Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005
6. Power of Reserve Bank to cancel certificate of registration.-
1. The Reserve Bank may cancel a certificate of registration granted to a credit information company under sub-section (2) of section 5 if such company,-
i. ceases to carry on the business of credit information; or
has failed to comply with any of the conditions subject to which the certificate of registration has been granted to it; or
iii. at any time fails to fulfil any of the conditions referred to in sub-clauses (a) to (c) of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 5; or (iv) fails-
a. to comply with the provisions of any law for the time being in force or any direction issued by the Reserve Bank under the provisions of this Act; or
b. to submit or offer for inspection its books of account and other relevant documents when so demanded by the officers, persons or agency referred to in sub-section (1) of section 12.
2. Before cancelling the certificate of registration granted to a credit information company under this section on the ground that the company has failed to comply with the conditions specified in clauses (a) to (c) of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 5 or the provisions of any other law for the time being in force or directions issued under this Act, the Reserve Bank, shall grant time to such company on such terms as the Reserve Bank may deem appropriate for taking necessary steps to comply with such directions or provisions or fulfillment of such conditions, within such time:
Provided that if the Reserve Bank is of the opinion that the delay in cancelling the certificate of registration of such company shall be prejudicial or detrimental to the public interest or banking policy or credit system or borrowers or other credit information companies, the Reserve Bank may cancel the certificate of registration without granting time as provided in sub-section (2).
3. No order of cancellation of certificate of registration, granted to a credit information company, shall be made by the Reserve Bank unless such company has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.