Advances checklist for LFAR


Advances checklist for LFAR

 In respect of common irregularities, the Auditors can give their comments borrower–wise in the LFAR in the format given hereunder:

Name of Borrower

Name of Branch

Region

IRAC Status

Facility

Sanctioning Authority

Limit

Amount o/s. as at the year end

Irregularity No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

  1. In respect of Column 9 above, “Irregularity No.”, the number as given in the

“Glossary to Irregularities” in Point 5, under the head “Item” below should be given for the irregularity applicable to respective borrower. In case the auditors feel that in spite of the list of irregularities given below, there are some other irregularities, which the auditor would like to bring to notice, the auditor may separately disclose under the given head by giving “appropriate number”

For the aforesaid purpose, “appropriate number” would mean, for example, if the auditors feels that in case of “Review/ Monitoring/ Supervision”, which has the number “4”, any additional irregularity has to be incorporated, he may give a number after the last number appearing in the list, such as “4.62”, and onwards. Similarly in case of “Credit Appraisal” which has the number “1”, any additional irregularity may be given “1.19”, and so on

  1. The borrower–wise details may be given in descending order based on the Amount outstanding
  2. Glossary to irregularities

SN

Remark

1

Credit Appraisal

1.1

Loan application not on record at Branch

1.2

The appraisal form was not filled up correctly and thereby the appraisal and assessment was not done properly

1.3

Loan application is not in the form prescribed by Head Office

1.4

The Bank did not receive certain necessary documents and Annexures required with the application form

1.5

Basic documents such as Memorandum & Articles of Association, Partnership deed, etc, which are a pre–requisite to determine the status of the borrower, not obtained

1.6

Certain adverse features of the borrower not incorporated in the appraisal note forwarded to the management

1.7

Industry/group exposure and past experience of the Bank is not dealt in the appraisal note sent to the management for sanction

1.8

The level for inventory/book–debts/creditors for finding out the working capital is not properly assessed

1.9

Techno–economic feasibility report, which is required to know the technical aspects of the borrower’s business, is not obtained from Technical Cell

1.10

Credit report on principal borrowers and confidential report from their banks are not insisted from the borrowers

1.11

The opinion reports of the associate and/or sister concerns of the borrower are not scrutinized

1.12

The opinion reports of the associate and/or sister concerns of the borrower are not called for

1.13

The opinion reports of the associate and/or sister concerns of the borrower are not updated

1.14

The opinion reports of the associate and/or sister concerns of the borrower are not satisfactory

1.15

The opinion reports of the associate and/ or sister concerns of the borrower are not scrutinised/ called for/ not updated/ not satisfactory

1.16

The procedure/instructions of head office regarding preparation of proposals for grant not followed

1.17

The procedure/instructions of head office regarding preparation of proposals for renewal of advances not followed

1.18

The procedure/instructions of head office regarding preparation of proposals for enhancement of limits, etc. not followed

1.19

No exposure limits are fixed for forward contract for foreign exchange sales/purchase transactions

2

Sanctioning and disbursement

2.1

Credit facility sanctioned beyond the delegated authority or limit of the branch

2.2

Certain proposals were sanctioned pending approval of higher authorities wherever required

2.3

Ad hoc limits were granted for which sanctions were pending since long

2.4

Facilities were disbursed before completion of documentation

2.5

Facilities were disbursed without following sanction terms

2.6

Facilities were disbursed without any sanction

2.7

Sanction letter was missing in the branch

2.8

Guarantor as required in the sanction letter was not obtained

2.9

Required promoters stake not invested before disbursement of loan

2.10

Sanctions were made without proper appraisal

2.11

Security charge not created before disbursement as required by sanction letter/renewed letter

2.12

Full disbursement of the facility not made

2.13

Sanction terms were not complied with or were not recorded

2.14

Disbursement made without proper sanction

2.15

Term loan was disbursed by creating the cash credit or savings account of the borrower

3

Documentation

3.1

The security against which the advance was sanctioned was not available/was not on record

3.2

Mortgage for the property given as security is not created

3.3

Mortgage for the property given as security created, was inadequate, as compared to terms of sanction

3.4

Second charge as required, on assets is not created in favour of the bank

3.5

Documents of second charge on assets is not on the record

3.6

Documents pertaining to registration of charges with ROC or any other concerned authority requiring charging of assets is not obtained

3.7

Copies evidencing lodgment of the original conveyance/sale deeds with the Sub–Registrars for registration not on record

3.8

Authority letter/Power of Attorney to the Bank to collect the original documents from the Sub–Registrar not on record

3.9

Documents pertaining to consortium advances not yet executed/not available with bank

3.10

Documents signed by persons not duly authorised to sign or who have signed in other capacity accepted by the bank

3.11

Signatures of the executants were not found on all the pages of the documents

3.12

Some documents on record were blank, without signatures of Branch Manager, witnesses, or guarantors, etc.

