Banking Regulation (Companies)

Rules, 1949

 

CONTENTS

 

1.         Short title, extent and commencement

 

2.         Interpretation

 

2A.      Application of rules to State Bank of India, subsidiary banks, corresponding new banks and Regional Rural Banks

 

3.         Submission of returns

 

4.         List of officers

 

5.          

 

5A.      Determination of the Directors who are to cease to hold office

 

6.         Deposits

 

7.         Withdrawals of deposits       

 

8.         Changes in deposits

 

9.         Maturing of security deposits

 

10.       Interest on deposits

 

10A.     

 

11.       Licensing of banking companies

 

12.       Opening of new places of business

 

13.       List of offices

 

13A.    Return under sections 18 and 24

 

14.       Publication of approved currencies and securities

 

14A.    Return under sections 25 and 27

 

14B.    Return under section 26

 

15.       Manner of publication of accounts and balance sheet

 

15A.

 

15B.    Manner of holding inquiries

 

16.       Power to exempt in certain cases

 

FORMS

 

FORM I:     THE BANKING REGULATION ACT, 1949

 

FORM II:    Reserve Bank of India

 

FORM III: Form of application for a licence to commence banking business by a company incorporated in India and desiring to commence banking business.

 

FORM IV: Form of application for a licence to carry on banking business by a company incorporated in India and in existence on the commencement of the Act.

 

FORM V:    Form of application for a licence to commence/carry on banking business in India by a banking company incorporated outside India.

 

FORM VI: Form of application for permission to open a new place of business or change the location (otherwise than within the same city, town or village) of an existing place of business under section 23 of the Act.

FORM VII

 

FORM VIII

 

FORM IX

 

FORM X:    Liabilities and assets in India of commercial banks as on the last Friday of the months of 19 ____

 

FORM X

 

Banking Regulation (Companies) Rules, 1949

 

1.         Short title, extent and commencement. -

   

(1)        These rules may be called the l[Banking Regulation (Companies) Rules], 1949.

   

(1A)     They extend to the whole of India.

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1969, for the words “Banking Companies Rules”, vide Notification No. GSR 236, dated 1st. February, 1969 w.e.f. 8th. February, 1969.

 

2.         Interpretation. -

   

(1)        In these rules, -

       

(a)        “The Act” means the Banking Regulation Act, 1949;

       

1[(aa)   “Ineligible Director” means a Director who is not eligible under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 10A of the Act;]

       

(b)        “Principal office of the Reserve Bank” means the office of the Reserve Bank to which the returns prescribed under the Act or these rules are required to be submitted;

       

(c)        “Principal office of the banking company” means the office of the banking company which will be responsible for the submission of returns prescribed under the Act or these rules;

       

(d)        “Quarter” means a period of three months ending on the last day of March, June, September or December of any year;

       

(e)        “Place of business” of a banking company includes any sub-office, pay-office, sub-pay-office and any place of business at   which deposits are received, 2[cheques cashed, moneys lent or any other form of business referred to in sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act is transacted.]

       

(f)         “Commencement of these rules” means, -

           

(i)         In the case of any banking company whose registered office or principal place of business refereed to in sub-rule (2) of rule 3 is or was in-

               

(A)       The territories merged in the former Part A States, or

               

(B)       The States of Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore-Cochin, Bhopal, Manipur and Tripura, as these States existed before the lst day of November, 1956, or

               

(C)       Those parts of the State of Rajasthan which formerly comprised the Indian States of Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, the 22nd day of November, 1952;

           

(ii)        In the case of any banking company whose registered office or principal place of business referred to in sub-rule (2) of rule 3 is or was in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the lst day of November, 1956;

           

(iii)       In the case of the State Bank of India, the date on which the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1961, are published in the Gazette of India;

 

3[(iv)    In the case of a subsidiary bank, the date on which the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, are published in the Gazette of India;

           

(v)        In the case of a corresponding new bank, the date on which the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, are published in the Gazette of India;]

           

4[(vi)    In the case of a Regional Rural Bank, the date on which the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, are published in the Gazette of India;]

           

 5[(vii)   In any other case, the 26th day of March, 1949:

   

PROVIDED that nothing contained in 7[sub-clauses (iii) to (vi) both inclusive] shall affect the previous operation of any of these rules by virtue of the provisions of the Act; and]

       

(g)        “Chief Executive Officer” means in the case of a banking company incorporated outside India, the officer, by whatever name called, managing or in charge of all the branches of that company in India, or if there is no such officer, the officer, by whatever name called, managing or in charge of the principal office of the company in India

 

1.         Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 236, dated 1st. February, 1969 w.e.f. 8th. February, 1969.

2.         Substituted for the words "cheques cashed or moneys lent" by the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1965, vide Notification No. GSR 921, dated 3rd. July, 1965 w.e.f. 3rd. July, 1965.

3.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

4.         Inserted vide Notification No. SO. 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

5.         Inserted after re-numbering the existing sub-clause (vi) as sub-clause (vii) vide Notification No.SO. 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

1[2A.    Application of rules to State Bank of India, subsidiary banks, corresponding new banks and Regional Rural Banks. - These rules and the Forms appended thereto excluding rules 6 to 11 and Forms II to V and XI, shall also apply, so far as may be, to the State Bank of India, a subsidiary bank, a corresponding new bank and a Regional Rural Bank, as they apply to and in relation to a banking company:

 

PROVIDED that in the rules and Forms as so applied, the expression “registered office” shall mean the central office or the head office, as the case may be.]

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

3.         Submission of returns. -

   

(1)        A return prescribed under the Act or these rules shall be submitted in the form prescribed for the purpose or as near thereto as circumstances admit.

