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Foreign Exchange Management (Debt Instruments) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023

Last updated: 25 October 2023

 Notice Date : 16 October 2023

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
(Financial Markets Regulation Department)
(CENTRAL OFFICE)
NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 16th October, 2023

Foreign Exchange Management (Debt Instruments) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023

No. FEMA.396(2)/2023-RB.—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 6 and section 47 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), the Reserve Bank of India hereby makes the following amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Debt Instruments) Regulations, 2019 (Notification No. FEMA.396/2019-RB dated October 17, 2019) (hereinafter referred to as 'the Principal Regulation'), namely:-

1. Short title and commencement

(i) These Regulations shall be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Debt Instruments) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023.

(ii) They shall come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Amendment to Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulation

(i) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulation, after sub-paragraph D, the following new subparagraph shall be inserted:-

“E. Permission to persons resident outside India maintaining rupee account in terms of regulation 7(1) of Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2016 Persons resident outside India that maintain a rupee account in terms of regulation 7(1) of Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2016 may purchase or sell dated Government Securities/treasury bills, as per terms and conditions specified by the Reserve Bank.”

(ii) In paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulation, after clause (4) the following new clause shall be inserted: -

“(4A) The amount of consideration for purchase of dated Government Securities/treasury bills by persons resident outside India in terms of sub-paragraph (E) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule shall be paid out of funds held in their rupee account maintained in terms of regulation 7(1) of Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2016.”

(iii) In paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Principal Regulation, after clause (2) the following new clause shall be inserted: -

“(2A) The sale/ maturity proceeds (net of taxes, as applicable) of instruments held by persons resident outside India that maintain a rupee account in terms of regulation 7(1) of Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2016 shall be credited to the said rupee account.”

DIMPLE BHANDIA, Chief General Manager
[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./501/2023-24]

 

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Notification No : FEMA.396(2)/2023-RB
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Source : https://egazette.gov.in/WriteReadData/2023/249619.pdf




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