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StatsGuru: Tracking the financial health of lenders

Overthepastyear,bothprivateandpublicsectorbanks(PSBs),proddedbytheReserveBankofIndia,havebeenaggressiveinrecognisingthetrueextentofbadloansplaguingthesystem.AsshowninChart1,grossnon-performingassets(GNPAs)ofthebankingsystemroseto8.5percentattheendofthefirstquarterin2016-17. But,thedivergencebetweenbadloansofpublicandprivatebanksisstaggering.TheGNPAsofprivatebanksroseto2.9percentattheendofthefirstquarterofFY17.Bycomparison,GNPAsofPSBssoaredto10.4percentoverthesameperiod. Theonlysilver ...