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Master Circular – Lending to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector

RBI/2014-15/93
RPCD.MSME & NFS.BC.No. 3/06.02.31/2014-15

July 1, 2014

The Chairman/Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
All Scheduled Commercial Banks

(excluding Regional Rural Banks)

Dear Sir / Madam

Master Circular – Lending to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector

As you are aware, the Reserve Bank of India has, from time to time, issued a number of guidelines/instructions/directives to banks in the matters relating to lending to Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Sector. To enable the banks to have current instructions at one place, a Master Circular incorporating the existing guidelines/instructions/directives on the subject has been prepared and is appended. This Master Circular consolidates the instructions issued by the RBI up to June 30, 2014, which are listed in the Appendix, to the extent they deal with the MSME sector lending by commercial banks.

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully

(Madhavi Sharma)
Chief General Manager


SECTION – I

1 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006

The Government of India has enacted the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 on June 16, 2006 which was notified on October 2, 2006. With the enactment of MSMED Act 2006, the paradigm shift that has taken place is the inclusion of the services sector in the definition of Micro, Small & Medium enterprises, apart from extending the scope to medium enterprises. The MSMED Act, 2006 has modified the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises engaged in manufacturing or production and providing or rendering of services. The Reserve Bank has notified the changes to all scheduled commercial banks. Further, the definition, as per the Act, has been adopted for purposes of bank credit vide RBI circular ref. RPCD.PLNFS. BC.No.63/ 06.02.31/ 2006-07 dated April 4, 2007.

1.1 Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(a) Manufacturing Enterprises i.e. Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing or preservation of goods as specified below:

(i) A micro enterprise is an enterprise where investment in plant and machinery does not exceed Rs. 25 lakh;

(ii) A small enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs. 25 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore; and

(iii) A medium enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs.5 crore but does not exceed Rs.10 crore.

In case of the above enterprises, investment in plant and machinery is the original cost excluding land and building and the items specified by the Ministry of Small Scale Industries vide its notification No.S.O. 1722(E) dated October 5, 2006 (Annex I).

(b) Service Enterprises i.e. Enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and whose investment in equipment (original cost excluding land and building and furniture, fittings and other items not directly related to the service rendered or as may be notified under the MSMED Act, 2006) are specified below.

(i) A micro enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment does not exceed Rs. 10 lakh;

(ii) A small enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment is more than Rs.10 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 2 crore; and

(iii) A medium enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment is more than Rs. 2 crore but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore.

1.2 Bank Loans to Micro and Small enterprises, both Manufacturing and Service are eligible to be classified under Priority Sector advance as per the following:

1.2.1 Direct Finance

1.2.1.1 Manufacturing Enterprises

The Micro and Small enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods to any industry specified in the first schedule to the Industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951 and notified by the Government from time to time. The manufacturing enterprises are defined in terms of investment in plant and machinery.

1.2.1.2. Loans for food and agro processing

Loans for food and agro processing will be classified under Micro and Small Enterprises, provided the units satisfy investments criteria prescribed for Micro and Small Enterprises, as provided in MSMED Act, 2006.

1.2.1.3 Service Enterprises

Bank loans up to Rs.5 crore per borrower / unit to Micro and Small Enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and defined in terms of investment in equipment under MSMED Act, 2006.

1.2.1.4 Export Credit

Export credit to MSE units (both manufacturing and services) for export of goods/services produced / rendered by them.

1.2.1.5 Khadi and Village Industries Sector (KVI)

All loans sanctioned to units in the KVI sector, irrespective of their size of operations and location and amount of original investment in plant and machinery. Such loans will be eligible for classification under the sub-target of 60 percent prescribed for micro enterprises within the micro and small enterprises segment under priority sector.

1.2.1.6. If the loans under General credit Card (GCC) are sanctioned to Micro and Small Enterprises, such loans should be classified under respective categories of Micro and Small Enterprises.

1.2.2 Indirect Finance

(i) Loans to persons involved in assisting the decentralised sector in the supply of inputs to and marketing of outputs of artisans, village and cottage industries.

(ii) Loans to cooperatives of producers in the decentralised sector viz. artisans village and cottage industries.

(iii) Loans sanctioned by banks to MFIs for on-lending to MSE sector as per the conditions specified in extant Master Circular on Priority Sector Lending.

1.3 Lending by banks to medium enterprises will not be included for the purpose of reckoning of advances under the priority sector.

1.4 Since the MSMED Act, 2006 does not provide for clubbing of investments of different enterprises set up by same person / company for the purpose of classification as Micro, Small and Medium enterprises, the Gazette Notification No. S.O.2 (E) dated January 1, 1993 on clubbing of investments of two or more enterprises under the same ownership for the purpose of classification of industrial undertakings as SSI has been rescinded vide GOI Notification No. S.O. 563 (E) dated February 27, 2009.

SECTION – II

2 Scheme of Small Enterprises Financial Centres (SEFCs):

As per announcement made by the Governor in the Annual Policy Statement 2005-06, a scheme for strategic alliance between branches of banks and SIDBI located in clusters, named as Small Enterprises Financial Centres has been formulated in consultation with the Ministry of SSI and Banking Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, SIDBI, IBA and select banks and circulated to all scheduled commercial banks on May 20, 2005 for implementation. SIDBI has so far executed MoU with 15 banks (Bank of India, UCO Bank, YES Bank, Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Dena Bank, Andhra Bank, Indian Bank, Corporation Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Union Bank of India, State Bank of India and Federal Bank). List of MSME clusters covered by existing SIDBI branches is furnished in Annex II.

SECTION – III

3 Targets for lending to Micro and Small enterprises (MSE) sector by Domestic Commercial Banks and Foreign Banks operating in India

3.1 Advances to micro and small enterprises (MSE) sector shall be reckoned in computing achievement under the overall Priority Sector target of 40 percent (32 percent for Foreign Banks operating in India with less than 20 branches) of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) or credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposure, whichever is higher.

3.2 Bank loans above Rs.5 crore per borrower / unit to Micro and Small Enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and defined in terms of investment in equipment under MSMED Act, 2006, shall not be reckoned in computing achievement under the overall above Priority Sector targets. However, such loans would be taken into account while assessing the performance of the banks with regard to their achievement of targets prescribed by the Prime Minister’s Task Force on MSMEs for lending to MSE sector.

3.3 In terms of the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on MSMEs, banks are advised to achieve a 20 per cent year-on-year growth in credit to micro and small enterprises and a 10 per cent annual growth in the number of micro enterprise accounts.

3.4 In order to ensure that sufficient credit is available to micro enterprises within the MSE sector, banks should ensure that:

(a) 40 per cent of the total advances to MSE sector should go to micro (manufacturing) enterprises having investment in plant and machinery up to Rs. 10 lakh and micro (service) enterprises having investment in equipment up to Rs. 4 lakh;

(b) 20 per cent of the total advances to MSE sector should go to micro (manufacturing) enterprises with investment in plant and machinery above Rs. 10 lakh and up to Rs. 25 lakh, and micro (service) enterprises with investment in equipment above Rs. 4 lakh and up to Rs. 10 lakh. Thus, 60 per cent of MSE advances should go to the micro enterprises.

(c) While banks are advised to achieve the 60% target as above, in terms of the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Task Force, the allocation of 60% of the MSE advances to the micro enterprises is to be achieved in stages viz. 50% in the year 2010-11, 55% in the year 2011-12 and 60% in the year 2012-13.

3.5 The target for lending to Micro Enterprises within the MSE sector (i.e. 60% of total lending to MSE sector should go to Micro enterprises) will be computed with reference to the outstanding credit to MSE sector as on preceding March 31st.

SECTION – IV

4 Common Guidelines / Instructions for Lending to MSME Sector

4.1 Issue of Acknowledgement of Loan Applications to MSME borrowers

Banks have been advised to mandatorily acknowledge all loan applications, submitted manually or online, by their MSME borrowers and ensure that a running serial number is recorded on the application form as well as on the acknowledgement receipt. Banks are further encouraged to start Central Registration of loan applications. The same technology may be used for online submission of loan applications as also for online tracking of loan applications.

4.2 Collateral

Banks are mandated not to accept collateral security in the case of loans upto Rs.10 lakh extended to units in the MSE sector. Banks are also advised to extend collateral-free loans upto Rs. 10 lakh to all units financed under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme of KVIC.

