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Portfolio Investment Scheme of RBI for Investing in Indian stocks by Non-resident Indians

Notification No. FEMA 20 /2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000
SCHEDULE 3

     

[ See Regulation 5 (3) (i) ]

     

Purchase/sale of shares and/or convertible debentures by an NRI /OCB on a Stock Exchange In India on repatriation and/or non-repatriation basis under Portfolio Investment Scheme

     

1.

A Non-resident Indian (NRI) or an Overseas Corporate Body (OCB) may purchase/sell shares and/or convertible debentures of an Indian company, through a registered broker on a recognised stock exchange, subject to the following conditions :

     
 

i)

the NRI/OCB designates a branch of an authorised dealer for routing his/its transactions relating to purchase and sale of shares/ convertible debentures under this Scheme, and routes all such transactions only through the branch so designated;

     
 

ii)

the paid-up value of shares of an Indian company, purchased by each NRI or OCB both on repatriation and on non-repatriation basis, does not exceed 5 percent of the paid-up value of shares issued by the company concerned;

     
 

iii)

the paid-up value of each series of convertible debentures purchased by each NRI or OCB both on repatriation and non-repatriation basis does not exceed 5 percent of the paid-up value of each series of convertible debentures issued by the company concerned;

     
 

iv)

the aggregate paid-up value of shares of any company purchased by all NRIs and OCBs does not exceed 10 percent of the paid up capital of the company and in the case of purchase of convertible debentures the aggregate paid-up value of each series of debentures purchased by all NRIs and OCBs does not exceed 10 percent of the paid-up value of each series of convertible debentures;

     
   

Provided that the aggregate ceiling of 10 per cent referred to in this clause may be raised to 24 per cent if a special resolution to that effect is passed by the General Body of the Indian company concerned;

     
 

v)

the NRI or OCB investor takes delivery of the shares purchased and gives delivery of shares sold;

     
 

vi)

payment for purchase of shares and/or debentures is made by inward remittance in foreign exchange through normal banking channels or out of funds held in NRE/FCNR account maintained in India if the shares are purchased on repatriation basis and by inward remittance or out of funds held in NRE/FCNR/NRO/NRNR/NRSR account of the NRI/OCB concerned maintained in India where the shares/debentures are purchased on non-repatriation basis;

     
 

vi)

the Overseas Corporate Body (OCB) informs the designated branch of the authorised dealer immediately on the holding/interest of NRIs in the OCB becoming less than 60 per cent.

     

2.

Report to Reserve Bank

     
 

The link office of the designated branch of an authorised dealer referred to in paragraph 1, shall furnish to the Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India (ECD), Central Office, Mumbai a report on daily basis giving the following details -

     
 

a)

Name of the Non resident Indian, or OCB.

     
 

b)

Company-wise number of shares and/or debentures and paid-up value thereof , purchased and/or sold by each NRI /OCB.

     

3.

Remittance/credit of sale/maturity proceeds of shares and/or debentures

     
 

The net sale/maturity proceeds (after payment of taxes) of shares and/or debentures of an Indian company purchased by NRI or OCB under this Scheme, may be allowed by the designated branch of an authorised dealer referred to in paragraph 1,

     
 

a)

to be credited to NRSR account of the NRI or OCB investor where the payment for purchase of shares and/or debentures sold was made out of funds held in NRSR account, or

     
 

b)

at the NRI or OCB investor’s option, to be credited to his/its NRO or NRSR account, where the shares and/or debentures were purchased on non-repatriation basis, or

     
 

c)

at the NRI or OCB investor’s option, to be remitted abroad or credited to his/its NRE/ FCNR/ NRO/NRSR account, where shares and/or debentures were purchased on repatriation basis.


SCHEDULE 4

     

{ See Regulation 5 (3) (ii) }

     

Purchase and sale of shares/ convertible debentures by a Non-resident Indian (NRI) or an Overseas Corporate Body (OCB), on non-repatriation basis

     

1.

Prohibition on purchase of shares/ convertible debentures of certain companies

     
 

No purchase of shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company shall be made under this Scheme if the company concerned is a Chit Fund or a Nidhi company or is engaged in agricultural/plantation activities or real estate business or construction of farm houses or dealing in Transfer of Development Rights.

     
 

Explanation: For the purpose of this paragraph, real estate business shall not include development of township, construction of residential/ commercial premises, roads, bridges, etc.

     

2.

Permission to purchase and/or sell shares/ convertible debentures of an Indian company

     
 

Subject to paragraph 1, a Non-resident Indian or an Overseas Corporate Body may, without any limit, purchase on non-repatriation basis, shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company issued whether by public issue or private placement or right issue.

     

3.

Method of payment for purchase of shares/ convertible debentures

     
 

The amount of consideration for purchase of shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company on non-repatriation basis, shall be paid by way of inward remittance through normal banking channels from abroad or out of funds held in NRE/FCNR /NRO/NRSR/NRNR account maintained with an authorised dealer or as the case may be with an authorised bank in India.

     
 

Provided that in the case of an NRI/OCB resident in Nepal and Bhutan, the amount of consideration for purchase of shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company on non-repatriation basis, shall be paid only by way of inward remittance in foreign exchange through normal banking channels.

     

4.

Sale/ Maturity proceeds of shares or convertible debentures

     
 

i)

The sale/maturity proceeds (net of applicable taxes) of shares or convertible debentures purchased under this Scheme shall be credited only to NRSR account where the purchase consideration was paid out of funds held in NRSR account and to NRO or NRSR account at the option of the seller where the purchase consideration was paid out of inward remittance or funds held in NRE/FCNR/NRO/NRNR account.

     
 

ii)

The amount invested in shares or convertible debentures under this Scheme and the capital appreciation thereon shall not be allowed to be repatriated abroad.

 

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