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Credit Facilities to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes- Revised Annexure

RBI/2007-2008/241
RPCD.SP. BC. No 49 /09.09.01/ 2007-08 

February 19, 2008

All Indian Scheduled Commercial Banks

Dear Sir,

Credit Facilities to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes- Revised Annexure

Please refer to our Master circular ref. RPCD. No.SP. BC. 2/ 09.09.01/ 2007-08 dated July 2, 2007 on the captioned subject. In this connection, we advise that guidelines on lending to priority sector has been revised vide RPCD.No.Plan.BC.84 /04.09.01/2006-07 dated April 30,2007. Accordingly, you may furnish the data on credit facilities to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under priority sector in the revised Annexure 1 and Annexure 1a enclosed on a half yearly basis.

In addition to above, you may also take note of the following changes in the para on Reservations for SCs /STs under the Differential Rate of Interest Scheme in our Master Circular dated July 2,2007.

Under the DRI scheme, banks can provide individual loans upto Rs. 15,000/- at a concessional rate of interest of 4% p.a. to the weaker sections of the community for engaging in productive and gainful activities. In addition, members of SC/STs satisfying the income criteria of the scheme can also avail of housing loan up to Rs. 20,000/- per beneficiary over and above the individual loan of Rs. 15000/- available under the scheme. ( as announced in the Union Budget 2007-08)

The remaining instructions as existing in the Master Circular on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes dated July 2, 2007 remains unchanged.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

 Yours faithfully,

(G.Srinivasan)
Chief General Manager


ANNEXURE I

(Paragraph 3)
Statement showing Advances granted to Scheduled Castes/
Scheduled Tribes as on the last reporting Friday of March/September

(Amount in thousands of rupees)

( No: in actual)

  

Scheduled Castes

Scheduled Tribes

Total

  

No. of Accounts

Balance Outstan-ding

No. of Accounts

Balance Outstan-ding

No. of Accounts

Balance Outstan-ding

  

1

2

3

4

5

6

Sl.No.

Priority Sector Advances

1.

Agriculture

  1. Direct
  2. Indirect
      
 

Of which advances to small/ marginal farmers with land holdings of 5 acres or less and landless labourers

      

2.

Small Enterprises ( including manufacturing and service enterprises)

  1. Direct
  2. Indirect
      
 

Of which advances to

(i ) Manufacturing

( ii) Service Enterprises

(iii) Advances to units in the Khadi and village Industries sector

      

3.

Retail Trade

      

4.

Education

      

5.

Housing Loans

      

6.

Micro Credit ( other than loans granted to SHGs/ JLGs for agriculture & allied activities

      

7.

State sponsored organisation for SC/ST for purchase and supply of inputs to and/or marketing of outputs of the beneficiaries (may be shown under columns 5 and 6)

     

 

 

8

Loans granted to members of SC/ST for purposes other than the above organized as partnership firms, SHGs/ JLGs,etc but consisting of exclusively SC/ST members only.

      
 

Total

      

Annexure 1 (a)

Statement to be submitted by the public sector banks as on the last reporting Friday of March / September

( Amt. in thousands of rupees)

  

Scheduled Tribes

 

Applicable only for Public Sector Banks

No. of accounts

Balance Outstanding

 

Loans disbursed to SHGs belonging to STs under the NSTFDC Micro-Credit Scheme

  
    

NSTFDC is the National Scheduled Tribes Finance Development Corporation


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