A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No.45
December 8, 2014
All Category I Authorised Dealer banks
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India Review of FDI policy Sector Specific conditions
Attention of Authorised Dealer Category I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Annex B of Schedule 1 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2000(the Principal Regulations) notified by the Reserve Bank vide Notification No. FEMA. 20/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000, as amended from time to time whereby description of sectors/activities wherein the entry norms, sectoral cap and other conditions for sectors/activities in which FDI is permitted under Government route and Automatic route are specified. Attention of Authorised Dealer Category I (AD Category-I) banks is also invited to Annex to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 44 dated September 13, 2013.
2. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has been updating/notifying the FDI policy through issue of Consolidated FDI Policy Circular. Accordingly, Government has notified the latest FDI policy changes vide Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2014 dated April 17, 2014 and the same is available at Government website www.dipp.gov.in. In order to bring uniformity in the sectoral classification/conditionalities for FDI/foreign investment as notified under the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular with the FEMA Regulations, the position on Annex B of Schedule 1 to Notification No. FEMA. 20/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000, as amended from time to time, has been suitably revised by amending the notification.
3. Reserve Bank has since amended the Principal Regulations through the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Tenth Amendment) Regulations, 2014 notified vide Notification No. FEMA. 312/2014-RB dated July 2, 2014, c.f. G.S.R. No. 798(E) dated November 13, 2014.
4. Authorised Dealer 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 are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.