Section 45U - Definitions, Section 45V - Transactions in derivatives : RBI Act 1934



What are the Definitions? What are Transactions in derivatives? Section 45U and 45V of Reserve Bank of India Act 1934

Section 45-U of RBI Act 1934 : "Definitions"

For the purposes of this Chapter,-

(a) "derivative" means an instrument, to be settled at a future date, whose value is derived from change in interest rate, foreign exchange rate, credit rating or credit index, price of securities (also called "underlying"), or a combination of more than one of them and includes interest rate swaps, forward rate agreements, foreign currency swaps, foreign currency-rupee swaps, foreign currency options, foreign currency-rupee options or such other instruments as may be specified by the Bank from time to time;

(b) "money market instruments" include call or notice money, term money, repo, reverse repo, certificate of deposit, commercial usance bill, commercial paper and such other debt instrument of original or initial maturity up to one year as the Bank may specify from time to time;

(c) "repo" means an instrument for borrowing funds by selling securities with an agreement to repurchase the securities on a mutually agreed future date at an agreed price which includes interest for the funds borrowed;

(d) "reverse repo" means an instrument for lending funds by purchasing securities with an agreement to resell the securities on a mutually agreed future date at an agreed price which includes interest for the funds lent;

(e) "securities" means securities of the Central Government or a State Government or such securities of a local authority as may be specified in this behalf by the Central Government and, for the purposes of "repo" or "reverse repo", include corporate bonds and debentures.


Section 45-V of RBI Act 1934 : "Transactions in derivatives"

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956) or any other law for the time being in force, transactions in such derivatives, as may be specified by the Bank from time to time, shall be valid, if at least one of the parties to the transaction is the Bank, a scheduled bank, or such other agency falling under the regulatory purview of the Bank under the Act, the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), or any other Act or instrument having the force of law, as may be specified by the Bank from time to time.

(2) Transactions in such derivatives, as had been specified by the Bank from time to time, shall be deemed always to have been valid, as if the provisions of sub-section (1) were in force at all material times.


RBI ACT 1934

Section 45 N - Inspection

Section 45NA - Deposits not to be solicited by unauthorised persons

Section 45 NB - Disclosure of information

Section 45 NC - Power of Bank to exempt

Section 45Q - Chapter IIIB to override other laws

Section 45QA - Power of Company Law Board to order repayment of deposit



Section 45QB - Nomination by depositors


Section 45R - Interpretation

45S - Deposits not to be accepted in certain cases

Section 45T - Power to issue search warrants



Section 45U - Definitions


Section 45V - Transactions in derivatives

Section 45W - Power to regulate transactions in derivatives, money market instruments, etc

Section 45X - Duty to comply with directions and furnish information




Section 45Y - Joint Mechanism


Section 46 - Contribution by Central Government to the Reserve Fund

Section 46A - Contribution to National Rural Credit (Long Term Operations) Fund and National Rural Credit (Stabilization) Fund

Section 46C - National Industrial Credit (Long Term Operations) Fund

Section 46D - National Housing Credit (Long-Term Operations) Fund

Section 47 - Allocation of surplus profits

Section 48 - Exemption of Bank from income-tax and super-tax

Section 49 - Publication of Bank rate

Section 50 - Auditors

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