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Finmin for extending RBI deadline on Basel III norms 

June 26, 2017

PTI, Economic Times

"The finance ministry has made a case for pushing back the Reserve Bank's deadline for implementing Basel III banking norms in view of higher capital requirement to deal with bad loans which have reached unacceptable levels. 

In a recent meeting with RBI, senior officials from the ministry pitched for deferring the implementation beyond March 2019, saying it will help banks meet the capital needs and increase credit flow to productive sectors along with balance sheet clean-up. 

These global capital to risk norms, called Basel III capital regulation, are being implemented in phased manner by Reserve Bank of India since April 1, 2013. They are to be fully implemented as on March 31, 2019."

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