What are the key activities of NABARD?

National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was initially promoted by Reserve Bank of India in 1982 under National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981. By its establishment NABARD substituted Agricultural Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC) of Reserve Bank of India, and Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation…

Why Micro Small enterprises do not get adequate bank finance?

Although, the commercial banks and other financial institutions have been making steady strides to increase their share of credits to MSE sector, but they have certain difficulties in sanctioning limits to SME borrowers.  In an environment of NPA numbers in banking sector alarmingly swelling, banks themselves are under the stress and facing challenge to raise…

Proceedings against large Corporates under IBC

Following the ordinance empowering RBI to lay down the process of initiating steps under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), an Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) is set up by RBI to oversee the specific steps that are initiated by bankers for resolution of a bad debt. In its first meeting on June 12, 2017, the…

Applicability of Stamp duty when signatories are in different states/abroad

Stamp duty payable on an instrument/document when joint executants are in different state The section 17 of Stamp act 1899 provides that all instruments chargeable to the duty and executed by any person in India shall be stamped before or at the time of execution of the instrument. Section 19A provides that added stamp duty…