3.13

Revival letters in respect of documents to be reviewed from the borrowers not received

3.14

Guarantors have expired

3.15

Guarantors not on record

3.16

Guarantors not renewed

3.17

Guarantors not assigned

3.18

Worth of the guarantors not available

3.19

Stamping not as per the amended Stamps Act

3.20

Documents have become mutilated, soiled, time barred or not obtained

3.21

Opinion report by the field officer for the borrowers not found on record

3.22

“Nil Encumbrance Certificate/s” or “No Dues Certificate/s” or “No Lien Letters” not obtained for the mortgage/s

3.23

Advances for vehicle loans, Registration certificate, transfer certificate, etc. not obtained

3.24

Work completion certificate, sale deeds, share certificates in societies, etc. not on record for housing loans

3.25

Documents are not duly attested/signed by concerned officials/not renewed

3.26

The agreements for hypothecation do not contain details regarding goods hypothecated

3.27

Copy of Bills/receipts, on the basis of which the amount was disbursed not found on record. For example, Vehicle Loans, Plant & Machinery

Charge on main &/or collateral securities not created in terms of sanction letter

Original security papers/sale deed/lease deed/title deed/agreement of sale not available on record

3.30

TDR are not discharged or renewed

3.31

Control returns not sent to the HO

3.32

The branch has not taken any action for not compliance with terms of agreement

3.33

No documents executed for enhancement of limit/document not on record

3.34

ECGC Post shipment policy not obtained

3.35

Credit facility released without execution of all necessary documents

3.36

Common Seal not affixed on Letter of Comfort

3.37

Confirm orders for export credit not found on record for facilities released

4

Review/Monitoring/Supervision

4.1

The account is frequently overdrawn

4.2

The account is continuously overdrawn

4.3

The account is overdrawn and the branches have not taken sufficient steps to regularise the accounts promptly

4.4

The balance outstanding have exceeded the drawing power

4.5

Balance confirmation and acknowledgment of debt not obtained

4.6

The stock, book–debts statements not received regularly/promptly

4.7

The FFI/financial statements/audited statements/FFR 1 & 2/other operational data, etc, not received regularly/promptly

4.8

The stock, book–debts statements, etc, not scrutinised and no suitable action is taken

4.9

The FFI/financial statements/audited statements/FFR 1 & 2/other operational data, etc, not received regularly/promptly/not scrutinised and no suitable action is taken

4.10

Non–moving stock is not deducted to arrive at the drawing power

4.11

The age–wise break–up of debtors is not found on record. The borrowers are allowed to draw money on entire outstanding debt, which must rather be for the recent debts as prescribed for particular industries and as per margin prescribed in the sanction letter

4.12

Wide discrepancies observed in the stock statements and stock figures in the annual audited financial statements

4.13

No penal interest has been charged for delay in submission of various statements as per the terms of agreement depending upon the type of loan/credit availed by the borrower

4.14

Many branches have not adhered to prescribed frequency of physical verification of securities given against loans & advances

4.15

Drawing power limits are not revised as per market value of shares for advances against security of shares

4.16

End–use of funds not ensured/not known funds utilised for purpose other than for which granted

4.17

The projections submitted by the borrower stay far beyond the actual performance. Further, no explanation for the same is taken from the borrower

4.18

Major sale proceeds of the borrower not routed through the Bank

4.19

Audited statements of non–corporate borrowers having limit beyond Rs10 lakh not received

4.20

Renewal proposals of advances not received on time and in many cases the limits are not renewed

4.21

Application of wrong rate of interest, processing charges, commission, other charges, etc resulting in income leakage/excess booking of interest of the Bank

4.22

Insurance cover for stock/property is inadequate/not on record/not renewed/not endorsed in favour of the Bank

4.23

Inspection/physical verification of security charged, not been carried out

4.24

Expired bills/foreign currency sight bills which are outstanding, have not been crystallized

