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I. Basic Statistical Return (BSR) 1 (Part A and Part B)

Introduction

The BSR-1 return relates to bank credit. Each branch/office of a bank is required to submit this return to the Reserve bank of India as on 31st March every year. In case the 31st March is a holiday, the figures should relate to the immediate preceding working day.

2. The bank credit required to be reported in this return comprises the following items: (a) loans, cash credits and overdrafts, (b) inland bills purchased and discounted, (c) foreign bills purchased and discounted.

The above items reported in BSR-1 should take account of

(i) Dues from banks which represent loans and advances granted to banks (including participations without risk sharing),

(ii) Bills rediscounted with the Reserve Bank of India and other financial institutions,

(iii) Advances extended through Credit Cards,

(iv) Bad debts (not written off) and protested bills,

(v) Inter-bank participation with risk sharing

• Participating bank: should not report the participated amount in BSR-1 return,

• Issuing bank: Branches should report the full credit limit and amount outstanding without adjusting for the participated amount.

Money at call and short notice should not be included.

3. The credit reported in BSR-1 return should comprise (i) bank credit including ‘dues from banks’ within the meaning of fortnightly return under Section 42(2) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and (ii) bills rediscounted with the Reserve Bank of India and other financial institutions. This is referred as Gross Bank Credit.

4. The BSR-1 return has two parts, Part A of the return (BSR-1A) relates to accounts with individual credit limits of over Rs.2,00,000. Particulars in respect of each of these accounts must be given separately. In BSR-1A, the particulars of the account, viz., district and population group code of the place of utilisation of credit, type of account, organisation, occupation, category of the borrower, asset classification of the borrowal account, secured/ un-secured loan status, fixed/ floating rate of interest flag, rate of interest, credit limit and amount outstanding are to be recorded separately for each account with credit limit of over Rs.2,00,000. The identification of the account, i.e., name of the party and account number, are required for the use of the reporting branch for referring to the account in case of any query, which are not recorded in the data captured from the return or submitted in soft form.

In Part B of the BSR-1 return (BSR-1B), account-wise information is not required. It calls for consolidated information on the occupation-wise totals of accounts with individual credit limits of Rs.2,00,000 and less. The information needs to be given separately for loans with individual credit limit of Rs. 25,000 or less and above Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.

The cut-off point of Rs.2,00,000 for each individual account should relate to the credit limit in force as on the date of the return and not the amount outstanding in the account. In case no specific credit limit is sanctioned, the amount outstanding itself may be treated as the credit limit. Both credit limit and amount outstanding should be reported in thousands of rupees.
It may be noted that reporting under BSR-1 (Part A and Part B) is to be done account-wise and not party-wise. The size of the credit limit of each account is the factor for deciding whether it is to be individually reported in BSR-1A or consolidated with other accounts of the same occupational category in BSR-1B. Therefore, each account falls either in BSR-1A or in BSR-1B and should not be reported in both the parts BSR-1A and BSR-1B.

For example, if a party has some accounts with individual credit limits of over Rs.2,00,000 each of these accounts should be listed separately in BSR-1A. If a party has other accounts with individual limits of Rs.2,00,000 and less, such accounts should be consolidated occupation-wise and reported in BSR-1B. However, under no circumstances should an account with credit limit of over Rs.2,00,000 be included in Part B.

5. For the convenience of reporting BSR-1 returns by the branches/offices of banks, for all the individual accounts, which are required to be reported under BSR-1 (A or B), proper codes e.g. type of accounts code, occupation code, utilization district code, organization code, category of borrower code, etc., may be assigned in the ledger itself. In respect of small borrowal accounts having credit limit below Rs. 2,00,000, which are required to be reported in BSR-1B, the relevant BSR-1B item codes may also be given as provided in the relationship table contained in the Handbook. For reporting under BSR-1B, the accounts could be summarised according to BSR-1B item codes.

6. The proper codes should be used for reporting the particulars of each borrowal account in BSR-1. The characteristics required to be reported under BSR-1 are district and population group of the place of utilisation of credit, type of account, organisation, occupation, category of the borrower, asset classification of borrowal account, secured/un-secured loan status, fixed/ floating rate of interest flag, rate of interest, etc. Complete lists of revised codes to be used are given in this Handbook. The code lists should be studied exhaustively before allotting the appropriate code for each entry against each account.

7. It should be ensured that all figures in the return are reported correctly and legibly. Overwriting of figures should be avoided. At the aggregate level, figures may be compared with the figures of the previous year, which may help in detecting any erroneous reporting. Only one code/figure should be recorded in a column against each account. Branch officials responsible for submitting the return should study these instructions carefully and check the return before its dispatch/submission to the Regional/Zonal/Head Office, who in turn should send the branch wise BSR-1 returns to the Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services of the Reserve Bank.

8. The Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services (DESACS) has six Regional Offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Lucknow and these offices are under the charge of Directors/ Assistant Advisers/ Research Officers. The addresses of these Regional Offices and the Central Office at Mumbai along with the lists of the States/Union Territories falling under their respective regions are given below. These offices monitor the receipt and scrutiny of BSR returns of the banks, whose Head Offices are located in the respective regions. Accordingly, Banks should forward the return/data, etc. in respect of all their branches to the Regional/ Central Office of DESACS under whose jurisdiction their Head office is located.

