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Accounting Policies of Punjab National Bank Company

Mar 31, 2017

The financial statements have been prepared on historical cost basis and conform, in all material aspects, to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India unless otherwise stated encompassing applicable statutory provisions, regulatory norms prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), circulars and guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI'') from time to time, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Accounting Standards (AS) and pronouncements issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and prevailing practices in Banking industry in India.

In respect of foreign offices, statutory provisions and practices prevailing in respective foreign countries are complied with except as specified elsewhere.

The financial statements have been prepared on going concern basis with accrual concept and in accordance with the accounting policies and practices consistently followed unless otherwise stated

2. Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements requires the management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as on date of the financial statements and the reported income and expenses for the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable.

Future results could differ from these estimates.

Difference between the actual results and estimates is recognized in the period in which the results are known / materialized.

Any revision to the accounting estimates is recognized prospectively in the current and future periods unless otherwise stated.

3. REVENUE RECOGNITION

3.1 Income & expenditure (other than items referred to in paragraph 3.5) are generally accounted for on accrual basis.

3.2 Income from Non- Performing Assets (NPAs), comprising of advances, and investments, is recognized upon realization, as per the prudential norms prescribed by the RBI/ respective country regulators in the case of foreign offices (hereafter collectively referred to as Regulatory Authorities).

3.3 Recoveries in NPA accounts (irrespective of the mode / status / stage of recovery actions) are appropriated in the following order of priority : -

a) Expenditure/out of pocket expenses incurred for recovery (earlier recorded in memorandum dues);

b) Principal irregularities i.e. NPA outstanding in the account.

c) Towards the interest irregularities/accrued interest.

3.4 The sale of NPA is accounted as per guidelines prescribed by RBI and as disclosed under Para 5.4.

3.5 Commission (excluding on Government Business), interest on overdue bills, exchange, locker rent, income from merchant banking transactions and Income on Rupee Derivatives designated as “Trading” are accounted for on realization and insurance claims are accounted for on settlement.

3.6 In case of suit filed accounts, related legal and other expenses incurred are charged to Profit & Loss Account and on recovery the same are accounted for as such.

3.7 Income from interest on refund of income tax is accounted for in the year the order is passed by the concerned authority.

3.8 Lease payments including cost escalation for assets taken on operating lease are recognized in the Profit and Loss Account over the lease term in accordance with the AS 19 (Leases) issued by ICAI.

3.9 Provision for Reward Points on Debit/Credit cards is made based on the accumulated outstanding points in each category.

3.10 Interest on unpaid and unclaimed matured term deposits is accounted for at savings bank rate.

3.11 Dividend is accounted for as and when the right to receive the dividend is established.

4. INVESTMENTS

4.1 The transactions in Securities are recorded on “Settlement Date”.

4.2 Investments are classified into six categories as stipulated in form A of the third schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

4.3 Investments have been categorized into "Held to Maturity", "Available for Sale" and "Held for Trading" in terms of RBI guidelines as under:

(a) Securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to hold till maturity are classified under "Held to Maturity".

(b) The securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to trade by taking advantages of short-term price/ interest rate movements are classified under “Held for Trading”.

(c) The securities, which do not fall within the above two categories, are classified under "Available for Sale"

4.4 Investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates are classified as HTM.

4.5 Transfer of securities from one category to another is carried out at the lower of acquisition cost/ book value/ market value on the date of transfer. The depreciation, if any, on such transfer is fully provided for.

However, transfer of securities from HTM category to AFS category is carried out on book value. After transfer, these securities are immediately revalued and resultant depreciation, if any, is provided.

An investment is classified as HTM, HFT or AFS at the time of its purchase and subsequent shifting amongst categories is done in conformity with regulatory guidelines.

4.6 In determining acquisition cost of an investment

a. Brokerage / commission received on subscription is deducted from the cost of securities.

b. Brokerage, commission, Securities Transaction Tax (STT) etc. paid in connection with acquisition of securities are treated as revenue expenses upfront and excluded from cost.

c. Interest accrued up to the date of acquisition/sale of securities i.e. broken — period interest is excluded from the acquisition cost/sale consideration and the same is accounted in interest accrued but not due account.

d. Cost is determined on the weighted average cost method for all categories of investments.

4.7 Investments are valued as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines, on the following basis:

Held to Maturity

i) Investments under "Held to Maturity "category are carried at acquisition cost.

Wherever the book value is higher than the face value/ redemption value, the premium is amortized over the remaining period to maturity on straight line basis. Such amortization of premium is reflected in Interest Earned under the head “ Income on investments” as a deduction.

ii) Investments in subsidiaries/joint ventures/associates are valued at carrying cost less diminution, other than temporary in nature for each investment individually.

iii) Investments in sponsored regional rural banks are valued at carrying cost.

iv) Investment in Venture Capital is valued at carrying cost.

v) Equity shares held in HTM category are valued at carrying cost.

The above valuation in category of Available for Sale and Held for Trading is done scrip wise on quarterly basis and depreciation/appreciation is aggregated for each classification. Net depreciation for each classification, if any, is provided for while net appreciation is ignored. On provision for depreciation, the book value of the individual security remains unchanged after marking to market.

4.8 Investments are subject to appropriate provisioning/ de-recognition of income, in line with the prudential norms of Reserve Bank of India for NPI classification. The depreciation/provision in respect of non-performing securities is not set off against the appreciation in respect of the other performing securities. For NPI in preference share, debentures and bonds, in addition to valuation as above, further provision is made on Sub-standard and Doubtful assets as per NPA provisioning norms.

If any credit facility availed by an entity is NPA in the books of the Bank, investment in any of the securities issued by the same entity would also be treated as NPI and vice versa. However, in respect of NPI preference share where the dividend is not paid, the corresponding credit facility is not treated as NPA.

4.9 Profit or loss on sale of investments in any category is taken to Profit and Loss account but, in case of profit on sale of investments in "Held to Maturity" category, an equivalent amount (net of taxes and amount required to be transferred to Statutory Reserve) is appropriated to "Capital Reserve Account"

4.10 Securities repurchased/resold under buy back arrangement are accounted for at original cost.

4.11 The securities sold and purchased under Repo/Reverse Repo are accounted as Collateralized lending and borrowing transactions. However, securities are transferred as in the case of normal outright sale/purchase transactions and such movement of securities is reflected using the Repo/ Reverse Repo Accounts and Contra entries. The above entries are reversed on the date of maturity. Costs and revenues are accounted as interest expenditure/income, as the case may be. Balance in Repo Account is classified under schedule 4 (Borrowings) and balance in Reverse Repo Account is classified under Schedule7 (Balance with Banks and Money at Call & Short Notice).The same is also applicable to LAF with RBI.

