RBI Notifications

Compilation of monthly Corporate Law updates of August 2019

Fema / RBI - Article contains update on Amendment to Companies Act, 2013 and its Rules, Amendment to SEBI Law, NCLT Order, Highlights of Consumer Protection Bill, Labour laws, E-commerce guidelines for Consumer Protection ICSI – Recognition to Company Secretaries to act as Arbitrator under the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019, upda...

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Interest equalisation Scheme for pre and post-shipment export credit

Fema / RBI - What is Interest equalisation Scheme (IES): There are many benefits given to exporters, specially MSME sector exporters. One of the scheme is interest equalisation scheme (IES) or also known as interest subvention.  This scheme was introduced with effect from 1st April 2015. This is a rebate of interest provided on pre and post shipment...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Code Procedure

Fema / RBI - Requirement and procedure for obtaining Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code: RBI vide its notification RBI/2017-18/82 DBR No BP.BC.92/21.04.048/2017-18 has mandated to obtain LEI code for the corporate borrowers having aggregate fund-based and non-fund based exposure of Rs. 5 crore and above from any bank. Further vide circular RBI/2016-17...

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RBI eases External Commercial Borrowings

Fema / RBI - India has always encouraged capital inflows as a part of the development policy. Deficient domestic capital and reduction in the current account compelled the government historically to go after foreign capital. Foreign capital is money obtained from foreign countries to make investment domestically. The major category is foreign investme...

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What is Blockchain Technology?

Fema / RBI - A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks , which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographics hash of the previous block a timestamp and transaction data. By design a block chain is resistant to modification of the data . It is an open distributed ledger that can record transaction between […]...

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Trade War: Is it a prelude to deglobalisation?

Fema / RBI - The forex market is unique in several ways. A foreign currency is essentially a commodity outside its jurisdiction and therefore has attributes of an asset. But the exchange rate, the price of the foreign currency normalised to the home currency is an important macroeconomic variable that ought to be determined by economic fundamentals an...

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Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019

Fema / RBI - Date : Apr 03, 2019 RBI releases Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019 under section 45 W of the RBI Act, 1934 The Reserve Bank of India today released Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions 2019. Comments on the draft directions are invited from banks, market participants and oth...

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Governor’s Statement on Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets

Fema / RBI - Reserve Bank of India will take necessary steps, including issuance of a revised circular, as may be necessary, for expeditious and effective resolution of stressed assets....

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Reflections on Current Policy Issues Facing Indian Economy

Fema / RBI - Indian economy has witnessed an accelerated pace of domestic reforms in recent years. These reforms include, inter alia, the flexible inflation-targeting monetary policy framework, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and steps for enhancing foreign investments by liberalising the FDI regime and under...

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India’s Investment Cycle: An Empirical Investigation

Fema / RBI - 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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FEMA – Claim for interest in the nature of compensation for wrongful retention of money is not maintainable

Directorate Of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi (Delhi High Court) - Directorate of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi ( Delhi HC)- that interest at the rate of 6% per annum under Rule 8 could have been awarded to the respondent on the seized Indian currency only. The learned Single Judge has however applying the said Rule also awarded interest on the seized fo...

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SC asks Ketan Ketan Parikh and Co to Deposit deposit 50 percent of penalty imposed for Fema violations

Ketan V. Parekh Vs. Special Director, Directorate of Enforcement and another (Supreme Court of India) - Ketan V. Parekh Vs. Special Director, Directorate of Enforcement and another (Supreme Court)- Ketan Parikh, Kartik Parikh and M/s. Panther Fincap and Management Services Ltd, were imposed a penalty of Rs. 80 Crores, 12 Crores and 40 Crores respectively by the Special Director of Enforcement, Mumbai ...

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Section 45(1A) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 – Binod Kumar Versus State of Jharkhand & Others

Binod Kumar Vs State of Jharkhand & Others (Supreme Court of India) - Binod Kumar Versus State of Jharkhand & Others- In the impugned judgment, it is mentioned that the basic allegation is amassing of illicit wealth by various former Ministers, including a former Chief Minister of the State. The money alleged to have been so earned is of unprecedented amounts. However...

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Foreign exchange –Contravention of provisions of Act–Liable to prosecution as well as penalty by adjudicating officer

Radheshyam Kejriwal Vs. State of West Bengal & ANR. (Supreme Court of India) - Foreign exchange --Contravention of provisions of Act--Liable to prosecution as well as penalty by adjudicating officer--Proceeding before adjudicating officer for acts considered offence--Exoneration in adjudication proceedings--No case for criminal proceedings thereafter on same facts--Foreign Exc...

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Appeal No.: Writ Petition Nos. 23110 & 23558 of 2009, dated: 26.03.2010

P. Giribabu Vs. Dy. Director of Enforcement (Madras High Court) - The relief sought for by the petitioner seeking permission to be accompanied by an advocate of his choice when he appears before the Enforcement Directorate in pursuance of the summons issued under section 37 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and recording of statement in the presence of ...

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Revision in Proforma & Reporting of Bank / Branch details under CISBI

RBI/2019-20/81 DCBR.BPD.(PCB/RCB).Cir.No.04/07.01.000/2019-20 - (11/10/2019) - Consistent with the needs of branch licencing and financial inclusion policies as well as the need for requisite coverage of additional dimensions / features, a new reporting system, viz., Central Information System for Banking Infrastructure (CISBI) (https://cisbi.rbi.org.in), has been web-deploye...

