November 29, 2020

Harassed NBFCs, HFCs search about Rs 10,000-crore financing assist beneath particular liquidity scheme



New Delhi: The finance ministry on Sunday mentioned financing requests of near Rs 10,000 crore have been acquired beneath the particular liquidity scheme value Rs 30,000 crore for harassed NBFCs and HFCs whose financials additional deteriorated because of the COVID-19 disaster.

The scheme was launched on July 1. The Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) has offered funds for the scheme by subscribing to government-guaranteed particular securities issued by a belief arrange by SBI Capital Markets Restricted (SBICAP).

“RBI has additionally issued a round to NBFCs and HFCs on July 1, 2020 itself on the Scheme. SBICAP has acquired 24 purposes requesting about Rs 9,875 crore of financing as on July 7, 2020 that are being processed,” the finance ministry mentioned in a press release.

The primary utility has been authorized and the remaining are additionally into account, it mentioned.

The Funding Committee of Particular Liquidity Scheme (SLS) Belief has authorized funding of as much as Rs 200 crore in business paper issued by the applicant.

Non-banking monetary firms (NBFCs) and housing finance firms (HFCs) got here beneath stress following a sequence of defaults by IL&FS group corporations in September 2018.

In the course of the newest evaluate of the Atmanirbhar Bharat bundle by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, progress of assorted schemes was mentioned, together with the Rs Three lakh crore credit score assure scheme for the MSME sector hit laborious by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banks have sanctioned loans of about Rs 1,20,099 crore beneath the Rs Three lakh crore Emergency Credit score Line Assure Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector, the assertion mentioned.

Nevertheless, disbursements towards this stood at Rs 61,987.90 crore until July 9 beneath the 100 per cent ECLGS for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Moreover, front-loaded particular refinance facility of Rs 30,000 crore has been sanctioned by NABARD throughout COVID-19 to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and cooperative banks.

This particular facility will profit Three crore farmers, consisting principally small and marginal farmers in assembly their credit score wants for post-harvest and kharif sowing necessities, it mentioned.

With kharif sowing already on in full swing, Rs 24,876.87 crore out of the Rs 30,000 crore has been disbursed as on July 6, it added.

With regard to the Rs 45,000 crore Partial Credit score Assure Scheme 2.zero for NBFCs, it mentioned banks have authorized buy of portfolio of Rs 14,000 crore and are in strategy of approval/negotiations for Rs 6,000 crore as on July 3, 2020.

On the taxation entrance, Rs 50,000 crore liquidity infusion has been made via TDS/TCS charge discount by 25 per cent for transactions made out of Could 14 to March 31, 2021.

Between April eight and June 30, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued refunds in additional than 20.44 lakh instances amounting to greater than Rs 62,361 crore, whereas remaining refunds are beneath course of.

It has already been communicated that making fee with out extra quantity beneath the ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ Scheme will probably be prolonged to December 31, 2020, it mentioned. The legislative amendments for a similar within the Vivad Se Vishwas Act, 2020 shall be moved in the end to time.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Company Affairs has raised the brink of default beneath the IBC, 2016 to Rs 1 crore from Rs 1 lakh earlier. The ministry is finalising a particular insolvency decision beneath part 240A of the Insolvency and Chapter Code (IBC) to supply aid to the MSMEs.

To assist the state governments hit by income losses because of the lockdown, the Division of Expenditure has issued a communication to all of the states for extra borrowing of two per cent of projected GSDP in 2020-21, topic to implementation of particular state stage reforms.

To advertise the MSME sector, world tenders have been disallowed in authorities procurement as much as Rs 200 crore, it added.