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Will RBI take a U-turn on its stand on Bitcoins?

Fema / RBI - Yes, we all agree that change is an inevitable part of life but the block chain technology is the disruptive change which shall be witnessed by almost every sector. One of the examples of block chain technology is crypto-currencies. Please do understand that there is a difference between crypto-currencies being banned in India and crypto-...

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Working Capital Constraints & Exports: Evidence from GST roll out

Fema / RBI - The implementation and refund delays under the new tax regime of Goods and Services Tax (GST) seem to have led to working capital constraints for firms, which in turn might have hurt their exports in October 2017. ...

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21 FAQs on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016

Fema / RBI - Articles answers 21 FAQs on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme 2016 for declarant under Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016...

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Withdrawal of Notes of ₹ 500 & ₹ 1000- Things You must know

Fema / RBI - Salient features of the scheme of Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character from existing series of Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000...

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Forex Facilities including the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) for Residents – FAQs

Fema / RBI - I. Guidelines on Travel Related Matters. II. Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) of USD 125,000 III. Guidelines for Financial Intermediaries offering special schemes, protection under the Scheme....

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Minutes of Monetary Policy Committee Meeting December 5-6, 2017

Fema / RBI - The eighth meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), constituted under section 45ZB of the amended Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, was held on December 5 and 6, 2017 at the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai....

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Main Features of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18 Series-III

Fema / RBI - Govt has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series-III. Applications for the bond will be accepted from October 09, 2017 to December 27, 2017. The Bonds will be issued on the succeeding Monday after each subscription period....

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Bank notes with writing or ink mark continue to be legal tender: RBI in RTI Reply

Fema / RBI - Bank notes with writing or ink mark on them continue to be legal tender, however, bank notes bearing religious or political messages will not be treated as eligible for exchange as per Note Refund Rules, 2009....

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Features of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016 -17 – Series IV

Fema / RBI - Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17–Series IV. Applications for the bond will be accepted from February 27, 2017 to March 03, 2017....

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Old demonitised notes can be used to pay Govt Tax, Fees & Penalty

Fema / RBI - Old demonitised 500 & 1000 rupee notes will be accepted for making payments towards fees, charges, taxes and penalties payable to the Central and State Governments including Municipal and local bodies;...

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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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RBI cautions against fraud job related emails

Press Release : 2017-2018/3253 - (12/06/2018) - It has come to the notice of the Bank that certain unscrupulous persons posing as RBI officials are sending electronic communication through fake email addresses and false letterheads, advising job aspirants to appear for tests/ interviews/ interactive sessions purportedly as a part of the recruitme...

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RBI releases draft guidelines on Loan System for Delivery of Bank Credit

Press Release: 2017-2018/3244 - (11/06/2018) - The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of 'loan component' in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits avail...

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RBI to introduce Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India

RBI/2017-18/194 A.P (DIR Series) Circular No. 30 - (07/06/2018) - Reserve Bank, with the objective of integrating the extant reporting structures of various types of foreign investment in India, will introduce a Single Master Form (SMF). The SMF would be filed online....

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Monthly reporting via ECB 2 Return revised to capture hedge details

RBI/2017-18/193 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 29 - (07/06/2018) - It has been decided to capture the details of the hedges for ECBs through a simplified format of ECB 2 Return. Part E of the Return, accordingly, is modified so as to include only standard information on hedged/unhedged ECB exposure (Annex). ...

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Rate of interest on unclaimed interest bearing deposit reduced to 3.50% p.a.

Notification No. RBI/2017-2018/191 DBR.DEA Fund Cell.BCNo.110/30.01.002/2017-18 - (07/06/2018) - It has been decided that the rate of interest payable by banks to the depositors/claimants on the unclaimed interest bearing deposit amount transferred to the Fund shall be 3.5% simple interest per annum with effect from July 01, 2018....

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RBI cautions against fraud job related emails

Press Release : 2017-2018/3253 (12/06/2018)

It has come to the notice of the Bank that certain unscrupulous persons posing as RBI officials are sending electronic communication through fake email addresses and false letterheads, advising job aspirants to appear for tests/ interviews/ interactive sessions purportedly as a part of the recruitment exercise for appointment in the RBI....

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RBI releases draft guidelines on Loan System for Delivery of Bank Credit

Press Release: 2017-2018/3244 (11/06/2018)

The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of 'loan component' in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits availed by large borrowers, with a view to en...

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RBI to introduce Single Master Form for reporting of Foreign Investment in India

RBI/2017-18/194 A.P (DIR Series) Circular No. 30 (07/06/2018)

Reserve Bank, with the objective of integrating the extant reporting structures of various types of foreign investment in India, will introduce a Single Master Form (SMF). The SMF would be filed online....

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Monthly reporting via ECB 2 Return revised to capture hedge details

RBI/2017-18/193 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 29 (07/06/2018)

It has been decided to capture the details of the hedges for ECBs through a simplified format of ECB 2 Return. Part E of the Return, accordingly, is modified so as to include only standard information on hedged/unhedged ECB exposure (Annex). ...

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Rate of interest on unclaimed interest bearing deposit reduced to 3.50% p.a.

Notification No. RBI/2017-2018/191 DBR.DEA Fund Cell.BCNo.110/30.01.002/2017-18 (07/06/2018)

It has been decided that the rate of interest payable by banks to the depositors/claimants on the unclaimed interest bearing deposit amount transferred to the Fund shall be 3.5% simple interest per annum with effect from July 01, 2018....

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RBI amends Gold Monetization Scheme, 2015

RBI/2017-18/192 DBR.IBD.BC.109/23.67.001/2017-18 (07/06/2018)

The short term deposits shall be treated as bank’s on-balance sheet liability. These deposits will be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of roll over). Deposits can also be allowed for broken periods (e.g. 1 year 3 months; 2 years 4 months 5 days; etc.). ...

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Investment in the units of InvIT by sponsor CIC-NDSI

RBI/2017-18/189 DNBR (PD) CC.No.093/03.10.001/2017-18 (07/06/2018)

In order to enable Systemically Important Core Investment Companies (CIC-NDSI) to act as a sponsor of InvITs, it has been decided to permit CIC-NDSIs to hold InvIT units only as a sponsor. Exposure of such CICs towards InvITs shall be limited to their holdings as sponsors and shall not, at any point in time, exceed the minimum holding of ...

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Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19-Policy Rates increased by 25 basis points

Press Release: 2017-2018/3190 & Press Release: 2017-2018/3191 (06/06/2018)

The decision of the MPC is consistent with the neutral stance of monetary policy in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4 per cent within a band of +/- 2 per cent, while supporting growth. The main considerations underlying the decision are set out in the statement ...

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Will RBI take a U-turn on its stand on Bitcoins?

Yes, we all agree that change is an inevitable part of life but the block chain technology is the disruptive change which shall be witnessed by almost every sector. One of the examples of block chain technology is crypto-currencies. Please do understand that there is a difference between crypto-currencies being banned in India and crypto-...

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Withdrawal of Exemptions Granted to Government Owned NBFCs

RBI/2017-18/181 DNBR (PD) CC.No.092/03.10.001/2017-18 (31/05/2018)

On a review, it has been decided to make the NBFC regulations applicable to Government NBFCs as per the timeline indicated in the Annex to this circular. Government NBFCs that are already complying with the prudential regulation as per the road map submitted by them shall continue to follow the same....

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