any amount received from a person who, at the time of the receipt of the amount, was a director of the company or a relative of the director of the Private company:

Provided that the director of the company or relative of the director of the private company, as the case may be, from whom money is received, furnishes to the company at the time of giving the money, a declaration in writing to the effect that the amount is not being given out of funds acquired by him by borrowing or accepting loans or deposits from others and the company shall disclose the details of money so accepted in the Board’s report;

(viii) any amount received from a person who, at the time of the receipt of the amount, was a director of the  company Private Company:

Provided that the director from whom money is received, furnishes to the company at the time of giving the money, a declaration in writing to the effect that the amount is not being given out of funds acquired by him by borrowing or accepting loans or deposits from others;

(ix) any amount raised by the issue of bonds or debentures secured by a first charge or a charge ranking pari passu with the first charge on any assets referred to in Schedule III of the Act excluding intangible assets of the company or bonds or debentures compulsorily convertible into shares of the company within five   years:

Provided that if such bonds or debentures are secured by the charge of any assets referred to in Schedule III of the Act, excluding intangible assets, the amount of such bonds or debentures shall not exceed the market value of such assets as assessed by a registered valuer;

 any amount raised by issue of non-convertible debenture not constituting a charge on the assets of the company and listed on a recognised stock exchange as per applicable regulations made by Securities and Exchange Board of India.

(x) any amount received from an employee of the company not exceeding his annual salary under a contract of employment with the company in the nature of non-interest bearing security deposit;

(xi) any non-interest bearing amount received or held in trust;  

(xii) any amount received in the course of, or for the purposes of, the business of the company,-

(a) as an advance for the supply of goods or provision of services accounted for in any manner whatsoever provided that such advance is appropriated against supply of goods or provision of services within a period of three hundred and sixty five days from the date of acceptance of such advance:

Provided that in case of any advance which is subject matter of any legal proceedings before any court of law, the said time limit of three hundred and sixty five days shall not apply:

(b) as advance, accounted for in any manner whatsoever, received in connection with consideration for property  under an agreement or arrangement , provided that such advance is adjusted against the property  in accordance with the terms of agreement or arrangement;

(c) as security deposit for the performance of the contract for supply of goods or provision of services;

(d) as advance received under long term projects for supply of capital goods except those covered under item (b) above:

 as an advance towards consideration for providing future services in the form of a warranty or maintenance contract as per written agreement or arrangement, if the period for providing such services does not exceed the period prevalent as per common business practice or five years, from the date of acceptance of such service whichever is less;

 as an advance received and as allowed by any sectoral regulator or in accordance with directions of Central or State Government;

 as an advance for subscription towards publication, whether in print or in electronic to be adjusted against receipt of such publications;

Provided that if the amount received under items (a), (b) and (d) above becomes refundable (with or without interest) due to the reasons that the company accepting the money does not have necessary permission or approval, wherever required, to deal in the goods or properties or services for which the money is taken, then the amount received shall be deemed to be a deposit under these rules:

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-clause the amount referred to in the first proviso shall be deemed to be deposits on the expiry of fifteen days from the date they become due for refund.

(xiii) any amount brought in by the promoters of the company by way of unsecured loan in pursuance of the stipulation of any lending financial institution or a bank subject to fulfillment of the following conditions, namely:-

(a) the loan is brought in pursuance of the stipulation imposed by the lending institutions on the promoters to contribute such finance;

(b) the loan is provided by the promoters themselves or by their relatives or by both; and

(c) the exemption under this sub-clause shall be available only till the loans of financial institution or bank are repaid and not thereafter;

(xiv) any amount accepted by a Nidhi company in accordance with the rules made under section 406 of the Act.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this clause, any amount.-

(a) received by the company, whether in the form of instalments or otherwise, from a person with promise or offer to give returns, in cash or in kind, on completion of the period specified in the promise or offer, or earlier, accounted for in any manner whatsoever, or

