Mumbai: Clamping down on bad loans, the RBI on Tuesday identified 12 accounts for insolvency proceedings with each of them having over Rs 5,000 crore of outstanding loans, accounting for 25 per cent of total NPAs of banks.
The banking sector is saddled with non-performing assets (NPAs) of over Rs 8 lakh crore, of which Rs 6 lakh crore is with public sector banks.
These 12 accounts would qualify for immediate reference under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the RBI said. The central bank, however, did not name the defaulters.
The RBI had set up an Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) to advise it with regard to the cases that may be considered for reference for resolution under the IBC.
The RBI said the IAC recommended for IBC reference of all accounts with fund and non-fund based outstanding amo-unt greater than Rs 5,000 crore, with 60 per cent or more classified as non-performing by banks as of March 31, 2016.
“The IAC noted that under the recommended criterion, 12 accounts totalling about 25 per cent of the current gross NPAs of the banking system would qualify for immediate reference under IBC,” the RBI said.
The RBI, based on the recommendations of the IAC, will accordingly be issuing directions to banks to file for insolvency proceedings under the IBC in respect of these accounts....