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…

New criteria for the classification of MSME effective from July 1, 2020

[Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as per Section 7 (I) of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 modified with effect from July 1,2020] Government of India (GoI), vide Gazette Notification S.O. 2119 (E) dated June 26, 2020, has notified new criteria for classifying the enterprises as Micro, Small, and Medium…