Stressed Assets and Banking in India

20 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2016

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Charan Singh

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Jagvinder Brar

KPMG, India

Date Written: April 7, 2016


Stressed assets have been rising rapidly in India, mainly in public sector banks. A number of factors can be identified that have led to this situation. These include global slow down, governance related issues, political factors as well as mal-intentions and misconduct. Consequently, significant losses are incurred by the public as well as the Union Government which basically owns public sector banks. The chances of misconduct are substantially large in case of infrastructure project especially under public private partnership. There is need to take this opportunity to undertake extensive research into the factors which have led to deteriorating asset quality in public sector banks.

Keywords: Non-performing assets, stressed assets, bank frauds, PPP delivery models

Suggested Citation

Singh, Charan and Brar, Jagvinder, Stressed Assets and Banking in India (April 7, 2016). IIM Bangalore Research Paper No. 507, Available at SSRN: or

Charan Singh (Contact Author)

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Jagvinder Brar

KPMG, India ( email )

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Mumbai, Mumbai 400011

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