4.12 The derivatives transactions are undertaken for trading or hedging purposes. Trading transactions are marked to market. As per RBI guidelines, different categories of swaps are valued as under: -

Hedge Swaps

Interest rate swaps which hedge interest bearing asset or liability are accounted for on accrual basis except the swaps designated with an asset or liability that are carried at market value or lower of cost in the financial statement.

Gain or losses on the termination of swaps are recognized over the shorter of the remaining contractual life of the swap or the remaining life of the asset/ liabilities.

Trading Swaps

Trading swap transactions are marked to market with changes recorded in the financial statements.

Exchange Traded Derivatives entered into for trading purposes are valued at prevailing market rates based on rates given by the Exchange and the resultant gains and losses are recognized in the Profit and Loss Account.

4.13 Foreign currency options

Foreign currency options written by the bank with a back-to-back contract with another bank are not marked to market since there is no market risk.

Premium received is held as a liability and transferred to the Profit and Loss Account on maturity/cancellation.

5. LOANS / ADVANCES AND PROVISIONS THEREON:

5.1 Advances are classified as performing and nonperforming assets; provisions are made in accordance with prudential norms prescribed by RBI.

5.1 (a) Advances are classified : Standard, Sub Standard, Doubtful and Loss assets borrower wise.

5.1 (b) Advances are stated net of specific loan loss provisions, provision for diminution in fair value of restructured advances.

5.2 In respect of foreign offices, the classification of loans and advances and provisions for NPAs are made as per the local regulations or as per the norms of RBI, whichever is more stringent.

Loans and advances held at the overseas branches that are identified as impaired as per host country regulations for reasons other than record of recovery, but which are standard as per the extant RBI guidelines, are classified as NPAs to the extent of amount outstanding in the host country.

5.3 Financial Assets sold are recognized as under:

(a) For Sale of financial assets sold to SCs/RCs

(i) If the sale to SCs/RCs is at a price below the Net Book Value (NBV), (i.e. Book Value less provisions held), the shortfall should be debited to the Profit & Loss account of that year. Bank can also use countercyclical / floating provisions for meeting the shortfall on sale of NPAs i.e when the sale is at a price below the NBV.

However, for assets sold on or after 26.02.2014 and up to 31.03.2016, as incentive for early sale of NPAs, bank can spread over any shortfall, if the sale value is lower than the NBV, over a period of two years. However, assets sold from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2017, shortfall is to be amortized over a period of only four quarters from the quarter, in which the sale took place.

(ii) If the sale is for a value higher than the NBV, Bank can reverse the excess provision on sale of NPAs to its profit and loss account in the year, the amounts are received. However, Bank can reverse excess provision (when the sale is for a value higher than the NBV) arising out of sale of NPAs, only when the cash received (by way of initial consideration and/ or redemption of SRs/PTCs) is higher than the NBV of the asset. Further, reversal of excess provision will be limited to the extent to which cash received exceeds the NBV of the asset.

(b) For Sale of financial assets sold to Other Banks/NBFCs/ FIs etc.

(i) In case the sale is at a price below the Net Book Value (NBV) i.e. Book Value less provision held, the shortfall should be debited to the Profit & Loss A/c of that year.

(ii) In case the sale is for a value higher than the Net Book Value (NBV) i.e. Book Value less provision held, the excess provision shall not be reversed but will be utilized to meet the shortfall/loss on account of sale of other NPAs.

The Bank considers a restructured account as one where the Bank, for economic or legal reasons relating to the borrower''s financial difficulty, grants to the borrower concessions that the Bank would not otherwise consider. Restructuring would normally involve modification of terms of the advance / securities, which would generally include, among others, alteration of repayment period / repayable amount / the amount of installments / rate of interest (due to reasons other than competitive reasons). Restructured accounts are classified as such by the Bank only upon approval and implementation of the restructuring package. Necessary provision for diminution in the fair value of a restructured account is made.

5.4 For restructured/rescheduled advances, provisions are made in accordance with guidelines issued by RBI.

In respect of non-performing loans and advances accounts subjected to restructuring, the account is upgraded to standard only after the specified period i.e. a period of one year after the date when first payment of interest or of principal, whichever is later, falls due, subject to satisfactory performance of the account during the period.

5.5 In addition to the specific provision on NPAs, general provisions are also made for standard assets as per extant RBI Guidelines. These provisions are reflected in Schedule 5 of the Balance Sheet under the head “Other Liabilities & Provisions - Others” and are not considered for arriving at the Net NPAs.

5.6 In accordance with RBI guidelines, accelerated provision is made on non-performing advances which were not earlier reported by the Bank as Special Mention Account under “SMA-2” category to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC). Accelerated provision is also made on non-performing advances which are erstwhile SMA-2 accounts with Aggregate Exposure (AE) '' 1,000 million or above and Joint Lenders'' Forum (JLF) is not formed or they fail to agree upon a common Corrective Action Plan (CAP) within the stipulated time frame.

Amounts recovered against debts written-off in earlier years and provisions no longer considered necessary in the context of the current status of the borrower are recognized in the profit and loss account.

5.7 Provision for Country Exposure:

In addition to the specific provisions held according to the asset classification status, provisions are also made for individual country exposures (other than the home country). Countries are categorized into seven risk categories, namely, insignificant, low, moderately Low, moderate, moderately high, high & very high and provisioning made as per extant RBI guidelines. If the country exposure (net) of the Bank in respect of each country does not exceed 1% of the total funded assets, no provision is maintained on such country exposures. The provision is reflected in Schedule 5 of the Balance Sheet under the “Other liabilities & Provisions - Others”.

5.8 An additional provision of 2% ( in addition to country risk provision that is applicable to all overseas exposures) against standard assets representing all exposures to step down subsidiaries of Indian Corporate has been made to cover the additional risk arising from complexity in the structure, location of different intermediary entities in different jurisdictions exposing the Indian Company, and hence the Bank, to a greater political and regulatory risk. (As per RBI Cir.No. RBI/2015.16/279 DBR.IBD.BC No. 68/23.37.001/2015-16 dated 31.12.2015).

