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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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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 »

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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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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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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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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 »

Sovereign Gold Bond 2018-19 : Series-I.

By | April 14, 2018

Ministry of Finance ​The ​Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, decide​s​ to issue Sovereign Gold Bond, 2018-19-Series-I​;​ Applications for the ​B​ond​(s)​ will be accepted from 16th to 20th April, 2018​;​ The Certificate of Bond (s)​ to be issued on May 04, 2018​; ​The Bonds ​to be sold through banks, Stock… Read More »

Section 177 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 55

By | April 1, 2018

Section 177 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 177 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 55 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 55 177. In section 55 of the principal Act,— (i) in sub-section (1), the words “the Reserve Bank and in consultation with” shall be omitted; (ii) in sub-section (3), the… Read More »

Section 175 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 43

By | April 1, 2018

Section 175 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 175 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 43 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 43 175. In section 43 of the principal Act, in sub-section (5), the words, figures and letters “, without prejudice to the provisions of section 54AA of the Reserve Bank… Read More »

Section 173 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 39

By | April 1, 2018

Section 173 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 173 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 39 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 39 173. In section 39 of the principal Act, in clause (ii), for the words “the Reserve Bank”, the words “the Central Government” shall be substituted. Finance Act 2018 :… Read More »

Section 172 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 37

By | April 1, 2018

Section 172 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 172 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 37 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 37 172. In section 37 of the principal Act, in sub-sections (1) and (2), for the words “the Reserve Bank” at both the places where they occur, the words “the… Read More »

Section 166 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 6

By | April 1, 2018

Section 166 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 166 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 6 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 6 166. In section 6 of the principal Act,— (a) in sub-section (1),— (i) in clause (ca), the words “the Reserve Bank,” shall be omitted; (ii) in clause (d), for… Read More »

Section 165 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 5

By | April 1, 2018

Section 165 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 165 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 5 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 5 165. In section 5 of the principal Act, in sub-section (5), the words “, in consultation with the Reserve Bank, or the Reserve Bank,” shall be omitted. Finance Act… Read More »

Section 167 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 7

By | April 1, 2018

Section 167 of Finance Act 2018 [Section 167 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 7 and is covered in CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS] Amendment of section 7 167. In section 7 of the principal Act, in sub-sections (1), (3) and (4), the words “, in consultation with the Reserve Bank,” shall be omitted. Finance Act 2018… Read More »

RTGS and NEFT will continue till midnight on March 31, 2018 : RBI

By | March 28, 2018

RBI/2017-18/144 DGBA.GBD.No.2388/42.01.029/2017-18 March 27, 2018 All agency banks Dear Sir / Madam Annual Closing of Government Accounts – Transactions of Central / State Governments – Special Measures for the Current Financial Year (2017-18) The Government of India has desired that all government transactions with banks for Financial Year 2017-18 must be accounted for within the… Read More »

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RBI Special Clearing operations on March 31, 2018

By | March 28, 2018

RBI/2017-18/145 DPSS.CO.CHD.No./2707/03.01.03/2017-18 March 28, 2018 The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer All Scheduled Commercial Banks including Regional Rural Banks/ Urban Co-operative Banks / State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks/Local Area Banks Madam / Dear Sir, Special Clearing operations on March 31, 2018 A reference is invited to the circular issued… Read More »

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RBI norms for Reporting Govt Transactions of March 2018

By | March 20, 2018

Reporting and Accounting of Central Government Transactions of March 2018 RBI/2017-18/142 DGBA.GBD.No.2324/42.01.029/2017-18 March 19, 2018 All Agency Banks Dear Sir / Madam, Reporting and Accounting of Central Government Transactions of March 2018 Please refer to Circular DGBA.GAD.No. 2376/42.01.029/2016-17 dated March 16, 2017 advising the procedure to be followed for reporting and accounting of Central Government transactions (including… Read More »

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Agency commission payable to banks for operating Special Deposit Scheme (SDS)

By | March 15, 2018

Agency commission payable to banks for operating Special Deposit Scheme (SDS) RBI/2017-18/140 DGBA.GBD.2294/15.01.001/2017-18 March 15, 2018 All Agency Banks handling Special Deposit Scheme Dear Sir, Agency commission payable to banks for operating Special Deposit Scheme (SDS) Please refer to para 2 of our Master Circular RBI/2017-18/2 dated July 1, 2017 on Conduct of Government Business by Agency… Read More »

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RBI Discontined LOU and LOC for Trade Credits

By | March 14, 2018

Discontinuance of Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Letters of Comfort (LoCs) for Trade Credits RBI/2017-18/139 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 20 March 13, 2018 All Authorised Dealer Category – I Banks Madam/ Sir Discontinuance of Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Letters of Comfort (LoCs) for Trade Credits Attention of Authorised Dealer Category – I (AD… Read More »

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Bank Audit-A Practical Guide for Bank Auditors -4th Edition Book 2018 : Taxmann

By | March 9, 2018

Bank Audit-A Practical Guide for Bank Auditors Description Incorporating: Practical Guidance on LOUs and Swift Relaxed NPA norms for MSME GST registered units (Cir. 07-02-2018) Audit Checklists for SDR,S4A and Revised Resolution Framework (Cir. 12-02-2018) Practical guidance on NPA identification and provisioning including Agricultural loans Comprehensive Branch Audit Programme FY 2017-18 Guidance in Planning and… Read More »

Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018

By | February 28, 2018

DEPUTY GOVERNOR Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 NOTIFICATION Ref.CEPD.PRS.No.3590/13.01.004/2017-18 February 23, 2018 In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 45L of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) being satisfied that for the purpose of enabling it to promote conducive credit culture among the Non Banking… Read More »

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No bank can refuse Acceptance of small coins and Notes : RBI

By | February 28, 2018

RBI/2017-18/132 DCM (RMMT) No.2945/11.37.01/2017-18 February 15, 2018 The Chairman and Managing Director / The Managing Director/ The Chief Executive Officer All Banks Dear Sir Acceptance of coins We invite a reference to Paragraph 1 (d) of our Master Circular DCM (NE) No. G – 1/08.07.18/2017-18 dated July 03, 2017 on Facility for Exchange of Notes and Coins… Read More »

Risk Management and Inter-bank Dealings: Revised guidelines relating to participation of a person resident in India and Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) in the Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives (ETCD) Market

By | February 26, 2018

RBI/2017-18/134 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 18 February 26, 2018 All Category – I Authorised Dealer banks Madam/Sir, Risk Management and Inter-bank Dealings: Revised guidelines relating to participation of a person resident in India and Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) in the Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives (ETCD) Market Attention of Authorized Dealers Category – I… Read More »

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Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 – Appointment of the Nodal Officer/Principal Nodal Officer

By | February 23, 2018

RBI/2017-18/133 DNBR.PD.CC.No 091/03.10.001/2017-18 February 23, 2018 All NBFCs Madam/ Dear Sir, Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 – Appointment of the Nodal Officer/Principal Nodal Officer The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought into operation today the Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 (The Scheme). The Scheme is available on the RBI website http://www.rbi.org.in. The Non-Banking… Read More »

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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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