Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA)

The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) colloquially called “Bad Bank” is a proposed agency to assume the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of public sector banks in India and to deal with the recovery of the bad loans. This agency has been proposed in Economic Survey 2016-17. The NPA Problem At end-September 2016, the NPAs of

Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-04 – The Festering Twin Balance Sheet Problem

In the fourth chapter, the survey has discussed the Twin Balance Sheet {TBS} problem and made a case for establishment of a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA). Understanding Twin Balance Sheet Problem The centre-piece of TBS problem are Non-performing assets (NPAs) which have resulted into two inter-twined economic issues viz. over-leveraged & distressed corporate

Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-2: Economic Vision For Precocious, Cleavaged India

“Democracy” has allowed India to show a robust performance in economic growth yet, there are  serious challenges that underline the poor democracy with deep social fissures in the country. Due to these challenges, the economic survey calls India a precocious, cleavaged democracy. As highlighted in chapter-1, these long-standing challenges include: ambivalence about property rights and