RBI relaxes bad loans provisioning rules for banks, permits 100% utilization of floating provisions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced that banks are allowed to utilise100 per cent of floating provisions/counter-cyclical provisioning buffer for making specific provisions for non-performing assets. RBI in its circular dated May 5, 2021 stated that “In order to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID 19 related stress on…

RBI announces Resolution Framework 2.0 for COVID Related Stressed Assets

RBI on Wednesday (5th May) announced Resolution Framework 2.0 targeting individual, small businesses and MSME borrowers. In terms of RBI’s Febraury 5th circular, Scheduled Commercial Banks were allowed to deduct the amount equivalent to credit disbursed to new MSME borrowers from their Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL) for calculation of the Cash Reserve Ratio…

RBI Governor Statement: The situation has reversed from being on foothills of strong economic recovery to facing a fresh crisis

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das today made an unscheduled speech as the second wave of coronavirus continues to devastate the country. “As the financial year 2020-21 – the year of the pandemic – was drawing to a close, the Indian economy was advantageously poised, relative to peers. India was at the foothills…

The objectives and scope of risk-based internal audits in banks

Historically, the internal audit system in banks has been concentrating on transaction testing, testing of accuracy and reliability of accounting records and financial reports, integrity, reliability, and timeliness of control reports, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.  Recently, vide circular DoS.CO.PPG./SEC.04/11.01.005/2020-21 dated January 07, 2021, RBI asked banks to align their internal audit function…