valid as on 02/12/2022

26.1.10 Nidhi Rules, 2014

10. Branches.—(1) A Nidhi may open branches, only if it has earned net profits after tax continuously during the preceding three financial years.

(2) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-rule (1), a Nidhi may open up to three branches within the district.

(3) If a Nidhi proposes to open more than three branches within the district or any branch outside the district, it shall obtain the prior permission of the and an intimation is to be given to the Registrar about opening of every branch within thirty days of such opening.

(4) No Nidhi shall open branches outside the State where its registered office is situated.

(5) No Nidhi shall open branches unless financial statement and annual return (up to date) are filed with the Registrar.

(a) A Nidhi shall not close any branch, unless, –

(i) the proposal to close the branch along with the plan as to how the existing deposits have been or shall be paid off and how the existing loan shall be recovered is duly approved by the Board at its meeting; and

(ii) it has obtained the prior approval of the Regional Director by applying in Form NDH-2 along with fee as specified in the Companies (the Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 at least sixty days prior to such closure.

Provided that the Regional director shall consider such application and pass orders within a period of thirty days of receipt of such application.

(b) After obtaining approval from the Regional Director, the Nidhi shall-

(i) publish advertisement, as per format NDH-5, in a newspaper in vernacular language in the place where it carries on business at least thirty days prior to such closure, informing the public about such closure;

(ii) fixes a copy of such advertisement or a notice informing such closure of the branch on the notice board of Nidhi as well as the relevant Branch for a period of at least thirty days from the date on which advertisement was published;

(iii) give an intimation to the Registrar within a period of thirty days of such closure in Form NDH-2 along with fee as specified in Companies (the Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

(6) A Nidhi shall not close any branch unless it—

(a) publishes an advertisement in a newspaper in vernacular language in the place where it carries on business at least thirty days prior to such closure, informing the public about such closure;

(b) fixes a copy of such advertisement or a notice informing such closure of the branch on the notice board of Nidhi for a period of at least thirty days from the date on which advertisement was published under clause (a) ; and

(c) gives an intimation to the Registrar within thirty days of such closure.

Any place, not being a registered office or a branch, where a Nidhi carries on its operation shall be closed within a period of six months from the date of commencement of the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules,2022 and intimation shall be sent to the Registrar in this regard in Form NDH-2.

Inserted vide the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Omitted vide the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Omitted vide the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Sub-Rule 6 substituted vide the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here.
Sub-Rule 7 inserted vide the Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here.

The Nidhi (Amendment) Rules, 2022 dated 19.04.2022


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