RBI Guv Shaktikanta Das rules out asset quality review of NBFCs for now

Even as he reiterated the regulatory resolve to not let any large NBFC fail, Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das Monday ruled out ordering an asset quality review of the systematically important shadow banks for now.
The over 12,000-odd non-banking financial institutions, coupled with their housing finance peers, collectively control a quarter of the credit market, have been under severe stress following the bankruptcy of one of the largest players IL&FS group last September.
The IL&FS group owes close to Rs 1 trillion to the system and more than half of that is to banks, mostly state- owned ones. Its failure has made banks highly risk averse to the NBFC sector, leading to a severe liquidity crunch.
The group is not only under bankruptcy process now but also under many a probe including by the ED, CBI and the SFIO.
Addressing the press on the sidelines of the national banking conference being organised by the industry lobby Ficci, Das ruled out ordering an …

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