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Invest India, under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), has launched an initiative for better outreach to PIOs for enhancing trade and investment into India. A PIO Help Desk was launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry in January 2020 to facilitate trade and investment services for Persons of Indian Origin individuals as well as businesses. The link of this page is and the email contact is

INVEST Portal - Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (MPIDC) a fully owned of Government of Madhya Pradesh has developed the Single Window System of the State called INVEST Portal. INVEST Portal is a robust system, which caters to needs of the investors which acts as a One Stop Solution for any business/industry that wants to setup a business in the State. It covers the complete life cycle of an investment proposal from allocation of land to approvals to incentives linked to production & expansion. Visit the website for more information: externalicon

Guidelines for applying for PAN CARD in INDIAPDF


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.

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.


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

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


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


India Resource Centre encapsulating the success stories of brand India.


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.


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

Website of the Confederation of Indian Industry.


Website of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India.

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

Government of India Web search.


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

Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Reserve Bank of India


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

Databases and information products about India's economy.

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

Website of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations


Information on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

The World Bank

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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]

Exchange Control Manual of RBI

Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999:

Regulations of RBI on Exchange Control:

Notifications of RBI on Exchange Control:

FAQs on Accounts opened by Foreign Nationals and Foreign Tourists:

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

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

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

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:

Insurance Act , 1938:

Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951:

Industrial Disputes Act, 1947:

Environment (Protection) Act, 1986:

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

Income-tax Act , 1961:

Foreign Exchange Management Act , 1999:

Customs Act, 1962:

Customs Tariff Act 1975:

Central Excise Act, 1944:

Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985, 1986:

Companies Act , 1956 and 2013:

Patents Act , 1970:

Copyright Act 1957:

Trade Marks Act , 1999:

Securities and Exchange Board of India Act 1992:

Central Electricity Act 2003:

Information Technology Act 2000:

Constitution of India:

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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

Designs and Trademarks at:

The Patents Act 1970:

The Patents (Amendment) Act 1999:

The Patents (Amendment) Act 2002:

The Patents (Amendment) Act 2005:

For Patent e-filing service please visit :

Copyrights and related rights


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

Trademarks Act 1999

Trademarks Rules 2002

Geographical indications

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

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

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

Protection of Plant varieties

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act 2001

Industrial Designs

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

General Information Booklet for Applicants of Designs:/strong>

The Designs Act 2000:

The Designs Rules 2001:

The Designs (Amendment) Rules 2003:

Incorporation of a Company

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

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:

Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) Regulations, 2000.

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

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

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

Form FNC-I for opening a Branch/Project/Liaison Office fnc1.pdfexternalicon

Exchange Control manual of RBI

Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999

Department of Commerce

Various Public Sector Undertakings working under Department of Commerce

Export Promotion Councils working under Department of Commerce

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

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

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

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

List of various central labour laws

Employees Compensation Act 1923


Minimum Wages Act 1948

Payment of Wages Act 1936

Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Payment of Bonus Act 1965

Payment of Gratuity Act 1972

Maternity Benefit Act 1961

Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Act 1946