Muhith discloses names of top 100 defaulters in JS
Classified loan soars to Tk 131,666cr, total defaulters stand at 230,658
Published : Thursday, 13 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 251
Finance Minister AMA Muhith disclosed the names of top 100 loan defaulters in the parliament on Wednesday.
Referring to Bangladesh Bank (BB)'s latest Credit Information Bureau (CIB) data base, the minister said now the number of the defaulters in the country is 2.3 lakh and 658. The amount of defaulted loans as per CIB is Tk1316.66 billion which is one-fourth of the national budget for 2018-19 financial year.
Muhith disclosed the names of the defaulters and the amount of defaulted money while replying to a question by parliament's women reserve seat member Pinu Khan. The minister placed the statistics and a list of top 100 loan defaulters in the House replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Pinu Khan (Women Seat-23). The Finance Minister also placed the list of 88 banks and financial institutions having loans in default. As per the list, the amount of default loan is Tk 18,662.973 crore in Sonali Bank, Tk 14,840.270 crore in Janata Bank, Tk 9,284.42 crore in Agrani Bank,Tk 8,576.857 crore in Basic Bank, Tk 5,076.433 crore in National Bank, Tk 4,901.293 crore in Rupali Bank, Tk 3,998.461 crore in Southeast Bank Ltd, Tk 3,520.142 in Islami Bank (BD) Ltd and Tk 3,458.070 crore in Prime Bank Ltd.