The Reserve Bank of India (the Bank), having considered it necessary in the public interest and being satisfied that for the purpose of enabling the Bank to regulate the credit system to the advantage of the country, it is necessary to give the directions set out below, hereby, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45J, 45JA, 45K, 45L and 45MA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (Act 2 of 1934) (the RBI Act) and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf, and in supersession of the earlier directions contained in Notification No.DFC.118/DG (SPT)-98 dated January 31, 1998 issues the following Non-Banking Financial Companies Acceptance of Public Deposits (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016 (the Directions) applicable to every non-banking financial company hereinafter specified.
The existing set of Master Circulars issued by RBI on various subjects will stand withdrawn with the issue of the Master Direction on the subject. The Master Directions consolidate instructions on rules and regulations framed by the Reserve Bank under various Acts including banking issues and foreign exchange transactions.
The Reserve Bank of India (the Bank), being satisfied that, in the public interest, and to enable the Bank to regulate the financial system of the country to its advantage, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 45NC of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (Act 2 of 1934) and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf exempts the categories of non-banking financial companies as given below from certain provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (the RBI Act, 1934) as specified hereunder
Reserve Bank released data relating to India’s International Investment Position as at end-March 2020.
International financial assets of Indian residents increased by US$ 73.9 billion due to the rise in reserve assets and overseas direct investment by US$ 64.9 billion and US$ 13.0 billion, respectively, though other investments declined marginally during the year
At end-March 2020, India’s external debt was placed at US$ 558.5 billion, recording an increase of US$ 15.4 billion over its level at end-March 2019.
Payment Application Security: Payment applications shall be developed as per PA-DSS guidelines and complied with as required. The entities shall review PCI-DSS compliance status as part of merchant onboarding process.
Increase in reserve assets (US $ 26.2 billion) was the dominant contributor to higher increase in Indian residents’ overseas financial assets, followed by overseas direct investments (US $ 3.3 billion).
In respect of all term loans (including agricultural term loans, retail and crop loans), all commercial banks (including regional rural banks, small finance banks and local area banks), co-operative banks, all-India Financial Institutions, and NBFCs (including housing finance companies) (“lending institutions”) are permitted to grant a moratorium of three months on payment of all instalments1 falling due between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.
This Statement sets out various developmental and regulatory policies that directly address the stress in financial conditions caused by COVID-19.
Non-Banking Financial Companies are required to comply with Indian Accounting Standards for preparation of financial statements: RBI
RBI: Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) covered by Rule 4 of the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 are required to comply with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) for the preparation of their financial statements.