View of IMF Regarding Consolidation of Banks
The Raghuram Rajan Committee, in general, has recommended to encourage, but not force, consolidation amongst Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The Committee has observed that given the fragmented nature of the Indian banking system and the small size of the typical bank, some consolidation may be in order for banks that aim to play on a larger stage. Government is of the view that the initiatives for consolidation amongst the PSBs should emanate from the management of the banks themselves with Government playing a supportive role as the common stakeholder.
The Government has not received any specific view on consolidation of banks from World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
This information was given by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question raised in Rajya Sabha today.