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Section 13 – The Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act, 1999

The Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act, 1999

 

13. Penalties – 

 

(1) If any person contravenes any provision of this Act, or contravenes any rule, regulation, notification, direction or order issued in exercise of the powers under this Act, or contravenes any condition subject to which an authorisation is issued by the Reserve Bank, he shall, upon adjudication, be liable to a penalty up to thrice the sum involved in such contravention where such amount is quantifiable, or up to two lakh rupees where the amount is not quantifiable, and where such contravention is a continuing one, further penalty which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day after the first day during which the contravention continues.

 

(2) Any Adjudicating Authority adjudging any contravention under sub-section (1), may, if he thinks fit in addition to any penalty which he may impose for such contravention direct that any currency, security or any other money or property in respect of which the contravention has taken place shall be confiscated to the Central Government and further direct that the foreign exchange holdings, if any of the persons committing the contraventions or any part thereof, shall be brought back into India or shall be retained outside India in accordance with the directions made in this behalf.

 

Explanation.- For the purposes of this sub-section, “property” in respect of which contravention has taken place, shall include ;-

 

(a) Deposits in a bank, where the said property is converted into such deposits;

 

(b) Indian currency, where the said property is converted into that currency; and (c) Any other property which has resulted out of the conversion of that property

 

 

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