6. FIXED ASSETS

6.1 Fixed assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation/amortization, wherever applicable, except those premises, which have been revalued. The appreciation on revaluation is credited to revaluation reserve and incremental depreciation attributable to the revalued amount is deducted there from.

6.2 Software is capitalized and clubbed under Intangible assets.

6.3 Cost includes cost of purchase and all expenditure such as site preparation, installation costs and professional fees incurred on the asset till the time of capitalization. Subsequent expenditure/s incurred on the assets are capitalized only when it increases the future benefits from such assets or their functioning capability.

6.4 DEPRECIATION

A. Depreciation on assets (including land where value is not separable) is provided on straight-line method based on estimated life of the asset, except in respect of computers where it is calculated on the straight-line method, at the rates prescribed by RBI.

C. Depreciation on fresh additions to assets other than bank''s own premises is provided from the month in which the assets are put to use and in the case of assets sold/ disposed off during the year, up to the month preceding the month in which it is sold/ disposed off.

D. The depreciation on bank''s own premises existing at the close of the year is charged for full year. The construction cost is depreciated only when the building is complete in all respects. Where the cost of land and building cannot be separately ascertained, depreciation is provided on the composite cost, at the rate applicable to buildings.

E. In respect of leasehold premises, the lease premium, if any, is amortized over the period of lease and the lease rent is charged in the respective year(s).


Mar 31, 2015

1. AS 23- Accounting for Investments in Associates in Consolidated financial Statements

Since Investments of the bank in its Associates are participative in nature and the Bank having the power to exercise significant influence on their activities , such Investments are recognized in the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Bank.

2. AS 24 - Discontinuing Operations

During the period from 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015, the bank has not discontinued operations of any of its branches, which resulted in shedding of liability and realization of the assets and no decision has been finalized to discontinue an operation in its entirety which will have the above effect.

3. AS 25- Interim Financial reporting

The Bank is adopting the format prescribed by the RBI for the purpose of half yearly review of its accounts as per RBI Circular No. DBS.ARS.No.BC 13/08.91.001/2000-01 dated 17th May 2001.

4. AS 28 - Impairment of Assets

A substantial portion of the bank''s assets comprise of ''financial assets'' to which Accounting Standard 28 ''Impairment of Assets'' is not applicable. In the opinion of the bank, there is no impairment of its assets (to which the standard applies) to any material extent as at 31.03.2015 requiring recognition in terms of the said standard.

5. AS-29 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets i) Movement of provisions for liabilities*


Mar 31, 2013

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION

The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis and conform, in all material aspects, to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India which encompasses applicable statutory provisions, regulatory norms prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Accounting Standards (AS) and pronouncements issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and prevailing practices in Banking industry in India.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements requires the management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as of date of the financial statements and the reported income and expenses for the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable.

2. METHOD OF ACCOUNTING

The Financial Statements have been prepared on the going concern basis with accrual concept and in accordance with the accounting policies and practices consistently followed unless otherwise stated.

3. FIXED ASSETS

3.1 Fixed assets are stated at historical cost except those premises, which have been revalued. The appreciation on revaluation is credited to revaluation reserve and incremental depreciation attributable to the revalued amount is deducted there from.

3.2 a. Depreciation on assets (including land where value is not separable) are provided on straight-line method based on estimated life of the asset.

b. Depreciation on assets has been provided at the rates furnished on next page:-

c. Depreciation on fresh additions to assets other than bank''s own premises is provided from the month in which the assets are put to use and in the case of assets sold/disposed off during the year, up to the month preceding the month in which it is sold/ disposed off.

The depreciation on bank''s own premises existing at the close of the year is charged for full year. The construction cost is depreciated only when the building is complete in all respects.

4. ADVANCES

4.1 Advances are classified as performing and non- performing assets; provisions are made in accordance with prudential norms prescribed by RBI.

4.2 Advances are stated net of provisions in respect of non-performing assets.

4.3 Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

a Advances are classified under categories in line with those of Indian Offices. b Provisions in respect of advances are made as per the local law requirements or as per the norms of RBI, whichever is higher.

4.4. Financial Assets sold are recognized as under:

a. In case the sale is at a price lower than the Net Book Value (NBV) the shortfall is charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

b. In case the sale is at a price higher than the NBV, the surplus provision is retained to meet shortfall/ loss on account of sale of other non-performing financial assets.

4.5 For restructured/rescheduled advances, provisions are made in accordance with guidelines issued by RBI.

5. INVESTMENTS

5.1 Investments are classified into six categories as stipulated in form A of the third schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

5.2 Investments have been categorized into "Held to Maturity", "Available for Sale" and "Held for Trading" in terms of RBI guidelines. Securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to hold till maturity is classified under "Held to Maturity".

5.3 The securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to trade by taking advantage of short-term price/ interest rate movements are classified under "Held for Trading".

5.4 The securities, which do not fall within the above two categories, are classified under "Available for Sale".

5.5 Transfer of securities from one category to another is carried out at the lower of acquisition cost/ book value/ market value on the date of transfer. The depreciation, if any, on such transfer is fully provided for.

5.6 In determining acquisition cost of an investment

a. Brokerage / commission received on subscription is deducted from the cost of securities.

b. Brokerage, commission etc. paid in connection with acquisition of securities are treated as revenue expenses.

c. Interest accrued up to the date of acquisition of securities i.e. broken - period interest is excluded from the acquisition cost and the same is accounted in interest accrued but not due account.

5.7 Investments are valued as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines, on the following basis:

Held to Maturity

i) Investments under " Held to Maturity " category are carried at acquisition cost. Wherever the book value is higher than the face value/redemption value, the premium is amortized over the remaining period to maturity.

ii) Investments in subsidiaries/joint ventures/ associates are valued at carrying cost less diminution, other than temporary, in nature.

iii) Investments in sponsored regional rural banks are valued at carrying cost.

iv) Investment in venture capital is valued at carrying cost.

The above valuation in category of Available for Sale and Held for Trading are done scrip wise and depreciation / appreciation is aggregated for each classification. Net depreciation for each classification if any is provided for while net appreciation is ignored.