Banks may, on the basis of good track record and financial position of the MSE units, increase the limit of dispensation of collateral requirement for loans up to Rs.25 lakh (with the approval of the appropriate authority).

Banks are advised to strongly encourage their branch level functionaries to avail of the Credit Guarantee Scheme cover, including making performance in this regard a criterion in the evaluation of their field staff.

4.3 Composite loan

A composite loan limit of Rs.1 crore can be sanctioned by banks to enable the MSE entrepreneurs to avail of their working capital and term loan requirement through Single Window.

4.4 Specialised MSME branches

Public sector banks have been advised to open at least one specialised branch in each district. Further, banks have been permitted to categorise their MSME general banking branches having 60% or more of their advances to MSME sector in order to encourage them to open more specialised MSME branches for providing better service to this sector as a whole. As per the policy package announced by the Government of India for stepping up credit to MSME sector, the public sector banks will ensure specialized MSME branches in identified clusters/centres with preponderance of small enterprises to enable the entrepreneurs to have easy access to the bank credit and to equip bank personnel to develop requisite expertise. The existing specialised SSI branches may also be redesignated as MSME branches. Though their core competence will be utilized for extending finance and other services to MSME sector, they will have operational flexibility to extend finance/render other services to other sectors/borrowers.

4.5 Delayed Payment

Under the Amendment Act, 1998 of Interest on Delayed Payment to Small Scale and Ancillary Industrial Undertakings, penal provisions have been incorporated to take care of delayed payments to MSME units. After the enactment of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED), Act 2006, the existing provisions of the Interest on Delayed Payment Act, 1998 to Small Scale and Ancillary Industrial Undertakings, have been strengthened as under:

(i) The buyer has to make payment to the supplier on or before the date agreed upon between him and the supplier in writing or, in case of no agreement, before the appointed day. The period agreed upon between the supplier and the buyer shall not exceed forty five days from the date of acceptance or the day of deemed acceptance.

(ii) In case the buyer fails to make payment of the amount to the supplier, he shall be liable to pay compound interest with monthly rests to the supplier on the amount from the appointed day or, on the date agreed on, at three times of the Bank Rate notified by Reserve Bank.

(iii) For any goods supplied or services rendered by the supplier, the buyer shall be liable to pay the interest as advised at (ii) above.

(iv) In case of dispute with regard to any amount due, a reference shall be made to the Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council, constituted by the respective State Government.

Further, banks have been advised to fix sub-limits within the overall working capital limits to the large borrowers specifically for meeting the payment obligation in respect of purchases from MSMEs.

4.6 Revised Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Sick Micro and Small Enterprises

In view of the recommendations of Working Group on rehabilitation of potentially viable sick units (Chairman: Dr. K. C. Chakrabarty), regarding changing the definition of sickness and the procedure for assessing the viability of sick MSE units, a Committee was set up by the Ministry of MSME to look into the issue. Based on the recommendation of the Committee, revised guidelines for rehabilitation of sick units in the MSE sector have been issued vide our circular RPCD.CO.MSME & NFS.BC.40/06.02.31/2012-2013 dated November 1, 2012.

The objective of the revised guidelines is to hasten the process of identification of a unit as sick, early detection of incipient sickness, and to lay down a procedure to be adopted by banks before declaring a unit as unviable.

As per the new guidelines, a Micro or Small Enterprise (as defined in the MSMED Act 2006) may be said to have become Sick, if (a) any of the borrowal account of the enterprise remains NPA for three months or more OR (b) there is erosion in the net worth due to accumulated losses to the extent of 50% of its net worth during the previous accounting year.

The revised guidelines also provide the procedures to be adopted by the banks before declaring any unit as unviable. Banks have been advised that the decision on viability of the unit should be taken at the earliest but not later than 3 months of becoming sick under any circumstances and the rehabilitation package should be fully implemented within six months from the date the unit is declared as ‘potentially viable’ / ‘viable’.

4.7 Micro and Small Enterprises Sector The imperative of Financial Literacy and consultancy support

Keeping in view the high extent of financial exclusion (92 per cent) in the MSME sector, it is imperative for banks that the excluded units are brought within the fold of the formal banking sector. The lack of financial literacy, operational skills, including accounting and finance, business planning etc. represent formidable challenge for MSE borrowers underscoring the need for facilitation by banks in these critical financial areas. Moreover, MSE enterprises are further handicapped in this regard by absence of scale and size. To effectively and decisively address these handicaps, Scheduled commercial banks have been advised vide our circular RPCD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.20/06.02.31/2012-13 dated August 1, 2012 that the banks could either separately set up special cells at their branches, or vertically integrate this function in the Financial Literacy Centres (FLCs) set up by them, as per their comparative advantage. The bank staff should also be trained through customised training programs to meet the specific needs of the sector.

4.8 Structured Mechanism for monitoring the credit growth to the MSE sector

In view of the concerns emerging from the deceleration in credit growth to the MSE sector, an Indian Banking Association (IBA)-led Sub-Committee (Chairman: Shri K.R. Kamath) was set up to suggest a structured mechanism to be put in place by banks to monitor the entire gamut of credit related issues pertaining to the sector. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, banks have been advised to:

  • strengthen their existing systems of monitoring credit growth to the sector and put in place a system-driven comprehensive performance management information system (MIS) at every supervisory level (branch, region, zone, head office) which should be critically evaluated on a regular basis;
  • put in place a system of e-tracking of MSE loan applications and monitor the loan application disposal process in banks, giving branch-wise, region-wise, zone-wise and State-wise positions. The position in this regard is to be displayed by banks on their websites; and
  • monitor timely rehabilitation of sick MSE units. The progress in rehabilitation of sick MSE units is to be made available on the website of banks.

Detailed guidelines have been issued to the scheduled commercial banks vide our circular RPCD. MSME&NFS.BC.No. 74 /06.02.31/2012-13 dated May 9, 2013.

4.9 Revised General Credit Card (GCC) Scheme

In order to enhance the coverage of GCC Scheme to ensure greater credit linkage for all productive activities within the overall Priority Sector guidelines and to capture all credit extended by banks to individuals for non-farm entrepreneurial activity, the GCC guidelines have been revised on December 2, 2013.

4.10 State Level Inter Institutional Committee

In order to deal with the problems of co-ordination for rehabilitation of sick micro and small units, State Level Inter-Institutional Committees (SLIICs) were set up in the States. However, the matter of continuation or otherwise, of the SLIIC Forum has been left to the individual States / Union Territory. The meetings of these Committees are convened by Regional Offices of RBI and presided over by the Secretary, Industry of the concerned State Government. It provides a useful forum for adequate interfacing between the State Government Officials and State Level Institutions on the one side and the term lending institutions and banks on the other. It closely monitors timely sanction of working capital to units which have been provided term loans by SFCs, implementation of special schemes such as Margin Money Scheme of State Government and reviews general problems faced by industries and sickness in MSE sector based on the data furnished by banks. Among others, the representatives of the local state level MSE associations are invited to the meetings of SLIIC which are held quarterly. A sub-committee of SLIIC looks into the problems of individual sick MSE unit and submits its recommendations to the forum of SLIIC for consideration.

4.11 Empowered Committee on MSMEs

As part of the announcement made by the Union Finance Minister, at the Regional Offices of Reserve Bank of India, Empowered Committees on MSMEs have been constituted under the Chairmanship of the Regional Directors with the representatives of SLBC Convenor, senior level officers from two banks having predominant share in MSME financing in the state, representative of SIDBI Regional Office, the Director of Industries of the State Government, one or two senior level representatives from the MSME/SSI Associations in the state, and a senior level officer from SFC/SIDC as members. The Committee will meet periodically and review the progress in MSME financing as also rehabilitation of sick Micro, Small and Medium units. It will also coordinate with other banks/financial institutions and the state government in removing bottlenecks, if any, to ensure smooth flow of credit to the sector. The committees may decide the need to have similar committees at cluster/district levels.

4.12 Debt Restructuring Mechanism for MSMEs

(i) As part of announcement made by the Hon’ble Finance Minister for stepping up credit to small and medium enterprises, a debt restructuring mechanism for units in MSME sector has been formulated by Department of Banking Operations & Development of Reserve Bank of India and advised all commercial banks vide circular DBOD.BP.BC.No. 34/21.04.132/2005-06 dated September 8, 2005. These detailed guidelines have been issued to ensure restructuring of debt of all eligible small and medium enterprises. These guidelines would be applicable to the following entities, which are viable or potentially viable:

(a) All non-corporate MSMEs irrespective of the level of dues to banks.

