Cent Kalyani Scheme

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Status: Active

Classification: Public Sector Scheme

Release Date(s):
23rd April 2022
11th November 2020

Offering: Loan/Credit

Entity Type: Public Sector Bank

Reading Time: 5 Mins

Ticket Size: Upto ₹1 Crore

Entity Name: Central Bank of India

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About the scheme…

Cent Kalyani Scheme was launched by Central Bank of India on 8th March 2013 with an objective to encourage women entrepreneurs to initiate a new project or extend or modernize an existing unit.


How is it being implemented?

Under Cent Kalyani Scheme, direct financial assistance, in the form of loans, is given to


What’s on offer?
I. Product: 

  • Term loan or working capital (overdraft or cash credit) facility upto ₹1 Crore
  • Non-fund based (letter of credit or letter of guarantee) facility upto ₹1 Crore

II. Purpose:

  • Capital expenditure requirements
  • Working capital requirements

III. Borrower Type

  • Individual (above 18 years), sole proprietorship, partnership firm, private limited company or any other entity

IV. Security or Collateral or Guarantee or Insurance

  • Nil security or Collateral
  • However, first charge on all assets created out of the loan extended or assets which are directly associated with the business/projects for which loan has been extended
  • Mandatory guarantee cover of CGTMSE (Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises; CGTMSE Fee for first year to be paid by the bank)
  • Comprehensive insurance of all assets created out of the loan extended or assets which are directly associated with the business/project for which loan has been extended, with Bank

V. Interest Rate

  • For loans upto ₹10 Lakhs: MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based on Lending Rate) + 0.25% + Loan Tenure Premium, if applicable – Interest Concession, if applicable
  • For loans above ₹10 Lakhs and Up to ₹1 Crore: MCLR + 0.50% + Loan Tenure Premium, if applicable – Interest Concession, if applicable

Central Bank of India’s latest 1-year MCLR is 7.25%

Interest concession of 0.25% if account is rated by an external agency

Indicative term loan tenure premium (including moratorium) is prescribed below:

  • 1 year upto 3 years: 0.20%
  • 3years upto 7 years: 0.40%

VI. Processing fee

  • NIL

VII. Margin money requirement

  • 20-25%

VIII. Tenure

  • Maximum 7 years including moratorium period of 6 months to 1 year


Interested? Read ahead to check your eligibility….


Are you setting up or running a Micro-enterprise or Small-enterprise defined per MSMED Act, meaning investment in Plant & Machinery or Equipment of your Enterprise does not exceed ₹10 Crores and Turnover does not exceed ₹50 Crores.


Are you a Professional (doctor, chartered accountant, architect, etc.)?


Are you Self-employed (arts & crafts, beauty parlour, boutique, dietician, fashion designing, tailoring, etc.)?


Do you run a Small Business (canteen, mobile restaurant, day care centre, STD/ Xerox booth, transport operator etc.)?

II. Does your the business or professional activity fall outside the scope of Retail Trade or Education & Training Institute or Self Help Groups?

If your answers to the questions above are an emphatic YES, you are all set to avail loans under Cent Kalyani Scheme!


So…how big is this scheme and what has been done so far?

I. Details don’t seem to be available in the public domain


So, now, how should you go about it?

I. Reach out to a Central Bank of India branch nearest to you –
with duly filled application form and following supporting documents. For details please contact, Central Bank of India’s branch nearest to you

II. Alternatively, you may reach out to the Bank’s Women Entrepreneur Cell at 022 66387777 OR Customer Care at 1800 22 1911


Go on then…and do spread the word!





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