The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said it was preparing a report that will carry suggestions on to help banks reduce their non-performing assets.
According to Sumantra Guha, Chairman – Committee on Banking, ICAI, the report is being prepared targeting the public sector lenders and it will be handed over to the Reserve Bank of India. “We are planning to do a report on banking that will focus on how to reduce NPAs by PSU banks. The study is expected to be completed by December,” he said.
According to him, till March 2015, the stressed assets (as of advances) in the banking sector stood at 11 per cent. Stressed assets include NPAs and restructured loans. Compared to the previous fiscal this was down by two percentage points.
Meanwhile, ICAI Regional Chairman (East) Pramod Dayal Rungta said the institute was negotiating with State government departments on how they can render their services for the benefit of public at large.