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PNB puts 9 large stressed accounts under IBC resolution   

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 8, 2017, 8:41 pm IST
Updated Aug 8, 2017, 8:41 pm IST
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put nine of its large stressed accounts for resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.
 Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put nine of its large stressed accounts for resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.

New Delhi: State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put nine of its large stressed accounts for resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC).

The stressed assets, including restructured and gross non-performing assets (GNPAs), declined to Rs 68,772 crore as on June 30, 2017 from Rs 75,564 crore as on June-end in 2016.

"For resolution of large ticket advances, 9 large stressed accounts are under IBC Resolution," PNB said in an investor presentation.

The lender said there is a trend of declining stress on its balance sheet.

The standard restructured advances of PNB at the end of the first quarter this fiscal stood at Rs 11,051 crore, which was at a high of Rs 18,909 crore by June 30, 2016.

Sector wise, the highest amount of restructuring was done for infrastructure at Rs 5,226 crore (47.29 per cent) in June quarter, followed by power at Rs 2,912 crore (26.35 per cent), road and port Rs 2,068 crore (18.71 per cent), agriculture Rs 1,457 crore (13.18 per cent), sugar Rs 1,335 crore (12.08 per cent), iron and steel Rs 1,331 crore (12.04 per cent) and telecom Rs 246 crore (2.23 per cent).

Among others, construction, cement, textiles, hotel, services, IT park are the sectors where restructuring has been done in the range of 1.13-2.99 per cent.

The Reserve Bank earlier in June had asked banks to finalise a resolution plan within six month to resolve bad loans.

"In cases where a viable resolution plan is not agreed upon within six months, banks should be required to file for insolvency proceedings under the IBC," the RBI had said.

PNB said there were fresh slippages on its sheet of Rs 6,018 crore during the first quarter of 2017-18, of which Rs 765 crore were from restructured accounts.

The fresh slippages are down from year ago's Rs 7,533 crore (Rs 1,524 crore from restructured accounts).

To improve its asset quality, the bank said it has widened the scope of the war room it has created. PNB has split the existing war room to create separate war room for monitoring of irregular and weak loan accounts.

Besides, the bank has been launching a special one time settlement schemes for doubtful and loss category small and medium size NPAs.

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