DMPQ- What is Viability Gap Funding (VGF) and Job Loss Policy.

Viability Gap Funding (VGF): Under the Ministry of Finance ‘Scheme for Support to Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure’ in the form of capital grant at the stage of project construction will be given as per the VGF guidelines. The total Viability Gap Funding under this scheme shall not exceed twenty percent of the total project cost. Additionally, the State Government or its agencies may also provide funding out of their budget as may be feasible.

Job Loss Policy

The Central Government will put in place a scheme for a job loss policy to enable units to pay suitable worker compensation in the eventuality of business losses / closures, through insurance. The compensation under this instrument would be equivalent to 20 days’ average pay for every completed year of continuous service or any part thereof in excess of six months. The SPV will facilitate, the companies that opt for it, to buy the policy at the stage of land allotment, at a premium, determined by the SPV on the basis of competitive bidding.

 

 

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