   

(2)        Such return shall be submitted in the manner hereinafter provided:

       

(i)         By a banking company incorporated in India, from its registered office to the office of the Reserve Bank situated in the State in which the banking company has its registered office.

       

(ii)        By a banking company incorporated outside India and having a principal place of business as declared in terms of section 277(1)(e) of the Indian Companies Act, 1913, or as the case may be, section 592(1)(e) of the Companies Act, 1956, from that principal place of business to the office of the Reserve Bank situated in the State in which the banking company has its principal place of business.

       

(iii)       In any other case, from such office of the banking company to such office of the Reserve Bank as may be specified by the Reserve Bank on an application to be made in this behalf to the Reserve Bank of India, 1[Department of Banking Operations and Development] at Bombay.

       

(iv)       Notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) the Reserve Bank may, at any time, direct that the returns prescribed under the Act or these rules shall be submitted from any specified office of a banking company to any specified office of the Reserve Bank.

   

(3)        Whenever a return prescribed under the Act or these rules relates to a particular day or date, and where such day or date is not a holiday for all the offices of a banking company the return shall be prepared on the basis of the figures of that day or date in respect of offices working on that day or date, and the preceding working day's figures in respect of offices where that day or date is a holiday.

   

(4)        A banking company shall within one month from the commencement of these rules or from the commencement of business, whichever is later, intimate to the principal office of the Reserve Bank, the address of its principal office and shall intimate to that office any change in such address within one month of such change.

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

4.         List of officers. -

   

(1)       (i)         A banking company shall, not later than one month from the commencement of these rules or from the commencement of  business, whichever is later send to the principal office of the Reserve Bank a written statement containing a list of:

           

(a)        The names, the official designations and specimen signatures of the officers authorised to sign on behalf of the banking company returns required under the Act or these rules, and

           

(b)        The names and addresses of the Directors of the banking company.

       

(ii)        Any change in the list referred to in clause (i) of this sub-rule shall be intimated to the principal office of the Reserve Bank within one month from the occurrence of such change.

   

(2)        A banking company incorporated outside India, which at the commencement of these rules has a place of business in India, and every such company which after the commencement of these rules establishes such a place of business in India, shall, within one month from the commencement of these rules or from the establishment of such place of business, as the case may be, furnish to the principal office of the Reserve Bank the full address of the principal place of business declared in terms of section 227(1)(e) of the Indian Companies Act, 1913, or as the case may be, section 592(1)(e) of the Companies Act, 1956, and the name and address of one or more persons resident in India authorised to accept on behalf of the company any notice or order required to be served on the company under the Act or these rules and shall intimate to the principal office of the Reserve Bank any change in such name or address within one month of the occurrence of the change:

   

PROVIDED that information furnished by a banking company under Rule 4 of the Banking Companies (Control) Rules, 1948, shall be deemed to have been furnished under this rule.

 

1[5.      * * *]

 

1.         Rule 5 omitted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985, w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985

 

 

1[5A.    Determination of the Directors who are to cease to hold office. -

   

(1)        The ascertainment of the Director or Directors who shall cease to be such, on the occasion of a reconstitution of the Board of Directors under sub-section (3) of section 10A of the Act, and of the person or persons who are to be removed from the membership of the Board of Directors in pursuance of sub-section (5) of the said section 10A, shall be done as hereinafter laid down.

   

(2)        The Board of Directors or, as the case may be, the Reserve Bank, shall ascertain the number of Directors out of the ineligible Directors, who have to cease to hold the office, or, as the case may be, have to be removed from such Board.

   

(3)        The names of the Directors who are to cease to hold office, or, as the case may be, have to be removed from the Board of Directors, shall be determined by drawing lots from among the names of the ineligible Directors, the names of such number of Directors, as is determined under sub-rule (2) above.

   

(4)        For the purposes of sub-rule (3), the following provisions shall be observed, namely, -

       

(i)         The names of the ineligible Directors shall be grouped according to the periods for which the Directors have held office;

       

(ii)        If there are two such groups only, the names of the Directors in the group representing a shorter period of office shall be excluded;

       

(iii)       If there are more than two such groups, the names of those in the group representing the shortest period of office shall be excluded:

   

PROVIDED that such exclusion under clause (ii) or clause (iii) shall not be made if thereby the number of Directors whose names are to be included in the draw is not more than the number determined under sub-rule (2).

   

(5)        The drawing of lots in pursuance of sub-section (3) of section 10A of the Act shall be done by the Board of Directors at a meeting of such Board.

   

(6)        The drawing of lots of the Reserve Bank under sub-section (5) of section 10A of the Act shall be done by an officer of the Reserve Bank duly authorised in this behalf, and after giving a reasonable opportunity to the banking company to nominate a Director or officer of the banking company to be present at the time of the drawing of lots.]

 

1.         Rule 5A inserted by the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1969, vide Notification No. 236, dated 1st. February, 1969, w.e.f. 8th. February, 1969.

 

6.         Deposits. -

   

(1)        The deposit specified in sub-section 2 of section 11 of the Act shall be maintained at the principal office of the Reserve Bank.

   

(2)        The value of each security deposited under sub-rule (1) shall be estimated at its market rate, ex-dividend.

   

(3)        Securities shall be duly transferred to the Reserve Bank by the banking company.

   

(4)        Upon receipt of a deposit under sub-rule (1) the principal office of the Reserve Bank shall, as soon as possible, send to the principal office of the banking company a certificate in Form II.

 

7.         Withdrawals of deposits. - The principal office of the Reserve Bank shall not be bound to return securities actually deposited, but may substitute therefor new scripts of securities of the same description and amount.