(b) All corporate MSMEs, which are enjoying banking facilities from a single bank, irrespective of the level of dues to the bank.

(c) All corporate MSMEs, which have funded and non-funded outstanding up to Rs.10 crore under multiple/ consortium banking arrangement.

(d) Accounts involving willful default, fraud and malfeasance will not be eligible for restructuring under these guidelines.

(e) Accounts classified by banks as Loss Assets will not be eligible for restructuring.

For all corporate including MSMEs, which have funded and non-funded outstanding of Rs.10 crore and above, Department of Banking Operations & Development has issued separate guidelines on Corporate Debt Restructuring Mechanism vide circular DBOD. No.BP.BC.45/ 21.04. 132/2005-06 dated November 10, 2005.

Prudential Guidelines on MSME Debt Restructuring by banks have been formulated and advised to all commercial banks by Department of Banking Operations & Development vide circular DBOD.No.BP.BC.No.37 /21.04.132/2008-09 dated August 27, 2008 read with circular DBOD.BP.BC.No.99/21.04.132/2012-13 dated May 30, 2013 and DBOD Mail Box clarification dated June 6, 2013.

(ii) In the light of the recommendations of the Working Group on Rehabilitation of Sick MSEs (Chairman: Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty), all commercial banks were advised vide our circular ref. RPCD. SME &NFS.BC.No. 102/06.04.01/ 2008-09 dated May 4, 2009 to:

(a) put in place loan policies governing extension of credit facilities, Restructuring/Rehabilitation policy for revival of potentially viable sick units/enterprises and non- discretionary One Time Settlement scheme for recovery of non-performing loans for the MSE sector, with the approval of the Board of Directors and

(b) implement recommendations with regard to timely and adequate flow of credit to the MSE sector.

(iii) Banks have been advised to give wide publicity to the One Time settlement scheme implemented by them, by placing it on the bank’s website and through other possible modes of dissemination. They may allow reasonable time to the borrowers to submit the application and also make payment of the dues in order to extend the benefits of the scheme to eligible borrowers.

4.13 Cluster Approach

(i) 60 clusters have been identified by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India for focused development of Small Enterprises sector. All SLBC Convenor banks have been advised to incorporate in their Annual Credit Plans, the credit requirement in the clusters identified by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

As per Ganguly Committee recommendations banks have been advised that a full-service approach to cater to the diverse needs of the MSE sector may be achieved through extending banking services to recognized MSE clusters by adopting a 4-C approach namely, Customer focus, Cost control, Cross sell and Contain risk. A cluster based approach to lending may be more beneficial:

(a) in dealing with well-defined and recognized groups;

(b) availability of appropriate information for risk assessment and

(c) monitoring by the lending institutions.

Clusters may be identified based on factors such as trade record, competitiveness and growth prospects and/or other cluster specific data.

(ii) As per announcement made by the Governor in paragraph 157 of the Annual Policy Statement 2007-08, all SLBC Convenor banks have been advised vide letter RPCD.PLNFS.No. 10416/06.02.31/ 2006-07 dated May 8, 2007 to review their institutional arrangements for delivering credit to the MSME sector, especially in 388 clusters identified by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) spread over 21 states in various parts of the country. A list of SME clusters as identified by UNIDO has been furnished in Annex III.

(iii) The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved a list of clusters under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) and Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) located in 121 Minority Concentration Districts. Accordingly, appropriate measures have been taken to improve the credit flow to the identified clusters of micro and small entrepreneurs from the Minorities Communities residing in the minority concentrated districts of the country.

(iv) In terms of recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on MSMEs banks should open more MSE focused branch offices at different MSE clusters which can also act as CounsellingCentres for MSEs. Each lead bank of a district may adopt at least one MSE cluster.

4.14 Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLSS)

Government of India, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has conveyed their approval for continuation of the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Technology Upgradation of Micro and Small Enterprises from X Plan to XI Plan (2007-12) subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i) Ceiling on the loan under the scheme is Rs.1 crore.

(ii) The rate of subsidy is 15% for all units of micro and small enterprises up to loan ceiling at Sr. No. (i) above.

(iii) Calculation of admissible subsidy will be done with reference to the purchase price of plant and machinery instead of term loan disbursed to the beneficiary unit.

(iv) SIDBI and NABARD will continue to be implementing agencies of the scheme.

4.15 Committees on flow of Credit to MSE sector

4.15.1 Report of the High Level Committee on Credit to SSI (now MSE) (Kapur Committee)

Reserve Bank of India had appointed a one-man High Level Committee headed by Shri S L Kapur, (IAS, Retd.), Former Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Industry to suggest measures for improving the delivery system and simplification of procedures for credit to SSI sector. The Committee made 126 recommendations covering wide range of areas pertaining to financing of SSI sector. These recommendations have been examined by the RBI and it has been decided to accept 88 recommendations which include the following important recommendations:

(i) Delegation of more powers to branch managers to grant ad-hoc limits;

(ii) Simplification of application forms;

(iii) Freedom to banks to decide their own norms for assessment of credit requirements;

(iv) Opening of more specialised SSI branches;

(v) Enhancement in the limit for composite loans to Rs. 5 lakh. (since enhanced to Rs.1 crore);

(vi) Strengthening the recovery mechanism;

(vii) Banks to pay more attention to the backward states;

(viii) Special programmes for training branch managers for appraising small projects;

(ix) Banks to make customers grievance machinery more transparent and simplify the procedures for handling complaints and monitoring thereof.

A circular was issued to all scheduled commercial banks vide RPCD.No. PLNFS.BC.22/06.02.31/98-99 dated August 28, 1998 thereby advising implementation of the Kapur Committee Recommendations.

4.15.2 Report of the Committee to Examine the Adequacy of Institutional Credit to SSI Sector(now MSE) and Related Aspects (Nayak Committee)

The Committee was constituted by Reserve Bank of India in December 1991 under the Chairmanship of Shri P. R. Nayak, the then Deputy Governor to examine the issues confronting SSIs (now MSE) in the matter of obtaining finance. The Committee submitted its report in 1992. All the major recommendations of the Committee have been accepted and the banks have been inter-alia advised to:

(i) give preference to village industries, tiny industries and other small scale units in that order, while meeting the credit requirements of the small scale sector;

(ii) grant working capital credit limits to SSI (now MSE) units computed on the basis of minimum 20% of their estimated annual turnover whose credit limit in individual cases is upto Rs.2 crore [ since raised to Rs.5 crore ];

(iii) prepare annual credit budget on the `bottom-up’ basis to ensure that the legitimate requirements of SSI (now MSE) sector are met in full;

(iv) extend ˜Single Window Scheme’ of SIDBI to all districts to meet the financial requirements (both working capital and term loan) of SSIs(now MSE);

(v) ensure that there should not be any delay in sanctioning and disbursal of credit. In case of rejection/curtailment of credit limit of the loan proposal, a reference to higher authorities should be made;

(vi) not to insist on compulsory deposit as a `quid pro-quo’ for sanctioning the credit;

(vii) openspecialised SSI (now MSE) bank branches or convert those branches which have a fairly large number of SSI (now MSE) borrowal accounts, into specialised SSI (now MSE) branches;

(viii) identify sick SSI (now MSE) units and take urgent action to put them on nursing programmes;

(ix) standardise loan application forms for SSI (now MSE) borrowers; and

(x) impart training to staff working at specialised branches to bring about attitudinal change in them.

A circular was issued to all scheduled commercial banks vide RPCD. PLNFS/ BC. No. 61/06.0262/2000-01 dated March 2, 2001 thereby advising implementation of the Nayak Committee Recommendations.

4.15.3 Report of the Working Group on Flow of Credit to SSI (now MSE) Sector (Ganguly Committee)

As per the announcement made by the Governor, Reserve Bank of India, in the Mid-Term Review of the Monetary and Credit Policy 2003-2004, a Working Group on Flow of Credit to SSI sector was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. A S Ganguly.

