Amendments in FEMA (Deposit) Regulations, 2000

Notification No: RBI Notification No FEMA 158/2007 RB

DT. 03/09/2007

Amendments in FEMA (Deposit) Regulations, 2000

G.S.R. 664(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (f) of sub-section (3) of Section 6, sub-section (2) of Section 47 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (42 of 1999), the Reserve Bank of India makes the following amendments in the Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2000 (Notification No. FEMA. 5/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000) namely :-

    Short title and commencement:-
        These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

        They shall be deemed to have come into force from May 25, 2007.

    Amendment of the Regulations:-

    In the Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2000, in Schedule 3, after paragraph 7, the following new paragraph shall be inserted namely :-

    “7(A) Operations by Power of Attorney - Authorised dealers/authorized banks may allow operations on an NRO account in terms of a Power of Attorney, provided such operations are restricted to (i) all local payments in rupees including payments for eligible investments subject to compliance with relevant regulations made by the Reserve Bank; and (ii) remittance outside India of current income in India of the non-resident individual account holder, net of applicable taxes. The resident Power of Attorney holder shall not repatriate outside India funds held in the account under any circumstances other than to the non-resident individual account holder himself nor shall make payment by way of gift to a resident on behalf of the non-resident account holder or transfer funds from the account to another NRO account. Any remittance outside India shall be within the ceiling as may be prescribed by the Bank from time to time and subject to tax compliance.”

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