Centre pays sovereign guarantees to ADB, KfW for IL&FS

Payment of around $2 million or Rs 13.84 crore has been made to ADB at the least in the last couple of months and around Rs 5 crore has been paid to KfW, sources said.

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Apr 03, 2019, 06.44 PM IST

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It has come to light that, in 2009, the government of India had issued a sovereign guarantee on behalf of IL&FS.Asian Development Bank

(ADB) and

KfW

, a state-run bank of Germany, people in the know of the developments said, confirmed by a story in Moneylife to the same effect.

Payment of around $2 million or Rs 13.84 crore has been made to ADB at the least in the last couple of months and around Rs 5 crore has been paid to KfW, sources said.

Significantly, the payment has not been disclosed at the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), even thought the appellate tribunal has asked both the government and the IL&FS board to take its approval before any step regarding the cash-strapped group.

It has come to light that, in 2009, the government of India had issued a sovereign guarantee on behalf of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).

The Finance Ministry declined to comment on the IL&FS related queries while the ADB did not respond information sought by IANS. IL&FS also declined to comment on the matter.

In legal developments, the NCLAT last Friday told the board of the cash-strapped IL&FS to submit details of the group’s dues. The matter will be next heard on April 8.

The Delhi-based appellate tribunal also said that there would be no stay on the government’s resolution plan for the companies of IL&FS. However, all steps regarding resolution of the group companies would have to be cleared by the appellate tribunal, it added.

The crisis in the infrastructure lending company came to light when it defaulted on its commercial papers in September last year.

Last year, the Central government superseded the management of the beleaguered company through a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order and appointed a six-member board led by Uday Kotak, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, to restore its financial solvency.

Key public sector lenders and undertakings, such as the Life Insurance Corporation of India and the State Bank of India have a 25.34 per cent and 6.42 per cent stake, respectively, in the firm which has around Rs 91,000 crore in long-term debt.

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Author: Prakash Poojary

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