Prompt Corrective Action Current Affairs - 2019
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The think tank Niti Ayog had hosted the conference on Future of Indian Banking and role of technology Tomorrow in association with the Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW Foundation).
The conference was inaugurated by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The speakers in the event included Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Dr K.V. Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Dr Andreas Bauer, Senior Resident Representative, IMF, Dr Marius Vismantas, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank, Shri Sunil Mehta, Managing Director, Punjab National Bank.
About the Conference
The conference was aimed at increasing and elevating the discourse on the banking sector in India and help in developing insights to inform the continued evolution of the Indian banking sector for optimally supporting the growing credit needs of the Indian economy.
Research papers were presented on the following themes:
- Evaluating critical banking situation in the country, considering domestic and international developments.
- Recapitalization of Public Sector Banks, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
- The future course of Prompt Corrective Action and recovery.
- Alternatives to Basel Norms, if any.
- Privatization, Mergers and Acquisitions, etc.
The event witnessed the participation of more than 200 domestic and international participants, including policy makers, academicians, researchers, professionals, and students from various banks, universities and institutes.
The Foundation for Economic growth and Welfare (EGROW Foundation) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary public policy organisation engaged in independent, high-quality research in the areas of macroeconomic policy, public welfare, national security and diplomacy.
The foundation aims to contribute to the formation of sound public policies, especially in India by providing research-based support to policymaking.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lifted the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework operational curbs on Bank of India (BoI), Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
These public sector banks are out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework. This will aid in making marked improvements in the capital positions and asset quality.
The PCA restrictions were lifted after these banks provided a written commitment that they would comply with the norms of minimum regulatory capital, net NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and leverage ratio on an ongoing basis. These Banks have also apprised RBI of the structural and systemic improvements they have put in place.
Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework
Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework has been issued by the RBI to maintain the sound financial health of banks. The RBI will initiate certain structured and discretionary actions for the bank under the PCA when the Banks breach any of the three key regulatory trigger points:
- Capital to risk-weighted assets ratio
- Net non-performing assets
- Return on assets.
The PCA framework is aimed at nudging the banks to take corrective measures in a timely manner, in order to restore their financial health.
Tags: Bank of India • Bank of Maharashtra • Capital to risk-weighted assets ratio • Non-performing assets • NPA • Oriental Bank of Commerce • PCA • Prompt Corrective Action • RBI • Reserve Bank of India