PNB under-reported bad loans by ₹2,617 crore in FY19, shows RBI report

  • The divergence in provisioning for bad loans in FY19 was to the tune of 2,091 crore
  • PNB reported gross NPAs of 78,472.70 crore, while as per RBI's assessment the figure was 81,089.70 crore

PTI
First Published15 Dec 2019
Provisions for NPAs made by the bank in FY19 stood at  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>48151.15 crore but it needed to provide  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,242.15 crore.
Provisions for NPAs made by the bank in FY19 stood at ₹48151.15 crore but it needed to provide ₹50,242.15 crore.(Photo: Reuters)

New Delhi: Public sector lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) under-reported its non-performing assets by 2,617 crore for the fiscal year 2018-19, as per RBI's risk-assessment report.

In a regulatory filing on Saturday, PNB said the divergence in gross non-performing assets (NPAs) assessed by the central bank stood at 2,617 crore in FY19.

The divergence assessed by the RBI in net NPAs was also 2,617 crore for the fiscal.

Also, the divergence in provisioning for bad loans in FY19 was to the tune of 2,091 crore.

Consequently, based on the divergence assessed by RBI in provisioning for bad loans, PNB said it would have reported a net loss of 11,335.90 crore for FY19 as opposed to a net loss of 9,975.49 crore.

The bank said it reported gross NPAs of 78,472.70 crore, while as per RBI's assessment the figure was 81,089.70 crore.

Similarly, it reported net NPAs of 30,037.66 crore, compared to RBI's assessment of 32,654.66 crore.

Provisions for NPAs made by the bank in FY19 stood at 48151.15 crore but it needed to provide 50,242.15 crore.

Recently, market regulator Sebi made it mandatory for listed banks to disclose bad loan divergence within a day of receiving the risk assessment report from the RBI.

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