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National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) UPSC NOTE

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  • NIIF has invested $200 million in iBUS Network and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd., a connectivity technology firm, to support the growth of India's digital infrastructure. 

  • The funds will be deployed towards scaling iBUS' operations through organic and inorganic growth initiatives

  • NIIF is a government-backed entity established to provide long-term capital to the country’s infrastructure sector.

    • The Indian government has a 49% stake in NIIF with the rest held by foreign and domestic investors.

    • With the Centre’s significant stake, NIIF is considered India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund.

  • It was set up in 2015 as a Category-II Alternate Investment Fund(AIF)

  • The Governing Council of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is chaired by the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India and has members from corporate bodies, investments and policy sectors. 

  • The Governing Council meets once a year and provides suggestions of the overall strategic decisions of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL)

  • NIIFL’s Board of Directors establishes and reviews the business strategy that guides the business affairs of the organization. 

    • It is composed of shareholder representatives and/or nominees and independent directors.

  • NIIF manages three funds: Master Fund, Fund of Funds and Strategic Fund. 

  • The funds were set up to make investments in India by raising capital from domestic and international institutional investors

  • Master Fund - 

    • It is an infrastructure fund with the objective of primarily investing in operating assets in the core infrastructure sectors such as roads, ports, airports, power etc

  • The Fund of Funds 

    • It anchor and/or invest in funds managed by fund managers who have good track records of delivering returns to investors. The Fund invests in several sectors including green energy, social infrastructure, mid-income and affordable housing, technology, and others

  • Strategic Opportunities Fund 

    • It invests in growth equity and provides long-term capital to strategic and growth-oriented sectors in the country with the aim to build domestic leaders



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) UPSC NOTE
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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