Industry body Nasscom has asked the administration to suspend all cutoff times, including for charge installment and return documenting, until about a month post lifting of the lockdown to give alleviation to new businesses and SMEs.
To contain the spread of COVID-19, the administration has reported a 21-day across the country lockdown beginning March 26.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused high weight on new businesses, putting their congruity in danger. They are looking to government to offer help and alleviation… ” Nasscom said in an announcement.
The business body said new companies are confronting serious time misfortune and venture delays because of the predominant conditions that has added to money related weight on them.
“We demand that the legislature consider rental endowment for workspaces utilized by new companies which are directed/claimed/oversaw by government offices,” it included.
The body likewise mentioned for a “sweeping suspension of all cutoff times including charge installment cutoff times and recording cutoff times until at any rate a month post lifting of all city lockdown”.
These incorporate unwinding of cutoff time to document Foreign Inward Remittance Certificate (FIRC), alternative to benefit overdraft office/intrigue free and value convertible financing, waiver of fines/punishments for offenses infringement identified with procedural issues, augmentation of due date for installment of advance assessment, and waiver of limitations for guaranteeing a cost as a derivation under Section 40 of the IT Act.
Nasscom proposed that installment of opportune store and tip stores ought to be conceded for the term of the lockdown, and give an alternative to representatives to a one-time PF quit choice for the following budgetary year 2020-21 given that new companies are probably not going to have the option to give any compensation increases because of repressed business condition.
“In such a case, both the worker and boss commitments towards the PF might be moved straightforwardly to the representative. This will bring about an expansion in the salary of the representatives. This move will be useful for the representatives in the lower compensation section and would prompt a higher salary for a greater part of the beginning up workforce,” it said.
Nasscom likewise looked for deferral of intrigue installment cutoff times and unwinding of advance intrigue installments. Furthermore, it proposed that legislatures and PSUs be urged to obtain Make-in-India programming items, and motivators/sops for utilization of indigenous items.
For MSMEs, Nasscom said intrigue and punishments ought to be postponed for deferred installments of TDS and GST due for the long stretch of March, April and May 2020 if such installment is made by June 30, 2020.
“The working capital of MSME organizations is as of now focused and the pandemic has additionally disturbed the circumstance. As a prompt alleviation, all administration offices (Center/State)/PSUs/enormous companies must be coordinated to discharge every single pending installment/receipt receivables raised by the MSMEs inside 15 working days,” it included.
The body prescribed that different credit lines be given to MSMEs for dealing with worldwide downturns.
“To limit the effect of the pandemic and guarantee least disturbance in inventory network, government must guarantee sufficient credit stream to the MSMEs (little and medium undertakings),” it noted.
Thusly, it must be guaranteed that the current Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) is quickened with the Turn Around Time (TAT) of issuance of assets by SIDBI decreased to 7 working days, it included.