Banks lost Rs. 2.8 trillion due to loan default of 13 firms: Bank union

Public sector banks have lost nearly Rs 2.85 lakh crore on account of loan dues of 13 corporates even as the banks are used to bail out ailing financial institutions such as Yes Bank and IL&FS, United Forum of Bank Unions alleged.

In press release, UFBU’s Convener B Rambabu said the organisation calls for a two-day all India bank strike on December 16 and 17 protesting against Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 and opposing the centre’s alleged move to privatise PSBs.

According to the statistics given by the UFBU, the 13 corporates’ outstanding dues were at Rs 4,86,800 crore and it was resolved at Rs 1,61,820 crore resulting in a loss of Rs 2,84,980 crore.

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