More details on RBI’s annual report 2019-20
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Economy
- Recently, the RBI has released its annual report for 2019-2020.
- Temporary prohibition on loan instalments, postponement of interest payments and restructuring initiatives taken by RBI during Covid-19 pandemic have prevented a big spike in NPAs till now.
- Bank credit growth has slowed significantly in 2020 despite the RBI’s efforts to infuse liquidity into the banking system.
- Frauds reported by banks of Rs.1,00,000 and above value have more than doubled (28% increase) in FY 2019-20.
- The public sector banks accounted for most of these frauds (80%).
- The rural demand fared better than urban areas due to the increased pace of kharif sowing.
- In Hospitality, hotels and restaurants, airlines and tourism sectors, employment losses are more severe than in other areas.
- Inflation may remain high in the second quarter of 2020-21.
- Currency notes of ₹2,000 denomination were not printed in 2019-20 and the circulation of these notes have declined over the year.
- Compared to the previous year, there was an increase in counterfeit notes detected in the denominations of ₹10, ₹50, ₹200 and ₹500.
- Counterfeit notes detected in the denominations of ₹20, ₹100 and ₹ 2,000 declined.
Suggestions Made by RBI:
- Targeted public investment along with asset monetisation and privatisation of major ports.
- Apex authorities to drive structural reforms and speedier implementation of infra projects.
- Recapitalisation of public sector banks,.
- Deep-seated and wide-ranging reforms to regain losses.