Abstract: Non-performing Asset is one of the prevalent problem of Indian Banking sector. For the past three decades, the banking system has several outstanding achievements to its credit. Many banks are facing the problem of NPAs which hampers the business of the banks. Non-performing assets are a drain to the banks. Various research studies have been conducted to analyze the root causes of NPA. The following study tries to understand the concept of NPA, its causes and impact on profitability. The problem of NPA impacts profitability, Liquidity and results in credit loss. Unless and otherwise proper remedial measures are taken the quantum of non-performing assets cannot be reduced and the bank will incur losses to a great extent.
Keywords: NPA, Bank, Profitability, Lending