Finance for Loans and Advances against IDRs

RBI/2010-11/ 543; Dated May 25, 2011

All Scheduled Commercial banks (Excluding RRBs)

In terms of Foreign Exchange Department circular A.P (DIR Series) Circular No.5 dated July 22, 2009, eligible companies resident outside India have been permitted to issue Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) through a domestic depository, subject to terms and conditions indicated therein.

2. The matter regarding extending of finance for subscription to the IDRs and loans thereagainst has been examined. It has been decided that no bank should grant any loan/advance for subscription to IDRs. Further, no bank should grant any loan/advance against security/collateral of IDRs issued in India.

Yours faithfully

B. Mahapatra
Chief General Manager-in-Charge

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