NOTIFICATION NO.FEMA.358/2015-RB/GSR 920(E) [F.NO.1/30/EM/2015], DATED 2-12-2015

FEM (BORROWING OR LENDING IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2015 – AMENDMENT IN SCHEDULE I & II

NOTIFICATION NO.FEMA.358/2015-RB/GSR 920(E) [F.NO.1/30/EM/2015]DATED 2-12-2015
[AS CORRECTED BY NOTIFICATION NO. GSR 274(E) (F.NO.1/30/EM/2015), DATED 3-3-2016]

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub-section (3) 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 in the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000 (Notification No. FEMA. 3/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000) namely:—

Short title & Commencement

1. (i) These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015.

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

Amendment of the Schedule I

2. In the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000 (Notification No. FEMA. 3/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000) in Schedule I, after paragraph 3, the following shall be inserted, namely:—

4. Provided that under these Regulations, the Reserve Bank may, in consultation with the Government of India, prescribe for the automatic route, any provision or proviso regarding various parameters listed in paragraphs 1 to 3 above of this Schedule or any other parameter as prescribed by the Reserve Bank and also prescribe the date from which any or all of the existing proviso will cease to exist, in respect of borrowings from overseas, whether in foreign currency or Indian Rupees, such as addition/deletion of borrowers eligible to raise such borrowings, overseas lenders/investors, purposes of such borrowings, change in amount, maturity and all-in-cost, norms regarding security, pre-payment, parking of ECB proceeds, reporting and drawal of loan, refinancing, debt servicing, etc.

Amendment to the Schedule II

3. In the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000 (Notification No. FEMA. 3/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000) in Schedule II, after paragraph 5, the following shall be inserted, namely:—

6. Provided that under these Regulations, the Reserve Bank may, in consultation with the Government of India, prescribe for the approval route, any provision or proviso regarding various parameters listed in paragraphs 1 to 5 above of this Schedule or any other parameter as prescribed by the Reserve Bank and also prescribe the date from which any or all of the existing provisions will cease to exist, in respect of borrowings from overseas, whether in foreign currency or Indian Rupees, such as addition/deletion of borrowers eligible to raise such borrowings, overseas lenders/investors, purposes of such borrowings, change in amount, maturity and all-in-cost, norms regarding security, pre-payment, parking of ECB proceeds, reporting and drawal of loan, refinancing, debt servicing, etc.

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