RBI clarifies on New Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

Government of India vide Gazette Notification S.O. 2119 (E) dated June 26, 2020, has notified new criteria for classifying the enterprises as Micro, Small, and Medium enterprises effective from July 1, 2020. Under the new criteria for the classification of MSMEs, enterprises are reclassified under composite criteria (investment and turnover) and there is no more…

Eligibility criteria for Kisan Credit Card Scheme for farmers engaged in fisheries/ aquaculture, amended

RBI on Wednesday (18.05.2022) notified all the banks that the RBI circular dated February 04, 2019, related to Kisan Credit Card (KCC) for  ‘Working Capital for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries’  stand modified. Modification of the scheme was necessitated by the Central Bank in India (RBI), as they received information that the licensing/authorisation related requirements pertaining…

RBI permits banks to extend on-lending facility on an ongoing basis for delivering credit to the specified priority sectors

 “On-lending” means loans sanctioned by banks to eligible intermediaries for onward lending for the creation of priority sector assets. As per the latest RBI, circular banks are permitted to extend the above facility on an ongoing basis. RBI on Friday (May 13, 2022) announced that “To ensure the continuation of the synergies that have been…

Bank Finance under Self Employment Program (SEP) component of DAY-NULM

The Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), had restructured the erstwhile Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) and launched the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) in 2013. NULM has been implemented in all district headquarters (irrespective of population) and all the cities with population of 1 lakh or more. The Self…

What is the Prime Minister’s New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities?

The “Prime Minister’s New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities” is the revised guidelines of the earlier programme on Credit facilities to the minority community. The objective of the new programme is to ensure that the benefits of various government schemes for the underprivileged reach the disadvantaged sections of the minority communities which are…

Salient features of Co-lending Model (CLM) scheme announced by RBI for priority sector lending

The Reserve Bank on Thursday came out with a Co-Lending Model (CLM) scheme under which banks can provide loans along with NBFCs (including HFCs) to priority sector borrowers based on a prior agreement. The arrangement entailed joint contribution of credit at the facility level by both the lenders as also sharing of risks and rewards.…

RBI revises Priority Sector Lending (PSL) Guidelines, fresh categories included

Today (September 4, 2020) announced that PSL guidelines have been comprehensively reviewed to align it with emerging national priorities and bring a sharper focus on inclusive development, after having wide-ranging discussions with all stakeholders. “Revised PSL guidelines will enable better credit penetration to credit deficient areas; increase the lending to small and marginal farmers and…