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New ordinance will strike wilful loan defaulters another body blow

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to brief the media later today

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

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The cabinet on Wednesday gave the approval to amend the to prevent from bidding for stressed assets, two TV channels reported citing unnamed sources.

The finance ministry had earlier asked to ensure that were prevented from buying same stressed assets again as it strives to cut the record $147 billion soured loans accumulated in the

Finance Minister announced approval for the amendments following a cabinet meeting but did not provide details.

Local media has widely reported that the amendments will stop from buying stressed assets that they previously owned. The government is striving to cut a record $147 billion of soured loans accumulated in the by making it easier to force companies into insolvency. Under Indian law, are classified as firms or individuals who own large businesses and deliberately avoid repayments. The finance ministry has already asked to ensure that are prevented from buying back assets.

First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 08:33 IST