Nidhi Company Registration
Nidhi companies are just like Public Limited Companies but having the word Nidhi before Limited. Nidhi companies are allowed to borrow from its members and lend to its members.
Therefore, the funds contributed for a Nidhi company is only from its members (shareholders).They are created primarily for the motive of cultivating the habit of thrift and savings among their members.
People desirous of carrying on the finance business cannot do so, until they are having the ppropriate license from Reserve Bank of india.
A Person cannot lend or borrow money unless it has the license of NBFC from Reserve Bank India. But getting a license of NBFC from Reserve Bank of India is a very lengthy process and it involves various regulatory requirements that needs to be fulfilled alongwith Minimum Capital requirement of 2 Crore.
But the Government has allowed Nidhi Companies to carry on the business of lending and borrowing within its members.
So, if a person wants to carry on the business of borrowing and lending within its members then he should incorporate a Nidhi Company.
Main Business of Nidhi Company
Nidhi Companies are registered as Public Limited Companies involved in taking deposits and lending money to its member. Nidhi Companies only deal with its members money. RBI has exempted Nidhi Companies from the core provisions of the RBI and other regulations applicable to a NBFC.
Advantages of Nidhi Company
The following are the advantages of Nidhi Company:
- Easy Formation Process
- No RBI Compliances required
- Less Net owned fund requirement
- Increased savings to members
Ministry of Corporate affairs regulates all the Nidhi Companies. Further, all the Nidhi Companies must need to Comply with Companies Act 2013.
An important point to be noted is that Reserve Bank of India does not regulate Nidhi Companies.
Features of Nidhi Company
- Public Limited Company
- No RBI Compliances
- Need to make at least 200 members within 1 year of its incorporation
- It can be incorporated with 7 Members and 3 directors
- Borrowing and lending within members is allowed.
Is there any Approval required from RBI for registration of a Nidhi Company
There is no approval required from RBI for registration of Nidhi Company. One can get Nidhi Company incorporated by making an application of the same with MCA.
Ministry of Corporate Affairs regulates the Nidhi Companies. For incorporating a Nidhi Company, the following process needs to be followed:
- Reserve Company Name
- Apply for Directors DSC
- Prepare Draft documents and get it signed
- Collect ID and Address Proofs
- Prepare Relevant Forms and filing with MCA
- Followup MCA and Approval
Time required for incorporation of Nidhi Company
The process for Nidhi company registration is not much time consuming. A Nidhi Company can be incorporated within a week time.
How Rajput Jain and Associates can Assist
We offer all kinds of Consultancy, Compliances and Registration Services in relation to Nidhi Companies. We have empanelled various experts to provide the expert advisory, Registration and Compliances services for Nidhi Companies.
The services included in Nidhi Company registration are:
- Name Reservation
- Preparation of Draft documents for Submission to ROC
- Preparation of forms for Submission to ROC
- Drafting of MOA And AOA of Nidhi Company
- DIN Application (upto 3 Directors)
- Issuance of COI, PAN TAN
- DSC of all subscribers
- Followup department and Approval
- Advisory relating to Nidhi Company