Highlights of FM Speech 20 Lakh Crore Stimulus Detail Package Announced
The PM has on 12 May 2020, has announced that FM will over a period of few days this week will let us know the stimulus package which will be Rs 20 Lakh Crore. Following are the highlights of the Stimulus details which are announced today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
The FM begin the speech by saying, the PM Modi, has laid out a Vision after a wide and deep consultation with several section of the society. this discussion where held various level and all inputs obtain are duly considered and forms part of package. The Stimulus is to Serve growth and build self reliant India on 5 pillar
Prime Minister in his speech yesterday outlined his vision for Aatmanirbhar Bharat and exhorted Indians to become vocal for our local products. Atma-nirbhar (self-reliant) India does not mean India is to be an isolationist country.
5-Pillars for self reliant with 20 Lakh Crore Package in 2020 1. Quantum jump in Economy 2. Modern Infrastructure 3. Tech driven Systems. 4. Vibrant Demography 5. Demand
The Government under PM Modi has been a listening and responsive government, hence it is fitting to recall some reforms which have been undertaken since 2014.
The Direct Benefit Transfer, Microinsurance schemes, PM Awas Yojana, PM Ujjwala Yojana, Swachh Bharat and Ayushman Bharat were all transformative reforms which have benefited the poor in a big way
Today, the #EconomicPackage has 16 different measures
6 of which deal with MSMEs
2 relating to EPF
2 relating to NBFCs, housing finance corporations and MFIs
1 on discoms
1 on contractors
1 on real estate
3 on tax measures
Following are the Announcements
1) Government announces Rs 3 lakh crores Collateral-free Automatic Loans for Businesses, including MSMEs.
2) To provide stressed MSMEs with equity support, Government will facilitate provision of Rs. 20,000 cr as subordinate debt.
3) To provide stressed MSMEs with equity support, Government will facilitate provision of Rs. 20,000 cr as subordinate debt.
4) Definition of MSMEs gets a revision, Investment limit to be revised upwards, additional criteria of turnover also being introduced
Definition of MSMEs changed to help them continue to receive benefits. Investment limit that defines a MSME has been hiked significantly. Additional criteria based on turnover size being introduced. Differentiation between mftg and service MSMEs being removed.
5) Unfair competetion from foreign companies to become a thing of the past; Global tenders to be disallowed in Government procurement upto Rs 200 crores
Global tenders disallowed for tenders up to Rs 200 Cr for government procurement. Move is a booster shot for MSME business prospects and bid for government contracts. In effect, MSMEs get preference in all central govt business up to Rs 200 cr.
6)Govt of India and Central Public Sector Enterprises will honour every MSME receivable in the next 45 days.
Seamless e-market linkages across the board will be provided to MSMEs, considering their inability to participate in trade fairs due to #COVID19.
7) It has been decided to reduce statutory PF contribution of both employer and employee to 10% each from existing 12% each for next 3 months for all establishments covered by EPFO
8) In order to provide more take home salary for employees and to give relief to employers in payment of PF, EPF contribution is being reduced for Businesses & Workers for 3 months, amounting to a liquidity support of Rs 6750 crores.
9) Government launches a Rs 30,000 crore Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs/MFIs
10) Government announces Rs 45,000 crore liquidity infusion through a Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme 2.0 for NBFCs
11) To give a fillip to DISCOMs with plummeting revenue and facing an unprecedented cash flow problem, Government announces Rs. 90,000 Crore Liquidity Injection for DISCOMs
PFC/REC to infuse liquidity of Rs 90,000 cr to DISCOMs against receivables. Loans to be given against State guarantees for exclusive purpose of discharging liabilities of Discoms to Gencos. Central Public Sector Generation Companies to give rebate to Discoms
12) In a major relief to contractors, all Central agencies to provide an extension of up to 6 months, without cost to contractor, to obligations like completion of work covering construction and goods and services contracts.
13) will advise States/UTs and their Regulatory Authorities to extend the registration and completion date suo-moto by 6 months for all registered projects expiring on or after 25th March, 2020 without individual applications
14) TDS reduces by 25% from tomorrow till March 31 2021
15) Due date of income tax return filling is extended .. from 31st July to 30th Nov and Tax Audit filling from 30th Sept to 31st October
16) Other Tax Measures