5.8 Investments are subject to appropriate provisioning/ de-recognition of income, in line with the prudential norms of Reserve Bank of India for NPI classification. The depreciation/provision in respect of non- performing securities is not set off against the appreciation in respect of the other performing securities.

5.9 Profit or loss on sale of investments in any category is taken to Profit and Loss account but, in case of profit on sale of investments in "Held to Maturity" category, an equivalent amount is appropriated to "Capital Reserve Account".

5.10 Securities repurchased/resold under buy back arrangement are accounted for at original cost.

5.11 The derivatives transactions are undertaken for trading or hedging purposes. Trading transactions are marked to market. As per RBI guidelines, different category of swaps are valued as under: -

Hedge Swaps

Interest rate swaps which hedges interest bearing asset or liability is accounted for on accrual basis except the swap designated with an asset or liability that is carried at market value or lower of cost in the financial statement.

Gain or losses on the termination of swaps are recognized over the shorter of the remaining contractual life of the swap or the remaining life of the asset/ liabilities.

Trading Swaps

Trading swap transactions are marked to market with changes recorded in the financial statements.

5.12 Foreign currency options

Foreign currency options written by the bank with a back- to-back contract with another bank is not marked to market since there is no market risk.

Premium received is held as a liability and transferred to the Profit and Loss Account on maturity/cancellation.

6. TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS & BALANCES:

a) Except advances of erstwhile London branches which are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of parking in India, all other monetary assets and liabilities, guarantees, acceptances, endorsements and other obligations are translated in Indian Rupee equivalent at the exchange rates prevailing at the end of the year as per Foreign Exchange Dealers'' Association of India (FEDAI) guidelines.

b) Non-monetary items other than fixed assets are translated at exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

c) Forward exchange contracts are translated at the year end rates notified by FEDAI and the resultant Gain/ loss on evaluation is taken to profit & Loss Account.

d) Income and expenditure items are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

e) Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

(i) Operations of foreign branches and off shore banking unit are classified as "Non-integral foreign operations" and operations of representative offices abroad are classified as "integral foreign operations".

(ii) Foreign currency transactions of integral foreign operations and non-integral foreign operations are accounted for as prescribed by AS-11.

(iii) Exchange Fluctuation on Profit / loss of non- integral operations are credited /debited to exchange fluctuation reserve.

7. TAXES ON INCOME

Current tax is determined on the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and accordingly provision for tax is made.

The deferred tax charge or credit is recognized using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the Balance Sheet date. In terms of Accounting Standard 22 issued by ICAI, provision for deferred tax liability is made on the basis of review at each Balance Sheet date and deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realization of such assets in future. Deferred tax assets/ liabilities are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date based on developments during the year.

8. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

- PROVIDENT FUND:

Provident fund is a defined contribution scheme as the Bank pays fixed contribution at pre-determined rates. The obligation of the Bank is limited to such fixed contribution. The contributions are charged to Profit & Loss A/c.

- GRATUITY:

Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- PENSION:

Pension liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- COMPENSATED ABSENCES:

Accumulating compensated absences such as Privilege Leave (PL) and Sick Leave (including un- availed casual leave) is provided for based on actuarial valuation.

- OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Other Employee benefits such as Leave Fare Concession (LFC), Silver jubilee award, Medical Benefits etc. are provided for based on actuarial valuation.

In respect of overseas branches and offices, the benefits in respect of employees other than those on deputation are accounted for as per laws prevailing in the respective countries.

9. IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS

Impairment loss, if any, is recognised in accordance with the accounting standard issued in this regard by ICAI and impairment loss on any revalued asset is treated as a revaluation decrease.

10. REVENUE RECOGNITION

10.1 Income / expenditure (other than items referred to in paragraph 10.4) is generally accounted for on accrual basis.

10.2 Income on non-performing assets is recognized on realisation as per RBI guidelines.

10.3 Recoveries in NPA accounts (irrespective of the mode / status / stage of recovery actions) are appropriated in the following order of priority :-

a) Expenditure/out of pocket Expenses incurred for recovery (earlier recorded in memorandum dues);

b) Principal irregularities i.e. NPA outstanding in the account.

c) Towards the interest irregularities/accrued interest.

10.4 Commission (excluding on Government Business), interest on overdue bills, exchange, locker rent, income from merchant banking transactions and dividend income are accounted for on realization and insurance claims are accounted for on settlement.

10.5 Income from interest on refund of income tax is accounted for in the year the order is passed by the concerned authority.

11. OTHERS

11.1 Interest on unpaid and unclaimed matured term deposits are accounted for at savings bank rate.


Mar 31, 2012

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION:

The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis and conform, in all material aspects, to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India which encompasses applicable statutory provisions, regulatory norms prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Accounting Standards (AS) and pronouncements issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and prevailing practices in Banking industry in India.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements requires the management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as of date of the financial statements and the reported income and expenses for the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable.

2. METHOD OF ACCOUNTING:

The Financial Statements have been prepared on the going concern basis with accrual concept and in accordance with the accounting policies and practices consistently followed unless otherwise stated.

3. FIXED ASSETS

3.1 Fixed assets are stated at historical cost except those premises, which have been revalued. The appreciation on revaluation is credited to revaluation reserve and incremental depreciation attributable to the revalued amount is deducted there from.

3.2 a. Depreciation on assets (including land where value is

not separable) are provided on straight-line method based on estimated life of the asset.

c. Assets taken over from erstwhile New Bank of India and Nedungadi Bank Ltd are depreciated based on their estimated life based on broad groups / categories instead of individual assets.

d. Depreciation on additions to assets is provided from the month in which the asset is put to use and in case of assets sold/disposed of during the year, up to the month preceding the month in which it is sold/ disposed of.

4. ADVANCES

4.1 Advances are classified as performing and non-performing assets; provisions are made in accordance with prudential norms prescribed by RBI.

4.2 Advances are stated net of provisions in respect of non- performing assets.

4.3 Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

a Advances are classified under categories in line with those of Indian Offices.

b Provisions in respect of advances are made as per the local law requirements or as per the norms of RBI, whichever is higher.

4.4. Financial Assets sold are recognized as under:

a. In case the sale is at a price lower than the Net Book Value (NBV) the shortfall is charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

b. In case the sale is at a price higher than the NBV, the surplus provision is retained to meet shortfall/loss on account of sale of other non-performing financial assets.

