Basel III (Third Basel Accord)

What are Basel reforms?
Basel series of norms are broad supervisory standards formulated by BCBS to ensure that financial institutions have enough capital on account to meet obligations and absorb unexpected losses.
What is Basel III?
  • Basel III is a global, voluntary regulatory framework.
  • It deals with :
    Bank capital adequacy,Market liquidity risk andStress testing.
  • It was agreed by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) members in 2010–11.
  • It focuses primarily on the risk of a run on the bank, requiring differing levels of reserves for different forms of bank deposits and other borrowings.
  • It does not, supersedes the guidelines known as Basel I and Basel II for the most part, rather works alongside them.
  • In March 2014, RBI had extended Basel III deadline up to March 31, 2019, instead of as on March 31, 2018.
Why in news?
The government is in talks with the Reserve Bank of India to postpone implementation of Basel-III norms in the Indian banking sector, which is struggling with the issue of surmounting bad debts.

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