The Committee made 31 recommendations covering wide range of areas pertaining to financing of SSI sector. The recommendations pertaining to RBI and banks have been examined and RBI has accepted 8 recommendations so far and commended to banks for implementation vide circular RPCD.PLNFS.BC.28/06.02.31(WG)/ 2004-05 dated September 4, 2004 which are as under:

(i) adoption of cluster based approach for financing MSME sector;

(ii) sponsoring specific projects as well as widely publicising successful working models of NGOs by Lead Banks which service small and tiny industries and individual entrepreneurs;

(iii) sanctioning of higher working capital limits by banks operating in the North East region to SSIs (now MSE) , based on their commercial judgment due to the peculiar situation of hilly terrain and frequent floods causing hindrance in the transportation system;

(iv) exploring new instruments by banks for promoting rural industry and to improve the flow of credit to rural artisans, rural industries and rural entrepreneurs, and

(v) revision of tenure as also interest rate structure of deposits kept by foreign banks with SIDBI for their shortfall in priority sector lending.

4.15.4 Policy Package for Stepping up Credit to Small and Medium Enterprises – Announcements made by the Union Finance Minister on August 10, 2005

The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India had announced on August 10, 2005, a Policy Package for stepping up credit flow to Small and Medium enterprises. Some of the salient features of the policy package are as under:

¢ Definition of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

¢ Fixing of self-targets for financing to MSME sector by banks

¢ Measures to rationalize the cost of loans to MSME sector

¢ Measures to increase the outreach of formal credit to the MSME sector

¢ Cluster based approach for financing MSME sector

¢ Constitution of Empowered Committees for MSMEs in the Regional Offices of Reserve Bank

¢ Steps to rationalize the cost of loans to MSME sector by adopting a transparent rating system with cost of credit being linked to the credit rating of enterprise.

¢ Banks to consider taking advantage of Credit Appraisal & Rating Tool (CART), Risk Assessment Model (RAM) and the comprehensive rating model for risk assessment of MSME proposals, developed by SIDBI for reduction of their transaction costs.

¢ Banks to consider the ratings of MSE units carried out through reputed credit rating agencies under the Credit Rating Scheme introduced by National Small Industries Corporation.

¢ Wider dissemination and easy accessibility of the policy guidelines formulated by Boards of banks as well as instructions/guidelines issued by Reserve Bank by displaying them on the respective banks’ web sites as well as web site of SIDBI and also prominently displaying them at the bank branches.

4.15.5 Major Instructions issued to Public Sector banks subsequent to the policy announcements

On the basis of the Policy Package as announced by the Union Finance Minister, some of the major instructions issued by Reserve Bank to all public sector banks were as under:

Public sector banks were advised to fix their own targets for funding SMEs in order to achieve a minimum 20% year on year growth in credit to SMEs. The objective is to double the flow of credit from Rs. 67,600 crore in 2004-05 to Rs. 1,35,200 crore to the SME sector by 2009-10, i.e. within a period of 5 years.

Public sector banks were advised to follow a transparent rating system with cost of credit being linked to the credit rating of the enterprise.

All banks, may make concerted efforts to provide credit cover on an average to at least 5 new small/ medium enterprises at each of their semi-urban/ urban branches per year.

The banks may ensure specialized MSME branches in identified clusters/ centres with preponderance of small Enterprises to enable the entrepreneurs to have easy access to the bank credit.

(The circulars issued by Reserve Bank in this regard are vide RPCD.PLNFS. BC.No.31/ 06.02.31/200506 dated August 19, 2005 and RPCD.PLNFS. BC.No.35/ 06.02.31 / 2005 -06 dated August 25, 2005)

4.15.6 Working Group on Rehabilitation of Sick SMEs (Chairman: Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty)

In the light of the recommendations of the Working Group on Rehabilitation of Sick MSEs (Chairman: Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty, the then CMD of Punjab National Bank), all commercial banks were advised vide our circular RPCD. SME & NFS.BC.No. 102/06.04.01/ 2008-09 dated May 4, 2009 to:

a) put in place loan policies governing extension of credit facilities, Restructuring/Rehabilitation policy for revival of potentially viable sick units/enterprises and non- discretionary One Time Settlement scheme for recovery of non-performing loans for the MSE sector, with the approval of the Board of Directors and

b) implement the recommendations with regard to timely and adequate flow of credit to the MSE sector as detailed in the aforesaid circular.

Banks were also advised vide above circular dated May 4, 2009 to consider implementation of the recommendations, inter alia, that lending in case of all advances upto Rs 2 crores may be done on the basis of scoring model. Banks have further been advised vide circular DBOD. Dir. BC.No. 106/ 13.03.00/ 2013-14 dated April 15, 2014 to undertake a review of their loan policy governing extension of credit facilities to the MSE sector, with a view to using Board approved credit scoring models in their evaluation of the loan proposals of MSE borrowers.

4.15.7 Prime Minister’s Task Force on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

A High Level Task Force was constituted by the Government of India (Chairman: Shri T K A Nair) to consider various issues raised by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).The Task Force recommended several measures having a bearing on the functioning of MSMEs, viz., credit, marketing, labour, exit policy, infrastructure/technology/skill development and taxation. The comprehensive recommendations cover measures that need immediate action as well as medium term institutional measures along with legal and regulatory structures and recommendations for North-Eastern States and Jammu & Kashmir.

Banks are urged to keep in view the recommendations made by the Task Force and take effective steps to increase the flow of credit to the MSE sector, particularly to the micro enterprises.

A circular was issued to all scheduled commercial banks vide RPCD. SME & NFS BC. No. 90/06.02.31/2009-10 dated June 29, 2010 advising implementation of the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s task Force on MSMEs.

The report of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is available on the website of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (msme.gov.in)

4.15.8 Working Group to Review the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises

A Working Group was constituted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Chairmanship of Shri V.K. Sharma, Executive Director, to review the working of the Credit Guarantee Scheme of CGTMSE and suggest measures to enhance its usage and facilitate increased flow of collateral free loans to MSEs.

The recommendations of the Working Group included, inter alia, mandatory doubling of the limit for collateral free loans to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) sector from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh and enjoining upon the Chief Executive Officers of banks to strongly encourage the branch level functionaries to avail of the CGS cover and making performance in this regard a criterion in the evaluation of their field staff, etc. have been advised to all banks.

A circular was issued to all scheduled commercial banks vide RPCD.SME&NFS.BC.No.79/06.02.31/2009-10 dated May 6, 2010 mandating them not to accept collateral security in the case of loans upto Rs 10 lakh extended to units in the MSE sector and advising them to strongly encourage their branch level functionaries to avail of the CGS cover, including making performance in this regard a criterion in the evaluation of their field staff.

Necessary action is being taken to implement the other recommendations of the Group which would result in enhanced usage of the Guarantee Scheme and facilitate increase in quality and quantity of credit to the presently included, as well as excluded, MSEs, leading eventually, to sustainable inclusive growth.

4.16 Banking Codes and Standard Board of India (BCSBI)

The Banking Codes and Standard Board of India (BCSBI) has formulated a Code of Bank’s Commitment to Micro and Small Enterprises. This is a voluntary Code, which sets minimum standards of banking practices for banks to follow when they are dealing with Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) as defined in the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006. It provides protection to MSE and explains how banks are expected to deal with MSE for their day to-day operations and in times of financial difficulty.

The Code does not replace or supersede regulatory or supervisory instructions issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and banks will comply with such instructions /directions issued by the RBI from time to time.

4.16.1 Objectives of the BCSBI Code

The Code has been developed to

(a) Give a positive thrust to the MSE sector by providing easy access to efficient banking services.

(b) Promote good and fair banking practices by setting minimum standards in dealing with MSE.

(c) Increase transparency so that a better understanding of what can reasonably expected of the services.

(d) Improve understanding of business through effective communication.

(e) Encourage market forces, through competition, to achieve higher operating standards.

(f) Promote a fair and cordial relationship between MSE and banks and also ensure timely and quick response to banking needs.

(g) Foster confidence in the banking system.