(b) any additional contributions, over and above the amount under item (a) above, made by the company as part of such promise or offer, shall be treated as a deposit  

any amount received by way of subscription in respect of a chit under the Chit Fund Act, 1982 (40 of 1982)

 any amount received by the company under any collective investment scheme in compliance with regulations framed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India;

 an amount of twenty five lakh rupees or more received by a start-up company, by way of a convertible note (convertible into equity shares or repayable within a period not exceeding five years from the date of issue) in a single tranche, from a person.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-clause,-

I. “start-up company” means a private company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 or Companies Act, 1956 and recognised as such in accordance with notification number G.S.R. 180(E) dated 17th, February, 2016 issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry;

II. “convertible note” means an instrument evidencing receipt of money initially as a debt, which is repayable at the option of the holder, or which is convertible into such number of equity shares of the start-up company upon occurrence of specified events and as per the other terms and conditions agreed to and indicated in the instrument.

 any amount received by a company from Alternate Investment Funds, Domestic Venture Capital Funds and Mutual Funds registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India in accordance with regulations made by it.

(d) ‘‘depositor’’ means,-

(i) any member of the company who has made a deposit with the company in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 73 of the Act, or

(ii) any person who has made a deposit with a public company in accordance with the provisions of section 76 of the Act;

(e) “eligible company” means a public company as referred to in sub-section (1) of section 76, having a net worth of not less than one hundred crore rupees or a turnover of not less than five hundred crore rupees and which has obtained the prior consent of the company in general meeting by means of a special resolution and also filed the said resolution with the Registrar of Companies before making any invitation to the Public for acceptance of deposits:

Provided that an eligible company, which is accepting deposits within the limits specified under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 180, may accept deposits by means of an ordinary resolution;

(f) “fees” means fees as specified in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014;

(g) ”Form” or ‘e-Form” means a form set forth in Annexure to these rules which shall be used for the matter to which it relates;

(h) “section” means section of the Act;

(i) “trustee” means the trustee as defined in section 3 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (12 of 1882).

(2) used in these rules but not defined and defined in the Act or in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) or in the Companies (Specification of definitions details) Rules, 2014, shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the said Acts or in the said rules.

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inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  second Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here
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substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016. To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2015 and later omitted vide notification Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
substituted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2016.  To view the notification,Click Here
inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of Deposits)  Amendment Rules, 2017 dated 11.05.2017.  To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 22.01.2019. To view the notification,Click Here
 words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) or the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) or the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996) shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in those Acts

5.1.20-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

20. Statement regarding deposits existing as on the date of commencement of
the Act.-

For the purposes of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 74, the statement shall be in

Date for filing Form DPT-4 extended upto 31 August 2014 by circular 27/2014 dated 30 June 2014.To view the clarification,Click Here.To view the return,Click Here

5.1.21-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

21. Punishment for contravention.-

If any company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 or any eligible company inviting deposits or any other person contravenes any provision of these rules for which no
punishment is provided in the Act, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees and where the contravention is a continuing one, with a further fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for every day after the first day during which the contravention continues.


5.1.3-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

3. Terms and conditions of acceptance of deposits by companies.-

(1) On and from the commencement of these rules,—

(a) no company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 and no eligible company shall accept or renew any deposit, whether secured or unsecured, which is repayable on demand or upon receiving a notice within a period of less than six months or more than thirty-six months from the date of acceptance or renewal of such deposit:

Provided that a company may, for the purpose of meeting any of its short-term requirements of funds, accept or renew such deposits for repayment earlier than six months from the date of deposit or renewal, as the case may be, subject to the condition that-

(a) such deposits shall not exceed ten per cent. of the aggregate of the paid up share capital, free reserves of the company and , and

(b) such deposits are repayable not earlier than three months from the date of such deposits or renewal thereof.

(2) Where depositors so desire, deposits may be accepted in joint names not exceeding three, with or without any of the clauses, namely, “Jointly”, “Either or Survivor”, “First named or Survivor”, “Anyone or Survivor”.

