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Reporting of Outstanding Loans and Advances to MCA in E-form DPT-3

In the Recent Notification dated 22nd Jan, 2019 Ministry of Corporate Affairs has mandated every Company to Report outstanding and Advances to MCA in E Form DPT-3 within 90 days of this notification. 

The MCA has amended the existing deposit rules in which MCA has clarified that  that Form DPT-3 shall be used for filing return of deposit or particulars of transaction not considered as deposit or both by every company other than Government company.


Who is Required to File Form DPT-3 

Every company other than Government company shall file a onetime return of outstanding receipt of money or loan by a company but not considered as deposits,

in terms of clause (c) of sub-rule 1 of rule 2 from the 01st April, 2014 to the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, as specified

in Form DPT-3

within ninety days from the date of said publication of this notification along with fee as provided in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014

Every Company : Means Every company whether Private Company, Public Company, Small Company, OPC, Nidhi Company etc 

What Information to be provided in Form DPT-3 for Amounts which are not considered as Deposits:-

 Any amount received from or as Loan or Financial Assistance  –

  • the Central Government; or
  • a State Government; or any amount received from any other source whose repayment is guaranteed by the Central Government or State Government; or
  • any amount received from a local authority; or
  • any amount received from statutory authority constituted under an Act of Parliament or a State Legislature.
  • Foreign Governments
  • Foreign or international banks
  • Multilateral financial institutions
  • Foreign Governments owned development financial institutions;
  • Foreign export credit agencies
  • Foreign collaborators
  • Foreign body corporate
  • Foreign citizens
  • Foreign authorities 
  • Persons residents outside India subject to the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999)
  • A loan or facility from any banking company
  • From the state Bank of India or any of its subsidiary banks
  • From a banking institution notified by the Central Government under section 51 of the Banking Regulation Act
  •  A corresponding new bank as defined in clause( d )of section 2 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980 (40 of 1980); or
  •  From a cooperative bank as defined in clause (b-ii) of section 2 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934)
  • Public Financial Institutions notified by the Central Government;or
  • Any regional financial institutions
  • Insurance companies; or
  • Scheduled Banks as defined in the Reserve Bank of India Act,1934(2 of 1934).
  • Any amount received against issue of commercial paper or any other instruments issued in accordance with the guidelines or notification issued by the Reserve Bank of India
  • Any amount received by the company from any other company
  • Any amount received and held pursuant to an offer made in accordance with the provisions of the Act towards subscription to any securities including share application money or advance towards allotment of securities pending allotment, so long as such amount is appropriated only against the amount due on allotment of securities applied for
  • Any amount received from a person who, at the time of the receipt of the amount, was a director of the company or the relative of the director of a private company
  • Any amount raised by the issue of bonds or debentures secured by a first charge or a charge ranking pari passu with the first charge on any assets referred to in Schedule III of the Act excluding intangible assets of the company
  • Any amount raised by the issue of non-convertible debentures not constituting a charge on the assets of the company and listed on recognized stock exchange as per applicable regulations made by Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • Any amount received from an employee of the company not exceeding his annual salary under a contract of employment with the company in the nature of non-interest bearing security deposit
  • Any non-interest bearing amount received and held in trust

Any amount received in course of , or for the purposes of the business of the company-

  • As an advance for supply of goods or provision of services accounted for in any manner whatsoever provided that such advance is appropriated against supply of goods or provision of services within a period of three hundred and sixty five days from the date of acceptance of such advance.
  •  As advance accounted for in any manner whatsoever, received in connection with consideration for immovable property under an agreement or arrangement, provided that such advance is adjusted against such property in accordance with the terms of agreement or arrangement.
  • As security deposit for performance of the contract of supply of goods or provision of services
  • As advance received under long term projects for supply of capital goods except those covered under item (b) of subclause (xii) clause (c) of sub- rule (1) of rule (2) of the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
  • As an advance towards consideration for providing future services in the form of a warranty or maintenance contract as per written agreement, if the period for providing such services does not exceed the period prevalent as per common business practice or five years, from the date of acceptance of such service whichever is less.
  • As advance received and allowed by any sectoral regulator or in accordance with directions of Central or State Government.
  • As an advance for subscription towards publication, whether in print or electronic to be adjusted against receipt of such publications.
  • Any amount brought in by promoters of the company by way of unsecured loans in pursuance of the stipulation of any lending financial institution.
  • Any amount received by a Nidhi company in accordance with the rules made under section 406 of the Act.
  • Any amount received by way of subscription in respect of chit under the Chit Funds Act, 1982(4 of 1982)
  • Any amount received by company under any collective Investment scheme in compliance with regulations framed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • Any amount of twenty five lakh rupees or more received by a start up company, by way of convertible note (convertible into equity shares or repayable within a period not exceeding five years from the date of issue) in a single tranche, from a person

Any amount received by a company from –

  •  Alternate Investment Funds
  • Domestic venture Capital Funds
  • Infrastructure Investments Trusts
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Mutual Funds registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

In all the above cases which are not considered as Deposit , Specific Amount with each case is required to Reported  in the E form.

What if company does not have any amount that is required to be reported ?

In this case company is not required to file Form DPT-3 

Is DPT-3 is One Time Return or to be Filed Every Year : 

Non Deposit Amounts are to be Reported One Time Only

CS Sushil Choudhary

Sushil Founded @Fastlegal, which provides Online Business Registration and Legal Compliance Management Services to all types of Businesses. Sushil is a Company Secretary and Law Graduate from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Along with Legal things he likes Stock Investing and Trading Options in Indian Markets.