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Loans and Advances of State Government for 2022-2023

Finance. .

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Budget Branch

No. 888-F.B. Howrah, the 16th December, 2022

From: Indra Nath Kundu, WBA&AS
Special Secretary,
to the Government of West Bengal.

To: The Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal
(Book II Section), Treasury Buildings, Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Loans and Advances of the State Govt- Interest rates and other terms and conditions from the year 2018-19 to 2022-2023


I am directed to say that the rate of interest and the terms and conditions for Loans & Advances was fixed by the State Government under memo no. 436-FB dated 28th June 2018 till FY 2017-18.

I am also directed to say that the Governor is pleased to fix the following rates of interest from the FY 2018-2019 to FY 2022-23 in respect of different categories of Loans and Advances as mentioned below along with other terms and conditions:

I. Category of borrower and type of loanInterest Rate per annum
1. Industrial & Commercial Undertakings in the Public Sectors & Co-operative.
Investment loans
Working Capital Loans & Loans to meet Cash losses
Loans for other purpose
2. Loans to local Bodies – Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Improvement Trusts, Development Authorities, Zilla Parishad, Anchalic Parishads, Panchayat Samities, Housing Boards etc.
3. Loans to Co-operative Societies (excluding Loans financed by the NABARD, NCDC etc.)
4. Other Miscellaneous Loans

I. Terms and conditions applicable to loans under categories 1-4 above as follows:

  1. Recovery of Loan:
  1. This order will not, however, supersede the rate already fixed for the year 2018-19 to 2022-2023 in any individual case of loan. This order will not also affect the special rates, which have been fixed under special circumstances of any case.
  2. This order will not affect the rate of interest and terms and conditions fixed for the loan under different housing schemes of the State Govt. Viz. MIGHS, LIGHS, etc. which are financed by loans from the lending institutions like the LIC, GIC, HUDCO, etc. as well as for the loans to Co-operative Societies financed out of funds provided by NABARD and loans from the NCDC, IDC, etc. In these cases, rate of interest will continue to be fixed separately in consultation with this Department on the basis of the interest rates of the lending institutions and the proposal of the administrative departments concerned (viz. Housing Department, Co-operation Department, Animal Resource Development Department etc.)
  3. The rate of interest and terms and conditions of repayment of loans and advances by the State Government fixed in this Order will not apply in the case of loans and advances to the Closed and Sick Industries for which terms and conditions should be settled by the Admin. Departments in individual case, if not already done, in consultation with this Department.
  4. The Departments are required to keep a close watch on timely repayment of principal and interest advanced by them. The Departments must consider the question of adjustment of defaulted dues while sanctioning a fresh loan to a borrower who has earlier defaulted.
  5. The Departments are requested to put up proposal to Finance (Budget) dept. for opening new receipt Head of account for repayment of principal as well as interest in case such Head of Accounts are not available under Budget Publication No. 4.
  6. Individual cases relating to terms and conditions of loan need not be referred to Finance (Budget) Department unless it is proposed to deviate from those laid in this order or a moratorium on repayment of principal/ interest is proposed.

Yours faithfully

Sd/- Indra Nath Kundu
Special Secretary

No. 888-FB dated 16.12.2022, Source