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1[30A. Power of National Housing Bank to determine policy and issue directions.-

(1) If the National Housing Bank is satisfied that, in the public interest or to regulate the housing finance system of the country to its advantage or to prevent the affairs of any housing finance institution being conducted in a manner detrimental to the interest of the depositors or in a manner prejudicial to the interest of the housing finance institutions, it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may subject to the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 5, determine the policy and give directions to all or any of the housing finance institution relating to income recognition, accounting standards, making of proper provision for bad and doubtful debts, capital adequacy based on risk weights for assets and credit conversion factors for off balance-sheet items and also relating to deployment of funds by a housing finance institution or a group of housing finance institutions or housing finance institutions generally, as the case may be, and such housing finance institutions shall be bound to follow the policy so determined and the direction so issued.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the powers vested under sub-section (1), the National Housing Bank may give directions to housing finance institutions generally or to a group of housing finance institutions or to any housing finance institution in particular as to-

(a) the purpose for which advances or other fund-based or non-fund-based accommodation may not be made; and

(b) the maximum amount of advances or other financial accommodation or investment in shares and other securities which, having regard to the paid-up capital, reserves and deposits of the housing finance institution and other relevant considerations, may be made by that housing finance institution to any person or a company or to a group of companies.]

National Housing Bank Act, 1987 Back

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