(3) No company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 shall accept or renew any deposit from its members, if the amount of such deposits together with the amount of other deposits outstanding as on the date of acceptance or renewal of such deposits exceeds twenty five per cent.  of the aggregate of the paid-up share capital and free reserves  of the company.

 a Specified IFSC Public company and a private company may accept from its members monies not exceeding one hundred per cent. of aggregate of the paid up share capital, free reserves and securities premium account and such company shall file the details of monies so accepted to the Registrar in

Explanation.—For the purpose of this rule, a Specified IFSC Public company means an unlisted public company which is licensed to operate by the Reserve Bank of India or the Securities and Exchange Board of India or the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India from the International Financial Services Centre located in an approved multi services Special Economic Zone set-up under the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005) read with the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006:

Provided further that the maximum limit in respect of deposits to be accepted from members shall not apply to following classes of private companies, namely:—

(i) a private company which is a start-up, for five years from the date of its incorporation;

(ii) a private company which fulfills all of the following conditions, namely:—

(a) which is not an associate or a subsidiary company of any other company;

(b) the borrowings of such a company from banks or financial institutions or any body corporate is less than twice of its paid up share capital or fifty crore rupees, whichever is less ; and

(c) such a company has not defaulted in the repayment of such borrowings subsisting at the time of accepting deposits under section 73:

Provided also that all the companies accepting deposits shall file the details of monies so accepted to the Registrar in Form DPT-3

(4) No eligible company shall accept or renew-

(a) any deposit from its members, if the amount of such deposit together with  the amount of deposits outstanding as on the date of acceptance or renewal of such deposits from members exceeds ten per cent. of the aggregate of the paid-up share capital and free reserves of the company;

(b) any other deposit, if the amount of such deposit together with the amount of such other deposits, other than the deposit referred to in clause (a), outstanding on the date of acceptance or renewal exceeds twenty-five per cent. of aggregate of the paid-up share capital and free reserves  of the company.

(5) No Government company eligible to accept deposits under section 76 shall accept or renew any deposit, if the amount of such deposits together with the amount of other deposits outstanding as on the date of acceptance or renewal exceeds thirty five per cent. of the aggregate of its paid up share capital, free reserves and of the company.

(6) No company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 or any eligible company shall invite or accept or renew any deposit in any form, carrying a rate of interest or pay brokerage thereon at a rate exceeding the maximum rate of interest or brokerage prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India for acceptance of deposits by non-banking financial companies.

Explanation:- For the purposes of this sub-rule, it is hereby clarified that the person who is authorised, in writing, by a company to solicit deposits on its behalf and through whom deposits are actually procured shall only be entitled to the brokerage and payment of brokerage to any other person for procuring deposits shall be deemed to be in violation of these rules.

(7) The company shall not reserve to itself either directly or indirectly a right to alter, to the prejudice or disadvantage of the depositor, any of the terms and conditions of the deposit, deposit trust deed and deposit insurance contract after circular or circular in the form of advertisement is issued and deposits are accepted.

 Every eligible company shall obtain, at least once in a year, credit rating for deposits accepted by it in the manner specified herein below and a copy of the rating shall be sent to the Registrar of Companies alongwith the return of deposits in Form DPT-3;

(a) Every eligible company shall obtain at least once in a year, credit rating for deposits accepted by it and a copy of the rating shall be sent to the Registrar of Companies alongwith the retum of deposits in Form DPT-3,

 The credit rating referred to in clause (a) shall not be below the minimum investment grade rating or other specified credit rating for fixed deposits, from any one of the approved credit rating agencies as specified for Non-Banking Financial Companies in the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998, issued by the Reserve Bank of India, as amended from time to time

Name of the agency Minimum investment Grade Rating
(a) The Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd. FA- (FA Minus)
(b) ICRA Ltd. MA- (MA Minus)._
(c) Credit Analysis and Research Ltd. CARE BBB(FD)
(d) Fitch Ratings India Private Ltd. tA-(ind)(FD)

BWR F A  

(e) Brickwork Ratings India Pvt Ltd. (Brickwork)
(f) SME Rating Agency of India Ltd. SMERA A”

added vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second
Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide  Companies (Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 29.06.2016.To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted by the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
1. Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 29.06.2016