4.25

EBW statements on write–off of overdue export bills of ECM not found on record

4.26

Confirmation as to genuineness of export transactions not obtained from Bank’s foreign offices/correspondents/customs department

4.27

Import credit, bill of entry evidencing import of goods not found

4.28

Documents are not obtained for bills discounted under Letter of Credit

4.29

Advances eligible for whole turnover packing credit guarantee cover of ECGC, are not brought under its cover

4.30

Though government guaranteed accounts are irregular since long, the issue of invocation of guarantee does not seem to have been considered

4.31

Prescribed margins not maintained as per sanctions

4.32

Allocated limits, full terms of sanctions, stock statements, inspection reports, margin, etc. not available at monitoring branches

4.33

For allocated limits, inordinate delays were noticed in responding to transfer by the allocator branch

4.34

Regular meetings not held with other consortium members to review the performance of borrowers and to assess the current state of affairs/not been held as per norms

4.35

Individual members of consortium are not advised about quarterly operating limits/D. P. allocated to each of them

4.36

Minutes of the consortium meetings not found on record/not been held as per norms

4.37

Inspection report from the consortium members not obtained

4.38

The capital of the borrower has eroded/networth is negative/decreasing. Close monitoring needs to be done

4.39

Drawing power is calculated wrongly and/or hence borrower allowed to enjoy excess credit than actually eligible

4.40

Signboard of the bank is not displayed in godown, where the pledged/hypothecated stock is stored

4.41

Limit not fully utilised by borrower/No commitment charge is levied for limit not fully utilised by the borrower

4.42

Loan against TDR/STDR, which is matured, is neither renewed nor credited to loan account

4.43

The Stock and Debtors Audit Report not found on record. No audit has been done for accounts of the borrower

4.44

The valuation report in respect of tangible security from government approved valuer have not been obtained

4.45

Guarantees, Opinion Reports Financial statements, IT assessment orders and etc. of guarantor not found on record

4.46

Opinion report on guarantor is not obtained

4.47

For Small Government Sponsored loan accounts, security cover could not be ascertained since neither any record was available at branch nor physical verification conducted by the branch

4.48

Pre–sanctions and/or post–sanctions inspection reports were not on record

4.49

The account was overdue for repayment and/or no credit was received from the borrower for a long time

4.50

The borrower is absconding or deceased and legal formalities are incomplete and there is willful default from the borrower. Either establishment was closed or security was disposed of or no action taken by the branch

4.51

Subsidy claim process was incomplete or subsidy was yet to be received or needs follow–up

4.52

Security disposed of/Entity closed by borrower and no action taken by the branch

4.53

Irregularity not advised to controllers

4.54

Letter of subordination of deposits not taken

4.55

Secured and unsecured portion not segregated properly in advance return of the branch

4.56

Renewal of limits was done before the receipt of financial statements

4.57

Heavy cash withdrawal for which consent of corporate guarantor is not taken

4.58

Proper valuation of stock not done/needs critical scrutiny

4.59

Security obtained is inadequate/lower as compared to amount of outstanding/no collateral security

4.60

The party was dealing with other bank also though it was not permitted

4.61

Sticky accounts require close follow–up by the management

5

Bad and doubtful advances

5.1

The IRAC norms for classification of advances were not followed and the same is implemented through Memorandum of Changes by auditors during audit

5.2

Installments were not received from the borrowers

5.3

Interest was not received from the borrowers

5.4

Legal action for recovery of advances was not taken although authorised by the Board/Controlling Authority

5.5

Discontinuance of application of interest not followed although authorised by the Board/Controlling Authority

5.6

Government guarantees have expired and fresh guarantees not obtained/not renewed

5.7

Terms of the BIFR scheme not complied

5.8

Payment from government not received although guarantees were unconditional, irrevocable, payable on demand

5.90

Delays in the settlement/repayment in respect of sanctioned proposals

5.10

The repayment accepted in case of compromise cases inadequate vis–à–vis value of security

5.11

Compromise proposals pending at various levels where guarantors are local government/outside agencies

5.12

Copy of Search Report not on record

5.13

Decree awarded but no further steps taken for recovery

5.14

DI & CGC claims submitted/rejected/pending data not available

5.15

Irregular/ sticky advance not reported to the controlling authority promptly

5.16

Compromise/ OTS proposal is recommended and is under negotiation since long but not finalised. Suit is filed in the court/ DRT and pending to be finalized

5.17

ECGC claim not submitted/lodged for recovery

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