The Delhi-based bank was earlier in the headlines in April for a possible merger with Union Bank of India and Bank of India
The Punjab National Bank (PNB) is likely to takeover two to three smaller state-run banks -- Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Andhra Bank and Allahabad Bank -- in the next three months, reports Reuters.
The Delhi-based bank was earlier in the headlines in April for a possible merger with Union Bank of India (UBI) and Bank of India (BoI).
The government has been striving to revive the health of public sector banks. In February, it announced a recapitalisation tranche of Rs 48,239 crore for as many as 12 public sector banks in a bid to take them out of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework. Their lending ability was constrained by RBI when they were put under this framework.
The 12 banks are Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank of India, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank, Central Bank of India, United Bank of India, UCO Bank and Indian Overseas Bank.
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