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Master Circular – Basel III Capital Regulations


July 1, 2015

All Scheduled Commercial Banks
(Excluding Local Area Banks
and Regional Rural Banks)


Madam / Sir,

Master Circular – Basel III Capital Regulations

Please refer to the Master Circular No.DBOD.BP.BC.6/21.06.201/2014-15 dated July 1, 2014, consolidating therein the prudential guidelines on capital adequacy issued to banks till June 30, 2014.

2. As you are aware, Basel III Capital Regulations are being implemented in India with effect from April 1, 2013 in a phased manner. This Master Circular consolidates instructions on the above matters issued up to June 30, 2015.

3. The Basel II guidelines as contained in the Master Circular DBOD.No.BP.BC. 4/21.06.001/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on ‘Prudential Guidelines on Capital Adequacy and Market Discipline- New Capital Adequacy Framework (NCAF)’ may, however, be referred to during the Basel III transition period for regulatory adjustments / deductions up to March 31, 2017.

Yours faithfully,

(Sudarshan Sen)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge

Encl.: As above