Fema / RBI

Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) can be availed for purchasing or remitting foreign currency up to USD 250,000 per financial year (April- March) for permissible transactions....

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FAQs on withdrawal of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Banknotes (20.04.2017)

FAQs on 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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Applicability of various laws on non-convertible debentures (NCD)

The Reserve Bank of India, has given the final guidelines to the agencies dealing in securities and money market instruments regarding issuance of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of original or initial maturity up to one year....

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Recovery of NPA- Recovery with a Human Touch

Supreme Court of India in its judgment on In Olga Tellis vs. Bombay Municipal Corporation (AIR 1986 SC 180 AT 193) observed, The question which we have to consider is whether the right to life includes the right to livelihood. We see only one answer to that question namely that it does. ...

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Guide to Setting up Branch Office in India by Foreign National

Two copies of the Certificate of Incorporation / Registration, Memorandum & Articles of Association of parent company duly attested by the Notary Public in the country of registration [If the original Certificate is in a language other than in English...

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Committee to examine framework of Virtual Currencies / Bitcoins

Government constitutes an Inter- Disciplinary Committee chaired by Special Secretary (Economic Affairs) to examine the existing framework with regard to Virtual Currencies. The Committee to submit its report within three months....

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RBI not authorised usage of Virtual Currencies including Bitcoins

RBI has advised that it has not given any license / authorization to any entity / company to operate schemes or to deal with Bitcoin or any virtual currency. As such, any user, holder, investor, trader, etc. dealing with Virtual Currencies will be doing so at their own risk....

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CBI register cases against Bank Post officials for RBU Guideline Violations

CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST TWO OFFICIALS OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF RBI GUIDELINES AND CONDUCTS SEARCH CBI Press Release – New Delhi, 08.04.2017 The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120 B r/w 420 & 406 of IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of […]...

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RBI decides to permit banks to issue Perpetual Debt Instruments

In connection with developing the market for rupee denominated bonds overseas, RBI decides to permit banks to issue Perpetual Debt Instruments (PDI) qualifying for inclusion as Additional Tier 1 capital and debt capital instruments qualifying for inclusion as Tier 2 capital, by way of rupee denominated bonds overseas. ...

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18 Banking Ombudsmen across India to receive complaints related to Loans and Advances

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that 18 Offices of Banking Ombudsmen situated across India, receive complaints with regard to Loans and Advances. ...

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Can’t allow Deposit of Old Notes After Dec 31, 2016: Centre To SC

Victory Logitrans Pvt & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Supreme Court of India) - The Central Government on 07th April informed the Supreme Court vide a 27-page affidavit that there is no need to open the window allowing all categories of people to deposit old demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 after December 31, 2016 under some special circumstances as no justifiable reason...

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PML Act, 2002 Provisions cannot be invoked Retrospectively

M/s Obulapuram Mining Company Pvt Ltd Vs Joint Director (Karnataka High Court) - By consent of the learned advocates appearing for the parties, all these writ petitions are taken up for hearing together, as similar questions of law are involved in these writ petitions, in order to avoid a conflicting judicial opinion. We are also informed that facts are, almost, identical....

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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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All about Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016

RBI/2016-17/187 IDMD.CDD.No.1453/14.04.050/2016-17 - (20/04/2017) - The Government of India has vide the notification no. S.O. 4061 (E) dated December 16, 2016 announced the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS). This Scheme shall be applicable to every declarant under the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016....

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Features of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 – Series I

Press Release : 2016-2017/2847 - (20/04/2017) - The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with Government of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 - Series I. Applications for the bond will be accepted from April 24-28, 2017. The Bonds will be issued on May 12, 2017. The Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporat...

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Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2017-18 – Series I – Operational Guidelines

RBI/2016-17/290 IDMD.CDD.No.2759/14.04.050/2016-17 - (20/04/2017) - Sovereign Gold Bonds will be available for subscription at the branches of scheduled commercial banks and designated post offices through RBI’s e- Kuber system. ...