 

8.         Changes in deposits. - When the form or amount of deposit is changed by reason of a subsequent deposit or withdrawal, the principal office of the Reserve Bank shall, as soon as possible, send to the principal office of the banking company a fresh certificate in Form II.

 

9.         Maturing of security deposits. - When a security in deposit matures or when any yield on such a security ceases to accrue, the principal office of the Reserve Bank shall not be bound to inform the banking company; but upon the receipt of a requisition in writing from the banking company the principal office of the Reserve Bank, shall, as soon as possible, collect the discharge value and hold the amount in deposit for purposes of sub-section (2) of section 11 of the Act.

 

10.       Interest on deposits. -

   

(1)        No interest shall be payable on cash deposits.

   

(2)        The principal office of the Reserve Bank shall credit, as soon as possible, the current account of the banking company maintained with it with the interest realised on securities, subject to the usual charges.

 

1[10A. * * *]

 

1.         Rule 10A omitted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975 vide Notification No. SO 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

11.       Licensing of banking companies. - A company desiring to have a licence under section 22 of the Act shall apply to the principal office of the Reserve Bank in a form specified below, namely:

   

(a)        In the case of a company incorporated in India and desiring to commence banking business, in 1[Form III];

   

(b)        In the case of company incorporated in India and in existence at the commencement of the Act, in 1[Form IV;] and

   

(c)        In the case of company incorporated outside India and desiring to commence / carry on banking business in India, in 1[Form V].

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

12.       Opening of new places of business. - An application by a banking company for permission to open a new place of business or change the location of an existing place of business under section 23 of the Act shall be submitted to the principal office of the Reserve Bank in 1[Form VI].

1.         Rule 10A omitted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975 vide Notification No. SO 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

13.       List of offices. - A banking company shall, within a period of one month from the close of every quarter, send to the principal office of the Reserve Bank a 13[list relating to its office in India in 12[Form VII].

 

1.         Rule 10A omitted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975 vide Notification No. SO 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

2.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1965, vide Notification No. GSR 921, dated 3rd. July, 1965, w.e.f. 3rd. July, 1965.

 

1[13A. Return under sections 18 and 24. - The return under sections 18 and 24 of the Act shall be furnished to the Reserve Bank in Form VIII].

 

1.         Inserted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules 1985, vide Notification No. SO. 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985, w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

14.       Publication of approved currencies and securities. -

   

(1)        The Reserve Bank shall, not later than one month from the commencement of these rules, by a notification in the Gazette of India, publish for the purpose of section 25 of the Act a list of currencies in which export bills drawn in, and import bills drawn on and payable in India may be expressed.

   

(2)        The Reserve Bank may, by notification in the Gazette of India, publish for the purpose of section 25 of the Act, a list of securities approved by it.

   

(3)        Any alteration in the list referred to in sub-rules (1) and (2) shall also be published in the Gazette of India.

   

(4)        An alteration, adding a currency or security to the list, shall take effect from the date of publication of the alteration while an alteration, omitting a currency or security from the list, shall take effect at the expiry of three months from the date of publication of the alteration.

 

1[14A. Return under sections 25 and 27. - The return to be made by a banking company under sections 25 and 27.of the Act shall be in Form X.

 

1.         Inserted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules 1985, vide Notification No. SO. 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985, w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

14B.    Return under section 26. - The return to be made by a banking company under section 26 of the Act shall be in Form IX.]

 

15.       Manner of publication of accounts and balance sheet. - The balance sheet and profit and loss account prepared in terms of section 29 of the Act together with the Auditor's report shall be published within a period of six months from the end of the period to which they relate in a newspaper which is in circulation at the place where the banking company has its principal office.

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule, the expression 'newspaper' means any newspaper or journal published at least once a week, but does not include a journal other than a banking, commercial, financial or economic journal

 

15A.    The list of debtors under section 45D of the Act shall be in 1[Form XI] or as near thereto as the circumstances permit

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

1[15B. Manner of holding inquiries. -

   

(1)        For the purpose of holding an inquiry under sub-section (2) of section 47A of the Act, the Reserve Bank shall appoint in writing one of its officers for holding the inquiry and shall also authorise him to exercise the powers conferred on the Reserve Bank under sub-section (3) of the said section 47A.

   

(2)        The said officer shall send to the banking company, at its registered office or principal office, a statement giving sufficient particulars of the contravention of the nature referred to in sub-section (3) or, as the case may be, sub-section (4) of section 46 of the Act.

   

(3)        A banking company, to which a communication is addressed under sub-rule (2), shall before the expiry of thirty days from the receipt of such communication send in writing to the said officer its answer to the said statement, together with particulars of the documentary or other evidence on which it proposes to rely.

   

(4)        The said officer shall appoint a date for holding the inquiry and intimate the same to the banking company at its registered office or the principal office. The date so appointed shall not be earlier than thirty days from the date of issue of the notice to the banking company.

   

(5)        At the inquiry, the banking company shall be entitled to be represented by any of its Directors or officers but shall not be entitled to be represented by a legal practitioner.

   

(6)        At the inquiry, an officer of the Reserve Bank, not being the officer conducting the inquiry, shall present the case for the Reserve Bank, including the evidence on the matter. Thereafter the representative of the banking company shall present the case of the banking company including the evidence in relation thereto.

   

(7)        The representative of the banking company and the officer of the Reserve Bank presenting the case for the Reserve Bank may cross-examine a witness other than a witness produced by the said representative or, as the case may be, the said officer.

   

(8)        After the conclusion of the inquiry by the officer conducting the inquiry, the officer shall record his findings and submit the entire record to the Reserve Bank.]

 

1.         Inserted by the Banking Regulation Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1969, vide Notification No GSR 236, dated 1st. February, 1969 w.e.f. 8th. February, 1969.