The complete text of the Code is available at the BCSBI’s website (ww.bcsbi.org.in)


Annex I

MINISTRY OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th October, 2006

S.O. 1722(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of 2006) herein referred to as the said Act, the Central Government specifies the following items, the cost of which shall be excluded while calculating the investment in plant and machinery in the case of the enterprises mentioned in Section 7(1)(a) of the said Act, namely:

(i) equipment such as tools, jigs, dyes, moulds and spare parts for maintenance and the cost of consumables stores;

(ii) installation of plant and machinery;

(iii) research and development equipment and pollution controlled equipment

(iv) power generation set and extra transformer installed by the enterprise as per regulations of the State Electricity Board;

(v) bank charges and service charges paid to the National Small Industries Corporation or the State Small Industries Corporation;

(vi) procurement or installation of cables, wiring, bus bars, electrical control panels (not mounded on individual machines), oil circuit breakers or miniature circuit breakers which are necessarily to be used for providing electrical power to the plant and machinery or for safety measures;

(vii) gas producers plants;

(viii) transportation charges ( excluding sales-tax or value added tax and excise duty) for indigenous machinery from the place of the manufacture to the site of the enterprise;

(ix) charges paid for technical know-how for erection of plant and machinery;

(x) such storage tanks which store raw material and finished produces and are not linked with the manufacturing process; and

(xi) firefighting equipment.

2. While calculating the investment in plant and machinery refer to paragraph 1, the original price thereof, irrespective of whether the plant and machinery are new or second handed, shall be taken into account provided that in the case of imported machinery, the following shall be included in calculating the value, namely;

(i) Import duty (excluding miscellaneous expenses such as transportation from the port to the site of the factory, demurrage paid at the port);

(ii) Shipping charges;

(iii) Customs clearance charges; and

(iv) Sales tax or value added tax.

(F.No.4(1)/2006-MSME- Policy)
JAWHAR SIRCAR, Addl. Secy.


Annex II

LIST OF MSME CLUSTERS COVERED BY EXISTING SIDBI BRANCHES

Sr. No.

Branch Offices

No. of MSME clusters

Product

1

Hyderabad

5

Ceiling Fan, Electronic Goods, Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs, Hand Pump sets & Foundry

2

Patna

1

Brass and German Utensils

3

Delhi

19

Stainless Steel Utensils & Cutlery, Chemicals, Electrical Engineering Equipment, Electronic Goods, Food Products, Leather Products, Mechanical Engineering Equipment, Packaging Material, Paper Products, Plastic Products, Wire Drawing, Metal Fabrication, Furniture, Electro Plating, Auto Components, Hosiery, Readymade Garments, Sanitary Fittings

4

Ahmedabad

17

Pharmaceuticals, Dyes & Intermediates, Moulded Plastic Products, Readymade Garments, Textile Machinery Parts, Diamond Processing, Machine Tools, Castings & Forging, Steel Utensils, Wood Product & Furniture, Paper Products, Leather Footwear, Washing Powder & Soap, Marble Slabs, Power Driven Pumps, Electronic Goods, Auto Parts

5

Surat

4

Diamond Processing, Powerloom, Wood Product & Furniture, Textile Machinery

6

Baroda

3

Pharmaceutical- Bulk drugs, Plastic processing & Wood product & furniture

7

Goa

1

Pharmaceutical

8

Faridabad

3

Auto components, Engineering Cluster, Stone Crushing

9

Gurgaon

5

Auto Components, Electronic Goods, Electrical Engineering Equipment, Readymade Garments, Mechanical Engineering Equipment

10

Parwanoo(Baddi)

1

Engineering Equipment

11

Jammu

3

Steel Re-rolling, Oil mills, Rice Mills

12

Jamshedpur

1

Engineering & Fabrication

13

Bangalore

6

Powerloom, Electronic goods, Readymade garments, Light engineering, Leather products

14

Kochi/Ernakulam

3

Rubber products, Powerlooms & Sea Food processing

15

Aurangabad

2

Auto components & Pharmaceuticals- Bulk drugs

16

Mumbai

11

Electronic Goods , Pharmaceutical-Basic drugs, Toys (plastic), Readymade garments, Hosiery, Machine Tools, Engineering equipment, Chemicals, Packaging material, Hand tools, Plastic products

17

Nagpur

6

Powerlooms, Engineering & Fabrication, Steel furniture, Readymade garments, Handtools, Food processing

18

Pune

6

Auto components, Electronic goods, Food products, Readymade Garments, Pharmaceuticals Bulk Drugs, Fibre glass

19

Thane

2

Pharmaceuticals Bulk Drugs & Sea food

20

Bhopal

1

Engineering equipment

21

Indore

4

Pharmaceuticals- Bulk drugs, Readymade garments, food processing, Auto components

22

Ludhana

9

Auto Components, Bicycle Parts, Hosiery, Sewing M/C Components, Industrial Fastners, Handtools, Machine tools, Forging, Electroplating

23

Jaipur

7

Gems & Jewellery, Ball Bearing, Electrical Engineering Equipment, Food Products, Garments, Lime, Mechanical Engineering Equipment

24

Chennai

3

Auto components, Leather products, Electroplating

25

Coimbatore

6

Diesel Engines, Agricultural Implements, Machine Tools, Castings & Forging, Powerloom, Wet Grinding Machines

26

Tirupur

1

Hosiery

27

Noida/
Gaziabad

10

Electronic goods, Toys, Chemicals, Electrical engineering equipment, Garments, Mechanical engineering equipment, Packaging material, Plastic products, Chemicals

28

Kanpur

3

Saddlery, Cotton hosiery, Leather products

29

Varanasi

4

Sheetwork (Globe Lamp), Powerloom, Agriculture implements, Electric fan

30

Dehradun

1

Miniature Vacuum bulb

31

Nashik (shortly to be opened)

1

Steel furniture

Total

149


Annex III

List of MSME Clusters in India (identified by UNIDO)

S. No.

State

District

Location

Product

1

Andhra Pradesh Anantpur Rayadurg Readymade Garments

2

Andhra Pradesh Anantpur Chitradurg Jeans Garments

3

Andhra Pradesh Chittoor Nagari Powerloom

4

Andhra Pradesh Chittoor Ventimalta, Srikalahasti, Chundur Brass Utensils

5

Andhra Pradesh East Godavari East Godavari Rice Mills

6

Andhra Pradesh East Godavari Rajahmundry Graphite Crucibles

7

Andhra Pradesh East Godavari East Godavari Coir & Coir Products

8

Andhra Pradesh East Godavari Rajahmundry Aluminium Utensils

9

Andhra Pradesh East Godavari & West Godavari East Godavari (EG) & West Godavari Refractory Products

10

Andhra Pradesh Guntur Guntur Powerloom

11

Andhra Pradesh Guntur Guntur Lime Calcination

12

Andhra Pradesh Guntur Macherla Wooden Furniture

13

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad Ceilling Fan

14

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad Electronic Goods

15

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

16

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Musheerabad Leather Tanning

17

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad Hand Pumpsets

18

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad Foundry

19

Andhra Pradesh Karimnagar Sirsilla Powerloom

20

Andhra Pradesh Krishna Machilipatnam Gold Plating & Imitation Jewellery

21

Andhra Pradesh Krishna Vijayawada Rice Mills

22

Andhra Pradesh Krishna Chundur, Kavadiguda, Charminar, Vijayawada Steel Furniture

23

Andhra Pradesh Kurnool Adoni Oil Mills

24

Andhra Pradesh Kurnool Kurnool Artificial Diamonds

25

Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Cuddapah Kurnool(Banaganapalle, Bethamcheria, Kolimigundla) Cuddapah Polished Slabs

26

Andhra Pradesh Prakasam Markapuram Stone Slate

27

Andhra Pradesh Ranga Reddy Balanagar, Jeedimetla & Kukatpally Machine Tools

28

Andhra Pradesh Srikakulam Palasa Cashew Processing

29

Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam,East Godavari Visakhapatnam, Kakinada Marine Foods

30

Andhra Pradesh Warangal Warangal Powerloom

31

Andhra Pradesh Warangal Warangal Brassware

32

Andhra Pradesh West Godavari West Godavari Rice Mills

33

Bihar Begusarai Barauni Engineering & Fabrication

34

Bihar Muzzafarpur Muzzafarpur Food Products

35

Bihar Patna Patna Brass and German Silver Utensils

36

Chhattisgarh Durg, Rajnandgaon, Raipur Durg, Rajnandgaon, Raipur Steel Re-rolling

