RBI Notifications

CS for banks | RBI Discussion paper on ‘Governance in Commercial Banks in India’

Fema / RBI - RBI has released a discussion paper today i.e. 12th June 2020, on ‘Governance in Commercial Banks in India’ for public comments To align the current regulatory framework with global best practices while being mindful of the context of domestic financial system. Major Key Highlights – From Company Secretary (CS) Prospective: 1. Appoi...

Read More

Legal Entity Identifier for Large Corporate Borrowers

Fema / RBI - LEI Code is 20 digit alphanumeric code based on the ISO (International Standard Organization) Standard 17442. It enables the accurate identification of the organization involved in financial transactions. It contains various information about the registered entities including the ownership of such entities....

Read More

RBI guidelines for opening various bank accounts outside India

Fema / RBI - Many Indian companies have opened subsidiaries abroad when all that they required was a collection bank account. This is often felt necessary for the purpose of collecting payments from customers either through bank transfers or through online transactions. Reserve Bank of India, strangely, is positively inclined towards Indians opening c...

Read More

Targeted Long Term Repo Operations (TLTROs)- FAQs

Fema / RBI - RBI announces second set of measures on 17th April, 2020 to preserve financial stability and help put money in the hands of the needy and disadvantaged. The funds availed under TLTRO 2.0 can be deployed within 45 days of availment, against 30 days for TLTRO 1.0. The TLTRO 2.0 scheme announced by RBI offers an […]...

Read More

32 key highlights of RBI Governor Press conference dated 17.04.2020

Fema / RBI - 1. RBI is acting proactively RBI governor said that the RBI is doing everything to fight the epidemiological challenge that the world is facing. 2. To ensure financial system, RBI staff is working, being staying away from family RBI governor started his address by thanking RBI staff that has been working away to keep the […]...

Read More

Cash Withdrawal Facility at Point of Sale (PoS) Terminals- FAQs

Fema / RBI - Q.1 Which types of cards are allowed for withdrawing cash at PoS terminals? Ans. Under the facility of cash withdrawal at PoS terminals, cardholders can withdraw cash using their debit cards and open system prepaid cards issued by banks in India. However, credit cards cannot be used under this facility. Cash can also be withdrawn at [&he...

Read More

COVID19 Regulatory Package – Asset Classification & Provisioning Clarification

Fema / RBI - We advise that as per the circular dated April 17, 2020 on asset classification and provisioning, in respect of all accounts classified as standard as on February 29, 2020, even if overdue, the moratorium period, wherever granted, shall be excluded by the lending institutions from the number of days past-due for the purpose of asset class...

Read More

RBI permits greater space to State Govts/ UTs for availing overdraft facilities

Fema / RBI - In order to provide greater flexibility to the State Governments to tide over their cashflow mismatches, RBI, on a review, has decided to a. increase the number of days for which a State/ UT can be in overdraft continuously to 21 working days from the current stipulation of 14 working days....

Read More

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...

Read More

Global Risks and Policy Challenges facing Emerging Market Economies

Fema / RBI - The biggest risk facing these economies is the growing evidence that global growth and trade is weakening. Unsettled trade tensions and developments around Brexit are imparting further downside risks to the outlook. There is considerable uncertainty as to whether this weakness is temporary or the beginning of a recession in advanced econo...

Read More

Exclusion of Lockdown Period- SC cannot issue any direction to RBI

Harsh Nitin Gokhale Vs Reserve Bank of India & Ors (Supreme Court) - Harsh Nitin Gokhale Vs Reserve Bank of India & Ors (Supreme Court) In the present case, writ petition file seeking relief to exclude the time period of lockdown for calculating the limitation for presentation of cheque/demand draft within 3 months as per policy decision of RBI. Supreme Court sta...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Reclassify MSMEs as per new definition w.e.f July 1, 2020: RBI to Banks

RBI/2020-2021/10 FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.3/06.02.31/2020-21 - (02/07/2020) - Government of India has notified new criteria for classifying the enterprises as Micro, Small and Medium enterprises. The new criteria will come into effect from July 1, 2020....

Read More

Distressed Assets Fund- Subordinate Debt for Stressed MSMEs

RBI/2020-21/09 DoR.BP.BC.No.01/21.04.048/2020-21 - (01/07/2020) - RBI decided to permit banks to reckon the funds infused by the promoters in their MSME units through loans availed under the captioned CGTMSE scheme as equity/quasi equity from the promoters for debt-equity computation. Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-21/09 DoR.BP.BC.No.01/21.04.048/2020-21 Dated: Ju...

Read More

Penalties on bank branches based on customer service performance

RBI/2020-21/08 DCM (CC) No.G-1/03.44.01/2020-21 - (01/07/2020) - Master Circular on the Scheme of Penalties for bank branches including currency chests based on performance in rendering customer service to members of public...

Read More

Exchange soiled / mutilated / defective notes & Accept Coins: RBI to Banks

RBI/2020-21/07 DCM (NE) No.G-3/08.07.18/2020-21 - (01/07/2020) -  All branches of banks in all parts of the country are mandated to (i) Issuing fresh / good quality notes and coins of all denominations on demand, (ii) Exchanging soiled / mutilated / defective notes, and (iii) Accepting coins and notes either for transactions or exchange....

Read More

Master Circular 2020- Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks

RBI/2020-21/06 DGBA.GBD.No.01/31.02.007/2020-21 - (01/07/2020) - Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-21/06 DGBA.GBD.No.01/31.02.007/2020-21 July 01, 2020 All Agency Banks Dear Sir/Madam Master Circular – Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks Please refer to our Master Circular RBI/2019-20/57 dated September 9, 2019 on the above subject. We have no...

Read More

Recent Posts in "RBI Notifications"

Reclassify MSMEs as per new definition w.e.f July 1, 2020: RBI to Banks

RBI/2020-2021/10 FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.3/06.02.31/2020-21 (02/07/2020)

Government of India has notified new criteria for classifying the enterprises as Micro, Small and Medium enterprises. The new criteria will come into effect from July 1, 2020....

Read More

Distressed Assets Fund- Subordinate Debt for Stressed MSMEs

RBI/2020-21/09 DoR.BP.BC.No.01/21.04.048/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

RBI decided to permit banks to reckon the funds infused by the promoters in their MSME units through loans availed under the captioned CGTMSE scheme as equity/quasi equity from the promoters for debt-equity computation. Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-21/09 DoR.BP.BC.No.01/21.04.048/2020-21 Dated: July 1, 2020 All Scheduled Commercial Bank...

Read More

Penalties on bank branches based on customer service performance

RBI/2020-21/08 DCM (CC) No.G-1/03.44.01/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

Master Circular on the Scheme of Penalties for bank branches including currency chests based on performance in rendering customer service to members of public...

Read More

Exchange soiled / mutilated / defective notes & Accept Coins: RBI to Banks

RBI/2020-21/07 DCM (NE) No.G-3/08.07.18/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

 All branches of banks in all parts of the country are mandated to (i) Issuing fresh / good quality notes and coins of all denominations on demand, (ii) Exchanging soiled / mutilated / defective notes, and (iii) Accepting coins and notes either for transactions or exchange....

Read More

Master Circular 2020- Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks

RBI/2020-21/06 DGBA.GBD.No.01/31.02.007/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

Reserve Bank of India RBI/2020-21/06 DGBA.GBD.No.01/31.02.007/2020-21 July 01, 2020 All Agency Banks Dear Sir/Madam Master Circular – Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks Please refer to our Master Circular RBI/2019-20/57 dated September 9, 2019 on the above subject. We have now revised and updated the Master Circula...

Read More

Master Circular 2020– Lead Bank Scheme

RBI/2020-21/05 FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No.1/02.01.001/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

Lead Bank Scheme was introduced by the Reserve Bank of India in December 1969. The Scheme aims at coordinating the activities of banks and other developmental agencies through various fora in order to achieve the objective of enhancing the flow of bank finance tothe priority sector and other sectors and...

Read More

Master Circular 2020 on Conduct of Government Business by Agency Banks – Payment of Agency Commission

RBI/2020-21/03 DGBA.GBD.No.2/31.12.010/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

Transactions relating to the following government business undertaken by agency banks are eligible for agency commission paid by RBI: a. Revenue receipts and payments on behalf of the Central/State Governments b. Pension payments in respect of Central / State Governments and c. Any other item of work specifically advised by Reser...

Read More

Master Circular 2020 on SHG-Bank Linkage Programme

RBI/2020-21/02 FIDD.FID.BC.No.02/12.01.033/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

Banks should provide adequate incentives to their branches in financing the Self Help Groups (SHGs) and establish linkages with them, making the procedures simple and easy. The group dynamics of working of the SHGs need neither be regulated nor formal structures imposed or insisted upon....

Read More

Special liquidity scheme for NBFCs/HFCs

RBI/2020-21/01 DoR (NBFC) (PD) CC.No.113/03.10.001/2020-21 (01/07/2020)

The Government of India has approved a scheme to improve the liquidity position of NBFCs/HFCs through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to avoid any potential systemic risks to the financial sector. To be eligible under the Scheme, the following conditions should be met:...

Read More

Floating Rate Savings Bonds 2020 (Taxable)

Circular No. RBI/2019-2020/261 IDMD.CDD.No.3145/13.01.299/2019-20+ Press Release: 2019-2020/2556 + Notification No. F.No.4(10)-B(W&M)/2020 (26/06/2020)

Government of India has decided to launch Floating Rate Savings Bonds 2020 (Taxable) scheme, with effect from July 01, 2020 in terms of GoI Notification F.No.4(10)-B(W&M)/2020 dated June 26, 2020....

Read More

Browse All Categories

CA, CS, CMA (4,807)
Company Law (6,162)
Custom Duty (7,794)
DGFT (4,244)
Excise Duty (4,368)
Fema / RBI (4,244)
Finance (4,456)
Income Tax (33,467)
SEBI (3,528)
Service Tax (3,564)

Search Posts by Date

July 2020
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031