4.5 For restructured/rescheduled advances, provisions are made in accordance with guidelines issued by RBI.

5. INVESTMENTS

5.1 Investments are classified into six categories as stipulated in form A of the third schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

5.2 Investments have been categorized into "Held to Maturity", "Available for Sale" and "Held for Trading" in terms of RBI guidelines. Securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to hold till maturity is classified under "Held to Maturity".

5.3 The securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to trade by taking advantage of short-term price/ interest rate movements are classified under "Held for Trading".

5.4 The securities, which do not fall within the above two categories, are classified under "Available for Sale".

5.5 Transfer of securities from one category to another is carried out at the lower of acquisition cost/ book value/ market value on the date of transfer. The depreciation, if any, on such transfer is fully provided for.

5.6 In determining acquisition cost of an investment

a. Brokerage / commission received on subscription is deducted from the cost of securities.

b. Brokerage, commission etc. paid in connection with acquisition of securities are treated as revenue expenses.

c. Interest accrued up to the date of acquisition of securities

i.e. broken-period interest is excluded from the acquisition cost and the same is accounted in interest accrued but not due account.

5.7 Investments are valued as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines, on the following basis:

Held to Maturity

i) Investments under "Held to Maturity" category are carried at acquisition cost. Wherever the book value is higher than the face value/redemption value, the premium is amortized over the remaining period to maturity.

ii) Investments in subsidiaries/joint ventures/associates are valued at carrying cost less diminution, other than temporary, in nature.

iii) Investments in sponsored regional rural banks are valued at carrying cost.

iv) Investment in venture capital is valued at carrying cost.

The above valuation in category of Available for Sale and Held for Trading are done scrip wise and depreciation / appreciation is aggregated for each classification. Net depreciation for each classification if any is provided for while net appreciation is ignored.

5.8 Investments are subject to appropriate provisioning/ de- recognition of income, in line with the prudential norms of Reserve Bank of India for NPI classification. The depreciation/provision in respect of non-performing securities is not set off against the appreciation in respect of the other performing securities.

5.9 Profit or loss on sale of investments in any category is taken to Profit and Loss account but, in case of profit on sale of investments in "Held to Maturity" category, an equivalent amount is appropriated to "Capital Reserve Account".

5.10 Securities repurchased/resold under buy back arrangement are accounted for at original cost.

5.11 The derivatives transactions are undertaken for trading or hedging purposes. Trading transactions are marked to market. As per RBI guidelines, different category of swaps are valued as under: -

Hedge Swaps

Interest rate swaps which hedges interest bearing asset or liability is accounted for on accrual basis except the swap designated with an asset or liability that is carried at market value or lower of cost in the financial statement.

Gain or losses on the termination of swaps are recognized over the shorter of the remaining contractual life of the swap or the remaining life of the asset/ liabilities.

Trading Swaps

Trading swap transactions are marked to market with changes recorded in the financial statements.

5.12 Foreign currency options

Foreign currency options written by the bank with a back-to- back contract with another bank is not marked to market since there is no market risk.

Premium received is held as a liability and transferred to the Profit and Loss Account on maturity/cancellation.

6. TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS & BALANCES:

a) Except advances of erstwhile London branches which are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of parking in India, all other monetary assets and liabilities, guarantees, acceptances, endorsements and other obligations are translated in Indian Rupee equivalent at the exchange rates prevailing at the end of the year as per Foreign Exchange Dealers' Association of India (FEDAI) guidelines.

b) Non-monetary items other than fixed assets are translated at exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

c) Forward exchange contracts are translated at the year end rates notified by FEDAI and the resultant Gain/loss on evaluation is taken to profit & Loss Account.

d) Income and expenditure items are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

e) Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

(i) Operations of foreign branches and off shore banking unit are classified as "Non-integral foreign operations" and operations of representative offices abroad are classified as "integral foreign operations".

(ii) Foreign currency transactions of integral foreign operations and non-integral foreign operations are accounted for as prescribed by AS-11.

(iii) Exchange Fluctuation on Profit / loss of non-integral operations are credited /debited to exchange fluctuation reserve.

7. TAXES ON INCOME

Current tax is determined on the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and accordingly provision for tax is made.

The deferred tax charge or credit is recognized using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the Balance Sheet date. In terms of Accounting Standard 22 issued by ICAI, provision for deferred tax liability is made on the basis of review at each Balance Sheet date and deferred tax

assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realization of such assets in future. Deferred tax assets/ liabilities are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date based on developments during the year.

8. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

- PROVIDENT FUND:

Provident fund is a defined contribution scheme as the Bank pays fixed contribution at pre-determined rates. The obligation of the Bank is limited to such fixed contribution. The contributions are charged to Profit & Loss A/c.

- GRATUITY:

Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- PENSION:

Pension liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- COMPENSATED ABSENCES:

Accumulating compensated absences such as Privilege Leave (PL) and Sick Leave (including un-availed casual leave) is provided for based on actuarial valuation.

- OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Other Employee benefits such as Leave Fare Concession (LFC), Silver jubilee award, Medical Benefits etc. are provided for based on actuarial valuation.

In respect of overseas branches and offices, the benefits in respect of employees other than those on deputation are accounted for as per laws prevailing in the respective countries.

9. IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS

Impairment loss, if any, is recognised in accordance with the accounting standard issued in this regard by ICAI and impairment loss on any revalued asset is treated as a revaluation decrease.

10. REVENUE RECOGNITION

10.1 Income/expenditure (other than items referred to in paragraph 10.4) is generally accounted for on accrual basis.

10.2 Income on non-performing assets is recognized on realisation as per RBI guidelines.

10.3 Recovery in non-performing advances is appropriated first towards recorded interest and thereafter towards (i) arrears of instalments in term loans and (ii) principal irregularity in other accounts. However, recovery in suit filed (including accounts where recovery is under SARFEASI Act), decreed accounts and compromise cases is first appropriated towards principal or as per terms of decree/settlement.

10.4 Commission (excluding on Government Business), interest on overdue bills, exchange, locker rent, income from merchant banking transactions, dividend income and insurance claims are accounted for on realization/ settlement.

10.5 Income from interest on refund of income tax is accounted for in the year the order is passed by the concerned authority.

11. OTHERS

Interest on unpaid and unclaimed matured term deposits are accounted for at savings bank rate.


