"As we move towards the Basel-III framework, may be in ca year or two from now, the requirement will keep on increasing and certainly there would be enhanced capital requirement," Mundra told reporters on the sidelines of an event by the domestic brokerage IIFL here.
He said the RBI had earlier estimated a capital requirement of Rs 2.40 lakh crore for state-run banks which was done on a 15 percent growth in risk weighted assets during the period till FY19, by when the migration to Basel-III has to be completed.
However, with expectations of faster growth, the credit growth will come at 16-17 percent, higher than what was envisaged earlier, he said.
"If we are talking about the growth picking up the momentum and let say even by old GDP data if growth is 6.5 percent in FY16, that would translate into credit growth of 16-17 percent," he said, acknowledging that at present, the banks are adequately capitalised.
The public sector banker-turned-central banker Mundra said selective allocation of capital by the government to state-run banks would only "aggravate" the problems they face.
"To my mind, at this point of time, to restrict allocation only to a few banks and to leave the other bank out...time may not be very appropriate, that is what I feel."
"To deprive them of capital at this point of time, I think, would only aggravate the problem and would also have implication on growth... Few challenges which they face at this point of time can be managed if they are able to maintain a growth momentum in coming point of time," he said.
Earlier this month, the government announced an infusion Rs 6,990 crore in nine better performing banks among the total 27, which was the first tranche of the Rs 11,000 crore allocated in the budget.

Mundra said given the higher requirement of capital for the banks, the current rate of allocations by the government may not suffice.
"Looking to the requirement which is there presently, the allocation of Rs 10,000-12,000 crore may not be good enough. It has to much more than that," he said, in comments that come two days ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget where the Government spells out its infusions.
He, however, did not quantify the level to which the capital requirements will grow to. The RBI has suggested three alternative mechanisms to the Government to meet the higher capital requirements, he said.

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