- the consideration for purchase does not exceed USD 10,000 or its equivalent per employee in a block of five calendar years;
- the shares acquired by all the employees/directors do not exceed 5% of the paid-up capital of the Joint Venture or Wholly Owned Subsidiary outside India; and
- after allotment of such shares, the percentage of shares held by the Indian promoter company, together with shares allotted to its employees is not less than the percentage of shares held by the Indian promoter company prior to such allotment.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
General Permission for acquisition of shares by employees/directors of an Indian software company in their foreign JV /WOS?
General permission is available for the individual employees/directors of an Indian promoter company engaged in the field of software for acquisition of shares of a JV/WOS abroad provided :
Resident employees of Indian companies in the knowledge based sectors including working directors may purchase foreign securities under the ADR/GDR linked stock option scheme provided the consideration for purchase does not exceed USD 50,000 or its equivalent in a block of five calendar years.