Mar 31, 2011

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION:

The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis and conform, in all material aspects, to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India which encompasses applicable statutory provisions, regulatory norms prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Accounting Standards (AS) and pronouncements issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and prevailing practices in Banking industry in India.

2. METHOD OF ACCOUNTING:

The Financial Statements have been prepared on the going concern basis with accrual concept and in accordance with the accounting policies and practices consistently followed unless otherwise stated.

3. FIXED ASSETS

3.1 Fixed assets are stated at historical cost except those premises, which have been revalued. The appreciation on revaluation is credited to revaluation reserve and incremental depreciation attributable to the revalued amount is deducted therefrom.

3.2 a) Depreciation on assets (including land where value is not separable) are provided on straight-line method based on estimated life of the asset.

c) Assets taken over from erstwhile New Bank of India and Nedungadi Bank Ltd. are depreciated based on their estimated life based on broad groups / categories instead of individual assets.

d) Depreciation on additions to assets is provided from the month in which the asset is put to use and in case of assets sold/disposed of during the year, upto the month preceding the month in which it is sold/disposed of.

4. ADVANCES

4.1 Advances are classified as performing and non-performing assets; provisions are made in accordance with prudential norms prescribed by RBI.

4.2 Advances are stated net of provisions in respect of non- performing assets.

4.3 Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

a) Advances are classified under categories in line with those of Indian Offices.

b) Provisions in respect of advances are made as per the local law requirements or as per the norms of RBI, whichever is higher.

4.4. Financial Assets sold are recognized as under:

a) In case the sale is at a price lower than the Net Book Value (NBV) the shortfall is charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

b) In case the sale is at a price higher than the NBV, the surplus provision is retained to meet shortfall/loss on account of sale of other non-performing financial assets.

4.5 For restructured/rescheduled advances, provisions are made in accordance with guidelines issued by RBI.

5. INVESTMENTS

5.1 Investments are classified into six categories as stipulated in form A of the third schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

5.2 Investments have been categorized into “Held to Maturity”, “Available for Sale” and “Held for Trading” in terms of RBI guidelines. Securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to hold till maturity is classified under “Held to Maturity”.

5.3 The securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to trade by taking advantage of short-term price/ interest rate movements are classified under “Held for Trading”.

5.4 The securities, which do not fall within the above two categories, are classified under “Available for Sale”.

5.5 Transfer of securities from one category to another is carried out at the lower of acquisition cost/ book value/ market value on the date of transfer. The depreciation, if any, on such transfer is fully provided for.

5.6 In determining acquisition cost of an investment

a) Brokerage / commission received on subscription is deducted from the cost of securities.

b) Brokerage, commission etc. paid in connection with acquisition of securities are treated as revenue expenses.

c) Interest accrued up to the date of acquisition of securities i.e. broken - period interest is excluded from the acquisition cost and the same is accounted in interest accrued but not due account.

5.7 Investments are valued as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines, on the following basis:

Held to Maturity

i) Investments under “ Held to Maturity “ category are carried at acquisition cost. Wherever the book value is higher than the face value/redemption value, the premium is amortized over the remaining period to maturity.

ii) Investments in subsidiaries/joint ventures/associates are valued at carrying cost less diminution, other than temporary, in nature.

iii) Investments in sponsored regional rural banks are valued at carrying cost.

iv) Investment in venture capital is valued at carrying cost.

Available for Sale and Held for Trading

a) Govt. Securities

I. Central Govt. Securities At market prices/YTM as published by Fixed Income Money Market And Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA)

II. State Govt. Securities On appropriate yield to maturity basis as per FIMMDA/RBI guidelines.

b) Securities guaranteed by On appropriate yield to Central/State Government, maturity basis as per PSU Bonds (not in the FIMMDA/RBI guidelines nature of advances)

c) Treasury Bills At carrying cost

d) Equity shares At market price, if quoted, otherwise at break up value of the Shares as per latest Balance Sheet(not more than one year old), otherwise at Re.1 per company

e) Preference shares At market price, if quoted or on appropriate yield to maturity basis not exceeding redemption value as per RBI/FIMMDA guidelines.

f) Bonds and debentures (not At market price, if quoted, in the nature of advances) or on appropriate yield to maturity basis as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines.

g) Units of mutual funds As per stock exchange quotation, if quoted; at repurchase price/NAV, if unquoted

h) Commercial paper At carrying cost

i) Certificate of Deposits At carrying cost.

j) Security receipts of ARCIL At net asset value of the asset as declared by ARCIL

k) Venture Capital Funds At net asset value (NAV) declared by the VCF

l) Other Investments At carrying cost less diminution in value

The above valuation in category of Available for Sale and Held for Trading are done scrip wise and depreciation / appreciation is aggregated for each classification. Net depreciation for each classification if any is provided for while net appreciation is ignored.

5.8 Investments are subject to appropriate provisioning/ de- recognition of income, in line with the prudential norms of Reserve Bank of India for NPI classification. The depreciation/ provision in respect of non-performing securities is not set off against the appreciation in respect of the other performing securities.

5.9 Profit or loss on sale of investments in any category is taken to Profit and Loss account but, in case of profit on sale of investments in “Held to Maturity” category, an equivalent amount is appropriated to “Capital Reserve Account”.

5.10 Securities repurchased/resold under buy back arrangement are accounted for at original cost.

5.11 The derivatives transactions are undertaken for trading or hedging purposes. Trading transactions are marked to market. As per RBI guidelines, different category of swaps are valued as under: -

Hedge Swaps

Interest rate swaps which hedges interest bearing asset or liability is accounted for on accrual basis except the swap designated with an asset or liability that is carried at market value or lower of cost in the financial statement.

Gain or losses on the termination of swaps are recognized over the shorter of the remaining contractual life of the swap or the remaining life of the asset/liabilities.

Trading Swaps

Trading swap transactions are marked to market with changes recorded in the financial statements.

5.12 Foreign currency options

Foreign currency options written by the bank with a back- to-back contract with another bank is not marked to market since there is no market risk.

Premium received is held as a liability and transferred to the Profit and Loss Account on maturity/cancellation.

6. TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS & BALANCES:

a) Except advances of erstwhile London branches which are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of parking in India, all other monetary assets and liabilities, guarantees, acceptances, endorsements and other obligations are translated in Indian Rupee equivalent at the exchange rates prevailing at the end of the year as per Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association of India (FEDAI) guidelines.

b) Non-monetary items other than fixed assets are translated at exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

c) Forward exchange contracts are translated at the year end rates notified by FEDAI and the resultant Gain/loss on evaluation is taken to profit & Loss Account.

d) Income and expenditure items are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

e) Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

(i) Operations of foreign branches and off shore banking unit are classified as “Non-integral foreign operations” and operations of representative offices abroad are classified as “integral foreign operations”.

(ii) Foreign currency transactions of integral foreign operations and non-integral foreign operations are accounted for as prescribed by AS-11.

(iii) Exchange Fluctuation on Profit / loss of non-integral operations are credited /debited to exchange fluctuation reserve.

7. TAXES ON INCOME

Current tax is determined on the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and accordingly provision for tax is made.

The deferred tax charge or credit is recognized using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the Balance Sheet date. In terms of Accounting Standard 22 issued by ICAI, provision for deferred tax liability is made on the basis of review at each Balance Sheet date and deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realization of such assets in future. Deferred tax

assets/ liabilities are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date based on developments during the year.

8. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

- PROVIDENT FUND:

Provident fund is a defined contribution scheme as the Bank pays fixed contribution at pre-determined rates. The obligation of the Bank is limited to such fixed contribution. The contributions are charged to Profit &

Loss A/c.

- GRATUITY:

Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- PENSION:

Pension liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

- COMPENSATED ABSENCES:

Accumulating compensated absences such as Privilege Leave (PL) and Sick Leave (including un-availed casual leave) is provided for based on actuarial valuation.

- OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Other Employee benefits such as Leave Fare Concession (LFC), Silver jubilee award, Medical Benefits etc. are provided for based on actuarial valuation.

In respect of overseas branches and offices, the benefits in respect of employees other than those on deputation are accounted for as per laws prevailing in the respective countries.

9. IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS

Impairment loss, if any, is recognised in accordance with the accounting standard issued in this regard by ICAI and impairment loss on any revalued asset is treated as a revaluation decrease.

10. REVENUE RECOGNITION

10.1 Income / expenditure (other than items referred to in paragraph 10.4) is generally accounted for on accrual basis.

10.2 Income on non-performing assets is recognized on realisation as per RBI guidelines.

10.3 Recovery in non-performing advances is appropriated first towards recorded interest and thereafter towards (i) arrears of instalments in term loans and (ii) principal irregularity in other accounts. However, recovery in suit filed (including accounts where recovery is under SARFEASI Act), decreed accounts and compromise

cases is first appropriated towards principal or as per terms of decree/settlement.

10.4 Commission (excluding on Government Business), interest on overdue bills, exchange, locker rent, income from merchant banking transactions, dividend income and insurance claims are accounted for on realization/settlement.

10.5 Income from interest on refund of income tax is accounted for in the year the order is passed by the concerned authority.

11. OTHERS

Interest on unpaid and unclaimed matured term deposits are accounted for at savings bank rate. Interest differential on matured term deposit for overdue period is accounted for as and when such deposits are renewed as per bank’s rule.


Mar 31, 2010

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION:

The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis and conform, in all material aspects, to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in India, which encompasses applicable statutory provisions, regulatory norms prescribed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Accounting Standards (AS) and pronouncements issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and prevailing practices in Banking industry in India.

2. METHOD OF ACCOUNTING:

The Financial Statements have been prepared on the going concern basis with accrual concept and in accordance with the accounting policies and practices consistently followed, unless otherwise stated.

3. FIXED ASSETS

3.1 Fixed assets are stated at historical cost except those premises, which have been revalued. The appreciation on revaluation is credited to revaluation reserve and incremental depreciation attributable to the revalued amount is deducted therefrom.

3.2 a. Depreciation on assets (including land where value is not separable) are provided on straight-line method based on estimated life of the asset.

c. Assets taken over from erstwhile New Bank of India and Nedungadi Bank Ltd are depreciated based on their estimated life based on broad groups / categories instead of individual assets.

d. Depreciation on additions to assets is provided from the month in which the asset is put to use and in case of assets sold/disposed of during the year, upto the month preceding the month in which it is sold/disposed of.

4. ADVANCES

4.1 Advances are classified as performing and non-performing assets; provisions are made in accordance with prudential norms prescribed by RBI.

4.2 Advances are stated net of provisions in respect of non-performing assets.

4.3 Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

a Advances are classified under categories in line with those of Indian Offices.

b Provisions in respect of advances are made as per the local law requirements or as per the norms of RBI, whichever is higher.

4.4. Financial Assets sold are recognized as under:

a) In case the sale is at a price lower than the Net Book Value (NBV) the shortfall is charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

b) In case the sale is at a price higher than the NBV, the surplus provision is retained to meet shortfall/loss on account of sale of other non-performing financial assets.

4.5 For restructured/rescheduled advances, provisions are made in accordance with guidelines issued by RBI.

5. INVESTMENTS

5.1 Investments are classified into six categories as stipulated in form A of the third schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

5.2 Investments have been categorized into “Held to Maturity”, “Available for Sale” and “Held for Trading” in terms of RBI guidelines. Securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to hold till maturity is classified under “Held to Maturity”.

5.3 The securities acquired by the Bank with an intention to trade by taking advantage of short-term price/ interest rate movements are classified under “Held for Trading”.

5.4 The securities, which do not fall within the above two categories, are classified under “Available for Sale”.

5.5 Transfer of securities from one category to another is carried out at the lower of acquisition cost/ book value/ market value on the date of transfer. The depreciation, if any, on such transfer is fully provided for.

5.6 In determining acquisition cost of an investment

a. Brokerage / commission received on subscription is deducted from the cost of securities.

b. Brokerage, commission etc. paid in connection with acquisition of securities are treated as revenue expenses.

c. Interest accrued up to the date of acquisition of securities i.e. broken – period interest is excluded from the acquisition cost and the same is accounted in interest accrued but not due account.

