New Delhi: Top Corporate Czar, Pradip Kumar Das is in Cloud 9’. Thanks to his overdrive and honest pursuit, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency has been listed as ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprise(CPSE).
Shri Das, an honest and hardworking Top Mandarin has been consistently pursuing the National Mission on Renewable Energy of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, headed by Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh.
In a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainable energy development, IREDA, the largest pure-play green financing Non-Banking Finance Company in India, has now been upgraded from ‘Schedule B’ to the ‘Schedule A’ category of Central Public Sector Enterprises.
The up-gradation has been effected through an Office Memorandum dated 27 September, 2023, issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Finance, which has subsequently been notified by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy today, September 29, 2023.
The elevation of IREDA to the ‘Schedule A’ category opens the door for its upgradation from “Mini Ratna (Category– I)” to “Navratna” status. This will grant increased financial autonomy to IREDA, allowing the organization to make more strategic decisions to further its commitment to accelerating the adoption of renewable energy solutions across the country.
Expressing his delight and gratitude at the upgradation, Chairman and Managing Director of IREDA, Pradip Kumar Das said: “This elevation to ‘Schedule A’ status is a testament to the tireless efforts of our dedicated team and the trust placed in us by the Government of India. It not only acknowledges our past accomplishments but also underscores the immense potential we hold in driving the renewable energy sector’s growth in India. By attaining ‘Navratna’ status and the accompanying increased financial autonomy, we will be in a stronger position to drive the transformation of India’s energy landscape towards sustainability.”
The CMD expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister of New & Renewable Energy and Power; Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs; Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy and Chemicals & Fertilizers; Union Ministers of State for Finance; Secretary, MNRE; Secretary, Ministry of Finance; Secretary, DIPAM; Secretary, DPE; Board of Directors, IREDA; senior officials of MNRE, MoF, DIPAM and DPE, amongst others. Their constant support and invaluable guidance have played a pivotal role in elevating IREDA to the status of ‘Schedule A’, he said.
The CMD said that IREDA has consistently demonstrated strong growth and business performance while maintaining healthy asset quality, as evidenced by the following key highlights:
- Term Loans Outstanding of ₹ 278,539.21 million as of March 31, 2021, ₹ 339,306.06 million as of March 31, 2022, ₹ 470,755.21 million as of March 31, 2023 and ₹ 472,066.63 million as of June 30, 2023, reflecting a CAGR of 30.00% between Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2023;
- Loans sanctioned amounting to ₹ 110,013.05 million, ₹ 239,210.62 million, ₹ 325,866.06 million and ₹ 18,924.51 million in Fiscal years 2021, 2022, 2023 and the three months ending on June 30, 2023, respectively;
- Loans disbursed amounting to ₹ 88,283.53 million, ₹ 160,708.22 million, ₹ 216,392.12 million and ₹ 31,739.79 million in Fiscal years 2021, 2022, 2023 and the three months ending on June 30, 2023, respectively;
- Total income of ₹ 26,577.44 million, ₹ 28,741.55 million, ₹ 34,830.44 million and ₹ 11,434.99 million for Fiscal years 2021, 2022, 2023 and the three months ending on June 30, 2023, respectively, reflecting a CAGR of 14.48% between Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2023;
- Profit after tax of ₹ 3,463.81 million, ₹ 6,335.28 million, ₹ 8,646.28 million and ₹ 2,945.82 million for Fiscal years 2021, 2022, 2023 and the three months ending on June 30, 2023, respectively, reflecting a CAGR of 57.99% between Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2023;
- Gross non-performing assets (“NPAs”) as a percentage of Term Loans Outstanding reduced from 8.77% as of March 31, 2021 to 5.21% as of March 31, 2022, 3.21% as of March 31, 2023 and further to 3.08% as of June 30, 2023. Net NPAs as a percentage of Net Term Loans Outstanding reduced from 5.61% as of March 31, 2021 to 3.12% as of March 31, 2022, 1.66% as of March 31, 2023 and further to 1.61% as of June 30, 2023.