Companies Act, 1956
Sec 4A - Public financial institutions.
(1) Each of the financial institutions specified in this sub-section shall be regarded, for the purposes of this Act, as a public financial institution, namely :
(i) the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited, a company formed and registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 (7 of 1913) ;
(ii) the Industrial Finance Corporation of India, established under section 3 of the Industrial Finance Corporation Act, 1948 ( 15 of 1948) ;
(iii) the Industrial Development Bank of India, established under section 3 of the Industrial Development Bank of India Act, 1964 (18 of 1964) ;
(iv) the Life Insurance Corporation of India, established under section 3 of the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956 (31 of 1956) ;
(v) the Unit Trust of India, established under section 3 of the Unit Trust of India Act, 1963 (52 of 1963).
(vi) the Infrastructure Development finance Company Limited, a company formed and registered under this Act.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify such other institution as it may think fit to be a public financial institution :
Provided that no institution shall be so specified unless,
(i) it has been established or constituted by or under any Central Act, or
(ii) not less than fifty-one per cent of the paid-up share capital of such institution is held or controlled by the Central Government.