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Shaktikanta Das named the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020 – Asia-Pacific’

The Banker magazine has named the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das as the Central Banker of the Year- Asia-Pacific 2020. ‘Global Central Banker of the Year’ award was presented to Jorgovanka Tabakovi, National Bank of Serbia. The award is given to central bankers who have significantly managed to stimulate growth and stabilise the economy of their country. ..

Finance Minister launches eBkray; an e-auction platform

On December 29, 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched “eBkray” to enable online auction of assets owned by banks. eBkray is an online portal that will act as a common platform to buy and sell assets through auction. Highlights The platform has property search features. It also has navigational links to the auction sites that ..

Stressed Asset Fund for MSMEs

The U.K. Sinha committee constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to study the problems faced by MSMEs has recommended constituting stressed asset fund for domestic micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a relief to small businesses hurt by demonetization, the goods and services tax and an ongoing liquidity crunch. Stressed Asset Fund ..

Increase in Quantum of MUDRA Bad Loans

An RTI reply has shown a spike in the quantum of bad loans disbursed under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY). Extracts from the RTI Reply Gross NPAs under MUDRA rose by 68.7 per cent to Rs 16,480.87 crore for the financial year ended March 2019 from Rs 9,769 crore a year ago. When ..

RBI Proposes New Norms for Debt Resolution

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed new norms under Prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets for debt resolution after the earlier one was struck down by the Supreme Court. New Norms New norms are applicable for loan accounts with exposure of Rs 2,000 crore and above. For loan accounts of Rs 1,500 ..

IBC and Reduction in Gross NPAs of Banks

The biggest problem of the Indian Banking System is Non-performing Asset (NPA). The report of the Crisil has stated that the gross NPA is estimated to have declined to 10 per cent in end-March 2019 from 11.5 per cent a year before as recoveries through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) helped banks recover bad ..

Governance Issues in Public Sector Banks and PJ Nayak Committee Report

The banking sector in India is dominated by public-sector banks (PSBs) with government being the majority stake holder in them. In recent years, the Public Sector banks have been suffering with multiple problems of non-performing assets (NPAs), large over-dues; competition, performance, political pressures and so on. In this context, the former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan had ..

Making a Bad Bank a good solution

In the light of the recent idea put forward by the Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian, as well as Viral Acharya, the new Deputy Governor of RBI, backed by the Finance Ministry to set up a “Bad Bank”, the question arises as to whether this idea will help in addressing the problem of Non-Performing Assets ..