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Nidhi Company Registration – Ideal for lending and borrowing amongst members – Starting At Rs. 19,999 Onward

About Nidhi Company

The feature that differentiates Nidhi Company from other companies/NBFCs etc. is that Nidhi deals with deposits from and loans to its members (shareholders) only, and works for the mutual benefits of its members. Accordingly, certain exemptions have been provided to these companies in respect of annual compliances and taxation.

Nidhi Companies in India are formed, governed, and regulated by Section 406 of the new Indian Companies Act of 2013, the Companies (Nidhi Companies) Rules of 2014, and the Chapter XXVI of the Companies Rules, 2014.

The objective of incorporating a Nidhi Company is to encourage savings as well as frugality amongst its members. To fulfill this objective of cultivating the habit of saving and thrift amongst its members. Nidhi companies are allowed to take a deposit from and lend to the members only. In other words, the funds contributed to a Nidhi company come only from its members (shareholders) and are to be used only by the shareholders of the Nidhi Company.
The name “Nidhi” in Nidhi Company means “treasure” and it originates from the Hindi vocabulary.

Nidhi Company is a certain category of NBFC. Though not directly regulated by the RBI, still RBI has powers to issue directives for them related to their deposit acceptance activities. Moreover, because these Nidhis deal with their shareholder-members only, they have been exempted from the core provisions of the RBI Act and other directions applicable to NBFCs. Therefore, Nidhi Company is an ideal legal entity to take a deposit from and lend to a specific group of people.