Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches Special Window Facility for Senior Citizens above 75 years

The Finance Minister also acknowledged the importance of the professional institutes as well as other organisations under the Ministry, as partners in the mission of Developed India@100, while inaugurating Iconic Week of Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

New Delhi: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs  Nirmala Sitharaman  launched a special window facility for senior citizens above 75 years for seeking refund from IEPF Authority, while  inaugurating Iconic Week of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations here on Tuesday.

In her address Sitharaman recapitulated the reforms undertaken during last 8 years by the MCA, including enactment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Decriminalization of Companies Act 2013 and Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. De-criminalisation of technical & procedural violations was a very important step taken during the pandemic as PM’s message has been ‘trust your businesses, give them confidence that Government is looking at them favourably’.

The Finance Minister said, “The MCA is uniquely placed as it is facilitating people while regulating. It has impacted the lives of common Indians, be in their small businesses, or part of larger business or even small investors.”

“MCA kept itself on its toes while facing challenges due to COVID-19 and came up with different quick footed steps that even during the lockdown, people could go about their normal businesses without having to worry about compliances,” Sitharaman added.

Speaking about domestic investors in India, the Finance Minister said, “Retail investors in India have come in a big way that they now seem to act like shock absorbers. If FPIs and FIIs went away, our markets didn’t show ups & downs distinctively because small investors have come in a big way in the country.”

The Finance Minister also acknowledged the importance of the professional institutes as well as other organisations under the Ministry, as partners in the mission of Developed India@100.

Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs  Rao Inderjit Singh in his address, stressed on the need of responsive governance, in the face of an ever-evolving corporate landscape for sustained economic growth of the country. Shri Singh mentioned that the progressive change that the country has witnessed in the last 75 years, will pave the way forward.

To commemorate the AKAM celebrations, Sitharaman released a short film on Corporate Governance; a commemorative postal stamp on Financial Literacy and Investor Awareness; and a publication on IBC “Insolvency – Now and Beyond” to mark the event.

 

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