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National Asset Reconstruction Company to be operational by June: IBA CEO

The new entity is being created in collaboration with both public and private sector banks
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 10.05.21, 01:37 AM

National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL), the name coined for the bad bank announced in Union Budget 2021-22, is expected to be operational in June. 

Bad bank refers to a financial institution that takes over the bad assets of lenders and undertakes resolution. 

The new entity is being created in collaboration with both public and private sector banks, said Sunil Mehta, chief executive officer (CEO) of Indian Banks’ Association.

“Various preparatory work is going on and we hope that it should be operational next month. The biggest advantage of NARCL would be aggregation of identified NPAs (non-performing assets). 

“This is expected to be more efficient in recovery as it will step into the shoes of multiple lenders who currently have different compulsions when it comes to resolving a bad loan,” he said.

NARCL will take over identified bad loans of lenders, Mehta said. He added that the lead bank with offer in hand of NARCL will go for a “Swiss Challenge”, where other asset reconstruction players will be invited to better the offer made by a chosen bidder for finding a higher valuation of an NPA on sale. The company will pick up those assets that are 100 per cent provided for by the lenders, he added. 

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Union Budget 2021-22 had announced that the high level of provisioning by PSU banks calls for measures to clean up the bank books. 



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