Category Archives: other Acts

Aaadhar Linking Mandatory for Insurance Policies

By | November 10, 2017

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Ref : IRDAI/SDD/MISC/CIR/248/11/2017 8thNovember. 2017 CIRCULAR To Life and General insurers (including Standalone Health insurers) Sub: The Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 Central Governmenl vide gazette notification dated lst June 2017 notified the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules,… Read More »

Eligibility criteria for Direct Entry Students of ICAI relaxed

By | October 17, 2017

Further Relaxation in the eligibility criteria for Direct Entry Students registering from 1st July, 2017 to 31st July, 2017 for appearing in May, 2018 Intermediate Examination under Revised Scheme of Education and Training – (14-10-2017) ANNOUNCEMENT  13th October, 2017 Sub: Further Relaxation in the eligibility criteria for Direct Entry Students registering from 1st July, 2017… Read More »

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme : Now to be Issued Weekly

By | October 11, 2017

RBI/2017-18/71 IDMD.CDD.No.929/14.04.050/2017-18 October 06, 2017 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, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme Government of India has vide its Notification F.No. 4(25)-B/(W&M)/2017 dated October 06, 2017 announced… Read More »

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017 -18– Series-III 

By | October 8, 2017

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017 -18– Series-III Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, 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… Read More »

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Govt of India Justified 99% return of Old Currency Notes after Demonetization

By | August 30, 2017

Finance Ministry: Demonetization immensely beneficial to Indian Economy and People  The Government of India decided to cancel the Legal Tender Status of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 denomination currency notes on 8thNovember 2016 with several objectives: (i) flushing out black money, (ii) eliminate Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), (iii) to strike at the root of financing of… Read More »

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New Rs 50 banknote released by RBI

By | August 20, 2017

RBI Introduces Rs 50 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage.… Read More »

Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders : IRDAI Master Circular

By | July 26, 2017

Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders Ref: IRDA/F&A/CIR/Misc/173/07/2017 Date: 25-07-2017 Master Circular: Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders The Authority has issued various directions regarding the Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders from time to time. All the earlier directions are now being consolidated and issued in the form of a Master Circular which is attached herewith. The Government of India has brought… Read More »

MEF Form (Multipurpose Empanelment Form) for 2017-18 Live

By | July 24, 2017

Multipurpose Empanelment Form for the year 2017-18 Online Multipurpose Empanelment Form (MEF) for the year 2017-18 is live at www.meficai.org. The last date for submission of online MEF Form for the year 2017-18 is 15th August, 2017 and for submission of hard copy of “DECLARATION FOR MEF 2017-18” is 22nd August, 2017. In case, an applicant faces any problem regarding MEF,… Read More »

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18– Series II from 10.07.2017 to 14.07.2017

By | July 6, 2017

Government of India in consultation with RBI decides to issue Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017-18– Series II; Applications for the bond will be accepted from July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017; The Bonds will be issued on July 28, 2017.  Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to… Read More »

RBI releases Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-17

By | June 27, 2017

Date : Jun 24, 2017 Today, the Reserve Bank of India released the second edition of its statistical publication titled “Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-17”. Through this publication, the Reserve Bank has been disseminating wide-ranging data on the regional economy of India. This publication follows the ‘one indicator-one table’ approach and in 129… Read More »

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Exclusion of “The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.” from Second Schedule to RBI Act, 1934

By | June 24, 2017

RBI/2016-17/325 DBR.No.Ret.BC.75/12.07.150/2016-17 June 22, 2017 All Scheduled Commercial Banks Dear Sir, Exclusion of “The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.” from the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 We advise that the “The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.” has been excluded from the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act,… Read More »

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Give detailed narrations in Bank Passbooks : RBI to all Banks

By | June 24, 2017

Recording of Details of Transactions in Passbook/ Statement of Account RBI/2016-17/326 DBR.No.Leg.BC.76/09.07.005/2016-17 June 22, 2017 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (including RRBs) All Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks Dear Sir/ Madam, Recording of Details of Transactions in Passbook/ Statement of Account Please refer to instructions contained in Paragraphs 6 and 7 of our circular DBOD.No.Leg.BC.74/09.07.005/2003-04… Read More »

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GST Challan will be single transaction for claim of agency commission by Banks from Govt

By | June 24, 2017

Payment of agency commission for government receipts RBI/2016-17/327 DGBA.GBD.No.3333/31.02.007/2016-17 June 22, 2017 All Agency Banks Dear Sir / Madam Payment of agency commission for government receipts Please refer to Circular No. DGBA.GAD.7575/31.12.011/2011-12 dated May 22, 2012 regarding the rationalisation and revision of agency commission payable to agency banks on government transactions undertaken by them. 2.… Read More »

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File Complaints of Misselling & Mobile/ Electronic Banking to Banking Ombudsman : RBI

By | June 24, 2017

RBI amends Banking Ombudsman Scheme: Includes Complaints relating to Misselling and Mobile/ Electronic Banking Date : Jun 23, 2017 The Reserve Bank of India has widened the scope of its Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006, to include, inter alia, deficiencies arising out of sale of insurance/ mutual fund/ other third party investment products by banks. Under… Read More »

