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National Small Industries Corporation

(A Government of India Enterprise)

Facilitating the Growth of Small Enterprise since 1955

Bill Discounting Scheme

The Scheme will cover discounting of bills arising out of genuine trade transactions i.e. supplies made by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to reputed Public Limited Companies / State and Central Govt. Departments / Undertakings / Private Limited Companies (not traders), engaged in manufacturing / service activities.

SELLERS:

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises engaged in manufacturing / service activities (Traders will be excluded).

BUYERS:

  1. State and Central Govt. Departments / Undertakings
  2. Public Limited Companies
  3. Private Limited Companies

GRANT OF PURCHASER-WISE LIMITS:

Purchaser unit may approach NSIC for sanction of annual limits by furnishing information as per the prescribed application form. Purchaser unit should also provide details about the MSMEs who are supplying the goods/services to purchaser unit. Bills (Bill of exchange) drawn by MSMEs for the supplies made by them and duly accepted by the Purchaser will be discounted against security of Bank Guarantee to be provided either by the Buyer or Seller, in favour of NSIC.

GRANT OF SELLER-WISE LIMITS:

Bills (Bill of exchange) drawn by MSMES against their supplies made, duly accepted by the purchaser will be discounted. Annual limits can be fixed for such units by obtaining information as per the prescribed application form

PERIOD OF USANCE OF BILLS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR DISCOUNTING:

The maximum usance period of the bills (Bill of Exchange) shall not exceed 180 days.

SECURITY:

  1. Bank guarantees issued by approved banks equivalent to the value of assistance.
  2. Personal guarantee of proprietor, partners of firms and Directors of the company.

DISCOUNTING CHARGES : Effective from 01.12.2023:

Particulars Effective Discounting rate (% per annum)
Normal Interest Micro Small & Medium
A. Upto the Usance period
(i) Units having valid SME 1 rating 8.00 8.75
(ii) Units having valid SME 2 rating 8.50 9.25
(iii) Other Units 9.00 9.75
Additional rate of interest (over and above the normal rate of discounting charges) on delayed payment in case of payment is not received on the due date of Bill of exchange would be as under:
In case payment is not realized as per original usance (period) of the Bill of Exchange Additional rate of interest @1.25% per quarter for overdue period.

PROCESSING FEE:

The processing fees on all the proposals sanctioned and / or disbursed under this scheme will be applicable as mentioned below:

Processing Fee Micro Small & Medium
On new sanctions 1.00 % P.A. 1.00 & P.A.
On renewal 0.50 % P.A. 1.00 & P.A.
Description File
Bill Discounting Scheme  View
Application Form  View
List of documents to be enclosed with Application Form  View

Updated: 11.12.2023