Fema / RBI

Know more on Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) with more & more Indian Co.’s going global

ODI primarily refers to a situation in which an Indian party is willing to acquire stake or some other form of a financial commitment, partially or wholly, in an overseas company....

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FAQs on withdrawal of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Banknotes (17.02.2017)

Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the Old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 and The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance 2016...

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FAQs on Foreign Investments in India

These FAQs attempt to put in place the common queries that users have on the subject in an easy to understand language. However, for conducting a transaction, the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and the Regulations made or directions issued thereunder may be referred to. The relevant principal regulations are the Foreign Exch...

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Capital Infusion and Reporting Requirements

Capital infusion refers to the process whereby funds are injected into startup companies or large companies by an investor with a financial interest in the company. Capital infusion also refers to the process of transferring money from a successful unit, division or subsidiary of a company to another unit that is not doing well with the a...

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RBI Delegates additional power to its Regional Offices

RBI being the apex Bank of India regulating the Banking Sector and Non-Banking Financial Sector cannot perform all the functions at its Head office. Following were the powers delegated earlier in connection with the contravention of FEMA 1. Delay in reporting inward remittance...

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Features of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016 -17 – Series IV

Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17–Series IV. Applications for the bond will be accepted from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017....

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10 lakh citizens get rewarded for embracing Digital Payments

It has been 58 days since the launch of NITI Aayog’s two incentive schemes – Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to promote digital payments and the public response has been quite encouraging....

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ASSOCHAM concerned over RBI leaving “accommodative” stance on interest rates

Expressing disappointment over belying of expectations on the interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, the ASSOCHAM today said what is more worrying is the RBI putting an end to the “accommodative” stance in the wake of the impact of demonetization....

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Audit Firms approved for Central Statutory Audit in 25 PSBs for 2016-17

Names of Audit Firms approved for appointment as Statutory Central Auditors in 25 Public Sector Banks for the year 2016-17 Sr No Auditors appointed for 2016-17 1. Allahabad Bank, Kolkata 1 M/s N C Banerjee & Co., Kolkata 2 M/s Kansal Singla & Associates, Chandigarh 3 M/s Raju & Prasad, Hyderabad 4 M/s De & […]...

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Demonetisation: 156 bank officials found involved in money laundering

On the basis of prima facie involvement in irregularities relating to demonetisation, Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are so far reported to have placed 156 officials under suspension and to have transferred 41 officials....

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Transaction approved by RBI & Govt not sufficient & assessee has to benchmark royalty payment separately

Sara Lee TTK Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - The assessee did not benchmark the royalty payment separately. On enquiry by the TPO, it relied on RBI approval given in 1995 and also on the fact that the assessee earned a gross profit of 41.6%. TPO applied Press Note 9 (2000 series) and restricted it to 1% on the plea that the payment was for use...

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Firm or ‘firm name’ is merely a compendious description of all the partners collectively

Overseas Textiles Corporation Vs Special Director, Enforcement Directorate (Bombay High Court) - Decision of the Appellate Tribunal that the firm has failed to take reasonable steps for realizing the export proceeds is a finding based on facts viz: (a) that the appellants continued to export despite continuous defaults made by the said party in clearing the outstanding; (b) that the importer ap...

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Charges under FERA provisions can be framed on the basis of statement of co-accused

S.K. Jain Vs M.G. Attri (Delhi High Court) - In the case at hand, there is a recovery of foreign currency from the co-accused. The relationship of employer and employee has been admitted both by the Petitioner and the co-accused. The statement of the co-accused and the other documents seized show that the co-accused was acting on the behest of...

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Members cannot be appointed part-time to Fema Tribunal

Rule 2 (1) (b) provides the qualification to be a Member. Needless to say, the same is in total accord with the Act. The first proviso to Rule 5 introduces part time Member. We have held that the said proviso, as far as it introduces the concept of part time Member, is contrary to the provision cont...

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FEMA – Claim for interest in the nature of compensation for wrongful retention of money is not maintainable

Directorate Of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi (Delhi High Court) - Directorate of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi ( Delhi HC)- that interest at the rate of 6% per annum under Rule 8 could have been awarded to the respondent on the seized Indian currency only. The learned Single Judge has however applying the said Rule also awarded interest on the seized fo...

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Foreign Exchange (Compounding Proceedings) Amendment Rules, 2017

Notification No. G.S.R. 151(E) - (20/02/2017) - Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Foreign Exchange (Compounding Proceedings) Rules, 2000, namely: Provided that with respect to any proceeding initiated under rule 4, if the Enforcement Directorate is of the view that the said proceeding relates to a serious co...