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Nov 2017 CA Exam Date Sheet – Announced by ICAI

By | June 24, 2017

Nov 2017 CA Exam November 2017 Exam dates has been announced by ICAI :- No. 13-CA (EXAM)/N/2017: In pursuance of Regulation 22 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to announce that the Intermediate (IPC) and Final examinations will be held on the dates… Read More »

Interest & Dividend reporting of Custodial Accounts- Rule 114G(1)(e) of Income Tax Rules, 1962

By | June 19, 2017

Securities and Exchange Board of India CIRCULAR CIR/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/59 June 15, 2017 To, All Recognized Depositories 2. Depositories Participants (DPs) through Depositories 3. Registrars to an Issue and Share transfer agents (RTAs) Dear Sir/ Madam, Sub: Interest and Dividend information reporting in case of Custodial Accounts- Rule 114G(1)(e) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 1. This… Read More »

PAN to be used as IEC code – Importer Exporter Code : DGFT

By | June 14, 2017

No.01/93/180/04/AM-18/PC-2(B) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 12.06.2017 Trade Notice No.  09 To 1.  All IEC holders/applicants 2.  All EPCs / All Chambers of Trade and Industries 3.  FIEO/ASSOCHAM/CII 4.  All RA’s of DGFT 5.  All field formations of Customs Sub: Changes in… Read More »

Banks may use ratings of INFOMERICS Valuation and Rating Pvt Ltd for capital adequacy purposes

By | June 14, 2017

RBI/2016-17/321 DBR.No.BP.BC.74/21.06.009/2016-17 June 13, 2017 The Chairman / CMD / MD / CEO All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding Local Area Banks and Regional Rural Banks) Madam/Dear Sir, Prudential Guidelines on Capital Adequacy and Market Discipline- New Capital Adequacy Framework (NCAF) – Eligible Credit Rating Agencies – INFOMERICS Valuation and Rating Pvt Ltd. (INFOMERICS) Please refer… Read More »

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RBI Master Direction on IT Framework for NBFC Sector

By | June 10, 2017

Master Direction – Information Technology Framework for the NBFC Sector RBI/DNBS/2016-17/53 Master Direction DNBS.PPD.No.04/66.15.001/2016-17 June 08, 2017 Master Direction – Information Technology Framework for the NBFC Sector In exercise of the powers conferred in terms of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of 45-L of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (Act 2 of 1934),… Read More »

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Open Bank Branch in villages with population above 5000 : RBI

By | June 10, 2017

RBI/2016-17/320 FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No 31/02.01.001/2016-17 June 8, 2017 The Chairman and Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer SLBC Convenor Banks Dear Sir, Aligning roadmap for unbanked villages having population more than 5000 with revised guidelines on Branch Authorisation Policy Please refer to the circular FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No.82/02.01.001/2015-16 dated December 31, 2015 wherein SLBCs were advised to identify villages with population… Read More »

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CA Course – Summary of Revised Scheme of Education and Training

By | June 3, 2017

Steps under Route I – Foundation Course Route Register with Board of Studies (BoS) after appearing in Class XII examination so as to complete four months study period (i.e. register till 30th June/ 31st Dec. for November/ May Examination). Qualify Class XII examination (if not done earlier) Appear for Foundation examination in November/ May. Qualify… Read More »

MVAT Act – New Composition Scheme for Builder and Developer

By | June 3, 2017

Office of the Commissioner of Sales Tax, 8th floor, Vikrikar Bhavan, Mazgaon, Mumbai-400010. TRADE CIRCULAR To, ……………………………. ……………………………… No. D.C.(A86121-02/VAT/MISC/2017/2/ADM-08 Mumbai dated 31st May 2017. Trade Cir. No. 18T of 2017 Subject : New Composition Scheme for Builder and Developer Ref. (1) Finance Department Notification No. VAT- 1510./C.R.-65/Taxation-1 dated 9th.July 2010. (2) Finance Department Notification No.… Read More »

Introduction of Legal Entity Identifier for OTC derivatives markets

By | June 3, 2017

RBI/2016-17/314 FMRD.FMID No.14/11.01.007/2016-17 June 01, 2017 To All eligible participants in the OTC derivatives markets Dear Sir/Madam Introduction of Legal Entity Identifier for OTC derivatives markets The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code has been conceived of as a key measure to improve the quality and accuracy of financial data systems for better risk management post… Read More »

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New Scheme CA Course of Education and Training – FAQ

By | June 2, 2017

Revised Scheme of Education and Training for  CA Course, FAQs and Implementation Schedule The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has formulated the Revised Scheme of Education and Training in lines with International Education Standards issued by International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) after considering the inputs from various stakeholders. The Revised Scheme of Education… Read More »

Submission of Annual Information Return relating to issue of Bonds for Rs 5 lakh or more

