BANKING

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Worst-ever banking crisis: Two directors of HDIL arrested

Banking crisis in India seems to be looming large due to faulty policy as PMC Bank crisis is yet another addition to such brimming incidences with Mumbai police arresting two directors of HDIL – Rakesh Wadhavan and Sarang Wadhavan. Actually the responsibility of failing of PMC Bank is attributed to its 10 accounts out of 44 accounts in the PMC Bank.

 

The two directors were summoned by economic offence wing of Mumbai police but they did not turn up and they have been asked not to use property worth Rs 3,500 of HIDL. The company is accused of inflicting loss to the bank to the tune of Rs 4,355.4 crore.

04 Oct 2019
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Banking-sector crises: None talks about exodus from Axis Bank?

If some well placed sources are to be believed approximately 11,500 employees of Axis Bank have resigned in past four months. Recently, Mcqueary Australia has rated the top official of the bank which adds to the apathy of the banking sector as a whole. Further, many more seniors are slated to quit along with the entire team.

Some top officials of the banking sector say that in private sector banks this is a usual trend. They attribute this phenomenon to the mobility of skilled work-force and poaching. They say that private sector banks especially banks namely; ICICI, HDFC, Kotak and Yes Bank keep poaching amongst themselves which often results into exodus of employees and keeping in view the same 11,500 is not a figure that they may underline the banking-sector crisis. Obviously, those employees would have gone to other banks and Axis would have got from others that means zero net loss.

Whatever is the reason, impact and ground reality of banking sector but it is very surprising that no one is talking about it?

03 Oct 2019
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Worst-ever banking crisis: Two directors of HDIL arrested

By IndianMandarins 04 Oct 2019

Banking crisis in India seems to be looming large due to faulty policy as PMC Bank crisis is yet another addition to such brimming incidences with Mumbai police arresting two directors of HDIL – Rakesh Wadhavan and Sarang Wadhavan. Actually the responsibility of failing of PMC Bank is attributed to its 10 accounts out of 44 accounts in the PMC Bank.

 

The two directors were summoned by economic offence wing of Mumbai police but they did not turn up and they have been asked not to use property worth Rs 3,500 of HIDL. The company is accused of inflicting loss to the bank to the tune of Rs 4,355.4 crore.

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Banking-sector crises: None talks about exodus from Axis Bank?

By IndianMandarins 03 Oct 2019

If some well placed sources are to be believed approximately 11,500 employees of Axis Bank have resigned in past four months. Recently, Mcqueary Australia has rated the top official of the bank which adds to the apathy of the banking sector as a whole. Further, many more seniors are slated to quit along with the entire team.

Some top officials of the banking sector say that in private sector banks this is a usual trend. They attribute this phenomenon to the mobility of skilled work-force and poaching. They say that private sector banks especially banks namely; ICICI, HDFC, Kotak and Yes Bank keep poaching amongst themselves which often results into exodus of employees and keeping in view the same 11,500 is not a figure that they may underline the banking-sector crisis. Obviously, those employees would have gone to other banks and Axis would have got from others that means zero net loss.

Whatever is the reason, impact and ground reality of banking sector but it is very surprising that no one is talking about it?

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Investment of LIC in private banks and many PSBs erodes

By IndianMandarins 05 Sep 2019

Investment of LIC in IDBI Bank has erodes by more than half over the past year or so and also the value of its investments in other PSBs plunged. Plunge in price of PSB stocks and dilution of its stake owing to capital infusion by the government has eroded its wealth in these banks. Besides IDBI Bank, LIC has lost over ₹4,800 crore since June 2018.

 

Further the merger move would hurt insurance company more in future. Around 20-30 per cent dilution in the book value of the merged entities — PNB, Canara Bank, Union Bank and Indian Bank — over the next year or so will lead to LIC’s value of holdings in PSU Banks erode further.

