Padho Pardesh : 100% Interest subsidy to students of minority communities

Students who belong to minority communities’ viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis are eligible for a 100% interest subsidy on education loans. This assistance is available to students who have secured admission to foreign Universities to pursue higher studies (i.e Post-Graduate Diploma, Masters, M.Phil, and Ph.D. level) and whose overall family income is…

Classification of priority sector advances: Overdraft in PMJDY accounts

The overdraft extended by banks up to Rupees Five thousand in Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts will be eligible for classification under priority sector advances. RBI circular dated 25.02.2015 notifies that  the overdraft under PMJDY can be classified as priority sector advances (‘others’ category) as also weaker sections, provided the borrowers household annual income…

Do you know the meaning of ‘Non-Cooperative Borrowers’?

The definition of Non-Cooperative Borrowers is originally defined in RBI circular dated 26.02.2014 on ‘Frame work for Revitalizing Distressed Assets in the Economy-Guidelines on Joint Lenders’ Forum (JLF) and Corrective Action Plan (CAP). The definition of a Non-Cooperative Borrower as contained therein is now modified by RBI which reads as under: “A non-cooperative borrower is…

Recovery through award of LOK ADALAT

Recovery through award of Lok Adalat is the easiest and fastest mode of recovery. The literal meaning of Lok Adalat is people’s Court. The concept comes under the ‘Alternative Disputes Redressal Mechanism’ like arbitration, conciliation etc. The pre-litigation up to Rs.20 lacs and suit filed accounts where plaint amount does not exceed Rs.20 lacs can be…