37

Chhattisgarh Durg, Raipur Durg, Raipur Castings & Metal Fabrication

38

Delhi North West Delhi Wazirpur, Badli Stainless Steel Utensils & Cutlery

39

Delhi South & West Delhi Okhla, Mayapuri Chemicals

40

Delhi West & South Naraina & Okhla Electrical Engineering Equipment

41

Delhi West & South Naraina & Okhla Electronic Goods

42

Delhi North Delhi Lawrence Road Food Products

43

Delhi South Delhi Okhla, Wazirpur Flatted Factories Complex Leather Products

44

Delhi South, West Delhi Okhla,Mayapuri, Anand Parbat Mechanical Engineering Equipment

45

Delhi West,South, East Delhi Naraina,Okhla, Patparganj Packaging Material

46

Delhi West & South Naraina & Okhla Paper Products

47

Delhi West & South Naraina Udyog Nagar & Okhla Plastic Products

48

Delhi West, South, North West Naraina,Okhla,Shivaji Marg,Najafgarh Road Rubber Products

49

Delhi North East Delhi Shahadara & Vishwasnagar Wire Drawing

50

Delhi West & North West Mayapuri & Wazirpur Metal Fabrication

51

Delhi West & North East Kirtinagar & Tilak Nagar Furniture

52

Delhi North West Delhi Wazirpur Electro Plating

53

Delhi South,West,North West & North West Okhla, Mayapuri,Naraina, Wazirpur Badli & G.T. Karnal Road Auto Components

54

Delhi North East Delhi, East Delhi & South Shahdara,Gandhinagar, Okhla & Maidangari Hosiery

55

Delhi South & North East Okhla & Shahdara Readymade Garments

56

Delhi South Delhi Okhla Sanitary Fittings

57

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Pharmaceuticals

58

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Dyes & Intermediates

59

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Moulded Plastic Products

60

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Readymade Garments

61

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Textile Machinery Parts

62

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Dhanduka Diamond Processing

63

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Machine Tools

64

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Castings & Forging

65

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Steel Utensils

66

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Wood Product & Furniture

67

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Paper Products

68

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Leather Footware

69

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Washing Powder & Soap

70

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Marble Slabs

71

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Power Driven Pumps

72

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Electronic Goods

73

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Auto Parts

74

Gujarat Amreli Savarkundla Weights & Measures

75

Gujarat Amrelli, Juna Garh, Rajkot Amrelli Juna Garh Rajkot belt Oil Mills Machinery

76

Gujarat Bhavnagar Alang Ship Breaking

77

Gujarat Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Steel Re-rolling

78

Gujarat Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Machine Tools

79

Gujarat Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Plastic Processing

80

Gujarat Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Diamond Processing

81

Gujarat Gandhinagar Kalol Powerloom

82

Gujarat Jamnagar Jamnagar Brass Parts

83

Gujarat Jamnagar Jamnagar Wood Product & Furniture

84

Gujarat Mahesana Vijapur Cotton Cloth Weaving

85

Gujarat Rajkot Dhoraji, Gondal, Rajkot Oil Mills

86

Gujarat Rajkot Jetpur Textile Printing

87

Gujarat Rajkot Morvi & Wankaner Flooring Tiles(Clay)

88

Gujarat Rajkot Morvi Wall Clocks

89

Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Diesel Engines

90

Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Electric Motors

91

Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Castings & Forging

92

Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Machine Tools

93

Gujarat Rajkot Rajkot Diamond Processing

94

Gujarat Surat Surat, Choryasi Diamond Processing

95

Gujarat Surat Surat Powerloom

96

Gujarat Surat Surat Wood Product & Furniture

97

Gujarat Surat Surat Textile Machinery

98

Gujarat Surendranagar Surendranagar & Thangadh Ceramics

99

Gujarat Surendranagar Chotila Sanitary Fittings

100

Gujarat Vadodara Vadodara Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

101

Gujarat Vadodara Vadodara Plastic Processing

102

Gujarat Vadodara Vadodara Wood Product & Furniture

103

Gujarat Valsad Pardi Dyes & Intermediates

104

Gujarat Valsad/
Bharuch
Vapi/Ankleshwar Chemicals

105

Gujarat Valsad/
Bharuch
Vapi/Ankleshwar Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

106

Goa South Goa Margao Pharmaceutical

107

Haryana Ambala Ambala Mixies & Grinders

108

Haryana Ambala Ambala Scientific Instruments

109

Haryana Bhiwani Bhiwani Powerloom

110

Haryana Bhiwani Bhiwani Stone Crushing

111

Haryana Faridabad Faridabad Auto Components

112

Haryana Faridabad Faridabad Engineering Cluster

113

Haryana Faridabad Faridabad Stone Crushing

114

Haryana Gurgaon Gurgaon Auto Components

115

Haryana Gurgaon Gurgaon Electronic Goods

116

Haryana Gurgaon Gurgaon Electrical Engineering Equipment

117

Haryana Gurgaon Gurgaon Readymade Garments

118

Haryana Gurgaon Gurgaon Mechanical Engineering Equipment

119

Haryana Kaithal Kaithal Rice Mills

120

Haryana Karnal Karnal Agricultural Implements

121

Haryana Karnal, Kurukshetra,
Panipat
Karnal, Kurukshetra,
Panipat
Rice Mills

122

Haryana Panchkula Pinjore Engineering Equipment

123

Haryana Panchkula Panchkula Stone Crushing

124

Haryana Panipat Panipat Powerloom

125

Haryana Panipat Panipat Shoddy Yarn

126

Haryana Panipat Samalkha Foundry

127

Haryana Panipat Panipat Cotton Spinning

128

Haryana Rohtak Rohtak Nuts/ Bolts

129

Haryana Yamuna Nagar Yamuna Nagar Plywood/Board/Blackboard

130

Haryana Yamunanagar Jagadhri Utensils

131

Himachal Pradesh Kullu & Sirmaur Kullu & Sirmaur Food Processing

132

Himachal Pradesh Kangra Damtal Stone Crushing

133

Himachal Pradesh Solan Parwanoo Engineering Equipment

134

Jammu & Kashmir Anantnag Anantnag Cricket Bat

135

Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Jammu Steel Re-rolling

136

Jammu & Kashmir Jammu/ Kathua Jammu/ Kathua Oil Mills

137

Jammu & Kashmir Jammu/ Kathua Jammu/ Kathua Rice Mills

138

Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar Srinagar Timber Joinery/ Furniture

139

Jharkhand Sarikela-Kharsawan Adityapur Auto Components

140

Jharkhand East Singhbhum Jamshedpur Engineering & Fabrication

141

Jharkhand Bokaro Bokaro Engineering & Fabrication

142

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Machine Tools

143

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Powerloom

144

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Electronic Goods

145

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Readymade Garments

146

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Light Engineering

147

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore Leather Products

148

Karnataka Belgaum Belgaum Foundry

149

Karnataka Belgaum Belgaum Powerloom

150

Karnataka Bellary Bellary Jeans Garments

151

Karnataka Bijapur Bijapur Oil Mills

152

Karnataka Dharwad Hubli, Dharwad Agriculture Implements and Tractor Trailer

153

Karnataka Gadag Gadag Betgeri Powerloom

154

Karnataka Gulburga Gulburga Gadagh belt Dal Mills

155

Karnataka Hassan Arasikara Coir & Coir Products

156

Karnataka Mysore Mysore Food Products

157

Karnataka Mysore Mysore Silk

158

Karnataka Raichur Raichur Leather Products

159

Karnataka Shimoga Shimoga Rice Mills

160

Karnataka South Kannada Mangalore Food Products

161

Kerala Alappuzha Alappuzha Coir & Coir Products

162

Kerala Ernakulam Ernakulam Rubber Products

163

Kerala Ernakulam Ernakulam Powerloom

164

Kerala Ernakulam Kochi Sea Food Processing

165

Kerala Kannur Kannur Powerloom

166

Kerala Kollam Kollam Coir & Coir Products

167

Kerala Kottayam Kottayam Rubber Products

168

Kerala Mallappuram Mallappuram Powerloom

169

Kerala Palakkad Palakkad Powerloom

170

Kerala Faizlure Powerloom

171

Maharashtra Ahmednagar Ahmednagar Auto Components

172

Maharashtra Akola Akola Oil Mills (Cotton seed)

173

Maharashtra Akola Akola Dal Mills

174

Maharashtra Aurangabad Aurangabad Auto Components

175

Maharashtra Aurangabad Aurangabad Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