 

16.       Power to exempt in certain cases. - The Central Government may, on the recommendation of the Reserve Bank, declare by notification in the Official Gazette that any or all of the provisions of these rules shall not apply to any banking company or to any class of banking companies either generally or for such period as may be specified.

 

1[FORM I***]

 

THE BANKING REGULATION ACT, 1949

 

1.         Form I omitted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO. 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

FORM II

 

Reserve Bank of India

[Rules 6 and 8]

(Section 11)

 

No._______________

Place._________________

 

Date.__________________

   

Certified that the Reserve Bank of India held on behalf of ____________ the undernoted deposits in terms of section 11(2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as at the close of business on _______________

 

 

Cash

Approved Securities

Remarks

Loan

Face value

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

   

TOTAL

(In figures and words separately for cash and approved securities)

 

Manager

Note: The issue of this certificate renders any previous certificate issued by the Reserve Bank null and void.

 

1[FORM III]

 

Form of application for a licence to commence banking business by a company incorporated in India and desiring to commence banking business.

[Rule 11]

 

1.         Form V renumbered as Form III by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. January, 1975. The existing Forms III and IV have been omitted vide the same notification.

 

 

 

Address _______________

 

Date _________________

 

Department of Banking Operations and Development,

Reserve Bank of India,

______________

 

Dear Sir,

 

Application for a licence to commence banking business.

   

         We hereby apply for a licence to commence banking business in terms of section 22 of the Banking Companies Act, 1949. We give below the necessary information in the form prescribed for the purpose.

 

                                                                                                                 Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                                

Signature ___________

 

1. Name of the company.

2. Place of location of the registered office of the company.

3. State whether the company is public or private.

4. Date of incorporation.

5. Previous application : Give particulars of any application previously made to the Reserve Bank in this connection.

6. Management:

(a) Give names, business and address of Directors, the amount of shares held by each and the names of the bankers of each of them.

(b) Give the name of the proposed Chief Executive Officer, his qualifications, experience, age and the proposed remuneration.

7. State detailed reasons for the floatation of the company and give statistical and other data as under, which may have been collected in respect of the area, which the company intends to serve.

(i)        The population of the area of operation of the proposed place of business.

(ii)      The volume and value of agricultural, mineral and industrial production and imports and exports of the area of operation of the proposed place of business as under:

 

Commodity

Production

Imports

Exports

 

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)      If there are any schemes for agricultural, mineral or industrial development give details of the same and their probable effects on the volume and value of the present production, imports and exports.

(iv)    If the existing banking facilities are considered inadequate, give reasons.

(v)    Prospects : Give as under an estimate of the minimum business which the company expects to attract at the proposed place of business within 12 months.

 

I. Deposit: Amount in thousand of rupees

Rates proposed to be allowed on various types of deposits Minimum/ Maximum

II. Advances: Amount in thousand of rupees

Rate proposed to be charged on various types of advances Minimum/ Maximum

8. Forward an up-to-date copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and a copy of the prospectus (with certified translation in English, if not in that language).

9. State whether the company fulfils the conditions laid down in sub-section (3) of section 11, and whether it is agreeable to permit the Reserve Bank to satisfy itself by an inspection of the books of the company or otherwise that the prescribed conditions are being fulfilled by the company.

10. Any additional facts which the company may wish to adduce in support of its application.

 

NB :    (1)        If an application is for commencing banking business at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Delhi, Kanpur, Trivandrum 1[Hyderabad], Bangalore or any other place where an office of the Department of Banking Operations and Development, Reserve Bank of India, is located, the details asked for under item 7(i), (ii), and (iii) need not be supplied.

(2)      If a company is unable or unwilling to supply full details in respect of any of the items, reasons for the omission may be given.

(3)      If an application has been submitted to the Reserve Bank in the past, information under items 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 need not be supplied unless there is any change since the last application.

 

1.         Substituted for the word "Nagpur" by the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1965, vide Notification No.GSR 921, dated 3rd. July, 1965 w.e.f. 3rd. July, 1965.

 

 

1[FORM IV]

 

 

Form of application for a licence to carry on banking business by a company incorporated in India and in existence on the commencement of the Act.

 

[Rule 11]

(Section 22)

 

1.         Form VI renumbered as Form IV by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

 

Address ______________

 

Date _________________

 

Department of Banking Operations and Development,

Reserve Bank of India,

______________

 

Dear Sir,

 

Application for a licence to carry on banking business

   

      We hereby apply for a licence to carry on banking in terms of section 22 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. We give below the necessary information in the form prescribed for the purpose.

                                                                                                                 Yours faithfully

                                                                                                                

Signature ____________

 

1. Name of the banking company.

2. Place of location of the registered office of the banking company and of its head office.

3. State whether the banking company is public or private.

4. Date of incorporation.

5. Date of commencement of business.

6. Previous applications : Give particulars of any application previously made to the Reserve Bank in this connection.

7. Management:

(a) Give names, business and address of Directors.

(b) Give the name of the Chief Executive Officer, his qualifications, experience, age and the remuneration paid.

8. Existing offices*

Give the number of offices* in India and a brief description of the system of supervision and control over the branches.

 

 

9. Give details regarding the authorised, subscribed and paid-up capital and reserves of the banking company as on the date of the application.

10. Forward an up-to-date copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and copies of the balance sheets together with profits and loss accounts statements for the last five years (with certified translations in English, if not in that language).

11. State whether the banking company fulfils the conditions laid down in sub-section (3) of section 22, and whether it is agreeable to permit the Reserve Bank to satisfy itself by an inspection of the books of the company or otherwise that the prescribed conditions are being fulfilled by the company.

