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NATGRID can soon access PAN, -T records. The Centre has empowered the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the integrated mechanism to keep track of security-related data, to access the Income Tax department's dividual taxpayers as well as PAN card holders. NATGRID and the l-T department could sign a pact soon to operationalise the data sharing arrangement. . Background: NATGRID was planned in the wake of the Mumbai attacks of November 2008. NATGRID is a centralised agency which stores sensitive personal information on citizens from almost two dozen agencies to be made available for counter-terror investigations. It will be an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It's role: NATGRID will become a secure centralised database to stream sensitive information from various sets of data sources such as banks, credit cards, visa, immigration and train and air travel details, as well as from various intelligence agencies. . The database would be accessible to authorised persons from II agencies on a case-to-case basis, and only for professional investigations into suspected cases of terrorism.
. Page 12:World News: Mosul in shock as IS blows up 850-year-old mosque. Al-Nuri Mosque has been destroyed as jihadists, closed in by lraqi army, were retreating Page 13 Business News Centre to rejig Air India's debt:Centre's primary focus was to restructure the airline's debt before it can reach out to potential buyers. ndi' dee primary focus vas to resr 1profitof 105 | -For the first time in almost a decade, the airline registered operational profit of 105 . The Centre will also seek to negotiate afresh with banks to take over a portion of debt . A consortium of lenders crore in 2015-16.The airline is showing signs of revival operationally. as equity in the airline even as such negotiations in the past have failed its debt in exchange of equity. had earlier rejected Air India's proposal to waive off a part of
Business Page: Resolve 55 accounts in six months or face IBC: RBI . RBl has asked banks to find solution for 55 identified NPA accounts within 6 months otherwise the central bank would examine those cases and refer for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (BC), The banking sector is saddled with NPAs of over 8 lakh crore, of which 6 lakh crore is with public sector banks (PSBs). The RBI had earlier identifed 12 cases which account for 25% of bad loans. The 12 identified cases account for 2 lakh crore of NPAs. Process: IBC has defined time-frame for the resolution and there is 14-day time period for admission or rejection of a case by National Company Law Tribunal. After a case is accepted by NCLT, the creditor would get 30 days to hire insolvency practitioners and then the entire process to be completed in 180 days which will look at various possibilities including revival of projects or liquidation.
Page 1: Loan waivers are on you, Finance Minister tells States. 13 June 2017 On Farm Loan waiver: The situation where the Centre will help one State and not the others will not arise. On bad loans: Reserve Bank of India is at an advanced stage of preparing a list of debtors whose cases will be considered for speedy resolution through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) process. . There are five stages after the company files a Bankruptcy petition: One, when a loan default occurs, and either the borrower or the lender approaches the NCLT or DRT for initiating the resolution process. Two, the creditors appoint an interim Insolvency Professional (IP) to take control of the debtor's assets and company's operations, collect financial information of the debtor from information utilities, and constitute the creditors' committee Three, the committee has to then take decisions regarding insolvency resolution by a 75% majority. ginsolvency resolution bya 75%
Four, once a resolution is passed, the committee has to decide on the restructuring process that could either be a revised repayment plan for the company, or liquidation of the assets of the company.If no decision is made during the resolution process, the debtor's assets will be liquidated to repay the debt. Five, the resolution plan will be sent to the tribunal for final approval, and implemented once approved. . It proposes creating new institutions: Insolvency Professionals, who will conduct the insolvency resolution process, take over the management of a company, assist creditors in the collection of relevant information, and manage the liquidation process, * Insolvency Professional Agencies, who will examine and certify these professionals, Information Utilities, which will collect, collate and disseminate financial information related to debtors, and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, a regulator that will oversee these new entities