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Understanding Priority Sector Lending - 2

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Priority Sector Lending (PSL) is a critical piece of compliance required in the Indian Banking and Finance industry. This presentation (along with the part 1, posted earlier gives a quick overview of the priority sector lending concepts. The regulation for PSL is quite clear and increasingly Banks are mandated by the regulator - RBI to ensure compliance to PSL. Brought to you by www.sineedge.com

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Priority Sector Lending (PSL) in Banking 
industry
INTRODUCTION 
• Banks are catalysts in development of various sectors in 
economy 
• In a developing economy some sectors of society need special 
& priority attention as they are starved for capital. 
• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has clearly specified the 
sectors that are termed the priority sectors 
• These sectors are termed the ‘Priority Sectors’ 
• The lending that is done to them is referred to as ‘Priority 
2 
Sector Lending’ 
• RBI has come out with its policies, whereby it makes it 
compulsory for Banks to take credit exposure on Priority 
Sector. 
• This explains the need for PSL by Commercial Banks
Where it all began - Conception of PSL 
Meeting of National Credit Council held in July 1968. 
Emphasis laid on Commercial Banks to 
increase their involvement in financing of 
Priority Sector. 
Priority Sector Broadly defined to include 
Agriculture & Small Scale Industries. 
3
Where it all began - Conception of PSL 
Report submitted by Informal Study Group (constituted by RBI in May 
1971) on statistics relating to advances to Priority sector in 1972 
Description of Priority Sector Formalized 
1. RBI, prescribed a modified return for reporting 
priority sector advances 
2. Certain guidelines were issued in this connection 
indicating the scope of the items to be included 
under the various categories of priority sector 
4
Where it all began - Conception of PSL 
5 
Share in Priority Sector Lending 
Banks were advised to raise share of Priority Sector 
lending in their aggregate lending to 33.33% by 
March 1979. 
1. It was agreed at a meeting of the Union Finance Minister 
with the CEOs of Public Sector Banks to increase this lending 
to 40% by March 1985. 
2. Subsequently all commercial banks were advised to 
increase their lending to this sector to 40% by March 1985.
Categories of Priority Sector 
As per revised guidelines with effect from 20th July 2012 
6 
AGRICULTURE 
MICRO & SMALL ENTERPRISES 
EDUCATION 
HOUSING 
EXPORT CREDIT 
OTHERS

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Understanding Priority Sector Lending - 2

  • 1. Priority Sector Lending (PSL) in Banking industry
  • 2. INTRODUCTION • Banks are catalysts in development of various sectors in economy • In a developing economy some sectors of society need special & priority attention as they are starved for capital. • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has clearly specified the sectors that are termed the priority sectors • These sectors are termed the ‘Priority Sectors’ • The lending that is done to them is referred to as ‘Priority 2 Sector Lending’ • RBI has come out with its policies, whereby it makes it compulsory for Banks to take credit exposure on Priority Sector. • This explains the need for PSL by Commercial Banks
  • 3. Where it all began - Conception of PSL Meeting of National Credit Council held in July 1968. Emphasis laid on Commercial Banks to increase their involvement in financing of Priority Sector. Priority Sector Broadly defined to include Agriculture & Small Scale Industries. 3
  • 4. Where it all began - Conception of PSL Report submitted by Informal Study Group (constituted by RBI in May 1971) on statistics relating to advances to Priority sector in 1972 Description of Priority Sector Formalized 1. RBI, prescribed a modified return for reporting priority sector advances 2. Certain guidelines were issued in this connection indicating the scope of the items to be included under the various categories of priority sector 4
  • 5. Where it all began - Conception of PSL 5 Share in Priority Sector Lending Banks were advised to raise share of Priority Sector lending in their aggregate lending to 33.33% by March 1979. 1. It was agreed at a meeting of the Union Finance Minister with the CEOs of Public Sector Banks to increase this lending to 40% by March 1985. 2. Subsequently all commercial banks were advised to increase their lending to this sector to 40% by March 1985.
  • 6. Categories of Priority Sector As per revised guidelines with effect from 20th July 2012 6 AGRICULTURE MICRO & SMALL ENTERPRISES EDUCATION HOUSING EXPORT CREDIT OTHERS
  • 7. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Domestic and Foreign banks in India CATEGORY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL BANKS AND FOREIGN BANKS WITH >= 20 BRANCHES FOREIGN BRANCHES WITH < 20 BRANCHES Total priority sector target 40% of ANBC* OR Credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet exposure # (Whichever is higher) 32% of ANBC* OR Credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet exposure # (Whichever is higher) • ADJUSTED NET BANK CREDIT. Please see the Detailed Explanation of ANBC here = > http://www.sineedge.com/blog/understanding/ 7
  • 8. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Domestic and Foreign banks in India CATEGORY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL BANKS AND FOREIGN BANKS WITH >= 20 BRANCHES FOREIGN BRANCHES WITH < 20 BRANCHES Total Agriculture sector target 18% of ANBC* OR Credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet exposure (Whichever is higher) No specific target – forms part of total priority sector target Notes : 1. Indirect lending in excess of 4.5% of ANBC or credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposure, whichever is higher, will not be reckoned for computing achievement under 18 % target . 2. However, all agricultural loans under the categories 'direct' and 'indirect' will be reckoned in computing achievement under the overall priority sector target of 40 %. • ADJUSTED NET BANK CREDIT. Please see the Detailed Explanation of ANBC here = > http://www.sineedge.com/blog/understanding/ 8
  • 9. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Domestic and Foreign banks in India CATEGORY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL BANKS AND FOREIGN BANKS WITH >= 20 BRANCHES FOREIGN BRANCHES WITH < 20 BRANCHES Micro & Small Enterprises All lending included in overall PSL target of 40% No specific target – forms part of total priority sector target 40% of advance to this category to go to following: • Micro (Mfg) Enterprises with investment in P&M upto 10 Lacs. • Micro (service) enterprises having investment in equipment up to Rs. 4 lakh 20% of advance to this category to go to following: • Micro (Mfg) enterprises with investment in P&M above Rs.10 lakh and up to Rs.25 lakh • Micro (service) enterprises with investment in equipment above Rs.4 lakh and up to Rs.10 lakh • ADJUSTED NET BANK CREDIT. Please see the Detailed Explanation of ANBC here = > http://www.sineedge.com/blog/understanding/ 9
  • 10. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Domestic and Foreign banks in India CATEGORY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL BANKS AND FOREIGN BANKS WITH >= 20 BRANCHES FOREIGN BRANCHES WITH < 20 BRANCHES Export Credit Export credit is not a separate category. Export credit to eligible activities under agriculture and MSE will be reckoned for priority sector lending under respective categories. No specific target – forms part of total priority sector target
  • 11. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Domestic and Foreign banks in India CATEGORY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL BANKS AND FOREIGN BANKS WITH >= 20 BRANCHES FOREIGN BRANCHES WITH < 20 BRANCHES Advances to weaker sections 10 % of ANBC* Or Credit equivalent amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposure, whichever is higher. No specific target – forms part of total priority sector target • ADJUSTED NET BANK CREDIT. Please see the Detailed Explanation of ANBC here = > http://www.sineedge.com/blog/understanding/ 11
  • 12. Targets for Priority Sector Lending for Foreign banks in India with > = 20 For foreign banks with > = 20 branches, Priority Sector Targets and sub-targets have to be achieved within a maximum period of five years starting from April 1, 2013 and ending on March 31, 2018 as per the action plans submitted by them as approved by RBI. Any subsequent reference to these banks in the circular, will be in accordance to the approved plans. 12 branches
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