176

Maharashtra Bhandara Bhandara Rice Mills

177

Maharashtra Chandrapur Chandrapur Roofing Tiles

178

Maharashtra Chandrapur Chandrapur Rice Mills

179

Maharashtra Dhule Dhule Chilly Powder

180

Maharashtra Gadchiroli Gadchiroli Castings & Forging

181

Maharashtra Gadchiroli Gadchiroli Rice Mills

182

Maharashtra Gondia Gondiya Rice Mills

183

Maharashtra Jalgaon Jalgaon Dal Mills

184

Maharashtra Jalgaon Jalgaon Agriculture Implements

185

Maharashtra Jalna Jalna Engineering Equipment

186

Maharashtra Kolhapur Kolhapur Diesel Engines

187

Maharashtra Kolhapur Kolhapur Foundry

188

Maharashtra Kolhapur Ichalkaranji Powerloom

189

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Electronic Goods

190

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Pharmaceutical – Basic Drugs

191

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Toys (Plastic)

192

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Readymade Garments

193

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Hosiery

194

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Machine Tools

195

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Engineering Equipment

196

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Chemicals

197

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Packaging Material

198

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Handtools

199

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai Plastic Products

200

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur Powerloom

201

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur Engineering & Fabrication

202

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur Steel Furniture

203

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur(Butibori) Readymade Garments

204

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur Handtools

205

Maharashtra Nagpur Nagpur Food Processing

206

Maharashtra Nanded Nanded Dal Mills

207

Maharashtra Nashik Malegaon Powerloom

208

Maharashtra Nashik Nashik Steel Furniture

209

Maharashtra Pune Pune Auto Components

210

Maharashtra Pune Pune Electronic Goods

211

Maharashtra Pune Pune Food Products

212

Maharashtra Pune Pune Readymade Garments

213

Maharashtra Pune Pune Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

214

Maharashtra Pune Pune Fibre Glass

215

Maharashtra Ratnagiri Ratnagiri Canned & Processed Fish

216

Maharashtra Sangli Sangli M S Rods

217

Maharashtra Sangli Madhavanagar Powerloom

218

Maharashtra Satara Satara Leather Tanning

219

Maharashtra Sholapur Sholapur Powerloom

220

Maharashtra Sindhudurg Sindhudurg Cashew Processing

221

Maharashtra Sindhudurg Sindhudurg Copper Coated Wires

222

Maharashtra Thane Bhiwandi Powerloom

223

Maharashtra Thane Kalyan Confectionery

224

Maharashtra Thane Vashind Chemicals

225

Maharashtra Thane Tarapur, Thane-Belapur Pharmaceuticals- Bulk Drugs

226

Maharashtra Thane Thane Sea Food

227

Maharashtra Wardha Wardha Solvent Oil

228

Maharashtra Yavatmal Yavatmal Dal Mills

229

Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Bhopal Engineering Equipment

230

Madhya Pradesh Dewas Dewas Electrical Goods

231

Madhya Pradesh East Nimar Burhanpur Powerloom

232

Madhya Pradesh Indore Indore Pharmaceuticals-Bulk Drugs

233

Madhya Pradesh Indore Indore Readymade Garments

234

Madhya Pradesh Indore Indore Food Processing

235

Madhya Pradesh Indore Pithampur Auto Components

236

Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur Jabalpur Readymade Garments

237

Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur Jabalpur Powerloom

238

Madhya Pradesh Ujjain Ujjain Powerloom

239

Orissa Balangir Balangir Rice Mills

240

Orissa Balasore Balasore Rice Mills

241

Orissa Balasore Balasore Powerloom

242

Orissa Cuttack Cuttack Rice Mills

243

Orissa Cuttack Cuttack Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

244

Orissa Cuttack Cuttack (Jagatpur) Engineering & Fabrication

245

Orissa Cuttack Cuttack Spices

246

Orissa Dhenkanal Dhenkanal Powerloom

247

Orissa Ganjam Ganjam Powerloom

248

Orissa Ganjam Ganjam Rice Mills

249

Orissa Koraput Koraput Rice Mills

250

Orissa Puri Puri Rice Mills

251

Orissa Sambhalpur Sambhalpur Rice Mills

252

Punjab Amritsar Amritsar Rice Mills

253

Punjab Amritsar Amritsar Shoddy Yarn

254

Punjab Amritsar Amritsar Powerloom

255

Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib Mandi Govindgarh Steel Re-rolling

256

Punjab Gurdaspur Batala Machine Tools

257

Punjab Gurdaspur Batala,Gurdaspur Rice Mills

258

Punjab Gurdaspur Batala Castings & Forging

259

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Sports Goods

260

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Agricultural Implements

261

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Handtools

262

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Rubber Goods

263

Punjab Jalandhar Kartarpur Wooden Furniture

264

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Leather Tanning

265

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Leather Footwear

266

Punjab Jalandhar Jalandhar Surgical Instruments

267

Punjab Kapurthala Kapurthala Rice Mills

268

Punjab Kapurthala Phagwara Diesel Engines

269

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Auto Components

270

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Bicycle Parts

271

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Hosiery

272

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Sewing M/C Components

273

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Industrial Fastners

274

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Handtools

275

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Machine Tools

276

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Forging

277

Punjab Ludhiana Ludhiana Electroplating

278

Punjab Moga Moga Wheat Threshers

279

Punjab Patiala Patiala Agricultural Implements

280

Punjab Patiala Patiala Cutting Tools

281

Punjab Sangrur Sangrur Rice Mills

282

Rajasthan Alwar, S. Madhopur, Bharatpur Alwar, S. Madhopur Bharatpur belt Oil Mills

283

Rajasthan Ajmer Kishangarh Marbe Slabs

284

Rajasthan Ajmer Kishangarh Powerloom

285

Rajasthan Alwar Alwar Chemicals

286

Rajasthan Bikaner Bikaner Papad Mangodi, Namkin

287

Rajasthan Bikaner Bikaner Plaster of Paris

288

Rajasthan Dausa Mahuwa Sand Stone

289

Rajasthan Gaganagar Ganganagar Food Processing

290

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Gems & Jewellery

291

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Ball Bearing

292

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Electrical Engineering Equipment

293

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Food Products

294

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Garments

295

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Lime

296

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur Mechanical Engineering Equipment

297

Rajasthan Jhalawar Jhalawar Marble Slabs

298

Rajasthan Nagaur Nagaur Handtools

299

Rajasthan Sikar Shikhawati Wooden Furniture

300

Rajasthan Sirohi Sirohi Marble Slabs

301

Rajasthan Udaipur Udaipur Marble Slabs

302

Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai Auto components

303

Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai Leather Products

304

Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai Electroplating

305

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore Diesel Engines

306

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore Agricultural Implements

307

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Tirupur Hosiery

308

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore Machine Tools

309

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore Castings & Forging

310

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore, Palladam, Kannam Palayam Powerloom

311

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Coimbatore Wet Grinding Machines

312

Tamil Nadu Erode Surampatti Powerloom

313

Tamil Nadu Karur Karur Powerloom

314

Tamil Nadu Madurai Madurai Readymade Garments

315

Tamil Nadu Madurai Madurai Rice Mills

316

Tamil Nadu Madurai Madurai Dal Mills

317

Tamil Nadu Namakkal Thiruchengode Rigs

318

Tamil Nadu Salem Salem Readymade Garments

319

Tamil Nadu Salem Salem Starch & Sago

320

Tamil Nadu Thanjavur Thanjavur Rice Mills

321

Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Engineering Equipment

322

Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirapalli (Rural) Artificial Diamonds

323

Tamil Nadu Tuticorin Kovilpathi Safety Matches

324

Tamil Nadu Vellore Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Pallar Valley Leather Tanning

325

Tamil Nadu Virdhunagar Rajapalayam Cotton Mills(Gauge Cloth)

326

Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar Virudhunagar Tin Container

327

Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar Sivakasi Printing

328

Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar Sivakasi Safety Matches & Fire Works

329

Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar Srivilliputhur Toilet Soap

330

Uttar Pradesh Agra Agra Foundry

331

Uttar Pradesh Agra Agra Leather Footwear

332

Uttar Pradesh Agra Agra Mechanical Engineering Equipment

333

Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Aligarh Brass & Gunmetal Statues