5.7 Investments are valued as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines, on the following basis:

Held to Maturity

i) Investments under “ Held to Maturity “ category are carried at acquisition cost. Wherever the book value is higher than the face value/redemption value, the premium is amortized over the remaining period to maturity.

ii) Investments in subsidiaries/joint ventures/associates are valued at carrying cost less diminution, other than temporary, in nature.

iii) Investments in sponsored regional rural banks are valued at carrying cost.

iv) Investment in venture capital is valued at carrying cost. Available for Sale and Held for Trading

a) Govt. Securities

I. Central Govt. Securities

At market prices/YTM as published by Fixed Income Money Market And Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA)

II. State Govt. Securities

On appropriate yield to maturity basis as per FIMMDA/RBI guidelines.

b) Securities guaranteed by Central / State Government, PSU Bonds (not in the nature of advances)

On appropriate yield to maturity basis as per FIMMDA/RBI guidelines

c) Treasury Bills

At carrying cost

d) Equity shares

At market price, if quoted, otherwise at break up value of the Shares as per latest Balance Sheet (not more than one year old), otherwise at Re.1 per company

e) Preference shares

At market price, if quoted or on appropriate yield to maturity basis not exceeding redemption value as per RBI/FIMMDA guidelines.

f) Bonds and debentures (not in the nature of advances)

At market price, if quoted, or on appropriate yield to maturity basis as per RBI/ FIMMDA guidelines.

g) Units of mutual funds

As per stock exchange quotation, if quoted; at repurchase price/NAV, if unquoted

h) Commercial paper At carrying cost

i) Certificate of Deposits At carrying cost.

j) Security receipts of ARCIL

At net asset value of the asset as declared by ARCIL

k) Venture Capital Funds

At net asset value (NAV) declared by the VCF

l) Other Investments

At carrying cost less diminution in value

The above valuation in category of Available for Sale and Held for Trading are done scrip wise and depreciation / appreciation is aggregated for each classification. Net depreciation for each classification if any is provided for while net appreciation is ignored.

5.8 Investments are subject to appropriate provisioning/ de- recognition of income, in line with the prudential norms of Reserve Bank of India for NPI classification. The depreciation/provision in respect of non-performing securities is not set off against the appreciation in respect of the other performing securities.

5.9 Profit or loss on sale of investments in any category is taken to Profit and Loss account but, in case of profit on sale of investments in “Held to Maturity” category, an equivalent amount is appropriated to “Capital Reserve Account”.

5.10 Securities repurchased/resold under buy back arrangement are accounted for at original cost.

5.11 The derivatives transactions are undertaken for trading or hedging purposes. Trading transactions are marked to market. As per RBI guidelines, different category of swaps are valued as under: -

Hedge Swaps

Interest rate swaps which hedges interest bearing asset or liability is accounted for on accrual basis except the swap designated with an asset or liability that is carried at market value or lower of cost in the financial statement.

Gain or losses on the termination of swaps are recognized over the shorter of the remaining contractual life of the swap or the remaining life of the asset/liabilities.

Trading Swaps

Trading swap transactions are marked to market with changes recorded in the financial statements.

5.12 Foreign currency options

Foreign currency options written by the bank with a back- to-back contract with another bank is not marked to market since there is no market risk.

Premium received is held as a liability and transferred to the Profit and Loss Account on maturity/cancellation.

6. TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS & BALANCES:

a) Except advances of erstwhile London branches which are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of parking in India, all other monetary assets and liabilities, guarantees, acceptances, endorsements and other obligations are translated in Indian Rupee equivalent at the exchange rates prevailing at the end of the year as per Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association of India (FEDAI) guidelines.

b) Non-monetary items other than fixed assets are translated at exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

c) Forward exchange contracts are translated at the year end rates notified by FEDAI and the resultant Gain/loss on evaluation is taken to profit & Loss Account.

d) Income and expenditure items are accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transaction.

e) Offices outside India / Offshore Banking Units:

(i) Operations of foreign branches and off shore banking unit are classified as “Non-integral foreign operations” and operations of representative offices abroad are classified as “integral foreign operations”.

(ii) Foreign currency transactions of integral foreign operations and non-integral foreign operations are accounted for as prescribed by AS-11.

(iii) Exchange Fluctuation on Profit / loss of non-integral operations are credited /debited to exchange fluctuation reserve.

7. TAXES ON INCOME

Current tax is determined on the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the year and accordingly provision for tax is made.

The deferred tax charge or credit is recognized using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the Balance Sheet date. In terms of Accounting Standard 22 issued by ICAI, provision for deferred tax liability is made on the basis of review at each Balance Sheet date and deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realization of such assets in future. Deferred tax assets/ liabilities are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date based on developments during the year.

8. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

• PROVIDENT FUND:

Provident fund is a defined contribution scheme as the Bank pays fixed contribution at pre-determined rates. The obligation of the Bank is limited to such fixed contribution. The contributions are charged to Profit & Loss A/c.

• GRATUITY:

Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

• PENSION:

Pension liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation made at the end of the financial year. The scheme is funded by the bank and is managed by a separate trust.

• COMPENSATED ABSENCES:

Accumulating compensated absences such as Privilege Leave (PL) and Sick Leave (including un-availed casual leave) is provided for based on actuarial valuation.

• OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Other Employee benefits such as Leave Fare Concession (LFC), Silver jubilee award, Medical Benefits etc. are provided for based on actuarial valuation.

In respect of overseas branches and offices, the benefits in respect of employees other than those on deputation are accounted for as per laws prevailing in the respective countries.

9. IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS

Impairment loss, if any, is recognised in accordance with the accounting standard issued in this regard by ICAI and impairment loss on any revalued asset is treated as a revaluation decrease.

10. REVENUE RECOGNITION

10.1 Income / expenditure (other than items referred to in paragraph 10.4) is generally accounted for on accrual basis.

10.2 Income on non-performing assets is recognized on realisation as per RBI guidelines.

10.3 Recovery in non-performing advances is appropriated first towards recorded interest and thereafter towards (i) arrears of instalments in term loans and (ii) principal irregularity in other accounts. However, recovery in suit filed (including accounts where recovery is under SARFEASI Act), decreed accounts and compromise cases is first appropriated towards principal or as per terms of decree/ settlement.

10.4 Commission (excluding on Government Business), interest on overdue bills, exchange, locker rent, income from merchant banking transactions, dividend income and insurance claims are accounted for on realization/settlement.

10.5 Income from interest on refund of income tax is accounted for in the year the order is passed by the concerned authority.

11. OTHERS

Interest on unpaid and unclaimed matured term deposits are accounted for at savings bank rate. Interest differential on matured term deposit for overdue period is accounted for as and when such deposits are renewed as per bank’s rule.

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