Public Companies (Terms of Issue of Debentures and of Raising of Loans with Option to Convert Such Debentures or Loans into Shares) Rules, 1977
3. Particulars regarding the terms of issue of debentures or the terms of raising of loans by a public company
The terms of issue of debentures or the terms of 1[raising of loans] by a public company which include a term providing for an option to convert such debentures or loans 2[or any part thereof] into shares in the company or to subscribe for shares in the company shall not require the approval of the Central Government under clause (a) of the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 81 of the Act, if such terms conform to the following requirements, namely:-
(a) the debentures or loans may be issued or raised either through private subscription or through the issue of a prospectus to the public;
(b) a 3[public financial institution] either underwrites or subscribes to or sanctions, the whole or part of the issue of such debentures or the raising of loans, as the case may be;
1[(c) when and where necessary, the consent of the Central Government under the provisions of the Capital Issues (Control) Act, 1947 (20 of 1947), is obtained for the issue of shares consequent upon the conversion of debentures or loans into equity capital;
(d) having regard to the financial position of the company, the terms of issue of the debentures or the terms of the loans, as the case may be, the rate of interest payable on the debentures or loans, the capital of the company, its loans, liabilities, its reserves, its profits during the immediately preceding five years and the current market price of the shares of the company, as may be applicable, the financial institutions provide for the terms including the term providing for an option to convert such debentures or loans or any part thereof, into shares in the company or to subscribe for shares therein, either at par or at a premium not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the face value of the shares.]
1. Substituted by GSR 623(E), w.e.f. 13th. May, 1978.
2. Inserted by GSR 623(E), w.e.f. 13th. May, 1978.
3. Substituted by GSR 1489(E), w.e.f. 9th. December, 1978.
4. Published in the GOI vide Notification No. GSR 602(E), dated 2nd. September, 1977.