The RBI today tightened the provisioning requirement for banks on certain types of bad and restructured loans as part of its prudential provisioning framework. Banks’ bad loans are classified into three categories — sub-standard, doubtful and loss. The advances classified as ‘sub-standard’ will now attract a provision of 15 per cent as against the existing 10 per cent, the apex bank said in its monetary policy statement for FY12 here.
However, a provision of 40 per cent has been prescribed for the secured portion of advances which remained in the ‘doubtful’ category for more than one-year but up to three years. The existing provision is 30 per cent.
In the case of restructured accounts classified as standard advances, provisioning has been increased to 2 per cent in the first two years from the date of restructuring as against the existing range of 0.