2. Items No. 7 and 8 under Part (B) Permitted Transactions of Annex-I to the above mentioned circular have been modified and the said modified items may be read as under:
Payments to medical institutions and hospitals in India, for medical treatment of NRIs / their dependents and nationals of Gulf Countries, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
Payments to hotels by nationals of Gulf Countries, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia / NRIs for their stay.
3. All other instructions issued vide A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 28 [A. P. (FL/RL Series) Circular No. 02] dated February 6, 2008, as amended from time to time will remain unchanged.
4. AD Category - I banks 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) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.