Fema / RBI

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: FAQs

(Updated as on October 08, 2018) In this article we have compiled  37 frequently asked question on the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme, 2018. Sovereign Gold Bond are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be […]...

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Impact of Increase In Non-Performing Assets In Bank– Comparative Analysis of Public Sector And Private Sector Banks In India

The banking system plays a vital role in the finance sector. Without the sound and efficient system of the bank will lead to a healthy economy. The Narasimhan committee introduced the concept of non- performing assets. And it is the best way for judging the status of the bank. ...

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Something for everyone: Hold for bond market, change in stance for FX market

The RBI in an unexpected move decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.50%. The vote to stay on hold was advocated by five out of six members in the monetary policy Committee (MPC). ...

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RBI broadened trading scope for banks, Government withdraws withholding tax- Blooms for Masala Bonds!

Masala Bond are reckoned as most evolving and effectual debt instrument for the Indian Corporates with more option to blend their debt portfolio to optimize the borrowings and minimize the cost. The objective of Masala Bonds is to fund big projects and pacing the internal growth of the Corporates. The term Masala was used by the Internati...

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Maintenance of Accounts in India by a Person Resident outside India

FEMA regulates, prohibits and restricts acceptance of deposits by Person Resident in India from a Person Resident outside India (PROI) and prescribes maintenance of accounts in India by PROI. This article provides an insight to the same....

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India’s Investment Cycle: An Empirical Investigation

This study estimates the duration of the investment cycle and examines the determinants of investment activity in India. Using the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dating procedure, the study finds that the real investment rate in India followed a three-year cycle during the period from 1950-51 to 2017-18...

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Instruction for Safety of Lockers in Banks

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued instructions to banks regarding the safety of bank lockers for exercising due care and necessary precaution for the protection of the lockers provided to the customer, reviewing the systems in force for their operation on an ongoing basis and taking necessary steps, having well-documented security pr...

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Audit of Banks- RBI issued guideline for Audit and Auditor appointment

With regard to Statutory Audit, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that it has issued Guidelines for appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) and Statutory Branch Auditors in Public Sector Banks (PSBs), which covers the norms on eligibility, empanelment and selection as well as the procedure for appointment of such auditors....

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Control and resolution of NPAs

 The Gross Advances of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) increased from Rs.25,03,431 crore as on 31.3.2008 to Rs. 68,75,748 crore as on 31.3.2014, as per the Global Operations Data of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As per RBI inputs, the primary reasons for spurt in stressed assets have been observed to be, inter-alia, aggressive lendi...

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Several ATMs shown no-cash boards- Government aware of situation

Regular monitoring of cash availability and ATM functionality has been done by the Government to ensure that sufficient currency notes are made available so that ATMs do not run dry in any eventuality and people do not face any problems....

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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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Cyber Security Framework for Primary (Urban) Co-op Banks (UCBs)

RBI/2018-19/63 DCBS. CO. PCB.Cir.No.1/18.01.000/2018-19 - (19/10/2018) - Use of Information Technology by banks has grown rapidly and is now an important part of the operational strategy of banks. The number, frequency and impact of cyber incidents/attacks have increased manifold in the recent past, more so in the case of financial sector including banks...

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RBI opposes idea of independent body to regulate payments; Releases Dissent Note

Press Release : 2018-2019/929 - (19/10/2018) - An Inter-Ministerial Committee for finalization of amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007 was formed by the Government under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. RBI was represented in the Committee....

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Master Direction: RBI (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas affected by Natural Calamities) Directions 2018 – SCBs

RBI/FIDD/2018-19/64 Master Direction FIDD.CO.FSD.BC No.9/05.10.001/2018-19 - (17/10/2018) - (a) These Directions shall be called the Reserve Bank of India (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas Affected by Natural Calamities) Directions, 2018. (b) These Directions shall come into effect on the day they are placed on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India....

