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    Obtain stipend for your training and assistance for your project

    Do you know that we have scheme of providing training facilities for Persons with Disabilities at our cost. In addition, we provide ...

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    Obtain assistance through Association for Mentally Retarded Persons

    Do you know that we have scheme of providing loan to Parents Association of Mentally Retarded Persons to set up an income ...

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    Obtain assistance from us to meet your small credit needs at your door step

    Do you know that we have scheme of providing loan to the poor handicapped persons in order to free them from the clutches of private ...

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    Obtain assistance from us to make you self dependent

    Do you know that we have a provision of special rebate of 1% on interest in all our self employment loan schemes to women with disabilities ...

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    Do you know that we provide low interest loan to finance all the projects for the Persons with Disabilities(lowest in India). In case of ...

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    Plan in advance to meet your educational expenses for Professional and Technical Courses

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Micro Financing Scheme


National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation NHFDC) has been set up to promote economic and development activities undertaken by Persons with Disabilities. The Corporation assists them by providing loans for self-employment and other economic ventures. The majority of disabled population is constantly in need of small loans for sustaining their existing employment, for generation of further employment as also for meeting varied personal and social needs. The poorest among the poor need loans of very small amount but their requirement is quick delivery of loan at their doorsteps. Traditionally, private money lenders have been playing this role but their intention has been to exploit the poor instead of helping them and this rather worsened plight of the poor. Over a period of time, the significance of provision of credit as an instrument of socio-economic change and development is being realised and many international and national organisations including the nationalised banks have come up to provide soft loans to the poor in order to free them from the clutches of private money lenders. However, the task is gigantic and a wide gap persists in meeting the credit needs of the poor. With this in mind, the NHFDC has decided to implement the Micro Credit Scheme as per details given in the following paras.

Main Features of the Scheme
Purpose of Loan -
Purpose of the loan is to provide financial assistance to weaker section of the disabled for starting or augmenting income generation activities.The illustrative nature of income generating activities is given below :
i) Small business/trade
ii) Tiny/cottage industry or service activity
iii) Artisan activities
iv) Agricultural and allied activities
v) Transport sector activities
Quantum of Loan and Rate of Interest -

i)No upper limit of loan in case the scheme is implemented by the SCA itself for further disbursement by it  to PwDs.

ii)In case of loan to NGO either through SCA or directly by NHFDC, the maximum loan amount shall be limited to Rs.10.0 lakh (Rupees Ten Lakh only).  However, the NGO may be sanction repeated loan considering its previous performance, repayment record, utilization of loans etc.  However, at any given time, the principal amount outstanding against the NGO will not exceed Rs. 10.0 lakh. NHFDC would provide 100% funding of the sanctioned projects.

iii)In both cases (i) and (ii) above, the maximum amount of loan to a beneficiary will be limited to Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only).

Interest & Rebate -

i)Interest payable by the beneficiaries shall not exceed 5% per annum.

ii)The lending rate of NHFDC to the SCA will be 2% per annum.

iii)The interest spread of 3% may be divided between the SCA and NGO as per their mutual agreement.

iv)In cases where the loan is directly extended by NHFDC to NGO/SHG, interest payable by the beneficiaries shall not exceed 5% per annum.

v)A rebate of 1% per annum on interest rate will be admissible to women beneficiaries. In this case, the lending rate of NHFDC to the SCA will be 1% per annum.

vi)In addition to (v) above, a further rebate of 0.5% per annum on interest rate will be admissible to PwDs under VH/HH/MR category. 

Eligibility Criteria of Beneficiaries -

a) Any Indian Citizen with 40% or more disability

b) Age above 18 years.

c) The borrowers already covered under any other scheme of financing sponsored by Central or State Government or financing institutions and having outstanding loans against their names shall not be eligible.

d) The borrowers should preferably be regular member of Thrift and Credit Group (Self Help Group).

e) Preference will be given to women beneficiaries.

f) Relevant educational/technical/vocational qualification, experience and background.

Eligibility Requirement of NGO -

a) The applicant NGO should have been registered for at least three years and it should have good reputation.

b) An NGO intending to implement Micro Credit Scheme should have the objective of serving the social and economic needs of the weaker sections or the Persons with Disability.

c) It should have the necessary flexibility, professional competence and basic financial management capability and organisation skills to implement the lending programme. It must have out reach services in the operational areas.

d) Its office bearers should not be elected members of any political party.

e) It should have a proper system of maintaining accounts. Accounts should have been audited. There should not have been any serious irregularities observed in the audit, and its accounts should be published.

f) It should be running on sound lines and preferably have experience of Thrift and Credit administration of at least three years and its recovery performance during the last three years should be approximately 90% or more.

Security -

i)Fund under Micro Credit Scheme will be released only to those SCAs who have executed the General Loan Agreement and provided adequate Block Government Guarantee.

ii)The SCA will be free to decide on the security from the NGO implementing the scheme through it.

iii)Where the loan is extended by NHFDC directly to the NGO, it would be required to deposit an amount equal to 30% of the total sanctioned amount pledged as FDR or Bank Guarantee for 30% of loan amount.

Financing Patterns -

NHFDC would provide 100% of the project cost.

