Category Archives: other Acts

Innovation in Retail Payments : UPI 2.0

By | August 17, 2018

Innovation in Retail Payments : UPI 2.0 (Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, August 16, 2018 – Address at the Launch of Unified Payments Interface(UPI) Version 2) I am pleased that with a view to widen the scope and to increase digital payments in India, an enhanced version of UPI is being launched… Read More »

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National Sports University Act 2018 : Download /print

By | August 17, 2018

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 17th August, 2018/Shravana 26, 1940 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 17th August, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE NATIONAL SPORTS UNIVERSITY ACT, 2018 NO. 25 OF 2018 [17th August, 2018.] An Act to… Read More »

Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act 2018 : Download /Print

By | August 16, 2018

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 9th August, 2018/Shravana 18, 1940 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 9th August, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE REQUISITIONING AND ACQUISITION OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018 NO. 21 OF 2018 [9th August,… Read More »

Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act 2018 : Download /Print

By | August 16, 2018

Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act 2018 MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018/Shravana 20, 1940 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 11th August, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT,… Read More »

Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions (Taxes and Transfers) : Exposure Draft of ASLB 23

By | August 16, 2018

Committee on Accounting Standards for Local Bodies Announcement The Committee on Accounting Standards for Local Bodies (CASLB) has been formulating Accounting Standards for Local Bodies (ASLBs) since March, 2005. So far, the Committee has issued fifteen ASLBs. Moving forward in this direction, the Committee has finalised the Exposure Draft of ASLB 23, ‘Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions… Read More »

Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2018 : Download/Print

By | August 14, 2018

Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018/Shravana 20, 1940 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 11th August, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018 NO. 22 OF 2018 [11th… Read More »

Revised Para 2.05 of Freign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC)

By | August 9, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Notification No. 24/2015-2020  New Delhi, Dated:08 August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Para 2.05 of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020. S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the… Read More »

Revised process of online IEC (Import Export Code) application

By | August 9, 2018

Guidelines On The Online Application Form For Issue/Modification In Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number- Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi -110 011 Trade Notice No. 23/2018-19 New Delhi, Dated the  8th August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Policy and Procedure for online IEC applications… Read More »

Apply Importer Exporter Code (IEC) online without Digital Signatures

By | August 9, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Public Notice No. 27/2015-2020 New Delhi, Dated: 08 August, 2018 Subject: Amendment in Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020. S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby amends the… Read More »

Zero Tolerance against Corruption in Banks

By | August 7, 2018

Ministry of Finance Zero Tolerance against Corruption Posted On: 07 AUG 2018 6:22PM by PIB Delhi  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has intimated that a total of 273 (268 Regular Cases (RCs) + 05 Preliminary Enquiry (PE)) cases have been registered by CBI relating to corruption in Banks during the year 2017 & 2018 (up… Read More »

Category: RBI

Audit of Banks

By | August 7, 2018

Ministry of Finance Audit of Banks Posted On: 07 AUG 2018 6:21PM by PIB Delhi With regard to Statutory Audit, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that it has issued Guidelines for appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) and Statutory Branch Auditors in Public Sector Banks (PSBs), which covers the norms on eligibility, empanelment and… Read More »

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When Bank will not Accept Cash for making Demand Draft / Transfer of Funds?

By | August 5, 2018

When Bank will not Accept Cash for making Demand Draft / Transfer of Funds? Video Explanation by CA Satbir Singh in Hindi Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Directions to Banks   Issue and Payment of Demand Drafts, etc., Any remittance of funds by way of demand draft, mail/telegraphic transfer/NEFT/IMPS or any other mode and issue of… Read More »

Banks shall use Foreign Currency conversion rate announced by FBIL : RBI

By | August 2, 2018

RBI/2018-19/34 DBR.Ret.BC.No.01/12.01.001/2018-19 August 02, 2018 The Chairperson / CEOs of all Scheduled and Non- Scheduled Banks Dear Sir/Madam, Maintenance of CRR/SLR on Foreign Currency Assets/Liabilities– Reference rate for INR/USD and exchange rate of other major currencies. Please refer to our circular DBOD.No.Ret.BC.113/12.01.001/2011-12 dated June 29, 2012 on Maintenance of CRR on FCNR(B) Scheme advising banks to be… Read More »

