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Finance Minister reiterates 'personally monitoring' MSME dues repaid within 45 days

The finance minister made the statement during question hour in Parliament on July 26 while clarifying the government’s position on clearing dues owed to MSMEs by the Centre and its PSUs.

July 26, 2021 / 03:42 PM IST
Niramala Sitharaman also clarified that dues to MSMEs include payments from the state governments and state-owned PSUs and those in regards to GST.

Niramala Sitharaman also clarified that dues to MSMEs include payments from the state governments and state-owned PSUs and those in regards to GST.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated that the Centre will clear all dues to medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) within 45 days. “I am personally monitoring this,” she added.

Sitharaman made the statement during question hour in Parliament on July 26 while clarifying the government’s position on clearing dues owed to MSMEs by the Centre and its public sector undertakings (PSUs).


The finance minister’s official account tweeted: “The Central Government has taken this position that any pending payment to MSMEs will have to be given in 45 days and I am personally monitoring it” (sic)