Notification No. DNBS. 228/CGM(US)-2011, Dated 30-3-2011
The Reserve Bank of India, having considered it necessary in public interest and being satisfied that, for the purpose of enabling the Bank to regulate the credit system to the advantage of the country, it is necessary to amend the Non-Banking Financial (Non-Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the said Directions) contained in Notification No. DNBS. 193/DG(VL)-2007, dated February 22, 2007, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 45JA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934) and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf, hereby directs that the said Directions shall be amended with immediate effect as follows, namely–
Insertion of new paragraph 20A–
After paragraph 20 of the said Directions, the following paragraph 20A shall be inserted.
“NBFCs not to be partners in partnership firms”
20A. (1) No non-banking financial company shall contribute to the capital of a partnership firm or become a partner of such firm.
(2) A non-banking financial company, which had already contributed to the capital of a partnership firm or was a partner of a partnership firm shall seek early retirement from the partnership firm.