Union Cabinet approves creation of a Credit Guarantee Fund for MUDRA loans

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the creation of a Credit Guarantee Fund for Micro  Units  Development  Refinance  Agency  (MUDRA)  loans and to convert MUDRA Ltd. into MUDRA Small  Industries  Development  Bank  of  India (SIDBI)  Bank as a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDBI.

The Fund is expected to guarantee more than Rs 1,00,000 crore worth of loans to micro and small units in the first instance.

The salient features of the scheme are as follows:

  1. Establishment of Credit  Guarantee  Fund  for MUDRA Units(CGFMU) for  guaranteeing  loans  sanctioned  under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana with effect from 8th April, 2015 with  the  objective  to  reduce  the  credit  risk  to  Banks  /  NBFCs  /  MFIs  /  other  financial  intermediaries,  who  are  Member Lending Institutions (MLIs).
  2. The National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Ltd. (NCGTC Ltd.),  a  wholly-owned  company  of  Government  of  India,  constituted  under  the  Companies  Act,  1956  (2013)  to  manage  and  operate  various  credit  guarantee  funds,  shall  be  the  Trustee  of  the  Fund.
  3. The  guarantee  would  be  provided  on  portfolio  basis  to  a  maximum  extent of  50%  of  Amount  in  Default  in  the  portfolio. 

The MUDRA (SIDBI) Bank will undertake refinance operations and provide support services with focus on portal management; data analysis etc. apart from any other activity entrusted/ advised by Government of India.

Background: 

MUDRA  Bank and  a Credit  Guarantee  Fund was proposed to be set up with  a refinance corpus of Rs. 20,000  crore and a corpus of Rs.3,000  crore respectively as per the Budget  Speech for 2015-16.  As a  precursor  to  the  launch  of  the  Pradhan  Mantri  MUDRA  Yojana  (PMMY) in April, 2015, MUDRA Ltd.  was set up as a corporate subsidiary  of SIDBI  in March, 2015. The RBI has allocated Rs 20,000 crore and the first tranche’ of Rs 5000 crore has been received by MUDRA as refinance.

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