Useful Web Links Useful Web Links

Useful Web Links

Guidelines for applying for PAN CARD in INDIAPDF

http://www.indiantradeportal.inexternalicon

This portal gives information on item-wiseExport and Import policy conditions of India. Free Business tool to Search,Select and Send business queries to suppliers from India (Updated data ofaround 29000 companies from various industry sectors); Free E-mail(global) alerts on the updates on portal- Tariff, SPS/TBT matters, Item-wiseExport-Import policy etc. Subscription on the portal is free.

http://www.makeinindia.com/externalicon

The Make in India program includes major new initiatives designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, protect intellectual property, and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.

http://www.indiainbusiness.nic.inexternalicon

Website of the Investment and Technology Promotion Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

https://www.meity.gov.in/externalicon

Website of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.

www.dipp.nic.inexternalicon

Website of the Department of Industrial Policy& Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

http://www.ibef.orgexternalicon

India Resource Centre encapsulating the success stories of brand India.

http://www.fieo.orgexternalicon

Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) is an apex body of Indian export promotion organizations. It has weekly updated database of around 12,000 member exporting companies across India. The "Search" business tool and the "Chat Service" help to select the Indian companies of choice and match up with the right counterpart in India.

http://www.ficci.comexternalicon

A national organisation that represents and aggregates multiple Chambers of Commerce.

http://www.cii.in/externalicon

Website of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

www.assocham.orgexternalicon

Website of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India.

http://www.indiatradefair.com/externalicon

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the premier trade promotion agency of the Govt. of India for organizing trade fairs

http://www.goidirectory.nic.in/index.phpexternalicon

Government of India Web search.

http://www.sarkaritel.comexternalicon

Directory, links, and general information about the central government from an unofficial website.

http://finmin.nic.in/externalicon

Ministry of Finance, Government of India

http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspxexternalicon

Reserve Bank of India

www.mospi.nic.inexternalicon

Website of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India

http://www.cmie.com/externalicon

Databases and information products about India's economy.

http://www.ncaer.org/externalicon

National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India's premier economic research institution, specialising in policy research

http://www.icrier.org/externalicon

Website of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

http://pbd-india.comexternalicon

Information on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

http://www.worldbank.org/externalicon

The World Bank

http://www.imf.org/externalicon

IMF Home page with links to News, About the IMF, Fund Rates, IMF Publications, What's New, Standards and Codes, Country Information and featured topics.

http://www.adb.org/externalicon

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution, promotes economic and social progress by fighting poverty in Asia

https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/externalicon

Union Budget and Economic Survey: This website provides detailed information about the Union Budget of the Government of India and Economic Survey released every year prior to the Budget Exercise.

http://www.makeinindia.com/policy/foreign-direct-investment/externalicon

A general overview of India's FDI policy is available.

http://dipp.nic.in/externalicon

Updated briefs and others Details regarding FDI Policy, Industrial Policy, National Design Policy, India's IPR Policy, North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, National Manufacturing policy; Relevant acts and legislation for Investment promotion; Comprehensive details regarding GoI running schemes and rules for Investment Promotion etc. can be accessed at the website of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The website also provides information about International Cooperation agreements and MoUs signed by the Government of India for Investment Promotion.

https://www.investindia.gov.in/externalicon

Invest India will assists investors in accessing relevant information on investment policies and procedures,tax rates, skill availability, facilities provided by states,investment opportunities in different sectors, list of consultants etc.In addition, it will help investors in setting up their businesses in India.

Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and transfer of Immovable Property in India) Regulations' 2000[Notification No.FEMA.21/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000]

https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=175&Mode=0externalicon

Exchange Control Manual of RBI

https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ECMCategory.aspxexternalicon

Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999: http://indiacode.nic.in/fullact1.asp?tfnm=199942externalicon

Regulations of RBI on Exchange Control:

https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ECMNotification.aspxexternalicon

Notifications of RBI on Exchange Control:

https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQView.aspx?Id=52externalicon

FAQs on Accounts opened by Foreign Nationals and Foreign Tourists:

https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=175&Mode=0externalicon

Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India by a person resident outside India and Foreigners:

https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQview.aspx?id=33externalicon

Procedure to be followed for Industrial license has been made online through eBiz portal.

http://environmentclearance.nic.in/externalicon

Submission of environmental clearances for setting up of new projects can be made online.

https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/default.aspxexternalicon

Taxation in India: Website of the Income tax Department of the Government of India.

