Thursday, May 14, 2020


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama on 13.05.2020 shared the first part of the most awaited Economic Package for boosting the corona troubled economy of India which had provisions for MSME sector of the country

This has come after Honorable PM Narender Modi, a day earlier has announced that a economic package of approximately 20,00,000.00 crores will be announced by Finance Minister in coming 3-4 days.

The Finance Minister along with MoS Anurag Thakur said that the "ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT" will be based on 5 pillar- Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. The focus will be on Land, Labour, Liquidy and Law.

The  first part of the package is mainly focused on MSME sector and has been divided into Six major steps:

1. Rs. 3 Lakh collateral free loans to MSMEs. In which emergency credit line to MSMEs from Banks and NBFC's upto 20% of entire outstanding credit. This steps will help 45 lakh units to resume their Business activity.

2. Rs. 20000 crores subordinate Debt for Stressed MSMEs. This will help 2 lakhs MSME's

3. Rs. 50000 crores equity infusion for MSME's through Fund of Funds. A corpus of Rs. 10000 crore for Viable MSME through Funds of Fund.

4. Defintion of MSME's has been changed to increase the base of MSME's in the country.

New Definition of MSME's


Manufacturing & Services
Investment Less than 1 crore and Turnover Less than 5 crore
Investment Less than 10 crore and Turnover Less than 50 crore
Investment Less than 20 crore and Turnover Less than 100 crore

5. Global Government tender upto Rs. 200 crores to be discontinued.

6. E-Market Linkage for MSMEs to act as replacement for Trade Fair and Exhibition. Government will clear all the dues within next 45 days.

Announcement for Employees:

1. Government will contribute the EPF for next 3 months for Employer as well Employee share. This will provide liquidy relief of Rs. 2500 cr to 3.67 lakhs establishments and for 72.22 Lakh employees.

2. EPF rate decreased to 10% from past 12% for next three years for both Employer and Employee share. This will infuse 6750 crores to these institutions.

Announcment for NBFC/HFC/MFI

1. Government will infuse 30000 crore under Special Liquidity scheme into NBFC/HFC/MFI through Investment in Investment Grade Debt Paper.

2.  Rs. 45000 crore partial credit Guarantee Scheme for NBFC's. First 20% loss will be borne by the Guarantor i.e. Government of India.


Rs. 90000 crores liquidity injection for DISCOMs on their due receivables to increase their cash flow.


We have complied all the detailed Income Tax reliefs provided in First part in our other post. You can read it here INCOME TAX RELIEF.
Brief reliefs are given below:

1. Due date for ITR extended to 30th November 2020 from 31st July 2020 and 31st October 2020.

2. Due date of Tax Audit increased to 31st October, 2020 from 30th September 2020.

3. Non Salaried TDS and TCS will be reduced by 25% on rates applicable for payments made from 14-05-2020 to 31.03.2021.

4 Vivad pe Vishwas Scheme to be extended till 31st December 2020.

5. Assessments that are getting barred on 30th September 2020 extended to 31st December 2020 and that getting barred on 31st March 2021 to 30th September 2021.


1. Extension of works of Government contracts by Six months for pending contracts.
2. Partial release of Bank Grantees to the extent of work completed by the Contractors.
3.Extension of due dates of Registration and Completion of Real Estate Projects under RERA by 3 months.

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