Listing out the slew of reforms taken in the banking sector, he said, "we have adopted the four R approach to resolve the balance sheet issues of banks: recognising, resolving and recovering, recapitalising and reforms".
As a result, bad loans have come down from Rs 10.36 lakh crore in March 2018 to Rs 9.38 lakh crore in March 2019 system-wide, while for public sector banks, the same has come down to Rs 7.9 lakh crore from Rs 8.96 lakh crore.
He also asked banks to genuine commercial decisions without fear of witch-hunt later.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Bank managing director Rajkiran Rai G said, through the hundred years journey, the bank has been serving national priorities.
The bank launched three new products--Union Sampurna- a technology to provide one-stop solution for farm sector; e- way bills and an ATM geo-locator.