Useful links on this website for NRIs, Investors etc are:

Taxation Information Serviceexternalicon

Tax Laws and Rulesexternalicon

Important Provisions for Non Residents planning to set up Business in Indiaexternalicon

Important provisions for Non Residents under Income tax Acts, Company Act, FEMA etc.externalicon

International Taxation relatedexternalicon

Comprehensive information regarding Goods and Service tax, including relevant lawas and implementation can be accessed hereexternalicon

 

Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority Act

Insurance sector in India has been traditionally dominated by state owned Life Insurance Corporation and General Insurance Corporation and its four subsidiaries. Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IRDA) is the regulatory authority in the insurance sector under the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority Act, 1999. Websiteexternalicon

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) established under the Securities and Exchange aboard of India Act, 1992 is the regulatory authority for capital markets in India. Wesbiteexternalicon

Forwards Market Commission (FMC)

FMC is the chief regulator of the commodity(MCX, NCDEX, NMCE, UCX etc) of the Indian futures market. The main aim of this body is to advise the Central Government on matters of the Forwards Contracts Act, 1952. Websiteexternalicon

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority :

IRDA is the apex statutory body, which regulates and at the same time, develops the insurance industry. Websiteexternalicon

Important Economic laws of India

Reserve Bank of India Act 1934: http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/RBIAM_230609.pdfpdficon

Insurance Act , 1938: https://www.irdai.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/frmGeneral_NoYear/sst.aspx?DF=ACT&mid=4.1externalicon

Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951: http://siadipp.nic.in/publicat/ip/ipact01.htmpdficon

Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: http://www.indialawinfo.com/bareacts/ida.htmlexternalicon

Environment (Protection) Act, 1986:https://www.moef.gov.in/rules-and-regulations/environment-protection/externalicon

Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992:Please click to visit the websiteexternalicon

Income-tax Act , 1961:http://law.incometaxindia.gov.in/TaxmannDit/DisplayPage/dpage1.aspxexternalicon

Foreign Exchange Management Act , 1999:https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1988?view_type=browse&sam_handle=123456789/1362externalicon

Customs Act, 1962:https://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-acts-botmexternalicon

Customs Tariff Act 1975:https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/THE%20CUSTOMS%20TARIFF%20ACT%20amended%20by%20Finance%20Act%202018%20-13%20of%202018.pdfexternalicon

Central Excise Act, 1944:https://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/excise/cx-act/cx-act-idxexternalicon

Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985, 1986:https://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/excise/cx-act/cx-act-idxexternalicon

Companies Act , 1956 and 2013:http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/companiesact.htmlexternalicon

Patents Act , 1970:http://ipindia.nic.in/acts-patents.htmexternalicon

Copyright Act 1957:https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1367?view_type=browse&sam_handle=123456789/1362externalicon

Trade Marks Act , 1999:http://did.nic.in/ipr/trademark/tmmain.htmexternalicon

Securities and Exchange Board of India Act 1992:https://www.sebi.gov.in/legal/acts/jan-1992/securities-and-exchange-board-of-india-act-1992-as-amended-by-the-international-financial-services-centres-authority-act-2019-w-e-f-october-01-2020-_3.htmlexternalicon

Central Electricity Act 2003:https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/2058?view_type=search&sam_handle=123456789/1362externalicon

Information Technology Act 2000:http://www.dot.gov.in/act-rules/information-technology-act-2000externalicon

Constitution of India:http://indiacode.nic.in/coiweb/welcome.htmlexternalicon

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Detailed information about the Indian Patents Act is available at the website of Controller of Patents,

Designs and Trademarks at:

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/patent/patents.htmexternalicon

