NSEL defaults 21st time, pays Rs 2.45 cr against Rs 86.02 cr
New Delhi: Crisis-ridden bourse NSEL on Tuesday paid about Rs 2.45 crore against the scheduled payment amount of Rs 86.02 core, defaulting for the 21st straight time.
With today's pay-out, NSEL has so far settled about Rs 298.59 crore against about Rs 5,600 crore due to 13,000 investors.
National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), which is engulfed in a payment crisis, had previously defaulted 20 times. On its seventh pay-out date and thirteenth pay-out date, the spot commodity bourse was unable to make any payment.
"The total amount being disbursed today is around Rs 2.45 crore," an NSEL spokesperson said.
NSEL had availed a bridge loan of Rs 177.23 crore from its promoter Financial Technologies (FTIL) to make payments on a priority basis to small investors. NSEL, promoted by Jignesh Shah-led FTIL, is facing the problem of settling dues to 148 members after it suspended trade on July 31 following a government order.
NSEL's decided to suspend trading followed a Consumer Affairs Ministry directive asking the bourse not to launch any new contracts till further order as it found violations of government norms in trading at NSEL.
The bourse had earlier said it plans to settle all the dues in 30 weeks time, by paying Rs 174.72 crore each for first 20 weeks followed by Rs 86.02 crore each in next 10 weeks.