Subsidiary Payment Banks & Small Finance Banks to comply with Indian Accounting Standards

General  Circular No. 10/2017

F. No. 01/01/2009-CL-V (Pt.IV)

Government of India

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th floor , A Wing , Shastri Bhawan,

Dr.R.P.Road , New Delhi-110001

Dated:- 13th September, 2017


All Regional Directors

All Registrar of Companies ,

All Stakeholders


Sub:- Obligation to comply with the Indian Accounting Standards() and Rule 4 of the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015- Payment Banks, Small Finance Banks which are subsidiaries of Corporates- reg


The Ministry vide notification no. GSR 365(E) , dated 30.03.2016 notified Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2016  inter-alia amending Companies (Indian Accounting Standards)  Rules, 2015. Some stakeholders have sought clarification with regard to implementation of Ind  AS wherein the holding company has Payment Banks or Small Finance Banks as its subsidiaries.

2.the matter has been examined and it is hereby clarified that the holding company if it is covered by the corporate sector road-map for implementation of Ind AS, shall follow the corporate sector road map and if the company has got payment bank or small finance bank as its subsidiary then subsidiary company shall follow the banking sector road map prescribed vide RBI circular DBR.BP.BC.NO.76/21.07.001/2015-16 dated 11th February, 2016 on “Implementation of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS)” read with circular DBR.NBD.No.25/16.13.218/2016-17 dated 6th October, 2016 on “operating Guidelines for Payment Banks”. However , the Payment Banks or Small Finance Banks shall provide the Ind AS financial date to its holding company for the purpose of consolidation.

3.This issues with the approval of competent authority

Yours Faithfully,

(Sudhir Kapoor)

Deputy Director

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