Working Capital Term Loan Scheme
Working Capital Term Loan Scheme
Working capital is a fundamental requirement of every business, without which its very functioning is at stake. A working capital term loan is accorded to extend long-term working capital credit facilities to entrepreneurs so as to assist them in addressing issues such as irregular cash flows, non-availability of cash reserves, etc. This article seeks to create awareness of the Tamil Nadu Working Capital term loan scheme in terms of how it caters to the eligible beneficiaries.
Objective of the Scheme
The Tamil Nadu Government sought the implementation of the Working Capital Term Loan Scheme to provide adequate funding to the units engaged in manufacturing and processing industrial units, thereby enabling them in meeting the working/additional working capital requirements.
The Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC), which is an undertaking of the Tamil Nadu Government, have extended the scheme to the units assisted and non-assisted by the developmental body. Such units should have been operational for the previous two financial years and should have earned a cash profit during these years.
The units specified above do not qualify if they are not classed in the standard asset’s category of TIIC/Banks for the previous two years. Moreover, the net worth of these units should have a positive trajectory.
Quantum of Loans
Under the scheme, the eligible units could avail a loan of up to Rs. 150 lakhs in the initial period, while additional or enhanced working capital will be considered after a period of one year. Out of the entire contribution, the promoter is required to provide at least 25% of the working capital assessment.
Debt Equity Ratio
Debt equity ratio is a measure of the relative contribution of the creditors, shareholders or owners to the capital employed in the business. To be a part of this scheme, the overall Debt Equity Ratio of a unit should not be more than 2:1 (including working capital Term Loan Component).
Repayment of Loans
The principal period of repayment is affixed at 42 months, which includes a moratorium period of six months. The repayment must be made in equal monthly instalments.
Collateral is a property or asset offered by the borrower as a security of his/her loan. The terms of collateral security vary in accordance with the units, which is specified below for your reference:
- Existing assisted units – units classed under the standard category for the previous two financial years are required to render 100% of WCTL (residual value of existing primary land and building as well as collateral security in the form of land and building) as security.
- Units not assisted by TIIC – Such units, which lack any funds to meet the working capital requirements, must provide a collateral security to the extent of 125% of WCTL.
- Units assisted by TIIC – units assisted by TIIC, which holds working capital limits with any bank must provide a collateral security of 150% of WCTL.
The applicant may obtain the application form for this purpose from the Head Office or Branch Office of TIIC. Upon completing the application, the same must be submitted to the office of TIIC.
Applicants are required to remit a fee of Rs. 10,000 for loans which require the endorsement of the Branch Selection Committee (BSC) or Regional Level Sanction Committee (RLSC). If the loans must be considered by the EC or the Board at Head Office, a fee of Rs. 50,000 must be remitted.