2.10.3:Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017.
3. Eligibility for registration.
No person shall be eligible to be registered as an information utility unless it is a public company and –
(a) its sole object is to provide core services and other services under these Regulations, and discharge such functions as may be necessary for providing these services;
(b) its shareholding and governance is in accordance with Chapter III;
(c) its bye-laws are in accordance with Chapter IV;
(d) it has a minimum net worth of fifty crore rupees;
(g) the person itself, its promoters, its directors, its key managerial personnel, and persons holding more than 5%, directly or indirectly, of its paid-up equity share capital or its total voting power, are fit and proper persons:
Explanation: For determining whether a person is fit and proper under these Regulations, the Board may take account of relevant considerations, including-
(i) integrity, reputation and character,
(ii) absence of conviction by a court for an offence:
Provided that a person may be considered ‘fit and proper’ if he has been sentenced to imprisonment for a period of less than six months;
Provided that a person shall not be considered ‘fit and proper’ if he has been sentenced to imprisonment for a period (a) of not less than six months, but less than seven years and a period of five years has not elapsed from the date of expiry of the sentence, or (b) of seven years or more.
(iii) absence of restraint order, in force, issued by a financial sector regulator or the Adjudicating Authority, and
(iv) financial solvency.