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MCA notifies Insolvency and Bankruptcy Rules, 2019

On 15 Nov, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 (Rules).  The rules will provide a framework for insolvency and liquidation proceedings of Financial Service Providers (FSPs) other than banks. These rules will be applicable ..

Injeti Srinivas Committee to look into offences under the Companies Act

The government has constituted a committee under Injeti Srinivas, secretary of the Corporate Affairs Ministry to look at recategorization of certain offences under the Companies Act as civil offences as well as review other provisions of the Companies Act and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2008. Mandate of the Committee The committee will look into ..

IDBI Bank launches paperless account opening facility for NRIs

IDBI Bank has launched the ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ account-opening process for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) residing in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries. The person will not be required to furnish physical documents and KYC proofs for opening an account with the bank. NRIs will now be able to open account in IDBI Bank without submitting paper ..

Pakistan could be blacklisted by FATF

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan could be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force because of ‘lobbying by India’ after estimating that the country could suffer $10 billion loss annually if it remains in the watchdog’s grey list. Last year the Paris-based FATF had placed Pakistan on the ‘grey list’ of ..

11-member working group to go into concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework

The insolvency regulator Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has set up a 11-member working group under the Chairmanship of former SEBI chief UK Sinha to go into the concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework. This Working Group has been tasked to submit a report — within two months and will ..

India ranked 77th in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2018

India has been ranked 77th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2018 . With this, India has jumped 23 places from 2017 in which it was ranked at 100th. In its annual ‘Doing Business’ 2019 report, World Bank stated that India improved its rank on six out of the 10 parameters relating ..

NITI Aayog organises Workshop on ‘Best Practices in International Arbitration’ in New Delhi

NITI Aayog has organised Workshop on ‘Best Practices in International Arbitration’ in collaboration with ICC International Court of Arbitration in New Delhi on 10 October 2018. It purpose is to strengthen dispute resolution mechanisms and to not only encourage ‘Make in India’ but also to ‘Resolve in India’. The workshop would cover basic concepts of ..

Lok Sabha passes Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on cheque bounce cases

On July 23, the Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that allows a court hearing a cheque bounce case to direct the drawer — the person who wrote the cheque — to pay interim compensation to the person who filed the complaint. The interim compensation, to be paid within 60 days of ..