12. Any additional facts which the banking company may wish to adduce in support of its application.

 

 

 

1[cheques cashed, moneys lent, or any other form of business referred to in sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act is transacted].

 

NB:     (1)        If a banking company is unable or unwilling to supply full details in respect of any of the items, reasons for the omission may be given.

       

(2)        If an application has been submitted to the Reserve Bank in the past information under items 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 need not be supplied unless there is any change since the last application.

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1965, vide Notification No. GSR 921, dated 3rd. July, 1965, w.e.f. 3rd. July, 1965.

 

*          Includes the registered office and all places of business at which deposits are received

 

1[FORM V]

 

Form of application for a licence to **commence/carry on banking business in India by a banking company incorporated outside India.

[Rule 11]

 

1.      Form VII renumbered as Form V by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

 

Address _______________

 

Date _________________

 

__________________________________

 

Department of Banking Operations and Development

Reserve Bank of India

_______________________________

Dear Sir,

 

Application to **commence / carry on banking business in India.

    We hereby apply for a licence to **commence/carry on banking business in terms of section 22 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. We give below the necessary information in the form prescribed for the purpose.

                                                                          Yours faithfully

                                                                          Signature ___________

 

1. Name of the banking company.

2. Place of location of the registered office of the banking company and of its head office.

3. State whether the banking company is public or private.

4. Date of incorporation.

5. Country or State in which the banking company is incorporated.

6. Previous applications:

Give particulars of any application previously made to the Reserve Bank in this connection.

7. Management :

(a) Give names, business and address of Directors in India.

(b) Give the name of the Chief Executive Officer or the proposed Chief Executive Officer in India, his qualifications, experience, age, and the remuneration paid or proposed to be paid.

8. (a) For a banking company already carrying on banking business in India:

Existing offices*:

Give the number of offices* in India and a brief description of the system of supervision and control over the offices*

(b) For a company desiring to commence banking business in India:

State detailed reasons for an office* in India and give statistical and other data, as under which may have been collected in respect of the area which the company intends to serve:

(i) The population of the area of operation of the proposed place of business.

(ii) The volume and value of agricultural, mineral and industrial production and imports and exports of the area of operation of the proposed place of business as under:

 

Commodity

Production

Imports

Exports

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii) If there are any schemes for agricultural, mineral or industrial developments give details of the same and their probable effects on the volume and value of the present production, imports and exports.

(iv) If the existing banking facilities are considered inadequate, give reasons.

(v) Prospects : Give as under an estimate of the minimum business which the company expects to attract at the proposed place of business within 12 months.                             

 

I. Deposit: Amount in thousand of rupees

Rate proposed to be allowed on various types of deposits. Minimum / Maximum

II. Advances: Amount in thousand of rupees

Rate proposed to be charged on various types of advances Minimum / maximum

III. Export and import bills: Amount in thousand of rupees.

9. State what arrangements have been made to ensure compliance with the provisions of section 11(2) of the Act.

10. Forward an up-to-date copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and copies of the balance sheets together with profit and loss account statements for the last five years (with certified translations in English, if not in that language).

11. State whether the banking company fulfils the conditions laid down in sub-section (3) of section 22, and whether it is agreeable to permit the Reserve Bank to satisfy itself by an inspection of the books of the company or otherwise that the prescribed conditions are being fulfilled by the company.

12. Any additional facts which the banking company may wish to adduce in support of its application.

 

 

*          Includes all places of business at which deposits are received 13[cheques cashed, moneys lent or any other form of business referred to in sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act is transacted.]

**        The portion not applicable can be struck off.

NB:

   

(1)        If an application is for commencing banking business at Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Trivandrum 18[Hyderabad], Bangalore or any other place where an office of the Department of Operations and Development, Reserve Bank of India, is located, the details asked for under item (8)(i), (ii) and (iii) need not be supplied.

   

(2)        If a company is unable or unwilling to supply full details in respect of any of the items, reason for the omission may be given.

   

(3)        If an application has been submitted to the Reserve Bank in the past, information under items 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 need not be supplied unless there is any change since the last application.

 

1[FORM VI]

 

Form of application for permission to open a new place of business or change the location (otherwise than within the same city, town or village) of an existing place of business under section 23 of the Act.

 

[Rule 12]

 

(Section 23)

 

21.       Substituted for Form VIII by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

 

Address _______________

 

Date _________________

 

_____________________________________

 

Department of Banking Operations and Development

Reserve Bank of India.

__________________________________

 

Dear Sir,

 

    We hereby apply for permission to * open a new place of business / change the location at _____ of an existing place of business from _______ to _____  in terms of section 23 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. We give below the necessary information in the form prescribed for the purpose.

 

                                                                          Yours faithfully,

                                                                          Signature _____________

 

1. Name of the banking company:

2. Proposed office: Give the following information:

(a) Name of city / town / village:

(in case the place is known by more than one name, the relative information should also be furnished)

(b) Name of locality / location:

1[(c) Name of :-

(i) Block:

(ii) Taluk / Thesis:

(iii) District:

(iv) State:]

(d) Status of the proposed office:

(e) The distance between the proposed office and the nearest existing commercial bank office together with the name of the bank and that of the centre/ locality.

2(f) Names of the commercial bank and the number of their offices functioning within a radius of 5kms. together with the names of centres where these are functioning.

3. Previous applications:

Give particulars of applications, if any, previously made to the Reserve Bank in respect of the proposed place of business.

4. Reason for the proposed office:

State detailed reasons for the proposed office and give statistical and other data, as under, which may have been collected for the proposed office.

(i) Population of the place.

2(II) Particulars of the command area (i.e. the area of operation of the proposed office)

(a) Approximate radius of   the command area.

