Power Finance Corporation

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Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
Traded asNSEPFC
IndustryFinancial services
GenreFinancial Services Company
FoundedJuly 1986
Area served
Key people
  • Rajeev Sharma (Chairman & Managing Director)
  • N B Gupta (Director, Finance)
  • C. Gangopadhyay (Director, Projects)
  • P K Singh (Director, Commercial)
ProductsRupee Term Loan, Foreign Currency Loan, Short Term Loan
ServicesFinancial Consulting, Financial Products, Investment Banking, Loan Management, Linkage Management
RevenueIncrease USD 4.02 bn (2017-18)
Increase USD 1.251 bn (2017-18)
Increase USD 880 mn (2017-18)
Total assetsUSD 43.32 bn (Apr'18)
Total equityUSD 6.043 bn (Apr'18)
OwnerGovernment of India
Number of employees
400 approx

Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (NSEPFC, BSE532810) is an Indian financial institution. Established in 1986, it is the financial back bone of Indian Power Sector. Net worth of the company in the year 2007-2008 was 8688 Crore Indian Rupees.[1] Initially wholly owned by the Government of India, the company issued an Initial Public Offering in January, 2007. The issue was oversubscribed by over 76 times, which is one of the largest for an IPO of any Indian Company in recent times.[2] PFC is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The company has been conferred with many prestigious awards, the latest of which is "KPMG-Infrastructure Today Award 2008" for its contribution in development of power sector. It is also an ISO 9001:2000 certified company[3] and enjoys the status of Navratna Company in India. On the 6th of December 2018, the Government of India approved PFC's takeover of REC.[4]

Organization Structure[edit]

The Corporation is headed by the Chairman and Managing Director; who at present is Rajiv Sharma.[5] The company has three wings, each headed by a Functional Director namely, Commercial Division, Projects Division and Finance & Financial Operations division. The Commercial Division looks after the credit appraisal and categorization of borrower entities, power sector reforms, review & analysis. The Projects Division controls the operation in various states and project appraisal. Finance & Financial Operations Division looks after the Fund Mobilization and Disbursement. PFC is a lean organization. The number of employees during year 2017-2018 were around 500.


The major part of PFC's funds are raised through Rupee denominated bonds. PFC bonds enjoy the highest credit rating in the Indian market and in international markets, they are rated at par with the Indian Sovereign rating. It also borrows short term and long term from various banks and other Financial Institutions. It has also raised external commercial borrowings (ECB) through private placement in US market.


Since its inception, PFC has been providing financial assistance to power projects across India including generation, transmission, distribution and RM&U projects. Recently, it has forayed into financing of other infrastructure projects which have backward linkages to the power sector like coal mine development, fuel transportation, oil & gas pipelines etc. The borrower profile includes State Electricity Boards, State sector power utilities, Central sector power utilities and Private sector companies. PFC is also the nodal agency for the implementation of the ambitious Ultra Mega Power Plants (UMPPs) and the R-APDRP programme[6][7] of Govt. of India. The company also has the mechanism of rating different state Power Utilities on its performance.

Subsidiary Companies[edit]

PFC presently has nine subsidiary companies. PFC Consulting Ltd. (PFCCL) is a wholly owned subsidiary handling fee based services. The six other companies, namely Coastal Karnataka Power Limited, Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Limited, Coastal Maharashtra Power Limited, Orissa Integrated Power Limited, Jharkhand Integrated Power Limited and Akaltara Power Limited, are SPVs (Shell Companies) created for implementing the Ultra Mega Power Projects.

Awards & recognitions[edit]

1 MOU Excellence Award 2009-10 January 2012
2 KPMG-Infrastructure Today Award 2011 December 2011
3 Dainik Bhasker India Pride PSU Award 2011 October 2011
4 SCOPE Commendation Certificate 2009-10 April 2011
5 Global HR Excellence Awards 2011 February 2011
6 KPMG-Infrastructure Today Award 2008 December 2008
7 India Power Award 2008 November 2008
8 Golden Peacock Award 2007 September 2007
9 Navratna Company June 2007


  1. ^ PFC annual report 2007-08
  2. ^ "PFC's IPO over-subscribed 73 times - Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  3. ^ Chennai Online, 5 Aug, 2004 Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/cabinet-approves-rec-takeover-by-power-finance-corporation/articleshow/66975840.cms
  5. ^ "The Hindu news".
  6. ^ About R-APDRP
  7. ^ About R-APDRP from PFC website

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