334

Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Aligarh Locks

335

Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Aligarh Building Hardware

336

Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Mau Powerloom

337

Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Mau Aima Leather Products

338

Uttar Pradesh Banda Banda Powerloom

339

Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr Khurja Ceramics

340

Uttar Pradesh Firozabad Firozabad Glass Products

341

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Electronic Goods

342

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Toys

343

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Chemicals

344

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Electrical Engineering Equipment

345

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Garments

346

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Mechanical Engineering Equipment

347

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Packaging Material

348

Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddha Nagar Noida Plastic Products

349

Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad Ghaziabad Chemicals

350

Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad Ghaziabad Mechanical Engineering Equipment

351

Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad Ghaziabad Packaging Material

352

Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur Gorakhpur Powerloom

353

Uttar Pradesh Hathras Hathras Sheetwork (Globe, Lamp)

354

Uttar Pradesh Jhansi Jhansi Powerloom

355

Uttar Pradesh Kannauj Kannauj Perfumery & Essential Oils

356

Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Kanpur Saddlery

357

Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Kanpur Cotton Hosiery

358

Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Kanpur Leather Products

359

Uttar Pradesh Meerut Meerut Sports Goods

360

Uttar Pradesh Meerut Meerut Scissors

361

Uttar Pradesh Moradabad Moradabad Brassware

362

Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar Muzaffarnagar Rice Mills

363

Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur Saharanpur Rice Mills

364

Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur Saharanpur Woodwork

365

Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Varanasi Sheetwork (Globe, Lamp)

366

Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Varanasi Powerloom

367

Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Varanasi Agricultural Implements

368

Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Varanasi Electric Fan

369

Uttaranchal Dehradun Dehradun Miniature Vacuum Bulb

370

Uttaranchal Haridwar Roorkee Survey Instruments

371

Uttaranchal Udham Singh Nagar Rudrapur Rice Mills

372

West Bengal Bankura Barjora Fishing Hooks (Information awaited)

373

West Bengal HMC & Bally Municipal area Howrah Foundry

374

West Bengal Howrah Bargachia,
Mansinghapur, Hantal, Sahadatpur & Jagatballavpur
Locks

375

West Bengal Howrah HMC & Bally Municipal area Sevok Rd Steel Re-rolling

376

West Bengal Howrah Domjur Artificial & Real Jewellery

377

West Bengal Cooch Bihar Cooch Bihar-I, Tufanganj,
Mathabangha, Mekhliganj
Sitalpati/ Furniture

378

West Bengal Kolkata Wellington, Khanpur Electric Fans

379

West Bengal Kolkata Sovabazar, Cossipur Hosiery

380

West Bengal Kolkata Metiaburuj Ward No. 138 to 141 Readymade Garments

381

West Bengal Kolkata Tiljala, Topsia, Phoolbagan Leather Goods

382

West Bengal Kolkata Daspara (Ultadanga), Ahiritola Dal Mills

383

West Bengal Kolkata Taltala, Lenin, Sarani Mechanical Engineering Equipment

384

West Bengal Kolkata Bowbazar, Kalighat Wood Products

385

West Bengal Nadia Matiary, Dharmada, Nabadwip Bell/Metal Utensils

386

West Bengal Nadia Ranaghat Powerloom

387

West Bengal Purulia Jhalda Proper, Purulia, Begunkodar & Tanasi Handtools

388

West Bengal South 24 Parganas Kalyanpur,
Purandarpur, Dhopagachi
Surgical Instruments

Appendix

List of Circulars consolidated by the Master Circular

No.

Circular No.

Date

Subject

Paragraph No.

1

RPCD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.61/06.02.31/2013-14

02/12/2013

Revised General Credit Card (GCC) Scheme 4.9

2

RPCD. MSME&NFS. BC.No. 74 /06.02.31/2012-13

09/05/2013

Structured Mechanism for monitoring the credit growth to the MSE sector 4.8

3

RPCD.CO.Plan. BC 72/04.09.01/2012-13

03/05/2013

Priority Sector Lending-Targets and Classification Revision of Limits 1.2.1.3

4

RPCD.MSME & NFS. BC. No. 54/06.02.31/ 2012-13

31/12/2012

Revision in existing investment limits in plant and machinery / equipment for lending to Micro Enterprises in the 40:20 proportion 3.4

5

RPCD.CO.MSME & NFS.BC.40/06.02.31/2012-2013

01/11/2012

Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Sick Micro and Small Enterprises 4.6

6

RPCD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.20/06.02.31/2012-13

01/08/2012

Micro and Small Enterprises Sector The imperative of Financial Literacy and consultancy support 4.7

7

RPCD.CO.Plan.BC 13/04.09.01/2012-13

20/07/2012

Priority Sector Lending Targets And Classification 1.2, 1.3,
3.1, 3.2, 3.4 (a) (b), 3.5

8

RPCD.MSME & NFS. BC. No. 53 /06.02.31/ 2011-12

04/01/2012

Issue of Acknowledgement of Loan Applications to MSME borrowers 4.1

9

RPCD.SME &NFS.BC.No. 35/06.02.31 (P)/2010-11

06/12/2010

Ownership of units Two or more undertakings under the same ownership Status of the unit 1.4

10

RPCD.SME&NFS.No.90/06.02.31/2009-10

29/06/2010

Recommendations of the Prime Minister’s High Level Task Force on MSMEs 3.3, 3.4 (c), 4.14.7

11

RPCD.SME&NFS.BC.No.79/06.02.31/2009-10

06/05/2010

Working Group to Review the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) – Collateral free loans to MSEs 4.2

12

RPCD.SME&NFS.No.9470/06.02.31 (P)/2009-10

11/03/2010

Sanction of Composite Loans to the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) sector 4.3

13

RPCD.SME &NFS.No. 13657/ 06.02.31( P) / 2008-09

18/06/2009

Collateral free loans to the units financed under PMEGP 4.2

14

RPCD.SME&NFS.BC.No.102/06.04.01/2008-09

04/05/2009

Credit delivery to the Micro and Small Enterprises Sector 4.15.6

15

RPCD,SME&NFS.No,12372/06.02.31(P)/2007-08

23/05/2008

Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme 4.14

16

RPCD.PLNFS.BC.No.63/06.02.31/2006-07

04/04/2007

Credit flow to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Enactment of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED), Act 2006 1

17

RPCD.PLNFS.BC.No.35/06.02.31/2005-06

25/08/2005

Policy Package for Stepping up Credit to Small and Medium Enterprises –Announcements made by the Union Finance Minister (for private sector, foreign banks & RRBs) 4.15.5

18

RPCD.PLNFS.BC.No.31/06.02.31/2005-06

19/08/2005

Policy Package for Stepping up Credit to Small and Medium Enterprises –Announcements made by the Union Finance Minister (for public sector banks) 4.15.5

19

RPCD.PLNFS.BC.No.101/06.02.31/2004-05

20/05/2005

Scheme for Small Enterprises Financial Centres (SEFCs) 2

20

RPCD.PLNFS.BC.28/06.02.31 (WG)/ 2004-05

04/09/2004

Working Group on Flow of Credit to SSI sector 4.15.3

21

RPCD. PLNFS. BC. 39/06.02.80/ 2003-04

03/11/2003

Credit facilities for SSIs Collateral Free Loans 4.2

22

RPCD. PLNFS.1 /06.02.28(i))/ 2003-04

01/07/2003

SAC meeting Implementation of Action Points- Identification of Clusters 4.13

23

DBOD.No,BL.BC.74/22.01.001/
2002

11/03/2002

Conversion of General Banking Branches to Specialised SSI Branches 4.4

24

IECD.No.5/08.12.01/2000-01

16/10/2000

Flow of Credit to SSI Sector- Decision of the Group of Ministers 4.5

25

RPCD.No.PLNFS.BC.61/06.0262/2000-01

02/03/2001

Implementation of Nayak Committee Recommendations-Progress made by banks-Study of specialized SSI branches 4.15.2

26

RPCD.No.PLNFS.BC.22/06.02.31
(ii) -98/99

28/08/1998

High Level Committee on SSI- Kapur Committee- Implementation of recommendations 4.15.1

27

RPCD.No.PLNFS.BC.84/06.06.12/93-94

07/01/1994

Bank Credit to KVI Sector – Priority Sector Advances 1.2.1.5
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