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Expanding and Deepening of Digital Payments Ecosystem

RBI/2019-20/79 FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No.13/02.01.001/2019-20 - (07/10/2019) - With a view to expanding and deepening the digital payments ecosystem, it has been decided that all State/ UT Level Bankers Committees (SLBCs/ UTLBCs) shall identify one district in their respective States/ UTs on a pilot basis in consultation with banks and stakeholders....

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RBI reduces Reverse Repo rate to 4.90 Percent

REF.No.MPD.BC.389/07.01.279/2019-20, DBR.No.Ret.BC.19/12.01.001/2019-20, FMOD.MAOG.No.137/01.18.001/2019-20 and FMOD.MAOG. No.136/01.01.001/2019-20 - (04/10/2019) - As announced in the Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20, today, it has been decided by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to reduce the policy Repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 5.40 per cent to 5.15 per cent with immediate effect. ...

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Statement by Governor – Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20

Press Release: 2019-2020/865, Press Release : 2019-2020/866 - (04/10/2019) - This post contains Statement by RBI Governor – Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20, Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20 Resolution of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies. Reserve Bank of India Statement by...

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RBI Enhances withdrawal limit for depositors of PMC Bank Ltd to Rs. 25000

Press Release: 2019-2020/861 - (03/10/2019) - Reserve Bank Enhances withdrawal limit for depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd to Rs. 25,000 Reserve Bank of India Date : Oct 03, 2019 It may be recalled that the Reserve Bank of India had permitted the depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd to withdraw up t...

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Revision in Proforma & Reporting of Bank / Branch details under CISBI

RBI/2019-20/81 DCBR.BPD.(PCB/RCB).Cir.No.04/07.01.000/2019-20 (11/10/2019)

Consistent with the needs of branch licencing and financial inclusion policies as well as the need for requisite coverage of additional dimensions / features, a new reporting system, viz., Central Information System for Banking Infrastructure (CISBI) (https://cisbi.rbi.org.in), has been web-deployed to replace the legacy MOF system....

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Expanding and Deepening of Digital Payments Ecosystem

RBI/2019-20/79 FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No.13/02.01.001/2019-20 (07/10/2019)

With a view to expanding and deepening the digital payments ecosystem, it has been decided that all State/ UT Level Bankers Committees (SLBCs/ UTLBCs) shall identify one district in their respective States/ UTs on a pilot basis in consultation with banks and stakeholders....

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RBI reduces Reverse Repo rate to 4.90 Percent

REF.No.MPD.BC.389/07.01.279/2019-20, DBR.No.Ret.BC.19/12.01.001/2019-20, FMOD.MAOG.No.137/01.18.001/2019-20 and FMOD.MAOG. No.136/01.01.001/2019-20 (04/10/2019)

As announced in the Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20, today, it has been decided by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to reduce the policy Repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 5.40 per cent to 5.15 per cent with immediate effect. 2. Consequently, the Reverse Repo rate ...

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Statement by Governor – Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20

Press Release: 2019-2020/865, Press Release : 2019-2020/866 (04/10/2019)

This post contains Statement by RBI Governor – Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20, Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20 Resolution of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies. Reserve Bank of India Statement by Governor – Fourth Bi-monthly Mone...

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RBI Enhances withdrawal limit for depositors of PMC Bank Ltd to Rs. 25000

Press Release: 2019-2020/861 (03/10/2019)

Reserve Bank Enhances withdrawal limit for depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd to Rs. 25,000 Reserve Bank of India Date : Oct 03, 2019 It may be recalled that the Reserve Bank of India had permitted the depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd to withdraw up to Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand [&he...

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Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2019-20- Series V/VI/VII/VIII/IX/X- Operational Guidelines

RBI/2019-20/74 IDMD.CDD.No.891/14.04.050/2019-20 (30/09/2019)

Reserve Bank of India RBI/2019-20/74 IDMD.CDD.No.891/14.04.050/2019-20 September 30, 2019 The Chairman & Managing Director All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding RRBs) Designated Post Offices Stock Holding Corporation of India ltd.(SHCIL) National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. & Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. Dear Sir/Madam, Soverei...

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PMCB Bank Crisis: RBI increases cash withdrawal limit

Press Release : 792/2019-2020 (26/09/2019)

Vide modified Directive dated September 26, 2019, it has been decided to allow the depositors to withdraw a sum not exceeding ₹10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) (including ₹1,000/- wherever already withdrawn) of the total balance held in every savings bank account or current account or any other deposit account by whatever name cal...

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Agency Commission- Furnish reconciliation certificate certified by CA or CMA

RBI/2019-20/69 DGBA.GBD.No.648/31.12.007/2019-20 (25/09/2019)

It is now been decided that agency banks while claiming agency commission may submit the certificate (given in Annex B of the above mentioned Circular) duly certified by Chartered Accountants or by Cost Accountants. Revised Annex B is enclosed. There is no change in Annex A and other usual Certificate from ED / CGM (in charge of governmen...

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Banks to pay compensation to customer for failed transactions

RBI/2019-20/67 DPSS.CO.PD No.629/02.01.014/2019-20 (20/09/2019)

Harmonisation of Turn Around Time (TAT) and customer compensation for failed transactions using authorised Payment Systems- a. If the transaction is a ‘credit-push’ funds transfer and the beneficiary account is not credited while the debit to originator has been effected, then credit is to be effected within the prescribed time period...

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Increase in Sanctioned Limit for classification of export credit under PSL

RBI/2019-20/66 FIDD.CO.Plan.BC.12/04.09.01/2019-20 (20/09/2019)

It has been decided to i. Enhance the sanctioned limit, for classification of export credit under PSL, from ₹ 250 million per borrower to ₹ 400 million per borrower. ii. Remove the existing criteria of ‘units having turnover of up to ₹ 1 billion’...

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