Reserve Bank of India
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.133
June 20, 2012
All Category – I Authorised Dealer Banks
Madam / Sir,
Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets
Reporting by Indian Companies – Revised format
Attention of the Authorised Dealer (AD) Category – I banks is invited to A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.45 dated March 15, 2011 wherein, it was, inter-alia, stipulated that the annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) is required to be submitted directly by all the Indian companies which have received FDI and/or made FDI abroad (i.e. overseas investment) in the previous year(s) including the current year, to the Director, External Liabilities and Assets Statistics Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM), Reserve Bank of India, C-8, 3rd floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051, by July 15 of every year.
2. The Annual Return on FLA is now modified as attached. An easy-to-fill soft form of the return with guidance to users and in-built validations is now being made available on the RBI website (www.rbi.org.in → Forms category → FEMA Forms) which can be duly filled-in, validated and sent by e-mail, by July 15 every year. Any queries related to filling of annual return should be e-mailed. These directions will come into force with immediate effect. AD Category-I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.
3. Necessary amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2000 and the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of any Foreign Security) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004 notified vide Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 and Notification No. FEMA 120 dated July 07, 2004, respectively will be issued separately.
4. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.
(Rudra Narayan Kar)
Chief General Manager