ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Public and Private Sector Banks: Convergence in Performance

This article examines the performance of public sector banks and the new private sector banks over the period 2005-06 to 2010-11. What emerges is that while the relative performance of public sector banks had improved signifi cantly by 2005-06, the new private sector banks had moved ahead by 2010-11. It appears that early gains by public sector banks may have been the result of initial slack in the system and new gains will require radical changes in human resource management and corporate governance practices. Such reforms are urgent in the light of the proposal to issue new banking licences.

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