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“RBI” NEED TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURES (ECBS) “START-UPS CAN RAISE FOREIGN FUNDS, $ 3 MN VIA ECBS ANNUALLY”

 
 
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“RBI” NEED TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURES (ECBS) “START-UPS CAN RAISE FOREIGN FUNDS, $ 3 MN VIA ECBS ANNUALLY”
by System Administrator - Sunday, 8 October 2017, 11:25 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Underscoring the need to boost the start-up ecosystem, the Reserve Bank reportedlysaid it will simplify rules and regulations which impede their growth and ensure that an entrepreneur does not have to run from "pillar to post" to start a business. The Reserve Bank has created a dedicated mailbox(helpstartup@rbi.org.in) to provide assistance and guidance to the start-up sector. Electronic reporting of investment and subsequent transactions will be made on e-Biz platform only. Submission of physical forms will be discontinued with effect from February 8, 2016. RBI said the aim was to enable start-ups, irrespective of the sector, to receive foreign VC investment and also enable transfer of shares from foreign VC investors to other residents or non-residents. But still lot of simplification is needed to be done as start ups are rich in ideas but poor in finance by the time they complete the RBI Procedures they will be dead .

Reportedly The RBI relaxed foreign investment norms in financial services firms, startups and in investments by foreign regulated capital investors. When it comes to financing startups, the RBI has said that foreign venture capital investors (FVCIs) registered with Sebi can invest in equity or equity-linked instruments or debt instruments issued by an Indian `startup' irrespective of the sector in which the startup is engaged. According to the RBI, a startup will mean an entity (private limited company or a registered partnership firm or a limited liability partnership) incorporated or registered in India not prior to five years, with an annual turnover not exceeding Rs 25 crore in any preceding financial year.

With a view to boosting innovation and promoting job creation, the Reserve Bank on recentlysaid start-ups can raise external commercial borrowings (ECBs) of up to 3 million in a financial year.They will be permitted raise the overseas funds in rupees as well as in foreign currency .India has the third-largest number of start-ups globally. In January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled a slew of incentives for them including tax holiday, inspector raj-free regime, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to provide funds. Government has also relaxed procurement norms for them.Statement on developmental and regulatory policies announced by RBI said start-ups have the potential to play a significant role in economic growth and job creation by spurring innovation and injecting competition."Taking into account the available funding channels from overseas for start-ups, the RBI, in consultation with the Government of India, will allow such entities to raise ECB up to USD 3 million or equivalent per financial year either in INR or in any convertible foreign currency or a combination of both," it said.It will issue guidelines in this regard by month-end. A National Credit Guarantee Trust Company is being envisaged with a budgetary allocation of Rs 500 crore per year for the next four years.Information technology is one of the most important mass employers in the country today providing significant valueaddition and employment creation. IT major Infosys has reportedly increased the salary of its top executives but the base scale for entry-level software engineers has not changed for more than five years. The company started its higher salaries' package toCEO Vishal Sikka who will get Rs 30 crore ($5.08 mn) annual pay package when compared to $23,000 (Rs 14 lakh) taken by his predecessor S D Shibulal.Infosys pays around Rs 23-27,000 for entry-level software engineers with BE and Rs 12-15,000 for entry-level BSc freshers, according to sources. According to experts, starting salaries offered by other IT companies are in the same range.

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