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Specific Relief (Amendment) Act 2018 :Notification : Download /Print

By | August 2, 2018

Specific Relief (Amendment) Act 2018 MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 1st August, 2018/Shravana 10, 1940 (Saka) The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 1st August, 2018, and is hereby published for general information:— THE SPECIFIC RELIEF (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018 NO. 18 OF 2018 [1st… Read More »

Reverse Repo Rates w.e.f 01.08.2018 Revised by RBI

By | August 2, 2018

Liquidity Adjustment Facility – Repo and Reverse Repo Rates RBI/2018-2019/31 FMOD.MAOG. No.126 /01.01.001/2018-19 August 1, 2018 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding RRBs), Scheduled Urban Co-operative Banks and Standalone Primary Dealers Madam/Sir, Liquidity Adjustment Facility – Repo and Reverse Repo Rates As announced in the Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19 today, it has been decided by the… Read More »

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Marginal Standing Facility Rate revised from 01.08.2018 by RBI

By | August 2, 2018

Marginal Standing Facility RBI/2018-2019/30 FMOD.MAOG.No.127/01.18.001/2018-19 August 1, 2018 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding RRBs) Madam/Sir, Marginal Standing Facility As announced in the Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19 today, it has been decided by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to increase the policy Repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 6.25… Read More »

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Change in Bank Rate w.e.f 01.08.2018 by RBI

By | August 2, 2018

RBI/2018-19/32 DBR.No.Ret.BC.03/12.01.001/2018-19 August 1, 2018 The Chairperson / CEOs of all Scheduled and Non Scheduled Banks Dear Sir / Madam, Change in Bank Rate Please refer to our circular DBR.No.Ret.BC.107/12.01.001/2017-18 dated June 6, 2018 on the captioned subject. 2. As announced in the Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated August 1, 2018, the Bank Rate stands adjusted… Read More »

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Changes in Standing Liquidity Facility w.e.f 01.08.2018 by RBI

By | August 2, 2018

Standing Liquidity Facility for Primary Dealers RBI/2018-19/33 REF. No. MPD.BC. 384/07.01.279/2018-19 August 01, 2018 All Primary Dealers, Standing Liquidity Facility for Primary Dealers In the Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) has been increased by 25 basis points to 6.50 per… Read More »

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UDIN system for CAs for Document Verification

By | July 14, 2018

UDIN: An Advanced Solution for Document Verification issued by Chartered Accountant Video Explanation by CA Satbir Singh in Hindi on UDIN system for CAs for Document Verification What is Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN)? Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) is a unique number, which will be generated by the system for every document certified/ attested by… Read More »

Incorporation of Name of Purchaser on Face of Demand Draft : RBI Instructions

By | July 12, 2018

Incorporation of Name of the Purchaser on the Face of the Demand Draft : Reserve Bank of india RBI/2018-19/14 DBR.AML.BC.No.210/14.01.001/2018-19 July 12, 2018 The Chairperson/CEOs of all Scheduled Commercial Banks including Regional Rural Banks/Urban Co-operative Banks/State Co-operative Banks/ District Central Co-operative Banks/Local Area Banks/Small Finance Banks/Payment Banks Dear Sir/Madam, Incorporation of Name of the Purchaser… Read More »

RBI Master Direction on Currency Distribution & Exchange Scheme

By | July 5, 2018

Master Direction on Currency Distribution & Exchange Scheme (CDES) based on performance in rendering customer service to the members of public RBI/DCM/2018-19/63 Master Direction DCM (CC) No.G-3/03.41.01/2018-19 July 3, 2018 The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers, All Banks Madam / Dear Sir, Master Direction on Currency Distribution & Exchange Scheme (CDES) based… Read More »

Currency Chest Transaction : RBI Master Direction on Levy of Penal Interest for Delayed Reporting / Wrong Reporting / Non-Reporting