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Govt notifies Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 Series I

F. No. 4(8) - W&M/2017 - (20/04/2017) - The Gold Bonds under Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 Series I may be held by a Trust, HUFs, Charitable Institution, University or by a person resident in India, being an individual, in his capacity as such individual, or on behalf of minor child, or jointly with any other individual....

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Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series I- Terms and conditions

Press Releases No. IDMD.CDD.No.2760/14.04.050/2016-17 RBI/2016-17/289 - (20/04/2017) - Subscription for the Bonds may be made in the prescribed application form (Form ‘A’) or in any other form as near as thereto stating clearly the grams of gold and the full name and address of the applicant. The receiving office shall issue an acknowledgment receipt in Form ‘B’ to the applica...

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Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) can be availed for purchasing or remitting foreign currency up to USD 250,000 per financial year (April- March) for permissible transactions....

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FAQs on withdrawal of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 Banknotes (20.04.2017)

FAQs on 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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All about Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016

RBI/2016-17/187 IDMD.CDD.No.1453/14.04.050/2016-17 (20/04/2017)

The Government of India has vide the notification no. S.O. 4061 (E) dated December 16, 2016 announced the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS). This Scheme shall be applicable to every declarant under the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016....

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Features of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 – Series I

Press Release : 2016-2017/2847 (20/04/2017)

The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with Government of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 - Series I. Applications for the bond will be accepted from April 24-28, 2017. The Bonds will be issued on May 12, 2017. The Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated...

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Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2017-18 – Series I – Operational Guidelines

RBI/2016-17/290 IDMD.CDD.No.2759/14.04.050/2016-17 (20/04/2017)

Sovereign Gold Bonds will be available for subscription at the branches of scheduled commercial banks and designated post offices through RBI’s e- Kuber system. ...

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Govt notifies Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 Series I

F. No. 4(8) - W&M/2017 (20/04/2017)

The Gold Bonds under Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 Series I may be held by a Trust, HUFs, Charitable Institution, University or by a person resident in India, being an individual, in his capacity as such individual, or on behalf of minor child, or jointly with any other individual....

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Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series I- Terms and conditions

Press Releases No. IDMD.CDD.No.2760/14.04.050/2016-17 RBI/2016-17/289 (20/04/2017)

Subscription for the Bonds may be made in the prescribed application form (Form ‘A’) or in any other form as near as thereto stating clearly the grams of gold and the full name and address of the applicant. The receiving office shall issue an acknowledgment receipt in Form ‘B’ to the applicant....

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Prudential Guidelines – Banks’ investment in units of REITs and InvITs

Notification No. RBI/2016-17/280 DBR.No.FSD.BC.62/24.01.040/2016-17 (18/04/2017)

Banks should ensure adherence to the prudential guidelines issued by RBI from time to time on Equity investments by Banks, Classification and Valuation of Investment Portfolio, Basel III Capital requirements for Commercial Real Estate Exposures and Large Exposure Framework, as applicable....

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Disclosure of Divergence in asset classification & provisioning

Notification No. RBI/2016-17/283 DBR.BP.BC.No.63/21.04.018/2016-17 (18/04/2017)

In order to ensure greater transparency and promote better discipline with respect to compliance with IRACP norms, it has been decided that banks shall make suitable disclosures as per Annex, wherever either (a) the additional provisioning requirements assessed by RBI exceed 15 percent of the published net profits after tax for the refere...

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Guidelines on compliance with Accounting Standard (AS) 11 by banks

Notification No. RBI/2016-17/281 DBR.BP.BC.No.61/21.04.018/2016-17 (18/04/2017)

It has been observed that banks have been recognizing gains in profit & loss account from Foreign Currency Translation Reserve (FCTR) on repatriation of accumulated profits / retained earnings from overseas branch(es) by treating the same as partial disposal under AS 11....

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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.

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