2. Substituted vide the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 dated 19/09/2017.To view the notification,Click Here

Substituted vide the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 dated 19/09/2017.To view the notification,Click Here
MCA vide General Circular 11/2017 dated 27.09.2017 has clarified new form to be available after November, 2017. To view the circular,Click Here. To view the Return,Click Here
Substituted by the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted by the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
added vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second
Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
Sub-rule (8) substituted vide Companies(Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules, 2015 dated 31 March 2015. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated  29.06.2016.To view the notification,Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 29.06.2016. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted by the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. To view the notification,Click Here

5.1.4-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

4. Form and particulars of advertisements or circulars.-

(1) Every company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 intending to invite deposit from its members shall issue a circular to all its members by registered post with acknowledgement due or speed[ post or by electronic mode in :

Provided that in addition to issue of such circular to all members in the manner specified above, the circular may be published in English language in an English newspaper and in vernacular language in a vernacular newspaper having wide circulation in the State in which the registered office of the company is situated.

a certificate of the statutory auditor of the company shall be attached in  , stating that the company has not committed default in the repayment of deposits or in the payment of interest on such deposits accepted either before or after the commencement of the Act and in case a company had committed a default in the repayment of deposits accepted either before or after the commencement of the Act or in the payment of interest on such deposits, a certificate of the statutory auditor of the company shall be attached in  , stating that the company had made good the default and a period of five years has lapsed since the date of making good the default as the case may be.

(2) Every eligible company intending to invite deposits shall issue a circular in the form of an advertisement in Form DPT-1 for the purpose in English language in an English newspaper and in vernacular language in one vernacular newspaper having wide circulation in the State in which the registered office of the company is situated.

Every eligible company intending to invite deposits shall issue a circular in the form of an advertisement in   for the purpose in English language in an English newspaper having country wide circulation and in vernacular language in a vernacular newspaper having wide circulation in the State in which the registered office of the company is situated, and shall also place such circular on the website of the company, if any

(3) Every company inviting deposits from the public shall upload a copy of the circular on its website, if any.

(4) No company shall issue or allow any other person to issue or cause to be issued on its behalf, any circular or a circular in the form of aavertisement inviting deposits, unless such circular or circular in the form of advertisement is issued on the authority and in the name of the Board of directors of the company.

(5) No circular or a circular in the form of advertisement shall be issued by or on behalf of a company unless, not less than thirty days before the date of such issue, there has been delivered to the Registrar for registration a copy thereof signed by a majority of the directors of the company as constituted at the time the Board approved the circular or circular in the form of advertisement, or their agents, duly authorised by them in writing.

(6) A circular or circular in the form of advertisement issued shall be valid until the expiry of six months from the date of closure of the financial year in which it is issued or until the date on which the financial statement is laid before the company in annual 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 Act, whichever is earlier, and a fresh circular or circular in the form of advertisement
shall be issued, in each succeeding financial year, for inviting deposits during that financial
year.

Explanation: For the purpose of this rule, the date of the issue of the newspaper in which the advertisement appears shall be taken as the date of issue of the advertisement and the effective date of issue of circular shall be the date of dispatch of the circular.

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Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 5.07.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
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Inserted vide Companies (Acceptance of deposits) Amendment Rules 2016 dated 29.06.2016.To view the notification,Click Here
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5.1.5-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

(1) Every company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 and every other eligible company inviting deposits shall enter into a contract for providing deposit insurance at least thirty days before the issue of circular or advertisement or at least thirty days before the date of renewal, as the case may be.

Provided that the companies may accept the deposits without deposit insurance contract till the 31st March, 2015. (Effective till 31th March, 2015)

Provided that the companies may accept deposits without deposit insurance contract till the 31′ March, 2016 or till the availability of a deposit insurance product, whichever is earlier. (Effective till 28th June, 2015)

Provided that the companies may contract till the 31st March, 2017 or product, whichever is earlier.(Effective till 10th May, 2017)

Explanation- For the purposes of this sub-rule, the amount as specified in the deposit insurance contract shall be deemed to be the amount in respect of both principal
amount and interest due thereon.

