Animesh Chauhan, MD & CEO, Oriental Bank of Commerce (centre) announcing the Q2 financial results of FY 2015-16 along with Suresh N Patel, ED of the Bank at Bank’s Corporate Office in Gurgaon. Also seen is CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao, CFO (right).
Animesh Chauhan, MD & CEO, Oriental Bank of Commerce (centre) announcing the Q2 financial results of FY 2015-16 along with Suresh N Patel, ED of the Bank at Bank’s Corporate Office in Gurgaon. Also seen is CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao, CFO (right).

New Delhi : State owned Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) posted 3.4 % rise in net profit at Rs 301.31 crore for second quarter ended September, 2015-16.      Bank’s net profit was at Rs 291.42 crore during the July- September period of the previous fiscal 2014-15.               Total income of the bank increased to Rs 5,454.13 crore during the quarter under review, up from Rs 5,328.58 crore a year ago, OBC said in a filing on BSE.

However, bank’s provisioning for bad loans or non- performing assets (NPAs) trimmed during the quarter despite a rise in bad assets.

Gross NPAs as a percentage of gross advances as of September 2015 rose to 5.70 % as against 4.74 % a year earlier.  Besides, net NPAs rose to 3.55 % of net advances during the second quarter of current fiscal from 3.29 % in same period of previous fiscal.

The provisioning for bad loans and contingencies was at Rs 569.42 crore, down from Rs 641.19 crore parked by the bank in year ago period.  “Pursuant to RBI circular dated April 1, 2015…the bank has made a provisionof Rs 124.53 crore and Rs 249.64 crore during the quarter and half year ended September 2015 respectively in respect of frauds/

suspected frauds and balance of Rs 320.17 crore will be provided in subsequent quarters,” it said.

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