(b) Population.

(c) Number of villages in the command area.

 

(iii) The volume and value of agricultural, mineral and industrial production and imports and exports of the area of operation of the proposed office as under:

 

Commodity

Production

Imports

Exports

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iv) If there are any schemes for agricultural, mineral or industrial development give details of the same and their probable effect on the volume and value of the present production, imports and exports.

(v) If the existing banking facilities are considered inadequate, give reasons.

(vi) Prospects : Give, as under, an estimate of the minimum business which the banking company expects to attract at the proposed place of business within 12 months.

(a) Deposits: Amount in thousand of rupees.

(b) Advances: Amount in thousands of rupees.

5. Change of location of an existing office :

Give the exact location of the office which is proposed to be closed and of the place to which it is proposed to be shifted giving particulars of the new location as in items (2), (3), (4).

6. Expenditure:

State the amount already spent or proposed to be spent on staff, premises, furniture, stationery, advertising, etc., in connection with the proposed office. Also state the minimum income which the banking company expects to earn at the proposed office within 12 months.

7. Other particulars:

Any additional facts which the banking company may wish to adduce in support of its application.

* The portion not applicable to be struck off.

 

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985

2.         The information need be furnished only in the case of applications for centres with a population of less than one lakh.

 

NB:

   1.      The words 'office' and 'offices', wherever they occur in this form, include a place or places of business at which deposits are received, cheques cashed, moneys lent or any other form of business referred to in sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act is transacted.

    2.     Item (5) to be replied to if the application is for changing the location of an existing place of business.

    3.     If a banking company is unable or unwilling to supply full details in respect of any of the items, reasons for the omission may be given.

    4.     The information asked for in items (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) is to be given separately for each office where the application relates to the opening of or changing the location of more than one office.

    5.     In the case of change of the location of “administrative office” where no banking business is transacted or proposed to be transacted (such as “Registered Office, Central Office or Head Office”) only an application in the form of a letter need be submitted, indicating the reasons for the change.]

 

1[FORM VII

[Rule 13]

(Section 23)

 

1.         Substituted for Form VIII by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

(To be submitted within one month after the end of the quarter to which it relates)

 

Name of the banking company:

Name and designation of the officer submitting the return:

   

(a)        2Statement of office in India as on the last day of the quarter ended

Name of place where the banking company has an office (may be grouped State-wise and arranged district-wise and in alphabetical order).

   

(b)        Statement of offices1 opened in India during the quarter ended:

 

Name of the place

Name of

 

 

Block

Taluk / Teshil

District

State

Date of opening the office

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)        Statement of offices1 in India closed during the quarter ended:

 

Name of the place

Name of

 

 

Block

Taluk/Teshil

District

State

Date of opening the office

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date : _________________

Signature :

 

1.         Includes the registered office and all places of business at which deposits are received, cheques cashed, moneys lent or any other form of business referred to in sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act is transacted.]

 2.        Information under this head may be furnished only in the return as on the last day of the quarter ended December.

 

1[FORM VIII

 

[Rule 13A]

 

1.         Substituted by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1985, vide Notification No. SO 268(E), dated 29th. March, 1985 w.e.f. 29th. March, 1985.

 

Name of the banking company:

Name and designation of the officer submitting the return:

Statement of demand and time liabilities and cash, gold and unencumbered approved securities for the month of:

(To be furnished to be Reserve Bank not later than 20 days after the end of the month to which it relates)

(Rounded off to the nearest thousand rupees)

 

 

As at the close of business on

 

First alternate Friday1

Second alternate Friday1

Third alternate Friday1

PART –A

 

 

 

1. Liabilities in India to the banking system (excluding any loan taken by a Regional Rural Bank from its sponsor bank)

 

 

 

(a) Demand liabilities:

 

 

 

(i) Balances in current accounts of the State Bank of India, subsidiary bank and corresponding new banks:

 

 

 

(ii) Other demand liabilities:

 

 

 

(b) Time liabilities:

 

 

 

Total of I

 

 

 

II. Liabilities in India to others (excluding borrowings from the Reserve Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India, Export-Import Bank of India and National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development).

 

 

 

(a) Demand liabilities:

 

 

 

(b) Time liabilities:

 

 

 

Total of II

 

 

 

III. Cash in hand:

 

 

 

IV. Balance in current account with the Reserve Bank :-

 

 

 

V. Assets in India with the banking system:

 

 

 

(a) Balances in current accounts with :-

 

 

 

(i) The State Bank of India, subsidiary banks and corresponding new banks:

 

 

 

(ii) Other banks and notified financial institutions:

 

 

 

(b) Balances in other accounts with banks and notified financial institutions:

 

 

 

(c) Money at call and short notice :

 

 

 

(d) Advances to banks, i.e. due from banks):

 

 

 

(e) Other assets:

 

 

 

Total of   V

 

 

 

VI. Net balance in current account = V

 

 

 

(a)(i) –I(a)(i)

 

 

 

VII. Net liabilities for the purposes of section 18 and 24 of the Banking regulation Act, 1949:

 

 

 

=Net liabilities to be banking system + Other demand and time liabilities”

 

 

 

+(I-V) + II if (I-V) is plus figure

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

II only if (I-V) is a minus figure.

 

 

 

PART -B

 

 

 

(For non-scheduled banks only)

 

 

 

VIII. Minimum amount of cash reserve required to be maintained under section 18 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 ( 3 per cent of VII as on the last Friday of the second preceding fortnight):

 

 

 

IX. Cash reserve actually maintained= Total of III, IV and VI:

 

 

 

X. Excess of IX over VIII:

 

 

 

PART - C

 

 

 

XI. Minimum amount of assets required to be maintained under section 24 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (25 per cent or such other specified percentage of VII as on the last Friday of the second preceding fortnight).