Regional Office /
Central Office

Address

States/Union Territories

Central Office

The Director,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Banking Statistics Division,
Reserve Bank of India,
C8/9, Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Bandra (E),
Mumbai 400 051.
Email: bsr12@rbi.org.in

Chattisgarh,
Goa,
Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra and
Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

Delhi Regional Office

The Director,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Delhi Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India,
6, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Email: desacsnewdelhi@rbi.org.in

Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh,
Jammu & Kashmir,
Punjab, Rajasthan,
Chandigarh and Delhi.



Regional Office /
Central Office

Address

States/Union Territories

Kolkata Regional
Office

The Director,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Kolkata Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India,
15, Netaji Subhash Road,
Kolkata 700 001.
Email: desacskolkata@rbi.org.in

Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand,
Sikkim, Tripura, Orissa,
Manipur, Meghalaya,
Nagaland, West Bengal,
Mizoram and Andaman &
Nicobar Islands.

 

 

 

Chennai Regional
Office

The Director,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Chennai Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India, Fort Glacis,
Rajaji Salai, Chennai 600 001.
Email: desacschennai@rbi.org.in

Andhra Pradesh, Kerala,
Tamil Nadu,
Pondicherry and
Lakshadweep.

Ahmedabad Regional
Office

The Assistant Adviser,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Ahmedabad Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India,
Near Gandhi Bridge,
Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad 380 014.
Email: desacsahmedabad@rbi.org.in

Gujarat and Daman & Diu.

 

 

 

Bangalore Regional
Office

The Assistant Adviser,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Bangalore Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India,
10/3/8, Nrupathunga Road,
Bangalore 560 001.
Email: desacsbangalore@rbi.org.in

Karnataka.

Lucknow Regional
Office

The Research Officer,
Department of Statistical Analysis
and Computer Services,
Lucknow Regional Office,
Reserve Bank of India,
8-9, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar,
Lucknow 226 010.
Email: desacslucknow@rbi.org.in

Uttar Pradesh and
Uttarakhand.

9. The branches/office of banks submitting the data in the form of filled-in returns should prepare the return in triplicate. They may retain one copy for office record and forward the other two copies of the completed BSR-1 return – Part A and Part B together to its Regional/ Zonal/Head Office, who in turn, should perform preliminary scrutiny and rectification of errors, if any, and arrange to transcribe the data in soft form and forward the data within four months from the reference date of the survey to the Regional/ Central Office, DESACS, RBI, under whose jurisdiction their Head Office is located.

10. It is desirable that banks should furnish the data in soft form. While forwarding the data, banks should give the following particulars in their forwarding letter :

i) Period of Data           :

ii) Type of Data (BSR-1A/1B/2)     :

iii) Lot number                   :

iv) Total number of Branches of the Bank

(including administrative offices)       :

v) Total Number of Branches to report credit data (BSR-1A or 1B) :

vi) Total Number of Branches to report deposit data (BSR-2)                   :

vii) Total Deposits of the Bank     :

viii) Total Credit of the Bank           :

ix) Number of Branches covered in the Lot              :

x) Total Deposits/Credit of reporting branches covered in the lot : xi) Total Staff of the Bank (in case of BSR-2 Return)       :

xii) Total Staff of the Bank of reporting branches covered in the lot (in case of BSR-2 Return)                        :

11. Banks should submit two separate lists of branches giving their Part1 codes and branch names, which have ‘Nil’ credit and ‘Nil’ deposits, respectively.

12. While submitting the last lot the banks should mention that they have submitted 100 per cent of data.

Submission of Data on Magnetic/ Electronic Media

Banks submitting data on magnetic media may devise their own system of collecting information from their branches/offices. Banks should follow the record layout prescribed for BSR-1A, BSR-1B and BSR-2 return correctly. Before submitting the data they should get the sample print out of data blocks verified from the respective Regional / Central Office of DESACS. The edited data in soft form may be forwarded to concerned Regional/ Central Office of DESACS, Reserve Bank of India, based on the location of their Head Office, at the earliest, but not later than 4 months from the reference date. As far as possible, entire data for a period covering all the branches/offices should be submitted in one lot. In case of any genuine difficulty in receiving data from all the offices, the data should be forwarded in maximum of two lots; the first lot should cover not less than 80 per cent of the number of branches including the major branches in terms of credit and deposits; and the second lot within one month covering all the remaining branches of the bank.
While forwarding the data, banks should adhere to the following:

1. The data may be submitted using a Compact Disk (CD) or preferably sent by email to the concerned DESACS Office as given in the above table.

2. Data should be copied in ASCII mode.

3. Record layout of BSR-1A, BSR-1B and BSR-2 returns should be checked before submission of data.

4. The CD should be DOS/ Windows-formatted and should not be UNIX-formatted. If data is copied on compressed form, the name of the software should be mentioned.

5. Media should be preferably new to avoid I/O error.

6. Before sending the media to Reserve Bank of India, banks should test the readability of the media by copying the data on one/two systems.

7. In case amended data of few branches are re-submitted, that should be submitted as a separate file and should not be clubbed with data of other branches. This should be clearly mentioned while forwarding the data.

Banks should also ensure that the following particulars are given on the physical label of each media in addition to details, as described above, given in their forwarding letter:

1. Name of the Bank :
2. Physical identification of the Media (Serial No.) :
3. Recording mode : ASCII
4. Period of Data  :
5. Type of Data (BSR-1A/1B/2) :
6. Lot number :
7. Number of Branches covered in the Lot :
In the case of multiple files, items 5 to 7 should be provided separately for each file.

Any further clarification may be obtained from the Director, Banking Statistics Division, Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services, Reserve Bank of India, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051.


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