Fema / RBI

RBI’s ban on Bitcoin turned out ungrounded!

What’s Bitcoin! Bitcoin is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. This means that it is decentralized and has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another, but without a central bank or the government attempting to track it. ...

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Setting up a Public Credit Registry in India – Latest developments from RBI

I have in my earlier article on Ease of doing business in India, published by Tax Guru on 06.11.2017 had informed that RBI had agreed to take necessary steps to set up a Public Credit Registry in India and in tune with that, RBI recently got a report on Public Credit Registry in India from a High-Level Task Force set up by RBI itself. ...

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Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from...

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Introduction of Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India

Introduction of  Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India: RBI issued an A.P (DIR Series) Circular No.30 dt. June 07, 2018 regarding reporting for foreign investments in an Indian Entities, whereby For reporting total foreign investment in an Indian entity, an Integrated reporting structure has been introduced whic...

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RBI Watch: Hikes but overlooks all-two visible risks

The fact that the MPC has swiftly responded to the upside pressures on inflation should address fears that the committee structure was making decision making sluggish and the questions about the RBI’s independence. This we believe is a healthy development....

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Draft ICSI Guidance on Diligence Report on Governance for Banks

ICSI has come up with Exposure Draft of ICSI Guidance on Diligence Report on Governance for Banks. The Draft was released at the golden Jubilee Year National Conference of Practicing Company Secretaries (19th Edition) held at The LaLiT, Mumbai during May 18-19, 2018....

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Government / RBI taken all steps to meet unusual currency demand

There has been unusual spurt in currency demand in the country in last three months. In the current month, in the first 13 days itself, the currency supply increased by Rs.45000 crores. This unusual spurt in demand is seen more in some parts of the country like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, MP and Bihar....

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Privacy, data leak, data trail, strategic issues to need RBI focus on crypto currency: ASSOCHAM

Describing the RBI move to explore and examine introduction of official virtual currency in the country, the ASSOCHAM has, however, cautioned that extreme care be taken to ensure safety of the data trail that the crypto currency can leave as it changes hands through a range of electronic devices and platforms....

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Linking of SWIFT to Core Banking System to avoid misuse

Linking of SWIFT to the Core Banking System Department of Economic Affairs has apprised that in pursuance to the announcement made in the Budget Speech 2018-19 (para75), a Steering Committee on Fintech related issues was constituted to consider various issues relating to development of Fintech space in India with a view to make Fintech re...

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Fulfilled obligations under PML Rules: RBI to NBFCs

Non-Compliant NBFCs which have not fulfilled their obligations under PML Rules asked to do so Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and the Rules impose obligation on reporting entities (RE’s) including Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC’s) to verify identity of clients, maintain records and furnish information to FIU-IND...

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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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RBI permit banks to reckon Govt securities held up to another 2 % of NDTL under FALLCR

RBI/2017-18/201DBR.BP.BC.No.114/21.04.098/2017-18 - (15/06/2018) - It has been decided to permit banks, with effect from the date of this circular, to reckon Government securities held by them up to another 2 per cent of their NDTL, under FALLCR within the mandatory SLR requirement, as Level 1 HQLA for the purpose of computing their LCR. Hence, the carve-out from S...

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RBI grant banks option to spread provisioning for MTM losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT

RBI/2017-18/200 DBR.No.BP.BC.113/21.04.048/2017-18 - (15/06/2018) - In view of the continuing rise in the yields on Government Securities, as also the inadequacy of time to build investment fluctuation reserve (IFR) for many banks, it has been decided to grant banks the option to spread provisioning for their mark to market (MTM) losses on all investments held in AF...

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Transition path to adopt Regulations for Investment by FPI in Debts

RBI/2017-18/199 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 31 - (15/06/2018) - Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Schedule 5 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017 notified vide Notification No. FEMA.20(R)/2017-RB dated November 07, 2017, as amended fro...

