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3. Matters to be included in the auditor’s report

 


 

The auditor’s report on the accounts of a non-banking financial company shall include a statement on the following matters, namely:

(A) In the case of all non-banking financial companies

I. Whether the company is engaged in the business of non-banking financial institution and whether it has obtained a Certificate of Registration (CoR) from the Bank

II. In the case of a company holding CoR issued by the Bank, whether that company is entitled to continue to hold such CoR  in terms of its asset/income pattern as on March 31 of the applicable year.

Note: A reference in this regard is invited to paragraph 15 of the Non-Banking Financial (Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 in respect of deposit taking NBFCs and paragraph 15 of Non-Banking Financial (Non- Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 in respect of non-deposit taking NBFCs.

III. Based on the criteria set forth by the Bank in Company Circular No. DNBS.PD. CC No. 85 / 03.02.089 /2006-07  dated December 6, 2006 for classification of NBFCs as Asset Finance Company (AFC), whether the non-banking financial company has been correctly classified as AFC as defined in Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998  with reference to the business carried on by it during the applicable financial year.

(B) In the case of a non-banking financial company accepting/holding public deposits

Apart from the matters enumerated in (A) above, the auditor shall include a statement on the following matters, namely:-

(i) Whether the public deposits accepted by the company together with other borrowings indicated below viz;

(a) from public by issue of unsecured non-convertible debentures/bonds;

(b) from its shareholders (if it is  a public limited company) and

(c)which are not excluded from the definition of ‘public deposit’ in the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998  are within the limits admissible to the company as per the provisions of the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998;

(ii) Whether the public deposits held by the company in excess of the quantum of such deposits permissible to it under the provisions of Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 are regularised in the manner provided in the said  Directions;

(iii) Whether an Asset Finance Company having Capital to Risk Assets Ratio (CRAR) less than 15% or an Investment Company or a Loan Company as defined in paragraph 2(1)(ia), (vi) and (viii) respectively of Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 is accepting "public deposit” without minimum investment grade credit rating from an approved credit rating agency;

(iv) In respect of NBFCs referred to in clause (iii) above, whether the credit rating, for each of the fixed deposits schemes that  has been assigned by one of the Credit Rating Agencies listed in Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998 

(a) is in force; and

(b) whether the aggregate amount of deposits outstanding as at any point during the year has exceeded the limit specified by the such Credit Rating Agency;

(v) In case of NBFCs having Net Owned Funds of Rs 25 lakh and above but less than Rs 200 lakhs, whether the public deposit held by the companies is in excess of the quantum of such deposit permissible to it in terms of Notification No. DNBS. 199/CGM (PK) - 2008 dated  June  17, 2008 and whether such company :

(a) has frozen its level of deposits as on the date of that Notification; or

(b) has brought down its level of deposits to the level of revised ceiling of deposits in terms of that Notification.

(vi) Whether the company has defaulted in paying to its depositors the interest and /or principal amount of the deposits after such interest and/or principal became due;

(vii) Whether the company has complied with the prudential norms on income recognition, accounting standards, asset classification, provisioning for bad and doubtful debts, and concentration of credit/investments as specified in the Directions issued by the Reserve Bank of India in terms of the Non-Banking Financial (Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007.

(viii) Whether the capital adequacy ratio as disclosed in the return submitted to the Bank in terms of the Non-Banking Financial (Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 has been correctly determined and whether such ratio is in compliance with the  minimum CRAR prescribed   therein;

(ix) Whether  the  company  has  complied with the liquid assets requirement as prescribed by the Bank in exercise of powers under section 45-IB of the RBI Act  and whether the details of the designated bank in which the  approved securities are held is communicated to the office concerned of the Bank in terms of NOTIFICATION NO.DNBS.172/CGM(OPA)-2003  dated  July 31, 2003;

(x) Whether the company  has  furnished to the Bank within the stipulated period the return on deposits as specified in the NBS 1 to the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998;

(xi) Whether the company has furnished to the Bank within the stipulated period the half-yearly return on prudential norms as specified in the Non-Banking Financial (Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007;

 (xii)  Whether, in the case of opening  of  new  branches  or offices to collect deposits or in the case of closure  of existing branches/offices or   in the case of appointment of agent, the company has complied with the requirements contained in the Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1998.

(C) In the case of a non-banking financial company not accepting public deposits

Apart from the aspects enumerated in (A) above, the auditor shall include a statement on the following matters, namely: -

(i) Whether the Board of Directors has passed a resolution for non- acceptance of any public deposits.

(ii) Whether the company has accepted any public deposits during the relevant period/year;

(iii) Whether the company has complied with the prudential norms relating to income recognition, accounting standards, asset classification and provisioning for bad and doubtful debts as applicable to it in terms of Non-Banking Financial (Non- Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007.

(iv)  In respect of Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFCs as defined in paragraph 2(1)(xix) of the Non-Banking Financial (Non- Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2007 

(a) whether the capital adequacy ratio as disclosed in the return submitted to the Bank in form NBS- 7, has been correctly  arrived at and whether such ratio is in compliance with the  minimum CRAR prescribed  by the Bank; 

(b) whether the company has furnished to the Bank the annual statement of capital funds, risk assets/exposures and risk asset ratio (NBS-7) within the stipulated period.

(D) In the case of a company engaged in the business of non-banking financial institution not required to hold CoR subject to certain conditions

Apart from the matters enumerated in (A)(I) above, the auditor shall include a statement on the following matters, namely:

  • Where a Company has obtained a specific advice from the Bank that it is not required to hold CoR from the Bank whether the company is complying with the conditions stipulated as advised by the Bank.

 

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