The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 5th April, 2013 released the Consolidated FDI Policy (effective from 5th April, 2013) vide Circular No. 1 of 2013. DIPP frames the Consolidated FDI policy and it is the nodal agency for FDI related matters. In the Consolidated FDI policy all the related polices are complied into single document and it acts as a single reference point for investors and regulators. This is the sixth edition of the consolidated FDI policy which has incorporated the changes made in the regulations over the past one year. The present consolidation subsumes and supersedes all Press Notes/Press Releases/ Clarifications/ Circulars issued by DIPP, which were in force as on 4th April, 2013 and reflects the FDI Policy as on 5th April, 2013.