The defaulters would have the option to pay the total recoverable amount, i.e. the principal recoverable plus 10 per cent simple interest per annum, within 30 days from the date of issue of 'Quantification for Settlement Letter'.
They can also choose to pay 50 per cent of the total recoverable amount within 30 days and the balance within 60 days from the date of issue of 'Quantification for Settlement Letter' with 6 per cent interest.
Further, 25 per cent of the total recoverable amount can be paid within 7 days from the date of issue of 'Quantification for Settlement Letter', with another 25 per cent within 60 days of the date of issue of 'Quantification for Settlement Letter' with 10 per cent interest. The third instalment of 25 per cent amount would be payable within 90 days with 12 per cent interest and the balance in 120 days with 15 per cent interest.
In the case of undelivered rice pertaining to crop years 1994-95, 2001-02 and 2009-10, the millers would be charged for balance rice as per Schedule 1 prescribed in the scheme. However, for crop years up to 2014-15 (i.e. other than crop years mentioned above), the defaulter miller shall be entitled to claim benefit of quantification of sums due as per the same terms, only in the event that the default by the miller is on account of reasons that cannot be solely attributed to the miller or were beyond the control of the miller, as per recommendation submitted by the District Committee.
A detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for settlement of claims under this scheme would be issued by Director Food and Supplies. The letter for the Final Settlement of account shall be issued by Controller Food Accounts (CFA) after the receipt of 100 per cent of the payment from the miller and completion of all the formalities of the SOP.
It may be recalled that the government had recovered Rs. 32.40 crores against outstanding principal amount from millers through the One Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) issued during September 2017, which had remained operational for six months.