Which of the following statements best describes the term ‘Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)’, recently seen in the news?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]
(a) It is a procedure for considering ecological costs of developmental schemes formulated by the Government.
(b) It is a scheme of RBI for reworking the financial structure of big corporate entities facing genuine difficulties.
(c) It is a disinvestment plan of the Government regarding Central Public Sector Undertakings.
(d) It is an important provision in The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ recently implemented by the Government.
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a scheme called the Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A) to address the issue of bad loans among large corporations.
- The objective of this scheme is to revive and strengthen the financial position of these entities by restructuring their debt and enhancing the lenders’ ability to handle stressed assets.
- Under the S4A scheme, the RBI’s notification outlines a process of segregating the outstanding debt into sustainable debt and equity/quasi-equity instruments.
- This scheme aims to determine an appropriate level of sustainable debt for borrowers facing genuine difficulties in order to facilitate their recovery and financial stability.