The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has written to Finance ministry seeking changes in the Banking Regulation Act. Changes like authority to control the Urban Cooperative Banks along with certain administrative power as well.
Nepal SBI Bank, a subsidiary of State Bank of India, has posted a Rs 229.25 crore net profit for 2018-19, registering a growth of 13.29 per cent.
The bank mobilised total deposit of Rs 9,792.45 crore and extended loans and advances of Rs 8,864.47 crore at the closing of the year, according to a statement issued by the bank ahead of its Annual General Meeting.
The public sector lender had granted a loan of Rs 75 crore to RNA Corp in October 2013 and the builder defaulted on repayment of this loan in December 2014, since then the account has been classified as a non-performing asset. The bank has claimed total dues worth Rs 80.73 crore including the principal loan, interest, penal interest and legal expenses.
The bank is currently undergoing a forensic audit the report for which will be finalised by the end of this month. But simultaneously, other assets and mortgages are also being identified by investigation agencies and the banking regulator to get back the bank’s dues.
"The government stands behind the PMC Bank depositors. I have spoken with the MSC Bank director and asked him to consider a merger of the two banks to provide relief to the depositors," Patil told mediapersons here this afternoon. He assured that the state's apex cooperative banking entity.
The multi-state co-operative bank has been under the RBI restriction since September 23, after it had found financial irregularities, including huge under-reporting of loans and non-performing assets to real estate developer HDIL to the tune of Rs 6,500 crore using hundreds of dummy accounts.
In the show-cause notice, Chandra directed the CPIO why penal action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him. This is not the first time that the RBI had to face the ire of CIC as former Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu had summoned then RBI Governor Urjit Patel for not following Supreme Court orders on RTI implementation.
The PMC Bank has been put under restrictions by the RBI, after an alleged Rs 4,355 crore scam came to light following which the deposit withdrawal was initially capped at Rs 1,000, causing panic and distress among depositors. At least eight depositors, who had high quantum of money stuck with the bank, died in the last couple of months, including one who committed suicide.
"There is a forensic audit underway. We will get the report by the end of this month. Assessment of the realisable value of the assets of the bank is also on," Das told reporters after the announcement of the monetary policy.
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He further said transmission, which was bothering the central bank for a long time, is expected to improve with the introduction of linking loan pricing to external benchmark system, which banks have adopted now.
Reviving a practice not used in three decades, India's government in September ordered state-run banks to hold more than 400 loan "melas" or fairs across the country over the following month - a measure aimed at boosting economic growth at six-year lows and lending growth at its weakest in three years.