valid as on 23/06/2024

26.1.11 Nidhi Rules, 2014

11. Acceptance of deposits by Nidhis.—(1) A Nidhi shall not accept deposits exceeding twenty times of its Net Owned Funds (NOF) as per its last audited financial statements.

(2) In the case of companies covered under clauses (a) and (b) of rule 2 and existing on or before 26th July, 2001 and which have accepted deposits in excess of the aforesaid limits, the same shall be restored to the prescribed limit by increasing the Net Owned Funds position or alternatively by reducing the deposit according to the table given below:


Ratio of Net Owned Funds to Deposits (as on
31.3. 2013)
Date by which the company has to achieve prescribed
ceiling of 1:20
a) More than 1:20 but up to 1:35By 31.3. 2015
b) More than 1:35 but up to 1:45By 31.3. 2016
c) More than 1:45By 31.3. 2017

(3) The companies which are covered under the Table in sub-rule (2) above shall not accept fresh deposits or renew existing deposits if such acceptance or renewal leads to violation of the prescribed ratio.

(4) The ratio specified in sub-rule (2) above shall also apply to incremental deposits.

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