 

The government infusing capital into PSBs eroded value for investors. This is because most of the PSBs trade at a steep discount to their book value and hence the government infusing capital at such low valuations immediately leads to dilution in equity base.

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CBDT to help PSBs recover loans

By IndianMandarins 27 Jun 2019

The CBDT may share information of assets of borrowers with the banks to prevent loan defaults in public sector banks. For this purpose, on June 25 it issued a directive asking all principal chief commissioners to share information under section 138(1)(b) of the Income-tax Act about individuals with more than Rs 50 lakh of annual income.

 

"Since the information on assets as contained in the income tax return in specified cases is received by the tax authority.....board is of a view that sharing of information with PSBs in respect of assets held by defaulters of loans, so as to enable recovery of loans from such defaulters, is in public interest and hence, can be furnished," the directive said.

 

Tax department not only aims to share information of immovable assets of loan defaulters with the public sector banks but also intends to provide "information, such as, details of bank account, sundry debtors of the loan defaulter which may aid recovery of loan by PSB."

 

However, the information will be given to the banks after an undertaking is received and the information will be given for borrowers, mortgages, and guarantors in the loans with a confidentiality clause and must be used only for the purpose of recovery of loans.

 

Sources added that in order to ensure that the tax dues against the defaulter (if any) are safeguarded, the CBDT insists on obtaining a no-objection certificate from the jurisdictional commissioner of income tax of the loan defaulter “before appropriation of the… amount recovered from sale of… the asset of the defaulter, the information in respect of which is shared.”

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Ms Manimekhalai is ED, Canara Bank

By IndianMandarins 12 Feb 2019

Ms Manimekhalai (GM, Vijaya Bank) appointed Executive Director, Canara Bank for a period of three years.

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PSBs bring down NPAs

By IndianMandarins 09 Feb 2019

Bad loans of PSBs slid Rs 31,000 crore to Rs 8.64 lakh crore in the first nine months of the current fiscal.

 

Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said in a written reply in Lok Sabha that Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) or bad loans of the banks stood at Rs 8.95 lakh crore at the end of previous fiscal.

 

Bad loans fell to Rs 8.75 lakh crore as on June 2018 and further to Rs 8.64 lakh crore in December 2018 (as per provisional data), he said.

 

He asserted that NPAs declined as a result of the government's 4Rs strategy of recognition, resolution, recapitalization, and reforms.

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PSBs authorized to request LOCs against defaulters

By IndianMandarins 29 Jan 2019

To take care of the new incarnations of economic offenders like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi who quickly disappeared after their offenses became cognizable, the government has empowered PSBs to request lookout circulars (LOCs) against wilful defaulters and fraudsters.

 

The Home Ministry has also authorized the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), a statutory corporate fraud investigation agency, to request LOCs if it feels the suspect may escape from India.

The ministry issued two circulars recently, authorizing chairman-cum-managing directors or chief executive officers of public sector banks and the SFIO to request designated authorities to issue LOCs against any wilful defaulter or fraudster if they think the person may flee the country.

 

The CMDs and CEOs of PSU banks can now ask the Home Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, Customs and Income Tax Departments, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, CBI, regional passport officers and police to issue a LOC to alert immigration check posts to stop anyone leaving India.

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PSB trade unionists oppose sale of shares to employees

By IndianMandarins 26 Jan 2019

PSB trade unions are opposed to the sale of PSB shares to employees. Bankers believe the opposition seems to be inspired by the desire to keep employees unintegrated with the modern development processes. Since the purchase of shares by employees would integrate them with the processes to improve their respective banks' health as otherwise their share holdings would not improve in valuation, trade unionists see this as a big threat to their dominance.


“Recently some of the public sector nationalised banks have come out with the decision to augment their capital through sale of shares to employees. As part of our decision to oppose all methods of privatising the capital of nationalised banks, we have been opposing sale of banks’ shares to private hands, both corporate and individual,” said C.H. Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees’ Association.


“In the same breath as a trade union, we are opposed to sale of bank capital to employees,” he added.

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