By | July 5, 2018

Master Direction on Levy of Penal Interest for Delayed Reporting / Wrong Reporting / Non-Reporting of Currency Chest Transactions and Inclusion of Ineligible Amounts in Currency Chest Balances RBI/DCM/2018-19/62 Master Direction DCM (CC) No. G – 5/03.35.01/2018-19 July 3, 2018 1. The Chairman & Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (All Banks having Currency Chests) 2. The… Read More »

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RBI Master Circular : Penalties for bank branches for customer service performance

By | July 5, 2018

Master Circular – Scheme of Penalties for bank branches based on performance in rendering customer service to the members of public RBI/2018-19/11 DCM (CC) No.G-4/03.44.01/2018–19 July 3, 2018 The Chairman & Managing Director Chief Executive Officers All Banks Madam / Dear Sir, Master Circular – Scheme of Penalties for bank branches based on performance in… Read More »

RBI Master Circular on Lead Bank Scheme Dated 02.07.2018

By | July 4, 2018

RBI Master Circular on Lead Bank Scheme RBI/2018-19/5 FIDD.CO.LBS.BC.No.2/02.01.001/2018-19 July 2, 2018 The Chairmen and Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officers SLBC Convenor Banks/Lead Banks Dear Sir/Madam MASTER CIRCULAR – Lead Bank Scheme The Reserve Bank of India has issued a number of guidelines/instructions on Lead Bank Scheme from time to time. This Master Circular consolidates the relevant guidelines/instructions… Read More »

RBI Master Circular on SHG-Bank Linkage Programme

By | July 4, 2018

RBI Master Circular on SHG-Bank Linkage Programme RBI/2018-19/07 FIDD.FID.BC.No.04/12.01.033/2018-19 July 02, 2018 The Chairman/ Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer All Scheduled Commercial Banks Madam/ Dear Sir Master Circular on SHG-Bank Linkage Programme The Reserve Bank of India has, from time to time, issued a number of guidelines/instructions to banks on SHG-Bank Linkage Programme. In order… Read More »

RBI Master Directions on Relief/Savings Bonds

By | July 4, 2018

Master Directions on Relief/Savings Bonds RBI/IDMD/2018-19/61 IDMD.CDD No.21/13.01.299/2018-19 July 2, 2018 The Chairman / Managing Director Head Office (Government Accounts Department) State Bank of India All Nationalized banks (Excluding Punjab and Sind Bank & Andhra Bank) Axis Bank Ltd./ICICI Bank Ltd./HDFC Bank Ltd./ Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd. (SHCIL) Dear Sir/Madam, Master Directions on… Read More »

RBI Master Circular – Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes

By | July 2, 2018

RBI Master Circular – Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes RBI/2018-19/04 DCM(FNVD)G – 1/16.01.05/2018-19 July 2, 2018 The Chairman/ Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer All Banks and Director of Treasuries of all States Dear Sir / Madam, Master Circular – Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes Please refer to the Master Circular DCM(FNVD)G – 4/16.01.05/2017-18 dated… Read More »

RBI Master Circular – Facility for Exchange of Notes and Coins

By | July 2, 2018

RBI/2018-19/3 DCM (NE) No.G-2/08.07.18/2018-19 July 02, 2018 The Chairman and Managing Director / The Managing Director/ The Chief Executive Officer All Banks Madam / Dear Sir Master Circular – Facility for Exchange of Notes and Coins Please refer to the Master Circular DCM (NE) No.G-1/08.07.18/2017-18 dated July 03, 2017 containing instructions on the facility for exchange of… Read More »

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

By | July 2, 2018

RBI/2018-19/2 DGBA.GBD.No.2/31.12.010/2018-19 July 2, 2018 All Agency Banks Dear Sir / Madam Master Circular on Conduct of Government Business by Agency Banks – Payment of Agency Commission Please refer to our Master Circular RBI/2017-18/2 dated July 1, 2017 on the above subject. We have now revised and updated the Master Circular which consolidates important instructions on the… Read More »