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Master Direction – RBI (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas affected by Natural Calamities) Directions 2018 – RRBs

RBI/FIDD/2018-19/65 Master Direction FIDD.CO.FSD.BC No.10/05.10.001/2018-19 - (17/10/2018) - (a) These Directions shall be called the Reserve Bank of India (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas Affected by Natural Calamities) Directions, 2018. (b) These Directions shall come into effect on the day they are placed on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India....

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Security Interest (Enforcement) Amendment Rules, 2018

Notification No. G.S.R. 1040(E) - (17/10/2018) - Sale notice for sale of movable properties- E-Auction Sale Notice for Sale of Movable Assets under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 read with proviso to Rule 6(2) of the Security Interest (Enforcement) Rules, 2002...

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India’s Investment Cycle: An Empirical Investigation

This study estimates the duration of the investment cycle and examines the determinants of investment activity in India. Using the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dating procedure, the study finds that the real investment rate in India followed a three-year cycle during the period from 1950-51 to 2017-18...

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Cyber Security Framework for Primary (Urban) Co-op Banks (UCBs)

RBI/2018-19/63 DCBS. CO. PCB.Cir.No.1/18.01.000/2018-19 (19/10/2018)

Use of Information Technology by banks has grown rapidly and is now an important part of the operational strategy of banks. The number, frequency and impact of cyber incidents/attacks have increased manifold in the recent past, more so in the case of financial sector including banks...

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RBI opposes idea of independent body to regulate payments; Releases Dissent Note

Press Release : 2018-2019/929 (19/10/2018)

An Inter-Ministerial Committee for finalization of amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007 was formed by the Government under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. RBI was represented in the Committee....

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Master Direction: RBI (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas affected by Natural Calamities) Directions 2018 – SCBs

RBI/FIDD/2018-19/64 Master Direction FIDD.CO.FSD.BC No.9/05.10.001/2018-19 (17/10/2018)

(a) These Directions shall be called the Reserve Bank of India (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas Affected by Natural Calamities) Directions, 2018. (b) These Directions shall come into effect on the day they are placed on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India....

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Master Direction – RBI (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas affected by Natural Calamities) Directions 2018 – RRBs

RBI/FIDD/2018-19/65 Master Direction FIDD.CO.FSD.BC No.10/05.10.001/2018-19 (17/10/2018)

(a) These Directions shall be called the Reserve Bank of India (Relief Measures by Banks in Areas Affected by Natural Calamities) Directions, 2018. (b) These Directions shall come into effect on the day they are placed on the official website of the Reserve Bank of India....

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Security Interest (Enforcement) Amendment Rules, 2018

Notification No. G.S.R. 1040(E) (17/10/2018)

Sale notice for sale of movable properties- E-Auction Sale Notice for Sale of Movable Assets under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 read with proviso to Rule 6(2) of the Security Interest (Enforcement) Rules, 2002...

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Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) – Guidelines for Interoperability

RBI/2018-19/61 DPSS.CO.PD.No.808/02.14.006/2018-19 (16/10/2018)

Interoperability is the technical compatibility that enables a payment system to be used in conjunction with other payment systems. Interoperability allows PPI Issuers, System Providers and System Participants in different systems to undertake, clear and settle payment transactions across systems without participating in multiple systems...

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RBI Directions on Governance of authorised domestic CCPs

RBI/2018-19/60 DPSS.CO.OD No.803/06.08.005/2018-2019 (15/10/2018)

Directions governing the functioning of CCPs are given in this circular for compliance. The CCPs shall continue to ensure compliance with the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (PFMI). It Contains Section A- Directions on Governance of domestic CCPs authorised to operate in India by the RBI, Section B –Directions on Networt...

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Gold Monetisation Scheme- Who are eligible to make deposit

F.No. 20/6/2015–FTVol.III (09/10/2018)

Govt amends List of Persons Who are eligible to make deposit under Gold Monetisation Scheme. Resident Indians including Individuals, Hindu Undivided Families, Trusts including Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds which are registered under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Fund) Regulations, 1996,...

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Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: FAQs

(Updated as on October 08, 2018) In this article we have compiled  37 frequently asked question on the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme, 2018. Sovereign Gold Bond are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be […]...

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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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