(2) The deposit insurance contract shall specifically provide that in case the company defaults in repayment of principal amount and interest thereon, the depositor shall be entitled to the repayment of principal amount of deposits and the interest thereon by the insurer up to the aggregate monetary ceiling as specified in the contract:

Provided that in the case of any deposit and interest not exceeding twenty thousand rupees, the deposit insurance contract shall provide for payment of the full amount of the deposit and interest and in the case of any deposit and the interest thereon in excess of twenty thousand rupees, the deposit insurance contract shall provide for payment of an amount not less than twenty thousand rupees for each depositor.

(3) The amount of insurance premium paid on the insurance of such deposits shall be borne by the company itself and shall not be recovered from the depositors by deducting the same from the principal amount or interest payable thereon.

(4) If any default is made by the company in complying with the terms and conditions of the deposit insurance contract which makes the insurance cover ineffective, the company shall either rectify the default immediately or enter into a fresh contract within thirty days and in case of non-compliance, the amount of deposits covered under the deposit insurance contract and interest payable thereon shall be repaid within the next fifteen days and if such a company does not repay the amount of deposits within said fifteen days it shall pay fifteen per cent. interest per annum for the period of delay and shall be treated as having defaulted and shall be liable to be punished in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

Omitted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 5.07.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2017 dated 11.05.2017. To view the notification,Click Here

5.1.6-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

6. Creation of security.-
(1) For the purposes of providing security, every company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 and every eligible company inviting secured deposits shall provide for security by way of a charge on its assets as referred to in Schedule III of the Act excluding intangible assets of the company for the due repayment of the amount of deposit and interest thereon for an amount which shall not be less than the amount remaining unsecured by the deposit insurance:

Provided that in the case of deposits which are secured by the charge on the assets referred to in Schedule III of the Act excluding intangible assets, the amount of such deposits and the interest payable thereon shall not exceed the market value of such assets as assessed by a registered valuer.

Explanation. I – For the purposes of this sub-rule it is clarified that the company shall ensure that the total value of the security either by way of deposit insurance or by way of charge or by both on company’s assets shall not be less than the amount of deposits accepted and the interest payable thereon.

Explanation. II– For the purposes of proviso to sub-clause (ix) of clause (c) of sub-rule (1) of rule 2 and this sub-rule, it is hereby clarified that pending notification of sub-section (1) of section 247 of the Act and finalisation of qualifications and experience of valuers, valuation of stocks, shares, debentures, securities etc. shall be conducted by an independent merchant banker who is registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India or an independent chartered accountant in practice having a minimum
experience of ten years.

(2) The security (not being in the nature of a pledge) for deposits as specified in subrule (1) shall be created in favour of a trustee for the depositors on:

(a) specific movable property of the company, or
(b) specific immovable property of the company wherever situated, or any interest therein.


5.1.7-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

7. Appointment of trustee for depositors.-

(1) No company referred to in sub-section (2) of section 73 or any eligible company shall issue a circular or advertisement inviting secured deposits unless the company has appointed one or more trustees for depositors for creating security for the deposits:

Provided that a written consent shall be obtained from the trustee for depositors before their appointment and a statement shall appear in the circular or circular in the form of advertisement with reasonable prominence to the effect that the trustees for depositors have given their consent to the company to be so appointed.

(2) The company shall execute a deposit trust deed in  at least seven days before issuing the circular or circular in the form of advertisement.

(3) No person including a company that is in the business of providing trusteeship services shall be appointed as a trustee for the depositors, if the proposed trustee –

(a) is a director, key managerial personnel or any other officer or an employee of the company or of its holding, subsidiary or  or a depositor in the company;
(b) is indebted to the company, or its subsidiary or its holding or associate company or a subsidiary of such holding company;
(c) has any material pecuniary relationship with the company;
(d) has entered into any guarantee arrangement in respect of principal debts secured by the deposits or interest thereon;
(e) is related to any person specified in clause (a) above.

