• Deepak Sharma

A guide for Nidhi half yearly return NDH-3 

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Every Nidhi is required to file eForm NDH-3 pursuant to Rule 21 of Nidhi Rules, 2014.

Rule 21:

“Every company covered under rule 2 of Nidhi Rules, 2014, shall file half yearly return with the Registrar in eForm NDH-3 along with such fee as provided in Companies (Registration Office and fee) Rules, 2014 within thirty days from the conclusion of each half year duly certified by a company secretary in practice or chartered accountant in practice or cost accountant in practice”


Highlights from Rule 21

  • Every Nidhi Company required to file NDH-3

  • NDH-3 is a half yearly return so every company require to file it twice for every year

  • Nidhi Companies shall file this form within 30 days from completion of every half year. For half year ending on 30th September due date of form will be 30th October and for another half year ending on 31st March due date of form will be 30th April.

  • NDH-3 requires certification from a company secretary in practice or chartered accountant in practice or cost accountant in practice.

Information required for preparation of NDH-3 (Half yearly return)

  1. Corporate Identity Number (CIN) of Nidhi company.

  2. Details of all branches of Nidhi: Total number of branches, number of branches opened and closed during the half year, name and address of branches.

  3. Details of members: Total number of members and number of members admitted and ceased to be member during half year

  4. Details of Deposit: Category wise balance of outstanding deposits, amount received during the half year for all the nature of deposits and amount Repaid during the half year for all the nature of deposits

  5. Details of Loans: Category wise balance of all loans, amount disbursed during the half year for all the nature of loans amount Realized during the half year for all the nature of loans.

  6. Details of litigation: Cases and amount for the suit filed accounts at the beginning of the half year, Cases and amount for the suit filed accounts during the half year and no. of cases and amount for the suit filed accounts disposed of during the half year.

  7. Details for calculation of NOF (Last audited financial statements)

  8. Total amount and bank details of unencumbered Term Deposits.

Attachments for eForm NDH-3

  • List of all members with PAN and complete residential address.

  • Amount of deposit accepted from each member.

  • Copy of advertisement along with copy of intimation given to Registrar.

  • List of all members who joined during the period with PAN and complete residential address.

  • List of all members who ceased during the period with PAN and complete residential address.


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