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Banking Regulation Act, 1949

As per Section 5(c) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 a "Banking Company" means any company which transacts the business of banking in India.

Explanation: Any company which is engaged in the manufacture of goods or carries on any trade and which accepts the deposits of money from public merely for the purpose of financing its business as such manufacturer or trader shall not be deemed to transact the business of banking within the meaning of this clause."

As per Section 5(b) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 , "banking" means the accepting, for the purpose of lending or investment, of deposits of money from the public, repayable on demand or otherwise, and withdrawable by cheque, draft, order or otherwise.

As per Section 5(d) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 , "company" means any company as defined in Section 3 of the Companies Act, 1956 and includes a foreign company within the meaning of Section 591 of that Act.

As per section 51 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 , certain provisions of the Banking Regulation Act are also applicable to the State Bank of India , any corresponding new bank, a regional rural bank and any subsidiary bank. "Corresponding new bank" has been defined under clause(ee)of section 2 of the DICGC Act to mean a corresponding new bank constituted under the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings ) Acts of 1970 or 1980.

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       Banking Regulation Act, 1949     

Chit Funds Act, 1982

DICGC Act, 1961

NABARD Act, 1981

National Housing Bank Act, 1987

RBI Act, 1934

SEBI Act, 1992

FEMA, 1999


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