State-owned Bank of India Saturday said the government has decided to infuse Rs 100.86 billion in the bank as part of Rs 286.15 billion capital infusion to be done in about half a dozen public sector lenders.
The fund infusion would be by way of preferential allotment of shares, it said.
The board of directors would be considering by way of circular resolution on or after January 2, 2019, the proposal for raising capital by this infusion and further issue of equity shares at an appropriate time and other incidental matters, it said.
According to sources, the government has decided to pump Rs 286.15 billion into seven public sector banks (PSBs) through recapitalisation bonds soon.
Out of these seven PSBs, United Bnak of India also announced about the capital infusion communication from the finance ministry.
The government had earlier announced an infusion of Rs 650 billion in PSBs in 2018-19, of which Rs 230 billion has already been disbursed, while Rs 420 billion is remaining.
On December 20, the government sought Parliament's approval for infusion of an additional Rs 410 billion.
The recapitalisation, the finance minister said, would enhance the lending capacity of PSBs and help them come out of the Reserve Bank of India's Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework.
Eleven out of the total 21 PSBs are under the RBI's PCA framework, which imposes lending restrictions on weak banks.
These are Allahabad Bank, United Bank of India, Corporation Bank, IDBI Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Dena Bank and Bank of Maharashtra.