RBI has vide its circular no. RBI/2013-14/490 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.102 dated 11th February 2014 revised the form FC-GPR for reporting of Foreign Direct Investment into the country by inserting a clause requiring companies to report whether the inward remittance is towards the greenfield venture (new venture) or a brownfield venture (already existing). The gist of the RBI circular is given below and also available at this link.
Attention of Authorised Dealers Category-I (AD Category – I) banks is invited to provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations 2000 notified vide Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as Notification No. FEMA 20), as amended from time to time. Attention of AD Category – I banks is also invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.40 dated April 20, 2007, A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 44 dated May 30, 2008 and A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.110 dated June 12, 2013.
2. In terms of para 9 (1) A of Schedule I to the FEMA Notification No. 20 dated May 03, 2000 as amended from time to time, Indian companies are required to report the details of the amount of consideration received for issuing shares and convertible debentures under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) scheme to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank in whose jurisdiction the Registered Office of the company operates, within 30 days of receipt of the amount of consideration. Further, in terms of Para 9 (1) B of Schedule ibid, the companies are required to report the details of the issue of shares / convertible debentures in form FC-GPR, to the Regional Office concerned, within 30 days of issue of shares / convertible debentures.
3. In order to further capture the granular details of FDI as regards Brownfield/Greenfield investments and the date of incorporation of investee company, Form FC-GPR has been revised. Accordingly, the details of FDI should, henceforth, be reported in the revised Form FC-GPR, enclosed as Annex-I
4. AD Category – I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.
5. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and is without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.