Latest Expert Exchange Queries

GST Demo Service software link: https://ims.go2customer.com
Username: demouser Password: demopass
Get your inventory and invoicing software GST Ready from Binarysoft info@binarysoft.com
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: VAT RATES :: form 3cd :: empanelment :: due date for vat payment :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: articles on VAT and GST in India :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: VAT Audit :: cpt :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: TDS :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT
 
 
« Latest Circulars »
 Monetary Transmission in India: Why is it important and why hasn’t it worked well? (Dr. Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor - November 16, 2017 - Inaugural Aveek Guha Memorial Lecture, Homi Bhabha Auditorium, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR))
 New Opening Accounts & Finance - Executive /asst. Manager ( Chartered Accountant)
 35 LPA-Opening DGM / GM Accounts - Chartered Accountant ( CA )
 Secondary market transactions in Government Securities – Notional Short Sale
 Over-the-Counter Government Securities Transaction by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) – Settlement Period
 Agency Commission for GST receipt transactions
 Inclusion of “Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited” in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  Master Circular on Conduct of Government Business by Agency Banks - Payment of Agency Commission
 Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government Stock (GS) November 13, 2017
 Auction of Government of India Dated Securities November 13, 2017
 Cessation of “Commonwealth Bank of Australia” as a banking company within the meaning of sub–section (2) of Section 36 (A) of Banking Regulation Act, 1949

RBI releases Report of the Internal Working Group to Revisit the Existing Priority Sector Lending Guidelines
March, 03rd 2015

The Reserve Bank of India today placed on its website, the Report of the Internal Working Group to Revisit the Existing Priority Sector Lending Guidelines (Chair: Lily Vadera, Chief General Manager, Department of Banking Regulation). Suggestions/comments, if any, on the recommendations of the Report, may be sent by post/email to the Principal Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Financial Inclusion and Development Department, Central Office Building, 10th Floor, S.B.Marg, Mumbai-400001 on or before March 15, 2015.

Background

The Indian economy has changed since priority sector lending guidelines were conceived. There is a need to reorient guidelines towards today’s growth and inclusion agenda. As such, an Internal Working Group was constituted by the Reserve Bank with the objective of revisiting the existing priority sector lending guidelines and suggesting revised guidelines in alignment with the national priorities as well as financial inclusion goals of the country. The objectives also included suggesting ways on how to achieve the priority sector targets in the most effective way as well as measures to be taken in case of under-achievement of the priority sector targets.

The Working Group has focused on channelling credit to segments that get crowded out in the absence of specific targets. These include small and marginal farmers, micro enterprises and the weaker sections while broadening the scope to include other underserved categories of national priority, such as agriculture infrastructure, social infrastructure, renewable energy, exports and medium sized enterprises.

The key recommendations of the Report include:

i) Overall Priority sector target: The target for lending to the redefined priority sector is retained uniformly at 40 per cent of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) or Credit Equivalent of Off-Balance Sheet Exposure (CEOBE), whichever is higher, for all scheduled commercial banks. However, foreign banks, which will all now come under the norms, have been given time to comply with the target.

ii) Agriculture: Target of 18 per cent of ANBC retained. A sub-target of 8 per cent of ANBC has been recommended for small and marginal farmers to be achieved in a phased manner. More flexibility has been recommended for banks to lend the remaining 10 per cent of the overall agriculture loan target to other farmers, agricultural infrastructure and ancillary activities as defined by the Group. To give a fillip to agri-infrastructure and agri-processing, no caps on loan limits have been stipulated.

iii) MSME: In addition to micro and small enterprises, medium enterprises are included within the ambit of priority sector lending. To ensure that the micro enterprises are not crowded out, a sub-target of 7.5 per cent for micro enterprises has been recommended, which is to be achieved in a phased manner.

iv) Other sectors: In addition, loans to sanitation, health care and drinking water facilities and renewable energy will come under the priority sector ambit, as will incremental loans made to exports, with certain ceilings.

v) Priority sector lending certificates: The Working Group recommends introduction of priority sector lending certificates (PSLCs) which will enable banks to meet their PSL requirements even while leveraging their comparative advantage in lending.

Sangeeta Das
Director

Press Release : 2014-2015/1835

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Outsourcing Test Solutions Software Testing Software Bug Testing Software Issues Tracking Software Issue Fix Software Code Optimization Database Design Optimization

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions