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A Nidhi Company is founded to borrow and lend to its members with the goal of encouraging members to save money and operates on the premise of mutual aid. In India’s southern states, Nidhi enterprises are quite popular. A Nidhi Company, unlike an NBFC, is not required to obtain an RBI license. As a result, it is simple to implement. To begin, you must first form a public limited company with the word “Nidhi Limited” as the last word in its name. Second, when the number of shareholders reaches 200 within one year after incorporation, a separate application for Nidhi Company Status is filed with the ROC. The Company is unable to advertise that it is accepting deposits from the general public. It must also maintain its borrowing and advancing efforts inside its own ranks.
The company’s name should be distinctive, and it should not be the same as or similar to the name of another business or a trademark.
As a public limited company, it starts with seven members; but, to attain Nidhi Company Status, it must have at least 200 members in a year.
Nidhi Company Status requires a minimum of Rs. 10,00,000 in paid-up equity capital from at least 200 members.
Activities like Chit Fund, Hire-Purchase Finance, Leasing Finance, Insurance or Securities Business is strictly prohibited.
Because the Company Incorporation application is submitted online, the process begins with the issue of class two digital signatures.
A Nidhi Company is one that accepts deposits and then lends them out on demand. Nidhi Companies are similar to NBFCs, however, the main difference is that Nidhi Companies only accept deposits from their members. These organizations’ principal goal is to work for the mutual benefit of their members. These businesses are not permitted to engage in hire purchase financing, insurance, chit funds, securities acquisition, or the issuance of any debt instruments.
ed in a proprietorship. However, with previous authorization from the Indian government, an NRI or a Person of Indian Origin (POI) can invest in a proprietorship.
A Nidhi Company must be registered as a Public Limited Company in order to be formed. To form a Nidhi Company, you must first meet the following requirements:
Once the Nidhi Company is incorporated it must fulfill the following requirements:
The exclusive advantage which is offered by Nidhi Companies are:
Yes, deposits with such organizations are safe and secure since the Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs have enacted rules and regulations to assure deposit safety and security. The Nidhi Company is also required to follow the rules of the Central Government.
The funds are used by the Nidhi Company to lend to shareholders in accordance with Nidhi Rules. It gives money to businesses and individuals in the form of small loans.