The Government has issued The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance 2019 on 21.02.2019. Pursuant to this ordinance now any Individual or group of individuals can’t take any deposit or loan from any person other than relatives and Partnership firm can take deposit or loan from relatives of partner or partners only.
There are so many messages about it on social media, we had given its crux of this ordinance as well as the expert views for our readers.
Highlights of the scheme are as below:-
The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 provides for a mechanism to ban unregulated deposit schemes and protect the interests of depositors. It also seeks to amend three laws, including the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 & the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
(i) Running (advertising, promoting, operating or accepting money for) unregulated deposit schemes,
(ii) Fraudulently defaulting on regulated deposit schemes, and
(iii) Wrongfully inducing depositors to invest in unregulated deposit schemes by willingly falsifying facts. For example, accepting unregulated deposits will be punishable with imprisonment between two and seven years, along with a fine ranging from three to 10 lakh rupees.
Defaulting in repayment of unregulated deposits will be punishable with imprisonment between three and 10 years, and a fine ranging from five lakh rupees to twice the amount collected from depositors. Repeated offenders under the Bill will be punishable with imprisonment between five to 10 years, along with a fine ranging from 10 lakh to five crore rupees.
Relatives from whom the Loans could be accepted
1. Members of a Hindu Undivided Family;
2. husband and wife; or
3. Father: -Provided that the term “Father” includes step-father.
4. Mother: -Provided that the term “Mother” includes step-mother
5. Son – Provided that the term “Son” includes step-son.
6. Son’s Wife.
8. Daughter’s husband.
9. Brother -Provided that the term “Brother” includes step-brother.
This is a very crucial point as this is applicable to the schemes
Such unsecured loans are required for the business.
As per our views the intent of legislature should be restricting the chit fund & deposit schemes.
Till the relief notified by the Govt; Business (Prop, partnership, corporate) are advised to avoid such transaction as punishment is severe.
DISCLAIMER: This Article is compiled on the basis of the best of our knowledge & understanding for the brief overview of the readers.