2% Interest Subvention Scheme for MSME notified by RBI on 21-02-2019

2% Interest Subvention Scheme for MSME notified by RBI on 21-02-2019

Reserve Bank of India has notified 2% interest subvention scheme to MSMEs on 21-02-2019. Following are the salient features of the scheme.

Conditions for Eligibility

  • SME should have valid Udhyog Aadhar Number and a Valid GSTN No.
  • SME has taken term loan, working capital loan (fresh or increase) from 02-11-2018 to 31.03.2019.
  • All term loans and working capital loans are eligible to the extent of Rs. 1 crore
  • Loan from Scheduled Commercial Banks are eligible for the Scheme

Ineligible MSMEs

  • Who are availing interest subvention for pre shipment and post shipment credit.
  • Who are already availing interest subvention under any of the state or central government.

How much benefit is available

  • Interest relief @ 2% on outstanding balance from the date of disbursement or the date of notification whichever is later.
  • As on the filing of the date of claim, the loan account should not have become NPA.

Procedure for Claim

  • Bank will claim benefit by submitting claim form to SIDBI
  • Update your status as MSME with banks for claiming this benefit. Submit Udhyog Aadhar, Latest Balance Sheet and CA Certificate for claiming status as MSME with banks.
  • Interest subvention will be available on half yearly basis


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Author: Amit Mundhra CA
Amit Mundhra FCA is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. He is senior partner in Karnani & Co., Chartered Accountants. He is having 20+ years of experience in Income Tax, GST, VAT, Accounting, Audit and Assurance field.

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