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By Saloni Mathur (finserv@vinodkothari.com) INTRODUCTION Mr. Le Kuan Yu, Singapore’s founding father once said, “If you are depriving yourself of the outsourcing business and your competitors do not, you are putting yourself out of the business.” These words reflect upon the importance of outsourcing as a function that has become a necessity for the business […]

NHB introduces Aadhaar based OTP for HFCs

By Mayank Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com) Introduction The National Housing Bank (NHB) has introduced various reforms to the existing Aadhaar based e-KYC procedure vide Circular No.85[1] issued on 8th December, 2017. Bringing certain modifications to Circular No. 72[2] issued on 23rd April, 2015 which recognizes E-Aadhaar as an Officially Valid Document (OVD) under the PML Rules, NHB […]

IBBI’s Grievance Handling Regulations to keep a check on service providers

Vallari Dubey resolution@vinodkothari.com   The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (“IBBI”) has notified a new set of regulations, named the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 (“Grievance Handling Regulations”) vide Gazette Notification dated 6th December, 2017, effective from 7th December, 2017[1][2]. The Regulations shall seek to protect […]

ICSI’s Golden Jubilee Release-Governance Code for Charitable Entities

By Dipanjali Nagpal (corplaw@vindokothari.com) The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has released the Code for Charity Governance[1] at the 45th National Convention of Company Secretaries to bring about charitable entities within the ambit of good governance as envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for empowering the nation.

Defaulting LLPs under the radar of MCA – Clean India Drive Continues!

By Smriti Wadehra, (corplaw@vinodkothari.com) The recent massive clean-up operation of Ministry, whereby RoCs started issuing public notices in April, 2017 to strike off the name of the companies from the register of companies and to dissolve them unless a cause is shown to the contrary, within thirty days from the date of the notice, has come […]

RBI now allows ARCs to hold more than 26% shares

By Mayank Agarwal ( finserv@vinodkothari.com ) Introduction The ever-increasing volume of Non-Performing Assets has paralyzed the Indian banking sector, with the gross NPA figures reported to be around Rs. 8.4 lakh crores at the end of September 2017.[1] Forming around 12% of the total banking advances, the distressed Indian banking situation should have provided the Indian […]

Presidential Ordinance makes Amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

By Vinod Kothari, (resolution@vinodkothari.com) The Presidential Ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code tries to address a few concerns, which seem to have been noticed in the early stages of resolution plans being approved by creditors’ committees. Essentially, under the scheme of the Code, a resolution plan may be submitted by a “resolution applicant”, […]

State of Indian Capital Markets

By Mayank Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com ) Capital market is the one-stop solution for both companies and investors looking to utilize idle money in the most financially sound manner. While money markets provide short-term (generally less than one year) route of raising money, capital markets provide a much broader avenue. Although businesses rely upon money market sources […]