Contrary to what you might think, registering a Nidhi Company is a simple 3-Step process and can be done completely online. We have laid it out below.
Belonging to the classification of non-banking business firms and identified below Section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013, it is regulated by the central government. The basic business of such a company is to facilitate lending money between the core members of the company. Examples of a Nidhi Company are permanent funds, mutual benefit funds, a mutual benefit company and benefit funds. The main concept behind developing a Nidhi Company is to obtain cash deposit from associates or contribute to them, for the common gain of the two parties. All lending and acquiring must agree with the decree stated in chapter XXIV of Company Rules, 2014.
The financial dealings and all the registration processes of a Nidhi company are regulated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The deposit acceptance activities conducted by the Nidhi Company also come under the scanner of Reserve Bank of India and the latter has the rights to look into the financial dealings. Nidhi companies are only allowed deposits which are over six months and less than five years old.
A Nidhi Company must accumulate 200 members within a year of its formation.If it fails to do so, it needs to apply for permission to extend the time limit to acquire more members. Three of its members will be appointed as directors and there must be seven stockholders on inception.
A Nidhi Company must have an equity share capital of Rs. 5 lakh on inception. This entire amount must be paid-up. Moreover, 10% of the total deposit collected from members must be in a fixed deposit in a nationalised bank.
As a member, one can borrow money at a minimum rate, relative to the rate at which banks lend money.This can be a major advantage in times of need, as different individuals in the mutual benefit society are likely to need funds at different points in time.
It encourages all its members to save money and encourages a thrifty lifestyle. A Nidhi company, after all, is a mutual benefit society wherein members can lend or borrow money and accept financial aid amongst them.
Borrowing and lending to known persons, where the procedure is fixed, is much less complicated than dealing with banks or in an informal setting. A Nidhi Company enables its members to unlock the potential of their money and gain from lower interest rates when they require money themselves.
Yes, you can expand operations.A minimum of three branches can be opened in a particular district. In case you want to expand outside the district or want to open more than three branches, intimation needs to be issued 30 days prior to opening to the Registrar of Companies.
The conditions laid down by the Act says that a Nidhi company should acquire a minimum of 200 members within one year. However, in case you have not been able to acquire the required numbers, you can apply for an extension with the authorities.
No, only the members are allowed to deposit, borrow or lend funds.
Any person can deposit, lend or borrow money through the provisions provided by Companies Act, 2013. They can all become members of the Nidhi provided they are not a corporation or a company.
The MCA is skeptical about a single person in charge of a large corporation. Therefore, it requires all OPCs to be converted into private limited or public limited companies on crossing a certain revenue number. Currently, in case of an average turnover of Rs. 2 crore or more for the three consecutive years or a paid-up capital of over Rs. 50 lakh, the OPC must mandatorily be converted into an OPC.
A Nidhi can accept deposits not exceeding 20 times of its net owned assets as mentioned in the last audited statements.
Firstly, the OPC director should petition or apply for the DSC otherwise known as Digital Signature Certificate, which is mandatory to file for the company registration records. For this to come through, one only needs to submit a few scanned documents; after which our agents will file the form by filling it and put it online for submission.
Once the application for the DSC is done, our agents will ask you to choose a name for your business and send us the relevant scanned documents for the same. The sent documents will be used to file for the SPICe i.e. INC-32 and the MoA is otherwise known as the Memorandum of Association and the AoA also known as the Articles of Association. Finally, at the end of this process, the Certificate of Incorporation will be processed and approved.
All companies need a registered PAN or Permanent Account Number and TAN or Tax Account Number. The application will be filed online by our representatives, however, you will be asked to courier the hard copies of the relevant and required documents yourself. Post the processing, the TAN and PAN will be dispatched to you to your registered office address only within 21 business days.
Talk to us and let us know a little bit more about your company and rest assured. You will have the certificate of incorporation within 15 business days. It is very fast and very simple. Additionally to your request, we will be handling in and around 450 requests this month.
We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.
Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.
A minimum of three directors must apply for a DSC, which is necessary to file the Nidhi company registration documents. For this, you will only need to provide a few scanned documents and details; our representatives will fill the form and submit it online.
As soon as we apply for the DSC, we will apply for the company name. and submit the rest of the incorporation documents. Altogether, this will take up to a week, depending on whether you have all the documents in order.