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Master Direction on Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS)

RBI/FED/2016-17/52 FED Master Direction No.1/2016-17 - (22/02/2017) - Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) is a quick and easy way of transferring personal remittances from abroad to beneficiaries in India...

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Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17 Series IV: Operational Guidelines

RBI/2016-17/235 IDMD.CDD.No.2188/14.04.050/2016-17 - (23/02/2017) - Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17-Series IV Application forms from investors will be received at branches during normal banking hours from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017....

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All about Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 – Series IV

RBI/2016-17/234 IDMD.CDD.No.2187/14.04.050/2016-17 - (23/02/2017) - Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 – Series IV Interest on the Bonds shall be taxable as per the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The capital gains tax arising on redemption of SGB to an individual has been exempted. The indexation benefits will be provided to long term capital gains arising to a...

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Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions permitted to invest in Rupee denominated bonds overseas

RBI/2016-17/233 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31 - (16/02/2017) - In order to provide more choices of investors to Indian entities issuing Rupee denominated bonds abroad, it has been decided to also permit Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions where India is a member country, to invest in these Rupee denominated bonds....

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Foreign Exchange (Compounding Proceedings) Amendment Rules, 2017

Notification No. G.S.R. 151(E) (20/02/2017)

Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Foreign Exchange (Compounding Proceedings) Rules, 2000, namely: Provided that with respect to any proceeding initiated under rule 4, if the Enforcement Directorate is of the view that the said proceeding relates to a serious contravention suspected of money launderin...

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Features of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016 -17 – Series IV

Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17–Series IV. Applications for the bond will be accepted from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017....

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Master Direction on Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS)

RBI/FED/2016-17/52 FED Master Direction No.1/2016-17 (22/02/2017)

Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) is a quick and easy way of transferring personal remittances from abroad to beneficiaries in India...

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Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17 Series IV: Operational Guidelines

RBI/2016-17/235 IDMD.CDD.No.2188/14.04.050/2016-17 (23/02/2017)

Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17-Series IV Application forms from investors will be received at branches during normal banking hours from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017....

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All about Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 – Series IV

RBI/2016-17/234 IDMD.CDD.No.2187/14.04.050/2016-17 (23/02/2017)

Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 – Series IV Interest on the Bonds shall be taxable as per the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The capital gains tax arising on redemption of SGB to an individual has been exempted. The indexation benefits will be provided to long term capital gains arising to any person on transfer of bond...

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10 lakh citizens get rewarded for embracing Digital Payments

It has been 58 days since the launch of NITI Aayog’s two incentive schemes – Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana to promote digital payments and the public response has been quite encouraging....

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Know more on Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) with more & more Indian Co.’s going global

ODI primarily refers to a situation in which an Indian party is willing to acquire stake or some other form of a financial commitment, partially or wholly, in an overseas company....

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

FAQs on withdrawal of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Banknotes (17.02.2017)

Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the Old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 and The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance 2016...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

FAQs on Foreign Investments in India

These FAQs attempt to put in place the common queries that users have on the subject in an easy to understand language. However, for conducting a transaction, the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and the Regulations made or directions issued thereunder may be referred to. The relevant principal regulations are the Foreign Exch...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions permitted to invest in Rupee denominated bonds overseas

RBI/2016-17/233 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31 (16/02/2017)

In order to provide more choices of investors to Indian entities issuing Rupee denominated bonds abroad, it has been decided to also permit Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions where India is a member country, to invest in these Rupee denominated bonds....

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The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is India’s Apex bank which governs the banking regulations in the country and controls all the monetary policies of the country. It began its operations 1st of April 1935 at the time of British Rule as per the provisions laid down in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. After India’s independence on 15th August 1947, the Reserve Bank of India was nationalized on 1st January 1949.

Reserve Bank of India is an independent monetary authority that regulates banks and offers important financial services such as controlling inflation, maintaining foreign exchange reserves, and providing monetary policy report. It plays a significant role in developing strategies of the Indian Government.

The FEMA Act (Foreign Exchange Management Act) is an Act constituted by the Indian Parliament for consolidating and amending the law related to foreign exchange for facilitating the external trade and payments and also for encouraging orderly maintenance and development of foreign exchange market in the country. This act was passed in the year 1999 during the winter session which replaced the previous Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). The FEMA Regulations makes offenses with respect to foreign exchange civil offenses.This Act extends and is applicable for the entire nation. FEMA Act allowed a new regime for foreign exchange management that is consistent with the World Trade Organization’s emerging framework.

At Taxguru, we provide you with all the RBI latest news, RBI circulars, RBI notifications and all the updates with respect to FEMA Act and FEMA regulations. We keep you posted with all the latest updates on RBI rates and RBI rate charts. At Taxguru, our team ensures we publish all the latest RBI news. Bookmark us to get all the latest news on RBI and FEMA.

 

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