Modified directions of RBI relating to IFSC Banking Units (IBUs)

As per RBI’s latest notification IBUs (IFSC Banking Units) cannot open SB account. IBUs are also prohibited from undertaking cash transactions. They can open foreign currency current accounts (including escrow accounts) of units operating in IFSC and of non-resident institutional investors to facilitate their investment transactions subject to the provisions of FEMA 1999 and other…

RBI launches “Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI)”

“MANI” a mobile application is useful for aiding visually impaired persons to identify the denomination of Indian Bank Notes. The Indian banknotes are printed with several features which enable the visually impaired (colour blind, partially sighted and blind people) to identify them, viz., intaglio printing and tactile mark, variable banknote size, large numerals, variable colour,…

Asset Reconstruction Companies are barred from Acquisition of financial assets from sponsors and lenders

On Friday (December 6), RBI announced that Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) shall not acquire financial assets, from the following on a bilateral basis, whatever may be the consideration. The above restriction is applicable to the following types of ARCs where; a bank/ financial institution which is the sponsor of the ARC; a bank/ financial institution…

RBI keeps the policy repo rate unchanged in fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement

In the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement announced on Thursday (dated 05.12.2019), MPC decided to keep policy REPO rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 5.15 per cent. The MPC also decided to continue with the accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth, while ensuring that inflation remains within…

Microfinance as the next wave of Financial Inclusion: RBI Deputy Governor

Mr.M.K.Jain, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India while speaking at the inaugural session of the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) National Microfinance Congress 2019 at Mumbai, said that “Microfinance, involving the extension of small loans and other financial services to low-income groups, is a very important economic conduit designed to facilitate financial…

Position of a partnership firm when a partner dies or retires or becomes insolvent

Section 42 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (“Act”) provides for dissolution of partnership on occurrence of certain contingencies which includes ‘death of the partner’ or ‘adjudication of a partner as an insolvent’ or if constituted for a fixed term, by the expiry of that term, etc.as one of those contingencies. However, the partnership need…

Personal guarantors to corporate debtors to come under IBC regime from December 1

On Friday (15th November 2019), the Ministry of Corporate affairs notified “Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019”. [TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART II, SECTION 3, SUBSECTION (i)]. The new rule called in short as “Insolvency and Bankruptcy rule 2019” shall come…