By | June 1, 2017

Submission of Annual Information Return relating to issue of Bonds for Rs 5 lakh or more under Section 285 BA of Income Tax Act, 1961 – Change thereof RBI/2016-17/313 IDMD.CDD.No.3058/13.01.299/2016-17 May 30, 2017 The Chairman/ Managing Director State Bank of India/Associate Banks/ 17 Nationalised Banks/ Axis Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd., IDBI… Read More »

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Last date for registration of CPT/IIPCC/Final under existing scheme of CA Course

By | May 30, 2017

Press Release For CPT/IIPCC/Final under the existing scheme of CA Course – Last Date of registration On or before June 30, 2017 The role of a Chartered Accountant is evolving continually to assume newer responsibilities in a dynamic environment. In the given dynamic scenario, the potentiality of the Chartered Accountancy education system, to meet the… Read More »

CA Course – Revised Scheme of Education and Training notified by ICAI

By | May 30, 2017

Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Regulations 2017 THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 25th May, 2017 No.1-CA(7)/178/2016.—Whereas certain draft regulations further to amend the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, were published as required by sub-section (3) of section 30 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), in the Gazette of India,… Read More »

CPT June 2017 Examination Admit Cards

By | May 26, 2017

Admit cards in respect of candidates admitted to the CPT June 2017 examination, with their photographs and signatures on them, are hosted on icaiexam.icai.org No physical admit cards will be sent to any candidate. Candidates are required to download and print their admit cards from the website. In terms of the decision of the Examination… Read More »

Paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements

By | May 26, 2017

Important Clarification on Amendment to Paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements – (25-05-2017)   I. The Council of ICAI at its 365th meeting held on May 17-19, 2017 considered a matter regarding amendment to paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements issued in October… Read More »

Banks to make Minimum qualifications & experience for CFO and CTO – RBI

By | May 19, 2017

Minimum qualifications and experience for CFO and CTO RBI/2016-17/304 DBR.Appt.No.BC.68/29.67.001/2016-17 May 18, 2017 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding RRBs) Madam/ Dear Sir, Minimum qualifications and experience for CFO and CTO Rapid innovations in banking and technology call for better risk governance in the areas of finance and technology. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief… Read More »

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Partial Credit Enhancement to Corporate Bonds from banks – RBI Guidelines

By | May 19, 2017

RBI/2016-17/305 DBR.No.BP.BC.70/21.04.142/2016-17 May 18, 2017 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding Regional Rural Banks) Madam/Dear Sir, Partial Credit Enhancement to Corporate Bonds Please refer to paragraph 21 (a) of the Guidelines on Partial Credit Enhancement to Corporate Bonds by Banks annexed to the circular DBR.BP.BC.No.40/21.04.142/2015-16 dated September 24, 2015, on the capital requirements during the lifetime… Read More »

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Banking Outlets / Branch Authorisation Policy Guidelines for Banks by RBI

By | May 19, 2017

Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy- Revision of Guidelines RBI/2016-17/306 DBR.No.BAPD.BC.69/22.01.001/2016-17 May 18, 2017 The Chairman and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer All Domestic Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding Regional Rural Banks), Small Finance Banks, Payment Banks and Local Area Banks Madam/Dear Sir, Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy- Revision of Guidelines Please refer to the paragraph 11 on… Read More »

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Advertising by CA’S in practice engaged in Coaching/Teaching activities – ICAI Annoucementt

By | May 18, 2017

INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA ANNOUNCEMENT Re: Advertising by members in practice engaged in Coaching/Teaching activities Regulation 190A of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 provides that a chartered accountant in practice shall not engage in any business or occupation other than the profession of accountancy, except with the permission granted in accordance with a… Read More »

HP VAT 5th Amendment Rules 2017.

By | May 18, 2017

[Authoritative English text of this Department Notification No. EXN-F(10)-15/2016 dated 29/04/2017 as required under clause (3) of article 348 of the Constitution of India.] Government of Himachal Pradesh Excise and Taxation Department No. EXN-F(10)-15/2016 Dated: 29th April, 2017. NOTIFICATION In exercise of the powers conferred by section 63 of the Himachal Pradesh Value Added Tax… Read More »

ISA AT – New Syllabus, June 2017

By | May 13, 2017

Information System Audit – Assessment Test (ISA – AT) New Syllabus, June 2017 – (13-05-2017) Subject: Information System Audit – Assessment Test (ISA – AT) New Syllabus, June 2017 Members are hereby informed that the next Information Systems Audit (ISA) Course Assessment TestNew Syllabus which is open to the members of the Institute, will be… Read More »

Deposit of Confiscated Notes (old Currency Notes) before 30.12.2016 allowed by Govt of India in RBI

By | May 13, 2017

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Economic Affairs) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 12th May, 2017 G.S.R. 460(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 11, read with clause (c) of the proviso to section 5, of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017 (2 of 2017), the Central Government hereby… Read More »

GST to have far reaching implications for Indian Economy – RBI Report

By | May 12, 2017

Today, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the report entitled “State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17”, an annual publication that provides information, analysis and an assessment of the finances of state governments. It is the primary source for disaggregated state-wise fiscal data and delineates the changing dynamics of fiscal federalism over the… Read More »

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