Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005
Chapter IV: Auditors
13. Powers and duties of auditors.-
1. It shall be the duty of an auditor of a credit information company to inquire whether or not the credit information company has furnished to the Reserve Bank such statements, information or particulars relating to its business as are required to be furnished under this Act and the auditor shall, except where he is satisfied on such inquiry that the credit information company has furnished such a statement, information or particulars, make a report to the Reserve Bank in this regard.
2. The Reserve Bank may, on being satisfied that it is necessary so to do, in the public interest or in the interest of credit system, issue directions in particular or in general with respect to audit of the credit information company and submission of the report to the Reserve Bank.
3. Where the Reserve Bank is of the opinion that it is necessary so to do in the public interest or in the interest of the credit information company or its members, or in the interest of credit system or credit institution or its borrower or client so to do, it may, at any time, by an order, direct that a special audit of the accounts of the credit information company in relation to any such transaction or class of transactions or for such period or periods, as may be mentioned in the order, shall be conducted and the Reserve Bank may by such order or by a separate order either appoint an auditor or auditors or direct the auditor of the credit information company himself to conduct such special audit and the auditor shall comply with such directions and make a report of such audit to the Reserve Bank and forward a copy thereof to the credit information company.
4. The remuneration of the auditors as may be fixed by the Reserve Bank, having regard to the nature and volume of work involved in the audit and the expenses of, or incidental to, the audit, shall be borne by the credit information company so audited.