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RBI releases Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-17

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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Give detailed narrations in Bank Passbooks : RBI to all Banks

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

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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Nov 2017 CA Exam Date Sheet – Announced by ICAI

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

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

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 »

RBI Issue of RS 500 banknotes with inset letter ‘A’

Date : Jun 13, 2017 In continuation of issuing of ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India;… Read More »

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

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

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

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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Record PPO Number in passbook of Pensioners / Family Pensioners

Recording of PPO Number in the passbook of Pensioners / Family Pensioners RBI/2016-17/319 DGBA.GBD.No.3235/45.01.001/2016-17 June 8, 2017 All Agency Banks Dear Sir / Madam Recording of PPO Number in the passbook of Pensioners / Family Pensioners As you are aware, it has been decided to record the PPO number in all the pension passbooks of… Read More »

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MVAT Act – New Composition Scheme for Builder and Developer

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

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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

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

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

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.

[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 »

ICAI constituted Group related to all issues of Bank Audit

Constitution of Group related to all issues of Bank Audit including reduction in SCAs Cooling Period, distribution of Bank Branch Audit – (16-05-2017) No.M-626/2017 16th May, 2017 ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL Madam/Dear Sir, The President, in terms of the authority given to him by the Council at its 363rd meeting held on 12th February,… Read More »

ISA AT – New Syllabus, June 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

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

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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Submission of Statutory returns (SLR-Form VIII) in XBRL platform

RBI/2016-17/302 Ref: DBR.CO.No.Ret.BC/66/12.07.144/2016-17 May 11, 2017 The Chairperson All RRBs Madam/Dear Sir, Submission of Statutory returns (SLR-Form VIII) in XBRL platform It has been decided to move the reporting of SLR from PCRPCD to XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) platform. You are therefore advised to submit the returns (Form VIII) in XBRL from the month… Read More »

Target Plus Scheme for exports effected during 01.04.2005 to 31.03.2006 – Notification

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 8th May, 2017 No. 06/2015-2020 S.O. 1448(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 and in… Read More »

Section 2 Customs Act 1962 – Definitions.

Section 2 Customs Act 1962 Definitions. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,— (1) “adjudicating authority” means any authority competent to pass any order or decision under this Act, but does not include the Board, 1 [Commissioner (Appeals)] or Appellate Tribunal; (1A) “aircraft” has the same meaning as in the Aircraft Act, 1934… Read More »

Section 2 Special Economic Zone Act 2005 – Definitions

Section  2 Special Economic Zone Act 2005 Definitions In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,— (a)   “Appointed day” with reference to a Special Economic Zone means the date on which the Special Economic Zone is notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 4; (b)   “Approval Committee” means an Approval Committee constituted… Read More »

Article 243W Constitution of India 1950 – Municipalities Power , Authority & responsibilities

Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities, etc. 243W. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Legislature of a State may, by law, endow— (a)          the Municipalities with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as institutions of self-government and such law may contain provisions for the devolution of… Read More »

National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system – Settlement at half-hourly intervals

RBI/2016-17/300 DPSS (CO) EPPD No.2612/04.03.01/2016-17 May 08, 2017 The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of member banks participating in NEFT Madam / Sir, National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system – Settlement at half-hourly intervals National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system presently settles the fund transfer requests of the participating banks on net… Read More »

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IRDAI Outsourcing of Activities by Indian Insurers Regulations 2017

REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99  THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART III—Section 4 PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017/VAISAKHA 15, 1939 INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 20th April, 2017 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Outsourcing of Activities by Indian Insurers) Regulations, 2017 F. No. IR DAI/Reg/5/142/2017.In exercise… Read More »

Govt Authorized RBI for initiating insolvency resolution process by Banks – Notification

REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (ii) PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017/VAISAKHA 15, 1939 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Financial Services) ORDER New Delhi, the 5th May, 2017 S.O. 1435(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 35AA of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of… Read More »

RBI announces rate of interest on Floating Rate Bonds 2024

Date : May 05, 2017 The rate of interest on the Floating Rate Bonds, 2024 (FRB 2024) applicable for the half year May 07, 2017 to November 06, 2017 shall be 6.30 percent per annum. It may be recalled that the rate of interest on the FRB, 2024 was set at average rate (rounded off… Read More »

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Timelines for Stressed Assets Resolution – RBI

RBI/2016-17/299 DBR.BP.BC.No.67/21.04.048/2016-17 May 5, 2017 The Chairman and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding Local Area Banks and Regional Rural Banks) Madam/Dear Sir, Timelines for Stressed Assets Resolution Please refer to the circular DBOD.BP.BC.No.97/21.04.132/2013-14 dated February 26, 2014 on “Framework for Revitalising Distressed Assets in the Economy – Guidelines on Joint Lenders’… Read More »

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