MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 16th May, 2018

G.S.R. 456(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (i), clause (j), clause (jj) and clause (k) of sub-section (2) of section 73 of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (15 of 2003), the Central Government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Amendment Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, in sub-rule (14) of rule 9, –

(a) in clause (i), for the words, brackets and figures “sub-rules (1) to (13) above”, the words, brackets and figures “sub-rules (1) to (13) and sub-rule (15)” shall be substituted;

(b) after clause (i), the following clause shall be inserted, namely :—

“(ia) The guidelines issued under clause (i) shall also include appropriate exemptions, limitations and conditions and alternate and viable means of identification, to provide account based services to clients who are unable to undergo biometric authentication owing to injury, illness or infirmity on account of old age or otherwise, and such like causes.”;

(c) for clause (ii), the following clause shall be substituted, namely : —

“(ii) Every reporting entity shall formulate and implement a Client Due Diligence Programme, incorporating the requirements of sub-rules (1) to (13) and sub-rule (15) and guidelines issued under clause (i) and (ia).”.

[Notification No. 4/2018/F.No. P.12011/11/2016-ES Cell-DoR]

BIPLAB KUMAR NASKAR, Under Secy.

Note : The principal rules were published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 444 (E), dated the 1st July, 2005 and subsequently amended by number G.S.R. 717 (E), dated the 13th December, 2005, number G.S.R. 389 (E), dated the 24th May, 2007, number G.S.R.816 (E), dated the 12th November, 2009, number G.S.R. 76 (E), dated the 12th February, 2010, number G.S.R. 508 (E), dated the 16th June, 2010, number G.S.R. 980 (E), dated the 16th December, 2010, number G.S.R. 481 (E), dated the 24th June, 2011 and number G.S.R. 576 (E), dated the 27th August, 2013, number G.S.R. 288 (E), dated the 15th April, 2015, number G.S.R. 544 (E), dated the 7th July, 2015, number G.S.R. 693 (E), dated the 11th September, 2015, number G.S.R. 730 (E), dated the 22nd September, 2015, number G.S.R. 882 (E), dated the 18th November, 2015, number G.S.R. 347 (E), dated the 12th April, 2017, number G.S.R. 538 (E), dated the 1st June, 2017, number G.S.R. 1038 (E), dated the 21st August, 2017, number G.S.R. 1057 (E), dated the 23rd August, 2017, G.S.R. 1300 (E), dated the 16th October, 2017, G.S.R. 1318 (E), dated the 23rd October, 2017 and G.S.R. 1506 (E), dated the 12th December, 2018.

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