Four state-owned banks –- Sonali Bank, Rupali Bank, Janata Bank and Basic Bank— are facing a capital deficit of Tk 7626.23 crore, Finance Minister AMA Muhith told Parliament on Monday.
Among the 57 banks in the country, the four state-owned banks and three private banks face the capital crisis as per the data collected on September 30, 2017, he said while responding to a tabled starred question from independent MP Md Abdul Matin (Maulvibazar-2).
“The amount of capital deficit in the four state-owned banks is Tk 7626.23 crore and that in three private banks is Tk 1791.20 crore. So, the total capital deficit in the (seven) banks is Tk 9417.43 crore,” said the Finance Minister.
The three private banks are Bangladesh Commerce Bank, Farmers Bank and ICB Bank.
The capital deficit is Tk 3,140.41 crore in Sonali Bank, while Tk 2,522.99 crore in Basic Bank, Tk 1,272.93 crore in Janata Bank and Tk 689.90 crore in Rupali Bank.
Among the private banks, the capital deficit is Tk 1,485.13 crore in ICB Islami Bank, while Tk 231.31 crore in Bangladesh Commerce Bank and Tk 74.76 crore in the Farmers Bank.