Fema / RBI

Liaison Office vs Branch Office vs Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Forming an Entity in India India has made its mark on the world map with the rapidly rising growth rate, notable human resources, technology advancement and the government supporting and encouraging the ease of business. India is expected to takeover Britain in this year to become the world’s fifth largest economy. It is only natural [&...

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Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 – FAQs

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced an Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 (the Scheme). It is an expeditious and cost-free apex level mechanism for resolution of complaints regarding digital transactions undertaken by customers of the System Participants as defined in the Scheme. The Scheme is being introduced under Sect...

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Royalty payment and Make in India

According to a report by Business line, the government is thinking to cap royalty payment to foreign firms. This move is expected to be taken up in cabinet sometime soon....

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ECB Facility for Startups

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide circular no. RBI/2018-2019/109 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 17 dated 16th January, 2019 has issued External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy – New ECB Framework. Under the said policy, AD Category-I banks are permitted to allow Startups to raise ECB under the automatic route as per the following...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – A MANDATE IN THE FUTURE

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Introduction 1. A Legal Entity Identifier (or LEI) is a 20-character identifier that identifies distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. 2. It is defined by ISO 17442. 3. The LEI is a global standard, designed to be non-proprietary data that is freely accessible to all. As of October 201...

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FDI Policy on E-Commerce effective from February 01, 2019

The e-commerce sector is expected to keep growing in future because of a number of reasons. The FDI policy on e-commerce has remained unchanged. Better enforcement of this policy will contribute significantly to growth of this sector over medium and long term....

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Reflections on Current Policy Issues Facing Indian Economy

Indian economy has witnessed an accelerated pace of domestic reforms in recent years. These reforms include, inter alia, the flexible inflation-targeting monetary policy framework, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and steps for enhancing foreign investments by liberalising the FDI regime and under...

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Powers of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulates and supervises Public Sector And Private Sector Banks. Under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, it can, inter alia―i. inspect the bank and its books and accounts (section 35(1) ibid.); ii. examine on oath any director or other officer of the bank (section 35(3) ibid.);...

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DIPP clarifies on FDI policy on e-commerce after recent media reports

FDI policy on e-commerce, first pronounced through Press Note 2 of 2000, permitted 100% FDI in B2B e-commerce With a view to clarify the already existing policy framework, after extensive stakeholder consultations, Press Note 3 was issued by DIPP in 2016. B2C e-commerce, that is multi-brand retail through inventory based model, has all al...

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Law to check scams in Banks

The Government has initiated formulation of laws to secure prudential banking and help effect a culture of credit discipline, including, inter alia, in terms of the following:- i. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) has been enacted to create a unified framework for resolving insolvency and bankruptcy matters. IBC, by adopting a cr...

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Civil Suit not Maintainable after initiation of SARFAESI Proceedings: SC

M/s Sree Anandhakumar Mills LTD. Vs M/s Indian Overseas Bank & ORS. (Supreme Court of India) - Though the case has a chequered history and the facts are long the matter lies within a short compass. The core question is one relating to the maintainability of the suit, viz., O.S. No.106 of 2009 filed by the second respondent – Nandini seeking partition wherein the order of injunction was pas...

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Govt should consider effects of IPL on Cricket & Other Sports: Bombay HC

Lalit Kumar Modi Vs Special Director (Bombay High Court) - If the IPL has resulted in all of us being acquainted and familiar with phrases such as Betting, fixing of matches, then, the RBI and the Central Government should at least now consider whether holding such tournaments serves the interest of a budding cricketer, the sport, the game itself. ...

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Delhi HC upholds Constitutional Validity of 2nd proviso to Section 5(1) of PMLA

J Sekar Vs. Union Of India & Ors (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the second proviso to Section 5 (1) of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). ...

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SC held provisions of Section 45(1) of PMLA provision Imposing Twin Condition for granting Bail as unconstitutional

Nikesh Tarachand Shah Vs. Union Of India & Anr. (Supreme Court of India) - SC held that Section 45(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, insofar as it imposes two further conditions for release on bail, to be unconstitutional as it violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India. ...

