Most public sector banks rose at 13:50 IST on BSE on reports the government has sought Parliament's nod for an additional Rs 41,000 crore capital infusion in public sector banks.
Central Bank of India (up 4.83%), United Bank of India (up 2.68%), Bank of Maharashtra (up 2.1%), Corporation Bank (up 2.05%), Bank of India (up 1.69%), Punjab & Sind Bank (up 0.65%), Indian Bank (up 0.58%), Vijaya Bank (up 0.52%), Andhra Bank (up 0.51%), Union Bank of India (up 0.42%), Bank of Baroda (up 0.39%), Syndicate Bank (up 0.27%) and UCO Bank (up 0.25%), edged higher.
The government on Thursday, 20 December 2018, reportedly sought parliament's nod to spend an additional Rs 41,000 crore on recapitalisation of capital-starved public sector banks. This is over and above the Budgeted Rs 65,000 crore fund for the PSU banks in the current financial year. The capital infusion, however, will not entail any cash outgo from the Centre's kitty as it will come through recapitalisation bonds, reports added.
Further, the government sought Parliament approval for an additional net spending of Rs 15065.49 crore during the current fiscal year 2018-19. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the second batch of Supplementary Demand for Grants for 2018-19 involving a gross spending of Rs 85948.86 crore in the Lok Sabha.
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