Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) is under the operational domain of Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services (DFS). As informed by DFS, as on July 02, 2021, guarantees have been issued for loan granted to around 1.09 crore Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
ECLGS being a demand-driven scheme, sanctions/disbursements are made by lending institutions based on an assessment of borrower’s requirement and their eligibility.
The eligibility criteria for availing credit under ECLGS are:
- For ECLGS 1.0, MSME units, Business Enterprises, Mudra Borrower and individual loans for business purpose having loan outstanding upto Rs.50 crore and days past due upto 60 days as on February February 29, 2020.
- For ECLGS 2.0, Borrower belonging to 26 stressed sectors identified by Kamath Committee & Healthcare sector having loan outstanding above Rs.50 crore and upto Rs.500 crore and days past due upto 60 days as on February 29, 2020.
- For ECLGS 3.0 Borrower belonging to Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Leisure & Sporting and Civil Aviation sector having days past upto 60 days as on February 29, 2020.
- For ECLGS 4.0 Existing Hospitals/Nursing Homes/Clinics/Medical Colleges/units engaged in manufacturing of liquid oxygen, oxygen cylinders etc. having credit facility with a lending institution with days past due upto 90 days as on March 31, 2021.
As on July 02, 2021 an amount of Rs. 2.73 lakh crore have been sanctioned under the scheme of which an amount of Rs. 2.14 lakh crore has been disbursed.
The scheme was designed to support existing borrowers meet the liquidity crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic. Ministry of MSME has launched Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt (CGSSD) to extend financial assistance to stressed MSMEs including NPA accounts. The credit needs of the first time bowers belonging to the Micro and Small Enterprises are catered to by the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises.
This information was given by Minister for Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Narayan Rane in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2021.
The Press Release can be accessed at: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736792