RBI Master Circular – Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks

By | July 2, 2018

Master Circular – Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks RBI/2018-19/1 DGBA.GBD.No.-1/31.02.007/2018-19 July 2, 2018 All Agency Banks Dear Sir/Madam Master Circular – Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks Please refer to our Master Circular RBI/2017-18/1 dated July 1, 2017 on the above subject. We have now revised and updated the Master Circular which consolidates important… Read More »

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Relief/Savings Bonds

By | July 1, 2018

Relief/Savings Bonds RBI Master Directions on Relief/Savings Bonds 02.07.2018 Standalone Primary Dealers allowed to distribute Relief / Savings bonds Master Directions on Relief/Savings Bonds 01.07.2017

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RBI action framework for statutory auditors for lapses in statutory audit of commercial banks

By | June 30, 2018

Enforcement action framework in respect of statutory auditors for the lapses in the statutory audit of commercial banks Date : Jun 29, 2018 Statutory Auditors (SAs) of banks play an important role in contributing to financial stability when they deliver quality bank audits which foster market confidence in banks’ financial statements. Quality bank audits are also… Read More »

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Control measures for ATMs – Timeline for compliance : RBI Notification

By | June 30, 2018

Control measures for ATMs RBI/2017-18/206 DBS(CO).CSITE/BC.5/31.01.015/2017-18 June 21, 2018 To The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks) All Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks White-Label ATM Operators Madam/Dear Sir, Control measures for ATMs – Timeline for compliance Please refer to our confidential Circular DBS.CO/CSITE/BC.8074/31.01.015/2016-17 dated… Read More »

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IRDAI Clarifications on Annual licence fee of Insurance Brokers for 2017-18

By | June 30, 2018

To The Principal Officers, All Insurance Brokers, Ref. No:IRDAI/BRK/MISC/CIR/098/06/2018 Date:27-06-2018 Clarifications on Annual licence fee To The Principal Officers, All Insurance Brokers, Re : Clarifications on a)    Annual licence fee payable by licensed broking entities for the year 2017-18 b)   Renewal Fee payable as per Reg 9 of IRDAI (Insurance Brokers ) Regulations, 2018   1.   The Authority has been receiving… Read More »

Online Surveyor Examinations Sept 2018 : Dates by IRDAI

By | June 30, 2018

Notice Ref: IRDAI/SUR/EXAM/ON/SEPT/2018 Date – 28.06.2018 New Candidates need to register with III and please refer “help manual – surveyor” available on www.insurnaceinstituteofindia.com under HELP DESK MENU for help. Online Surveyor Examinations – Sept. 2018 Important Dates Commencement date of registration :  07th July, 2018 Last date of registration : 16th July, 2018 Book centre,… Read More »

Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8)

By | April 17, 2018

Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8) Introduction In this Exposure Draft, the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) proposes to amend IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors. The Board expects these amendments to facilitate the application of particular voluntary changes in accounting policy, improving the overall quality of financial reporting. Invitation… Read More »

ICAI GST E-Newsletter –March 2018

By | April 14, 2018

Dear Professional Colleagues  Greetings from Indirect Taxes Committee!  We are glad to inform you that Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI has come up with the fifteenth edition of GST E-Newsletter on GSTand with this, we have completed one year of this publication.The comprehensive publication contains latest GST updates, relevant articles on important issues under GST, initiatives… Read More »

Free Book : Compliances of Service Tax/ GST in Banking Sector

By | April 14, 2018

Dear Professional Colleagues, Banking and other Financial Services were brought under the scope of Service Tax net from 16.07.2001. During the financial year 2017-18 the provisions of service tax applied till June 2017 and thereafter for 9 months provisions for GST law has been made applicable since July, 2017.Post GST regime the services provided by… Read More »

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 Series I : Key Features

By | April 14, 2018

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 Series I RBI/2017-18/163 IDMD.CDD.No.2651/14.04.050/2017-18 April 13, 2018 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 2018-19 Series I Government of… Read More »

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Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 Series-I, Operational Guidelines

By | April 14, 2018

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 Series-I, Operational Guidelines Reserve bank of India has issued Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 Series-I, Operational Guidelines RBI/2017-18/164 IDMD.CDD.No.2652/14.04.050/2017-18 April 13 2018 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… Read More »