Norms for NBFCs modified
the purpose of encou
04 August 2003
For the purpose of encouraging NBFCs to grant infrastructure loans, the RBI has specified that, now, when infrastructure loans granted by NBFCs are restructured or renegotiated or rescheduled before the assets have been classified as sub-standard, they can continue to be classified as standard assets, subject to certain conditions.
Further, NBFCs are now allowed to exceed the exposure norms by 5 per cent for single party and 10 per cent for single group of parties if the additional exposure is on account of infrastructure-related loans and investments. Further, all investments by NBFCs in AAA-rated securitised paper pertaining to the infrastructure facility will attract risk weight of 50 per cent instead of 100 per cent.
regards to classification of non-performing assets (NPAs),
the RBI has said an NPA will be classified in a substandard
category for a period of only 18 months as against the
present norm of 24 months from the date it is recognised