A Nidhi Company is one that belongs to the NBFC (Non-Banking financial sector) and is recognized under section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013. Their core business activity is borrowing and lending money only to its members.
Nidhi Company can freely accept deposits from members and give money to its member. The fund, which received from members and can only be utilized by its members. RBI is empowered to issue directions to them in matters relating to deposits from members. Nidhi Company cannot accept deposits from other than its member.