Utilisation of Loan and Refund of Un-utilised Loan -

i)The SCAs to which funds have been sanctioned can make the drawl of funds as per requirement within the credit limit sanctioned, which generally will be for one year.

ii)The first drawl will be made not later than one month from the date of sanction unless the limit is extended by the NHFDC. If the lending operations are not so commenced, the NHFDC will be at liberty to cancel the sanction or vary any of the terms and conditions.

iii)The funds made available to an SCA are to be utilised within a period of 90 days from the date of release of funds. The SCAs will be required to submit the utilisation of funds in the prescribed format.  The funds remaining unutilised due to any reason, will be required to be refunded within a fortnight on expiry of utilisation period indicated in the sanction letter.

iv)Unutilised funds, if not refunded to NHFDC within due date, the same shall be charged with penal interest as prescribed at clause 18 of the lending policy.

v)Where loan under the scheme is extended by NHFDC directly to the NGO/SHG, the same is to be utilised within a period of 30 days from the date of release of funds. Utilisation report be furnished with NHFDC  in the prescribed format immediately thereafter.

Funds remaining unutilized due to any reason, will be required to be refunded within a fortnight on expiry of utilisation period (30 days as stated above).

Penal interest will be charged as under, in the event of failure to refund unutilized funds, beyond the due date of refund as stated above:

i)3% p.a. over and above the normal rate of interest will be charged for first 30 days of default.

ii)Thereafter, the unutilized amount shall carry additional penal interest @ 2% per annum till the date of refund.

Repayment -

Term loans drawn from NHFDC will be required to be repaid within a period of 36 months in quarterly installments. The installments of term loan and interest shall be repayable to NHFDC on 30th June, 30th September, 31st December and 31st March every year or on such other dates as agreed to by NHFDC. Six days grace period will be admissible for payment of any installment to NHFDC.

Liquidated Damages -

Defaults in the repayment of NHFDC dues (principal as well as interest) shall attract liquidated damages as prescribed at clause 17 of the lending policy.

Grant for promotion/training -

A grant of Rs. 2,000/- for every block of loan amount of Rs. 1.0 lakh, will also be provided by NHFDC to the NGO for training, orientation/ motivation of the beneficiaries, capacity building and organizing SHGs, awareness creation and administrative expenses. There will be no ceiling of the amount of grant to an NGO.

Books of Accounts/Inspections -

The SCAs/NGOs shall maintain separate accounts in respect of the funds provided by NHFDC. The SCAs should also inspect the beneficiaries of the NHFDC under Micro Credit Scheme and submit the quarterly progress report. Any other information required will also to be submitted as and when requested.

Procedure for Obtaining Loan -

Under the Micro Credit Scheme, following procedure shall be followed:

A)In the event of NGO/SHG intending to implement MCS through the SCA; the following process shall follow:

i)Application shall be made by the NGO to the respective SCA (State Channelising Agency) in which it is situated, in prescribed application form alongwith all relevant details & documents.

ii)SCA shall be scrutinize the application and verify credentials of NGO in order to satisfy itself regarding the suitability of the NGO for implementation of the Scheme. 

iii)The SCA may sanction loan upto Rs. 2.0 lakh to an NGO for further financing to Self-Help Group (SHGs) of disabled persons or beneficiaries.

iv) Application of an NGO for loan amounting to more than Rs. 2.0 lakh (Rupees Two Lakh only) will be scrutinized by the SCA and forwarded to NHFDC for sanction with due recommendation and credential verification report of the NGO.

B)In case where the NGO submits application for financial assistance under the scheme directly to NHFDC, the following process shall follow:

i)Credentials of the NGO would be verified in such manner as CMD,NHFDC may think fit.

ii)Suitability of the NGO for implementation of Micro Credit Scheme shall be examined and the decision of CMD,NHFDC in this regard shall be final.

iii)In case loan assistance is sanctioned to the NGO, no amount shall be released to it unless the NGO accepted the terms & conditions of sanction and convey the same to NHFDC. 

Shri P. C. Das, CMD ,NHFDC received National Award for the Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities – 2013 Under Category BEST ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE (PSUs/Local Bodies) from Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 3rd Dec. 2013

  • Concessional Credit for Self-Employment

    1.  Interest rate 5-8%p.a.
    2.  Loan upto Rs.25 Lakh.
    3.  Loan for Self-Employment, education and training are available to handicapped persons.
  • Education Loan for Higher Studies

    1.  Interest rate 4%p.a.
    2.  Upto Rs.10 lakh for studies in India.
    3.  Upto Rs.20 lakh for studies in India.
  • Become a Successful Entrepreneur

    1.  100% Grant to training Institutions for Skill training to Handicapped persons.
    2.  Also stipend of Rs 2000/- per person per month.
  • Loan For Vocational Studies

    1.  Concessional loan upto 2 lakh.
    2.  Interest rate 6%p.a.
    3.  Auto cad, Web Desigining, Computer Software/Hardware Courses, Office Management and Secretarial Course etc.
  • Loan for Purchase of Assistive Devices

    1.  Loan upto 5 lakh.
    2.  Interest rate 6%p.a.
    3.  Assistive Devices including retrofitted devices.
  • Loan for Developing business premises

    1.  Loan upto 3 lakh.
    2.  Interest rate 6%p.a.
    3.  Own or leased land.
  • Loan to NGO's for their Capacity Expansion

    1.  Loan upto 5 lakh.
    2.  NGO should be working in the area of disability.
    3.  The capacity expansion on behalf of group of PWD's.
  • Handholding Support To Institutions for PWDs

    1.  Grant upto Rs 1000/- per PWD.
    2.  Information, support, guidance to PWDs for obtaining loan.
    3.  Grant available to institutions empanelled with NHFDC only.
  • 2500 Scholarship for Student with Disabilities

    1.  Scholarship for Professional and Technical courses.
    2.  For Graduate and Post Graduate Courses.
    3.  Covers admission fee, Tution fee, Maintenance allowance, Hostel fee.
    4.  Income not more than 3 lakh p.a respectively for two types of scholarship.