(4) No trustee for depositors shall be removed from office after the issue of circular or advertisement and before the expiry of his term except with the consent of all the directors present at a meeting of the board.

Provided that in case the company is required to have independent directors, at least one independent director shall be present in such meeting of the Board

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2(6) Associate Company, in relation to another company, means a company in which that other company has a significant influence, but which is not a subsidiary company of the company having such influence and includes a joint venture company.
Explanation.—For the purpose of this clause—
(a) the expression “significant influence” means control of at least twenty per cent. of total voting power, or control of or participation in business decisions under an agreement;
(b) the expression “joint venture” means a joint arrangement whereby the parties that have joint control of the arrangement have rights to the net assets of the arrangement;

5.1.8-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

8. Duties of trustees.-

It shall be the duty of every trustee for depositors to-

(a) ensure that the assets of the company on which charge is created together with the amount of deposit insurance are sufficient to cover the repayment of the principal amount of secured deposits outstanding and interest accrued thereon;

(b) satisfy himself that the circular or advertisement inviting deposits does not contain any information which is inconsistent with the terms of the deposit scheme or with the trust deed and is in compliance with the rules and provisions of the Act;

(c) ensure that the company does not commit any breach of covenants andprovisions of the trust deed;

(d) take such reasonable steps as may be necessary to procure a remedy for any breach of covenants of the trust deed or the terms of invitation of deposits;

(e) take steps to call a meeting of the holders of depositors as and when such meeting is required to be held;

(f) supervise the implementation of the conditions regarding creation of security for deposits and the terms of deposit insurance;

(g) do such acts as are necessary in the event the security becomes enforceable;

(h) carry out such acts as are necessary for the protection of the interest of depositors and to resolve their grievances.


5.1.9-Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014

9. Meeting of depositors.-

The trustee for depositors shall call a meeting of all the depositors on-

(a) requisition in writing signed by at least one-tenth of the depositors in value for the time being outstanding;

(b) the happening of any event, which constitutes a default or which, in the opinion of the trustee for depositors, affects the interest of the depositors.


Commencement Notification dated 09.02.2018


Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2015 [GSR 241(E)] dated 31/03/2015


Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 29/06/2016


Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2015,


Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 [GSR 1172(E)] dated 19/09/2017


Enforcement Notification S.O. 1440(E) dated 29/05/2016


Enforcement Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26/03/2014


National Company Law Tribunal (Amendment) Rules, 2016 [G.S.R 1159(E)] dated 20/12/2016


The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Effective from 03.01.2018)


The Companies (Amendment) Act,2015

 


General Circular 11/2017


DPT-3 Return of deposits (Effective from 19.09.2017 till 14.08.2018)



Form DPT-1 Circular or Circular in the form of advertisement inviting Deposits (effective till 14.08.2018)

FORM DPT.1

CIRCULAR OR CIRCULAR IN THE FORM OF ADVERTISEMENT INVITING DEPOSITS

[Pursuant to section 73 (2)(v) and section 76 and rule 4(1) and 4(2) of the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014]

The circular or circular in the form of advertisement shall contain the following:

1.GENERAL INFORMATION

(a) Name, address, website and other contact details of the company;

(b) Date of incorporation of the company;

(c) Business carried on by the company and its subsidiaries with the details of branches or units, if any;

(d) Brief particulars of the management of the company;

(e) Names, addresses, DIN and occupations of the directors;

(f) Management’s perception of risk factors;

(g) Details of default, including the amount involved, duration of default and present status, in repayment of-

i) statutory dues;

ii) debentures and interest thereon;

iii)     loan from any bank or financial institution and interest thereon.

