(The Gist of PIB) Consolidation in Public Sector Banks [MARCH-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Consolidation
in Public Sector Banks
Consolidation in Public Sector Banks
The amalgamation would be effective from 1.4.2020 and would result in
creation of seven large PSBs with scale and national reach with each
amalgamated entity having a business of over Rupees Eight lakh crore.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the mega
consolidation of ten PSBs into four which include the –
Amalgamation of Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India into
Punjab National Bank
Amalgamation of Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank
Amalgamation of Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank into Union Bank of
Amalgamation of Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank
The Mega consolidation would help create banks with scale comparable to
global banks and capable of competing effectively in India and globally.
Greater scale and synergy through consolidation would lead to cost
benefits which should enable the PSBs enhance their competitiveness and
positively impact the Indian banking system.
In addition, consolidation would also provide impetus to amalgamated
entities by increasing their ability to support larger ticket-size lending
and have competitive operations by virtue of greater financial capacity.
The adoption of best practices across amalgamating entities would enable
the banks improve their cost efficiency and risk management, and also boost
the goal of financial inclusion through wider reach.
With the adoption of technologies across the amalgamating banks, access
to a wider talent pool, and a larger database, PSBs would be in a position
to gain competitive advantage by leveraging analytics in a rapidly
digitalising banking landscape.