A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 6
July 18, 2014
All Category - I Authorised Dealer banks
Madam / Sir,
Foreign Direct Investment – Reporting under FDI Scheme
Attention of Authorised Dealers Category-I (AD Category - I) banks is invited to the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations 2000, notified by the Reserve Bank vide Notification No.FEMA20/2000-RB, dated 3rd May 2000, as amended from time to time.
2. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has, vide Press Note 4 (2014 Series) dated June 26, 2014 decided to switch over to the National Industrial Classification 2008 (NIC 2008) from the NIC 1987 version, for the purpose of classification of activities under the industrial classification system. In terms of Para 9 (1) B of Schedule I to the FEMA Notification No. 20 dated May 03, 2000 as amended from time to time, Indian companies are required to report the details of the issue of shares, convertible debentures, partly paid shares and warrants in form FC-GPR, to the Regional Office concerned, within 30 days of issue of shares / convertible debentures. In terms of Para 10 of the Schedule ibid, transfer of shares, convertible debentures, partly paid shares and warrants by way of sale from a person resident in India to a person resident outside India or vice versa, are required to be reported by the transferor/transferee resident in India to the AD Bank in form FCTRS, within 60 days from the date of receipt or payment of the amount of consideration. Indian companies are required to report the NIC Codes in the FCGPR and FCTRS forms as per the NIC 2008 version, henceforth.
3. It has also been decided to introduce a uniform State and District code list for reporting of details of foreign direct investment by Indian companies in Form FCGPR. The list can be accessed on the RBI website (www.rbi.org.in → FEMA – State and District Code List).
4. AD Category - I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.
5. 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.
Principal Chief General Manager