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Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2009 -

 Notice Date : 31 March 2009

Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2009 - Amendments in Annexure


DATED 31-3-2009

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 642 read with sub-section (1) of section 21A and sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Central Government in consultation with the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards, hereby makes the following rules to amend the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2009.

  (2)  They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, in the Annexure, under the heading “B. ACCOUNTING STANDARDS”, in the sub-heading “Accounting Standard (AS) 11” relating to “The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates”, after paragraph 45, the following shall be inserted, namely:—

“46. In respect of accounting periods commencing on or after 7th December, 2006 and ending on or before 31st March, 2011, at the option of the enterprise (such option to be irrevocable and to be exercised retrospectively for such accounting period, from the date this transitional provision comes into force or the first date on which the concerned foreign currency monetary item is acquired, whichever is later, and applied to all such foreign currency monetary items), exchange differences arising on reporting of long-term foreign currency monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the period, or reported in previous financial statements, insofar as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset, can be added to or deducted from the cost of the asset and shall be depreciated over the balance life of the asset, and in other cases, can be accumulated in a “Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account” in the enterprise’s financial statements and amortized over the balance period of such long-term asset/liability but not beyond 31st March, 2011, by recognition as income or expense in each of such periods, with the exception of exchange differences dealt with in accordance with paragraph 15. For the purposes of exercise of this option, an asset or liability shall be designated as a long-term foreign currency monetary item, if the asset or liability is expressed in a foreign currency and has a term of 12 months or more at the date of origination of the asset or liability. Any difference pertaining to accounting periods which commenced on or after 7th December, 2006, previously recognized in the profit and loss account before the exercise of the option shall be reversed insofar as it relates to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset by addition or deduction from the cost of the asset and in other cases by transfer to “Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account” in both cases, by debit or credit, as the case may be, to the general reserve. If the option stated in this paragraph is exercised, disclosure shall be made of the fact of such exercise of such option and of the amount remaining to be amortized in the financial statements of the period in which such option is exercised and in every subsequent period so long as any exchange difference remains unamortized.”



on 05 April 2009
Published in Corporate Law
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