National Asset Reconstruction Company to be operational from June: IBA CEO

National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL), the name coined for the bad bank announced in the Budget 2021-22, is expected to be operational in June, 2021.

According to Sunil Mehta, CEO, Indian Banks’ Association, the new entity is being created in collaboration with both public and private sector banks.

Mehta quoted, “Various preparatory work is going on and we hope that it should be operational next month. The biggest advantage of NARCL would be aggregation of identified NPAs (non-performing assets).”

“This is expected to be more efficient in recovery as it will step into the shoes of multiple lenders who currently have different compulsions when it comes to resolving a bad loan,” he further stated.

NARCL will take over identified bad loans of lenders, and the lead bank with offer in hand of NARCL will go for a ‘Swiss Challenge’, where other asset reconstruction players will be invited to better the offer made by a chosen bidder for finding higher valuation of an NPA on sale.

The company will pick up those assets that are 100% provided for by the lenders.

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