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Date: 18/10/2002
Release of Exchange for Private Travel
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31 (October 18, 2002

Reserve Bank of India
Exchange Control Department
Central Office
Mumbai 400 001

October 18, 2002

A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31

To
All Authorised Dealers in Foreign Exchange

Madam/Sirs,

Release of Exchange for Private Travel

In terms of Item 2 of Schedule III to the Government of India’s Notification No.G.S.R. 381(E) dated May 3, 2000, authorised dealers (ADs) are required to obtain prior permission of the Reserve Bank to release foreign exchange exceeding USD 5,000 in one calendar year, for one or more private visits to any country, except Nepal and Bhutan.

2. With a view to ensuring that applications received in the Regional Offices of the Reserve Bank, in this regard, are disposed of on the same day, a Nodal Officer has been nominated in each Regional Office. Annexure to this circular contains name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the Nodal Officer for each of the Regional Offices. It is, further, clarified that applications for release of foreign exchange exceeding USD 5,000 for private visits may be forwarded to the Regional Office by either fax or e-mail.

3. In case of any difficulty Chief General Manager, Exchange Control Department, Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai may be contacted on telephone number 2663596 or fax number 2661722.

4. Authorised Dealers may bring the contents of this Circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.

5. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (42 of 1999).

Yours faithfully,

Grace Koshie
Chief General Manager

ANNEXURE

[A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No.31
dated 18.10.2002]

Sr. No.

Regional Office

Nodal Officer

1.

Ahmedabad

Smt.Neena Rohit Jain ,
Assistant General Manager
Tel No. : 079-6586729
Fax No. : 079-6589986

2.

Bangalore

Shri G. Jeyakumar,
Manager
Tel No. : 080-2217775
Fax No. : 080-2237882

3.

Bhopal

Smt. Sushma Vij,
Manager
Tel No. : 0755-578295
Fax No. : 0755-552283

4.

Bhubaneswar

Shri S. Sethi,
Manager
Tel No. : 0674-400937
Fax No. : 0674-405911, 405857

5.

Chandigarh

Shri S.L.Mittal,
Manager
Tel No. : 0172-714880, 703509
Fax No. : 0172-723124

6.

Chennai

Shri R. Srikumar,
Manager
Tel No. : 044-5360927
Fax No. : 044-5360912

7.

Guwahati

Shri A.B.Das,
Manager
Telfax : 0361-541248

8.

Hyderabad

Smt.Pratibha Raghavan,
Assistant General Manager
Tel No. : 040-3241325
Fax No. : 040-3212615

9.

Jaipur

Shri C.L.Dua,
Deputy General Manager
Tel No. : 0141-562158
Fax No. : 0141-563016

10.

Kolkata

Smt.Jaya Gangopadhyay,
Manager
Tel No. : 033-2208331 extn.6343
Fax No. : 033-2210218

11.

Kanpur

Shri Gopal Dass,
Assistant General Manager
Tel No. : 0512-303943
Fax No. : 0512-311240

12.

Kochi

Shri Antony Kunjumon
Manager
Tel No. : 0484-402911, extn.104
Fax No. : 0484-402715

13.

Mumbai

Shri D.K.Srivastava,
Manager
Tel No. : 022-2661644, extn.4105
Fax No. : 022-2615255

14.

New Delhi

Ms.Molina Choudhery,
Assistant General Manager
Tel No. : 011-3356148
Fax No. : 011-3725234

15.

Patna

Shri Rajnish Kanojia,
Manager
Tel No. : 0612-663553, 685767
Fax No. : 0612-685407

16.

Panaji

Smt.P.G. Markandey,
Assistant Manager
Tel No. : 0832-438659
Fax No. : 0832-438657

 
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