A Section 8 company is company which intends to apply its profit or income to its object i.e non profit organisation. Section 8 company refers to a Company which has the object of promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other objects; A Non profit making company (Section 8) is prohibited from paying any Dividend to its members.
A Section 8 company shall register itself under charitable objects, the Central Government shall issue a License in prescribed manner allowing the association of person to register as Private Limited or Public Limited Company. The company registered under section 8 must not alter its Memorandum or Articles without approval of central government. It has the option of converting itself into company of any other type.
“Nidhi” is a Hindi word, which means finance or fund. Nidhi means a company which has been incorporated with the object of developing the habit of thrift and reserve funds amongst its members and also receiving deposits and lending to its members only for their mutual benefit.
Nidhi company requires minimum 3 members. It might not issue preference share. If preference shares have already been issued by a Nidhi Company before initiation of this Act, such preference shares are to be redeemed in accordance with the terms of issue of such shares. All the Nidhi company’s incorporated shall have the last word as “Nidhi Limited” as part of its name.
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