Ease of doing business for corporates and allocation of the package of 20 lakh crore for Atamnirbhar Bharat
Recent Corporate Law measures to boost Measures for Ease of Doing Business
> In the first phase of decriminalization of Company Law defaults in 2018, 16 compoundable offences were shifted to an in-house adjudication & penalty mechanism.
> Integrated Web based Incorporation Form – Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically Plus (SPICe +) introduced which extends 10 services of different Ministries and one State Government through a single form.
> Databank of Independent Directors launched.
> Withdrawal of more than 14,000 prosecutions under the Companies Act, 2013.
> Rationalization of Related Party Transaction related provisions
> Timely Action during COVI D-19 to reduce compliance burden under various provisions of the Companies Act,2013 as well as enable Companies conduct Board Meetings, EGMs & AGMs, Rights issue by leveraging the strengths of Digital India
> In 221 resolved cases, 44% Recovery has been achieved since inception of IBC, 2016
> Under IBC, 13,566 cases involving a total amount of Rs 5.01 lakh crores (approx.) have been withdrawn before admission under provisions of IBC till 29th Feb 2020.
> Minimum threshold to initiate insolvency proceedings raised to Rs 1 crore (from Rs 1 lakh, which largely insulates MSMEs)
> Special insolvency resolution framework for MSM Es under Section 240A of the Code to be notified soon.
> Suspension of fresh initiation of insolvency proceedings up to one year depending upon the pandemic situation.
> Empowering Central Government to exclude COVID 19 related debt from the definition of “default” under the Code for the purpose of triggering insolvency proceedings.
> Decriminalization of Companies Act violations involving minor technical and procedural defaults —
> Majority of the compoundable offences sections to be shifted to internal adjudication mechanism (IAM) and powers of RD for compounding enhanced (58 sections to be dealt with under IAM as compared to 18 earlier)
> The Amendments will de-clog the criminal courts and NCLT
> 7 compoundable offences altogether dropped and 5 to be dealt with under alternative framework.
> Improvement in rankings in ‘starting a business’ and ‘insolvency resolution’ have contributed to the overall improvement in India’s ranking on EoDB.
> Further key reforms to include –
|Sr. No.||Measures||Amount allocated (Rs. Cr.)|
|1||Emergency working capital facility for business including MSMEs||3,00,000|
|2||Subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs||20,000|
|3||Fund of Fund for MSME||50,000|
|4||EPF support for Business & Workers||2800|
|5||Reduction in EPF Rates||6750|
|6||Special Liquidity scheme for NBFC/HFC/M Fls||30,000|
|7||Partial credit guarantee scheme 2.0 for liabilities of NBFCs/MFls||45,000|
|8||Liquidity Injection for DISCOMs||90,000|
|9||Reduction in TDS/TCS rates||50,000|
|10||Free food gain supply to stranded migrant workers for 2 Months||3500|
|11||Interest Subvention for MUDRA Shishu Loans||1500|
|12||Special credit facility to street vendors||5000|
|14||Additional emergency working capital through NABA RD||30,000|
|15||Additional Credit through KCC||2,00,000|
|16||Food Micro enterprise||10,0001|
|17||Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana||20,000|
|18||TOP to TOTAL: Operational Greens||500|
|19||Agri Infrastructure Fund||1,00,000|
|20||Animal husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund||15000|
|21||Promotion of Herbal Cultivation||4000|
|23||Viability Gap funding||8,100|
|24||Additional MGNRES allocation||40,000|
|26||Revenue lost due to tax concession since March 22nd 2020||7,800|
|27||Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package||1,70,000|
|28||PM’s Announcements for health sector||15,000|