RBI proposes to tighten provisioning norms NBFCs just as with banks

As per latest draft guidelines proposed by the RBI, Non-banking financial companies (NBFC) would need its approval before making changes in their ownership control.

As per the proposed guidelines which are based on the Usha Thorat Committee report:

  • The draft guidelines seek to make it mandatory for all deposit-taking NBFCs to obtain credit rating.
  • Appointment of CEOs of NBFCs with asset size of Rs.1,000 crore and above would require the RBI approval.
  • NBFCs, whether listed or not, will need to comply with Clause 49 of SEBI’s listing agreement on corporate governance including induction of independent directors.
  • Existing unrated NBFCs-D will be given one year to get rated.
  • All registered NBFCs should get clearance from the RBI in case of change in control and increase of shareholding to the extent of 25% by individuals or groups, directly or indirectly.
  • Regarding non-performing assets (NPAs), it has been proposed that asset classification and provisioning norms should be made similar to that of banks for all registered NBFCs irrespective of the size.
  • Currently, the period for classifying loans into NPAs in case of NBFCs is higher at 180/360 days compared to 90 days for banks.



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  • Raviteja yadav

    Great work.