Resolution framework -2.0: Enhancement of limits offered to individuals and small businesses

RBI on June 04, 2021 permitted lending institutions to offer a limited window to individual borrowers and small businesses to implement resolution plans in respect of their credit exposures while classifying the same as Standard upon implementation of the resolution plan subject to certain conditions under the framework. RBI in its circular DOR.STR.REC.11/21.04.048/2021-22 on “Resolution…

RBI provides more credit for intensive sectors like restaurants, hotels, tourism travels, and others

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to open an “On-tap Liquidity Window for Contact-intensive Sectors” aggregating Rs15000 crores till March 31, 2022. These sectors include hotels and restaurants, tourism, rent-a-car service providers. In the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies announced by RBI on 04.06.2021, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that “In order…

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…

Lenders should disclose the aggregate amount to be refunded/adjusted as of March 31, 2021: RBI

Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday asked lending institutions to disclose the aggregate amount to be refunded/adjusted in respect of their borrowers based on the Asset Classification and Income Recognition following the expiry of the Covid-19 regulatory package in their financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2021. The above announcement of the central…

What is the Prime Minister’s New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities?

The “Prime Minister’s New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities” is the revised guidelines of the earlier programme on Credit facilities to the minority community. The objective of the new programme is to ensure that the benefits of various government schemes for the underprivileged reach the disadvantaged sections of the minority communities which are…