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  Business   Economy  14 Dec 2018  Reduce number, weight of government mandates for PSBs: Rajan

Reduce number, weight of government mandates for PSBs: Rajan

PTI
Published : Dec 14, 2018, 10:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 14, 2018, 10:03 am IST

PSBs still not adequately professionalised and there is a need to substantially improve risk management.

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.
 Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

New Delhi: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said there is need to reduce uncompensated government mandates imposed on public sector banks (PSBs).

"This is lazy government – if an action is worth doing, it should be paid out of budgetary resources. It also is against the interests of minority shareholders in PSBs," he said here.

 

 The government should incentivise all banks to take up activities it thinks desirable, not impose it on a few, especially as the privileges associated with a banking license diminish, he said.

Along these lines, requirements that banks mandatorily invest in government bonds (the SLR requirement) should continue to be reduced, substituting instead with the liquidity coverage ratios and net stable funding ratios set by Basel, he added. He further said public sector banks still not adequately professionalised and there is a need to substantially improve risk management.

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