The Patents Act 1970:

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/patent/patAct1970-3-99.htmlexternalicon

The Patents (Amendment) Act 1999:

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOAct/1_34_1_patents-amendment-act-1999.PDFexternalicon

The Patents (Amendment) Act 2002:

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/IPOAct/1_125_1_THE_GAZETTE_OF_INDIA.pdfexternalicon

The Patents (Amendment) Act 2005:

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/acts-patents.htmexternalicon

For Patent e-filing service please visit :

https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/epatentfiling/goForLogin/doLoginexternalicon

Copyrights and related rights

https://copyright.gov.inexternalicon

Trademarks

Further details regarding trademarks protection are available at the website of Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks

http://ipindia.nic.in/tmr_new/default.htmexternalicon

Trademarks Act 1999

http://ipindia.nic.in/acts-rules-tm.htmexternalicon

Trademarks Rules 2002

http://ipindia.nic.in/acts-rules-tm.htmexternalicon

Geographical indications

Further details regarding geographical indications protection are available at the website of Controller of Patents Trademarks and Designs

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/gi/geo_ind.htmexternalicon

The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999

http://wbbb.nic.in/Legislations/rules/TheGeographicalIndicationofGoodsAct1999.pdfpdficon

The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules 2002

http://ipindia.nic.in/rules-gi.htmexternalicon

Protection of Plant varieties

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture

http://agricoop.nic.in/externalicon

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act 2001

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1909?sam_handle=123456789/1362externalicon

Industrial Designs

For further details, visit the website of Controller of Patents Designs and Trademarks at

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/design/designs.htmexternalicon

General Information Booklet for Applicants of Designs:/strong>

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/design/design_proc.htmexternalicon

The Designs Act 2000:

https://ipindia.gov.in/acts-designs.htmexternalicon

The Designs Rules 2001:

http://ipindia.nic.in/rules-designs.htmexternalicon

The Designs (Amendment) Rules 2003:

http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/design/design_r_03.pdfexternalicon

Incorporation of a Company

For further details please visit the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs

http://www.mca.gov.in/externalicon

http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/RegisterNewComp.html

A foreign company can establish its place of business in India by filling Form FC-1 externalicon(Documents delivered for registration by a foreign company). The eForm has to be digitally signed by authorized representative of the foreign company. Website: http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/AboutFiling.htmlexternalicon

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) Regulations, 2000. http://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_FemaNotifications.aspx?Id=176externalicon

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003

https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_FemaNotifications.aspx?Id=1416externalicon

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2003

http://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_FemaNotifications.aspx?Id=1450externalicon

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of Branch or Office or Other Place of Business) (Amendment) Regulations, 2005

http://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_FemaNotifications.aspx?Id=2469externalicon

Form FNC-I for opening a Branch/Project/Liaison Office

http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Forms/PDFs/form- fnc1.pdfexternalicon

Exchange Control manual of RBI

http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ECMCategory.aspxexternalicon

Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999

http://indiacode.nic.in/fullact1.asp?tfnm=199942externalicon

http://commerce.gov.in/Index.aspxexternalicon

Department of Commerce

https://commerce.gov.inexternalicon

Various Public Sector Undertakings working under Department of Commerce

https://commerce.gov.inexternalicon

Export Promotion Councils working under Department of Commerce

https://commerce.gov.inexternalicon

Autonomous bodies including all Commodity Boards working under the Department of Commerce

https://commerce.gov.inexternalicon

Website of ITPO. IT has details of Trade Fair and events in India-base.

https://www.fieo.org/externalicon

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Website of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India is:

https://labour.gov.inexternalicon

List of various central labour laws

https://labour.gov.inexternalicon

Employees Compensation Act 1923

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

 

Minimum Wages Act 1948

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Payment of Wages Act 1936

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Industrial Disputes Act 1947

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Payment of Bonus Act 1965

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Maternity Benefit Act 1961

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon

Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Act 1946

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/1362/browse?type=ministry&order=ASC&rpp=20&value=Labour+and+Employmentexternalicon