SC or Prez may take final call on changes to Fema
While the legal eagles in the government maintain that the regulations notified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in this regard — which are necessary for implementation of the decision to allow 51% FDI in multi-brand retail — don’t require Parliament’s assent, others quoting Section 48 of Fema contend that any change in the rules/regulations made under the Act requires the approval of both Houses.
“The power given to the RBI to change the regulations under Fema is a delegated one. Parliament indeed has the authority to decide if the delegated powers have been used in a way it thinks desirable,” said Ajay Dua, former secretary at the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).
Quoting Sections 46, 47 and 48 of Fema, he added that any rule change notified by the government or change in regulations by the RBI would need the consent of both Houses of Parliament in the ensuing session. Only those change that are of
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