 

 

 

XII. (a) Balance required to be maintained by a scheduled bank under section 42 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

 

 

 

(b) Balance actually maintained by a scheduled bank with the Reserve Bank (c) Excess of (b) over (a)

 

 

 

XIII. Assets actually maintained:

 

 

 

(a) Amount in cash deposited with the Reserve Bank by a banking company incorporated outside India under section 11(2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

 

 

 

(b) Cash in hand or in the case of a non-scheduled bank, excess of IX over VIII, if any, shown against X above.

 

 

 

(c) Excess balance within Reserve Bank, if any, shown against XII(c) above.

 

 

 

(d) Net balance in current accounts maintained by a scheduled bank = VI above.

 

 

 

(e) Balance maintained by a Regional Rural Bank in call or fixed deposit with its sponsor bank.

 

 

 

(d) Net balance in current accounts maintained by a scheduled bank = VI above.

 

 

 

(e) Balance maintained by a Regional Rural Bank in call or fixed deposit with its sponsor bank.

 

 

 

(f) Gold valued at a price not exceeding the current market price.

 

 

 

(g) Unencumbered approved securities valued on the basis of the method of valuation determined by the Reserve Bank.

 

 

 

(h) Approved securities deposited with Reserve Bank by a banking company incorporated outside India under section 11(2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, valued on the basis of the method of valuation determined by the Reserve Bank.

 

 

 

Total of (a) to (h) XIV, XII-XI

 

 

 

(Excess +, deficit-)

 

 

 

 

Date ______________

Signature _______________

 

Note:   For the purposes of this return, the expression “banking system” shall mean the State Bank of India, subsidiary banks, corresponding new banks, Regional Rural Banks, other banking companies, Co-operative Banks and financial institution notified by the Central Government under clause (d) of the Explanation to section 18 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

 

1.         Give dates (where Friday is a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881), give the date as on the preceding working day.]

 

1[FORM IX

 

(Section 26)

 

1.         Forms IX and X substituted for existing Forms XI and XII, by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification NO. SO, 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.

 

 

Name of the banking company __________________________

Name and designation of the officer submitting the return ___________________________________

 

Return of unclaimed deposit accounts in India which have not been operated upon for 10 years or more as on the date of the return

As on the 31st December

 

(To be submitted to the Reserve Bank within thirty days after the close of each calendar year)

 

Particulars

Current accounts

Saving bank Accounts

Fixed deposit (including cash certificates, recurring deposits, etc.

Total

 

No. of A/cs

Balance outstanding

No. of A/cs.

Balance   outstanding

No. of A/cs.

Balance outstanding

No. of A/cs.

Balance outstanding

 

 

Rs. p

 

Rs. p

 

Rs. p.

 

Rs.p.

Balance brought forward from the previous returns as on 31-12-99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts, if any, in advertently omitted in the previous return ...... Additions during 19___*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Accounts which have become operative or where closed during 19____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total balances as at 31-12-19_______

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Interest credited to the accounts during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less : Incidental charges levied to the accounts during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Date _________________

Signature

 

*          This item is intended to denote actual balances in accounts which have, since the date of the immediately previous return, become inoperative for ten years. If any of the accounts, which should have been included under this item in the previous returns, have been inadvertently omitted from those returns, they should be shown under the separate sub-head “Accounts, if any, inadvertently omitted from the previous returns” immediately below “Balance brought forward from the previous return as on 31-12-19_____ Particulars of such accounts should be given under all columns of the statement.

**        This item is intended to denote the outstanding balances in such of the accounts (shown in the previous returns) as have become operative on account of further deposits or withdrawal or were closed during the year, after taking into consideration the additions thereto on account of interest credited and deductions therefrom on account of incidental charges applied. The difference (if any) between the outstanding balance thus reported and that shown in the previous return should be suitably explained.

 

FORM X

 

Liabilities and assets in India of commercial banks as on the last Friday of the months of 19 ____

 

PART I

 

(Section 27)

 

(Round off to the nearest thousand rupees)

 

A. Liabilities in India

B. Assets in India

1. Paid-up capital (including forfeited Share)

1. Cash in hand

2. Reserve fund and other Reserves

2. Balances with Reserve Bank of India

2.1 Reserve fund

3. Balance with other banks in India in current account

2.2 Other reserves

 

2.3 Share premium account*

3.1 The State Bank of India

3. Deposits

3.2 Subsidiaries of the State Bank of India

3.1 Current deposits

3.3 Other commercial banks

3.1.1 From others(including co-operative banks)

3.4 Co-operative Banks

3.1.2 From others

4. Money at call and short notice.

3.2 Savings deposits

4.1 With commercial banks

3.3 Fixed deposits (including cash certificates, recurring deposits, etc.)

4.3 With other financial institutions

3.3.1 From banks (including co-operative banks)

5. Investment

3.3.2 From others

5.1 Treasury bills

4. [Borrowings

5.3 State Government securities

4.1 Borrowing form banks in India

5.3 Other Central Government securities (including Treasury saving deposit certificates and postal saving deposit certificates and postal saving certificates and deposits)

4.1.1 Reserve Bank of India

5.4 Other approved securities

4.1.2 State Bank of India

5.5 Shares and debentures of companies and corporations not included in 5.4 above.

4.1.3 Subsidiaries of the State Bank of India

 

4.1.4 Other commercial banks

 

4.1.5 Co-operative banks

5.6 Fixed deposits with banks (including Co-operative Banks)

4.2 Borrowing from banks outside India

5.7 Other investment in India

4.3 Borrowing from financial institution in  India

 

