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The Dark Side of Privatisation of Public Sector Banks

Dear Readers, You might be aware about the recommendations of the Niti Aayog to the central government about the privatisation of few Indian Public Sector Banks. Currently, the talk about the privatisation of 3 public sector banks namely, Punjab & Sind Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Bank of Maharashtra is in the air. So, after [&helli...

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Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities & Assets (FLA Return)

FLA Return is described as Foreign Liabilities And Assets Return which is required to be submitted by all the Indian Companies which have received Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or made Overseas Investment abroad in the previous year(s) including the current year i.e. who holds foreign Assets or Liabilities in their Balance Sheets....

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Money Transfer Service Scheme

WHAT IS MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE SCHEME (MTSS)? Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) is a way of transferring personal remittances from abroad to beneficiaries in India. Only inward personal remittances into India such as remittances towards family maintenance and remittances favouring foreign tourists visiting India are permissible. Under ...

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Types of Account Maintained By Non-Resident In India (Part-2)

In the continuance of the Types of Account Maintained By Non-Resident (Part-1) FOREIGN CURRENCY (NON-RESIDENT) ACCOUNT (BANKS) SCHEME [FCNR (B) A/C]: Q 1. Who can open FCNR (B) A/C? Ans: 1. Any Non-Resident Indian (NRI) & Person of Indian Origin (PIO) without any approval of the RBI with Authorised Bank. 2. Individuals/Entities of Pa...

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Types of Account Maintained By Non-Resident (Part-1)

If any person who is Non-Resident wants to do bona fide transactions in India, then they have to open some special kind of accounts according to the procedure prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Types of account which can be opened by a Non-Resident in India:- 1. Non-Resident (External) Rupee Account Scheme [NRE A/c] […]...

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Guidance on Money Laundering & Terror Financing Risk Assessment by NBFCS

Guidance On Money Laundering (ML) And Terrorist Financing (TF) Risk Assessment By Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCS) LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ML/TF RISK ASSESSMENT: Reserve Bank of India has issued Notification w.r.t. Internal ML/TF Risk Assessment by Regulated Entities – Amendment to Master Direction (MD) on KYC, where Regulated Ent...

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RBI Master Direction for Issue and Pricing of shares by Private Sector Bank

Relevant Provisions: Section 35A of the Banking Regulations Act, 1934, where the RBI has the power to issue any direction. Applicability: The provisions of these Directions shall apply to all the Private Banks licensed by the RBI to operate in India. Private Sector Banks: Means Banks licensed to operate in India under the Banking Regulati...

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Non Resident Investing in a Indian Company – FCGPR Compliance

Non Resident Investing in a Indian Company-Compliance under FCGPR – Whether he can use his NRO Account? Present Case: A private limited is incorporated in India. Mr. X who is in US and US citizen has an NRO account in India. He wants to transfer his money from his NRO account to the company for […]...

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Government securities Market in India – RBI ‘s recent guidelines

History repeats itself with the second article of mine, updated with latest instructions on government securities, particularly after the first one published in 2018 on the same subject. Introduction of an electronic screen-based trading system, dematerialized holding, straight through processing, establishment of the Clearing Corporation...

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Residential Status-FEMA Interpretation

DEFINITIONS RESIDENT & NON- RESIDENT Section 2 (v): Person Resident in India Means— (i)             a person residing in India for more than one hundred and eighty-two days during the course of the preceding financial year but does not include— (A) a person who has gone out of India or who […]...

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