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Interest Rate Options (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018

Notification No. FMRD.DIRD.8/2018 - (14/06/2018) - Please refer to FMRD circular FMRD.DIRD.12/14.01.011/2016-17 dated December 29, 2016 on introduction of Interest Rate Options in India. As announced in the first bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated April 05, 2018, it has now been decided to permit Interest Rate Swaptions in Rupees ...

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RBI cautions against fraud job related emails

Press Release : 2017-2018/3253 - (12/06/2018) - It has come to the notice of the Bank that certain unscrupulous persons posing as RBI officials are sending electronic communication through fake email addresses and false letterheads, advising job aspirants to appear for tests/ interviews/ interactive sessions purportedly as a part of the recruitme...

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RBI’s ban on Bitcoin turned out ungrounded!

What’s Bitcoin! Bitcoin is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis. This means that it is decentralized and has no central authority controlling it. Like currency notes, it can be sent from one person to another, but without a central bank or the government attempting to track it. ...

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Draft ICSI Guidance on Diligence Report on Governance for Banks

ICSI has come up with Exposure Draft of ICSI Guidance on Diligence Report on Governance for Banks. The Draft was released at the golden Jubilee Year National Conference of Practicing Company Secretaries (19th Edition) held at The LaLiT, Mumbai during May 18-19, 2018....

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Setting up a Public Credit Registry in India – Latest developments from RBI

I have in my earlier article on Ease of doing business in India, published by Tax Guru on 06.11.2017 had informed that RBI had agreed to take necessary steps to set up a Public Credit Registry in India and in tune with that, RBI recently got a report on Public Credit Registry in India from a High-Level Task Force set up by RBI itself. ...

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RBI permit banks to reckon Govt securities held up to another 2 % of NDTL under FALLCR

RBI/2017-18/201DBR.BP.BC.No.114/21.04.098/2017-18 (15/06/2018)

It has been decided to permit banks, with effect from the date of this circular, to reckon Government securities held by them up to another 2 per cent of their NDTL, under FALLCR within the mandatory SLR requirement, as Level 1 HQLA for the purpose of computing their LCR. Hence, the carve-out from SLR, under FALLCR will now be 11 per cent...

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RBI grant banks option to spread provisioning for MTM losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT

RBI/2017-18/200 DBR.No.BP.BC.113/21.04.048/2017-18 (15/06/2018)

In view of the continuing rise in the yields on Government Securities, as also the inadequacy of time to build investment fluctuation reserve (IFR) for many banks, it has been decided to grant banks the option to spread provisioning for their mark to market (MTM) losses on all investments held in AFS and HFT for the quarter ending June 30...

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Transition path to adopt Regulations for Investment by FPI in Debts

RBI/2017-18/199 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 31 (15/06/2018)

Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Schedule 5 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2017 notified vide Notification No. FEMA.20(R)/2017-RB dated November 07, 2017, as amended from time to time and the relevant directio...

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Interest Rate Options (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018

Notification No. FMRD.DIRD.8/2018 (14/06/2018)

Please refer to FMRD circular FMRD.DIRD.12/14.01.011/2016-17 dated December 29, 2016 on introduction of Interest Rate Options in India. As announced in the first bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated April 05, 2018, it has now been decided to permit Interest Rate Swaptions in Rupees so as to enable better timing flexibilit...

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Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from...

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RBI cautions against fraud job related emails

Press Release : 2017-2018/3253 (12/06/2018)

It has come to the notice of the Bank that certain unscrupulous persons posing as RBI officials are sending electronic communication through fake email addresses and false letterheads, advising job aspirants to appear for tests/ interviews/ interactive sessions purportedly as a part of the recruitment exercise for appointment in the RBI....

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RBI releases draft guidelines on Loan System for Delivery of Bank Credit

Press Release: 2017-2018/3244 (11/06/2018)

The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of 'loan component' in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits availed by large borrowers, with a view to en...

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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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