4.3.1 Industrial Development Bank of India

 

4.3.2 National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

 

4.3.3. Export-Import Bank of India

 

4.3.4. Other financial institutions

 

4.4 Borrowings from financial institutions outside India.]

 

5. Other liabilities

 

5.1 Bills payable in India

6. Bills purchased and discounted

5.1.1. Drawn by Indian offices

6.1 Inland bills purchased and discounted

5.1.2. Drawn by foreign offices

6.2 Foreign bills purchased and discounted

5.2 Bills payable outside India

6.2.1. Exports bills drawn in India

5.3 Calls received in advance*

 

5.4. Miscellaneous liabilities

6.2.2. Import bills drawn on and payable in India.

6. Branch adjustments @

 

6.1 Among offices in India**

6.2.3. Other foreign bills purchased and discounted

6.2 With office outside India**

6.2.3.1. Payable in India

7. Total demand and time liabilities, i.e., total of items A3, A4, and A5

6.2.3.2. Payable outside India

8. Balance of profit

7. Loans and advances

 

7.1 Loans and advances (cash credits and overdrafts (excluding due from banks vide item 7.2 below)

 

7.2 Due from banks

 

7.2.1 Co-operative banks in India

 

7.2.2. Commercial banks in India

 

7.2.3. Banks outside India+

 

8. Premises, furniture, fixtures, and other fixed assets

 

9. Branch adjustment @

 

9.1 With offices outside India

 

9.2 With offices outside India**

 

10. Capitalised expenses including preliminary expenses, organisational expenses, share selling commission, brokerage, loss incurred and any other expenditure not represented by tangible assets ***

 

11. Non-banking assets acquired in satisfaction of claims

 

12. Other tangible assets

Total liabilities

Total Assets

 

PART II

 

Total advances (Total of items 6 and 7 of assets in Part I above

Percentage of clean (unsecured) advances to total advances (percentage of column 2 to 3)

Total deposit (item 3 of liabilities in part I)

Percentage of total advances to total deposits (percentage of column 3 to 5)

Secured

 

 

 

Unsecured (Clean)

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART III

 

(Section 25)

 

(Round off to the nearest thousand rupees)

 

1.         Demand and time liabilities in India (Item 7 of liabilities in Part I)

(Excluding items which banks are at present allowed to exclude, e.g. items not in the nature of outside liabilities).

2.         Minimum amount of assets required to be held in India under section 25 of the Act (75 per cent of item 1 above)

3.         Assets in India.

3.1       Total of items B.1 to B.8, B.11 and B.12 on assets side in Part I.

3.2  Securities approved by the Reserve Bank of India under section 25(3)(a) of the Act and not included in 3.1 above.

3.3   

Date _______________

Signature:

 

Designation :

 

*          Not applicable to foreign banks operating in India.

@        The net balance or branch adjustments should be shown as liabilities or assets, as the case may be.

**        Please give in foot-note other outstanding borrowings of India offices.

+          Comprising rupees loans/overdrafts granted to banks/correspondents outside India.

***      If the balance in the profit and loss account represents loss, it should be included in this item.

Notes:

   

(1)        Data under Parts I and II may be furnished as at the close of business on the last Friday of every month and under Part III as at the close of business on the last Friday of March, June, September and December.

   

(2)        Data on foreign liabilities and assets of Indian offices of banks may please be supplied for the following items:

       

(i)         Balances held abroad

       

(ii)        Investments held abroad

       

(iii)       Other foreign bills purchased and discounted payable outside India

       

(iv)       Any other assets held outside India

   

(3)        Co-operative banks comprise State and Central Co-operative Banks Co-operative, Land Mortgage Banks and Primary Co-operative Banks.

   

(4)        If the concerned Friday is a public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, at the close of business on the preceding working day.]

 

1[FORM X]

 

[Rule 15A]

(Section 45D(2))

 

In the High Court of Judicature at ___________________ Jurisdiction

No ____________ of 19____

In the matter of the Companies Act, 1956/ Indian Companies Act, 1913.

And in the matter of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

And in the matter of ___________a banking company

List of debtors of ___________ ordered to be wound up on........

 

Sl. No.

Name and address of debtor

If the original debtor is dead, give names and addresses of his legal representatives (if the original debtor dies after this list is filed in Court but before it is settled, substitute the names and addresses of his legal representatives)

If the original debtor is an insolvent, give the name and address of the assignee or receiver of his estate (if the original debtor is adjudged insolvent after this list is filed in Court but before it is settled the name of such assignee or receiver shall be added)

Amount of debt due

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rate of interest if any, and the date up to which such interest has been calculated

Description of papers, writing and documents, if any, relating to the debt

Whether in respect of the debt the banking company holds personal security only or on security

Whether in respect of the debt the banking company holds security other than personal security; if so, give the nature and particulars of the security including the estimate value of the security, names and addresses of persons having interest in such security or a right of redemption therein

6

7

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Particulars of guarantee where debt is guaranteed including names and addresses of guarantors and extent of guarantee

Description of papers, writings and documents in support of the guarantee where debt is guaranteed

Relief or reliefs claimed

Remarks

10

11

12

13

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this __________________ day of _________________ 19____ at ______________

 

*          This list should be verified by means of an affidavit.

Official Liquidator

1.         Original Form XIV renumbered as Form XIII by the Banking Companies (Amendment) Rules, 1965, vide Notification No. GSR 921, dated 3rd. July, 1965, w.e.f. 3rd. July, 1965. Renumbered Form XIII further re-numbered as Form XI by the Banking Regulation (Companies) Amendment Rules, 1975, vide Notification No. SO. 5244, dated 15th. November, 1975.