General Awareness Questions

Q.  LRS is a facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India for all the resident individuals to freely remit a certain amount in terms of US dollar every financial year for a permissible set of current or capital account transactions. Here ‘LRS’ stands for ____?

a. Liquidity Remittance Scheme
b. Liberalised Remittance Scheme
c. Liberalised Remittance Source
d. Liberalised Revenue Scheme


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LRS stands for - Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
LRS is a facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India for all resident individuals to freely remit certain amount in terms of US dollar every financial year for a permissible set of current or capital account transactions.
Note:
* In April 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) under which individual can transfer up to US $2,50,000 abroad in a year.

* The purpose of tightening of norms is to improve monitoring and to ensure compliance with LRS limits.
* The scheme was introduced in February 2004 and its regulations are provided under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999.
 

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