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Reporting under FDI Scheme - Revised procedure

RBI/2007-2008/342
A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 44

May 30, 2008

To

All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks

Madam / Sir,

Reporting under FDI Scheme - Revised procedure

Attention of Authorised Dealer Category - I (AD Category - I) banks is invited to provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2000, notified vide Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000, as amended from time to time and A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.40 dated April 20, 2007.

2. In terms of para 9 (1) A of Schedule I to the Notification, Indian companies are required to report the details of the amount of consideration received for issuing shares and convertible debentures under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) scheme to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank in whose jurisdiction the Registered Office of the company operates, within 30 days of receipt of the amount of consideration. Further, in terms of Para 9 (1) B of Schedule ibid, the companies are required to report the details of the issue of shares / convertible debentures in form FC-GPR, to the Regional Office concerned, within 30 days of issue of shares / convertible debentures.

3. In order to capture the details of FDI in a more comprehensive manner, form FC-GPR was revised vide A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.40 dated April 20, 2007. The reporting framework was again reviewed and further revisions were proposed and the revised draft of form FC-GPR was placed in public domain on March 14, 2008 inviting feedback from the public. Based on the feedback received, form FC-GPR has been revised. The revised form is enclosed at Annex I. Further, a standard format for reporting of the receipt of the amount of consideration for issue of shares / convertible debentures has been prescribed as Annex II. A format for the KYC report on the non-resident investor from the overseas bank remitting the amount required to be submitted along with the form FC-GPR has also been introduced (Annex III). The KYC report should, henceforth, be submitted at the time of reporting the receipt of the amount of consideration from the non-resident investor.

4. Accordingly, Indian companies are required to report the details of the receipt of the amount of consideration for issue of shares / convertible debentures in Annex II, together with a copy/ies of the FIRC/s evidencing the receipt of the remittance along with the KYC report on the non-resident investor in Annex III, through an AD Category – I bank, not later than 30 days from the date of receipt of the amount of consideration. The report would be acknowledged by the Regional Office concerned, which would allot a Unique Identification Number (UIN) for the amount reported.

5. The details of the issue of shares / convertible debentures should, henceforth, be reported in the revised form FC-GPR (Annex I). While forwarding form FC-GPR to the Regional Office concerned, the AD Category – I bank should ensure that the UIN is correctly indicated in the form. It is also clarified that the annual report of all investments which is to be filed in Part B of the revised form FC-GPR, which is hitherto to be submitted by June 30 every year, would now have to be submitted by July 31 every year.

6. Necessary amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2000 notified vide Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 will be issued separately. 

7. AD Category - I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned. 

8. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and is without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(Salim Gangadharan)
Chief General Manager -in- Charge


Annex III

[Annex to A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 44 dated May 30, 2008]

Know Your Customer (KYC) Form in respect of the non-resident investor

Registered Name of the Remitter / Investor
(Name, if the investor is an Individual)

 

Registration Number (Unique Identification Number* in case remitter is an Individual)

 

Registered Address (Permanent Address if remitter Individual)

 

Name of the Remitter’s Bank

 

Remitter’s Bank Account No.

 

Period of banking relationship with the remitter

 

*Passport No., Social Security No, or any Unique No. certifying the bonafides of the remitter as prevalent in the remitter’s country

We confirm that all the information furnished above is true and accurate as provided by the overseas remitting bank of the non-resident investor.

(Signature of the Authorised Official
of the AD bank receiving the remittance)

Date:
Place:

Stamp :


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