Banking Term: Non Performing Assets

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Created On: Jan 15, 2015 17:01 IST

Non Performing Assets are those assets, which become non performing when it ceases to generate income for the bank. Nonperforming Asset becomes loan or an advance where

  • Interest and/or installment of principal remain overdue for a period of more than 90 days in respect of a term loan,
  • The account remains ‘out of order’ for a period of more than 90 days, in respect of an Overdraft/Cash Credit (OD/CC),
  •  The bill remains overdue for a period of more than 90 days in the case of bills purchased and discounted,
  •  Interest and/or installment of principal remains overdue for two harvest seasons but for a period not exceeding two half years in the case of an advance granted for agricultural purposes, and
  •  Any amount to be received remains overdue for a period of more than 90 days in respect of other accounts.
  •  Non submission of Stock Statements for 3 Continuous Quarters in case of Cash Credit Facility.
  • No active transactions in the account (Cash Credit/Over Draft/EPC/PCFC) for more than 91days


Bad advances of a Bank are called _____?

(1) Bad debt      

(2) Book debt

(3) Non Performing Asset

(4) Out of order accounts            

(5) Overdrawn accounts

Ans. 3

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