2. PARTICULARS OF THE DEPOSIT SCHEME

(a) Date of passing of board resolution;

(b) Date of passing of resolution in the general meeting authorizing the invitation of such deposits;

(c) Type of deposits, i.e., whether secured or unsecured;

(d) Amount which the company can raise by way of deposits as per the Act and the rules made there under, and the aggregate of deposits actually held on the last day of the immediately preceding financial year and on the date of issue of the Circular or advertisement and amount of deposit proposed to be raised and amount of deposit repayable within the next twelve months;

(e) Terms of raising of deposits : Duration, Rate of interest, mode of payment and repayment;

(f) Proposed time schedule mentioning the date of opening of the Scheme and the time period for which the circular or advertisement is valid;

(g)Reasons or objects of raising the deposits;

(h) Credit rating obtained; Name of the Credit Rating Agencies, Rating obtained, Meaning of the rating obtained, Date on which rating was obtained.

(i) Extent of deposit insurance; Name of the Insurance Company, terms of the insurance coverage, duration of coverage,extent of coverage, procedure for claim in case of default etc.

(j) Short particulars of the charge created or to be created for securing such deposits, if any;

(k) Any financial or other material interest of the directors, promoters or key managerial personnel in such deposits and the effect of such interest in so far as it is different from the interests of other persons.

3. DETAILS OF ANY OUTSTAYING DEPOSITS

(a) Amount Outstanding;

(b) Date of acceptance;

(c) Total amount accepted:

(d) Rate of interest;

(e) Total number of depositors;

(f) Default, if any, in repayment of deposits and payment of interest thereon, if any, including number of depositors, amount and duration of default involved;

(g) Any waiver by the depositors, of interest accrued oil deposits;

4. FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY

(a) Profits of the company, before and after making provision for tax, for the three financial years immediately preceding the date of issue of circular or advertisement;

(b) Dividends declared by the company in respect of the said three financial years; interest coverage ratio for last three years (Cash profit after tax plus interest paid or interest paid)

(c) A summary of the financial position of the company as in the three audited balance sheets immediately preceding the date of issue of circular or advertisement;

(d) Audited Cash Flow Statement for the three years immediately preceding the date of issue of circular or advertisement;

(e) Any change in accounting policies during the last three years and their effect on the profits and the reserves of the company.

5. A DECLARATION BY THE DIRECTORS THAT-

(a) the company has not defaulted in the repayment of deposits accepted either before or after the commencement of the Act or payment of interest there on;

(b) the board of directors have satisfied themselves fully with respect to the affairs and prospects of the company and that they are of the opinion that having regard to the estimated future financial position of the company, the company will be able to meet its liabilities as and when they become due and that the company will not become insolvent within a period of one year from the date of issue of the circular or advertisement;

(c) the company has complied with the provisions of the Act and the rules made there under;

(d) the compliance with the Act and the rules does not imply that repayment of deposits is guaranteed by the Central Government;

(e) the deposits accepted by the company before the commencement of the Act have been repaid (or will be repaid along with interest with in days (days to be specified) and until they are repaid, they shall be treated as unsecured and ranking pari passu with other unsecured liabilities).

(f) In case of any adverse change in credit rating, depositors will be given a chance to withdraw deposits without any penalty.

(g) the deposits shall be used only for the purposes indicated in the Circular or circular in the form of advertisement;

(h) the deposits accepted by the company (other than the secured deposits, if any, aggregate amount of which to be indicated) are unsecured and rank pari passu with other unsecured liabilities of the company.

It is to be distinctly understood that filing of circular or circular in the Form of advertisement with the Registrar should not in any way be deemed or construed that the same has been cleared or approved by the Registrar or Central Government. The Registrar or Central Government does not take any responsibility either for the financial soundness of any deposit scheme or which the deposit is being accepted or invited or for the correctness of the statements made or opinions expressed in the circular or circular in the Form of advertisement. The depositors should exercise due diligence before investing in the deposits schemes.

Inserted vide notification dated 29.06.2016. To view the notification,Click Here

Form DPT-2 Deposit Trust Deed


Form DPT-3 Return of deposits


Form DPT-4 Statement regarding deposits existing on the commencement of the Act

 


Form NCLT 1-Original Application / Reply / Rejoinder / Interlocutory Application or filing of additional documents under directions of the Bench


Form NCLT 11


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