Mar 09, 2012 10:18 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

RBI may soon do away with branch audit of PSU banks: Srcs

RBI may soon do away with branch audits; to save public sector banks hundreds of crores, reports CNBC-18's Gopika Gopakumar quoting sources.

RBI may soon do away with branch audit of PSU banks: Srcs

RBI may soon do away with branch audits; to save public sector banks hundreds of crores, reports CNBC-18's Gopika Gopakumar quoting sources.

Most PSU banks have two kinds of auditors, statutory central auditors and statutory branch auditors. Statutory central auditors for most banks are around 6 but when it comes to branch auditors the number runs into thousands. For instance SBI has around 3625 branch auditors. Punjab National Bank has 1300 branch auditors. All this compared to private sector banks which have only one statutory central auditor.

Also when you compare the auditor fees public sector banks- SBI for instance pay as much as Rs 124 crore as auditor fees compared to Rs 2 crore which ICICI pays to it's auditors. So that

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