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HC refuses to entertain writ petition filed, as an alternative remedy was available U/s.17 of SARFAESI Act, 2002

M/S Kanika Swami Vs State Of U.P. (Allahabad High Court) - In the present case, the petitioner has not made any representation under Section 13 (13-A) of the SARFAESI Act, 2002 before the bank and has approached this Court by-passing statutory mechanism which has been disapproved by the Supreme Court in the case of Devi Ispat Limited and another Vs. State B...

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Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Amendment Rules, 2019

(14/02/2019) - 1. (1) These rules may be called the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Amendment Rules, 2019. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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ECB for Resolution Applicants under Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process

RBI/2018-19/121 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 18 - (07/02/2019) - RBI to relax the end-use restrictions for resolution applicants under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) and allow them to raise ECBs from the recognised lenders, except the branches/ overseas subsidiaries of Indian banks, for repayment of Rupee term loans of the target company under...

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Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19

Press Release: 2018-2019/1877 - (07/02/2019) - On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: Reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 6.5 per cent to 6.25 per cent with immediate effec...

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Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Working Capital for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries

RBI/2018-19/112 FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.12/05.05.010/2018-19 / Press Release : 2018-2019/1839 - (04/02/2019) - The Kisan Credit Card Scheme aims at providing adequate and timely credit support from the banking system under a single window with flexible and simplified procedure to the farmers for short term crop loans. In order to extend the operational flexibility to farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry and F...

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FCRA: AIIB, NDB & EBRD not to be treated as international organisations

Notification No. S.O. 649(E) - (01/02/2019) - Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 - Central Government hereby specifies that the following international organisations shall not be treated as ‘foreign source’ (i) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) (ii) New Development Bank (NDB) (iii) European Bank for Reconstruction and De...

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Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Amendment Rules, 2019

(14/02/2019)

1. (1) These rules may be called the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Amendment Rules, 2019. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Liaison Office vs Branch Office vs Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Forming an Entity in India India has made its mark on the world map with the rapidly rising growth rate, notable human resources, technology advancement and the government supporting and encouraging the ease of business. India is expected to takeover Britain in this year to become the world’s fifth largest economy. It is only natural [&...

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ECB for Resolution Applicants under Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process

RBI/2018-19/121 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 18 (07/02/2019)

RBI to relax the end-use restrictions for resolution applicants under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) and allow them to raise ECBs from the recognised lenders, except the branches/ overseas subsidiaries of Indian banks, for repayment of Rupee term loans of the target company under the approval route....

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Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19

Press Release: 2018-2019/1877 (07/02/2019)

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: Reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 6.5 per cent to 6.25 per cent with immediate effect....

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FDI Policy on E-Commerce effective from February 01, 2019

The e-commerce sector is expected to keep growing in future because of a number of reasons. The FDI policy on e-commerce has remained unchanged. Better enforcement of this policy will contribute significantly to growth of this sector over medium and long term....

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Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Working Capital for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries

RBI/2018-19/112 FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.12/05.05.010/2018-19 / Press Release : 2018-2019/1839 (04/02/2019)

The Kisan Credit Card Scheme aims at providing adequate and timely credit support from the banking system under a single window with flexible and simplified procedure to the farmers for short term crop loans. In order to extend the operational flexibility to farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry and Fisheries the Government of India had ann...

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FCRA: AIIB, NDB & EBRD not to be treated as international organisations

Notification No. S.O. 649(E) (01/02/2019)

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 - Central Government hereby specifies that the following international organisations shall not be treated as ‘foreign source’ (i) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) (ii) New Development Bank (NDB) (iii) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

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Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 – FAQs

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced an Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 (the Scheme). It is an expeditious and cost-free apex level mechanism for resolution of complaints regarding digital transactions undertaken by customers of the System Participants as defined in the Scheme. The Scheme is being introduced under Sect...

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RBI Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019

Ref. CEPD. PRS. No. 3370/13.01.010/2018-19, Press Release: 2018-2019/1802 (31/01/2019)

 RESERVE BANK OF INDIA The Reserve Bank introduces Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions As announced in the Monetary Policy Statement of December 5, 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today launched the Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions (OSDT) vide Notification dated January 31, 2019 for redressal of complaints against Sy...

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Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019

Notification No. FEMA. 20(R) (6)/2019-RB (31/01/2019)

These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2019....

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Latest RBI / FEMA News

Check out all the latest news on RBI together with all the important RBI notifications, RBI circulars, RBI rates including top stories on FEMA Act and FEMA Regulations only at Taxguru.com 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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