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Financial Inclusion and Bank Efficiency: Evidence from Data Envelopment Analysis

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Manjari Yadav,

Vidyasagar University, IN
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Department of Commerce
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Tarak Nath Sahu ,

Vidyasagar University, IN
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Department of Commerce
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Sudarshan Maity

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, IN
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Abstract

The issue of low financial inclusion in developing countries is an existing reality which needs to be improved. The present study focuses on evaluating the bank efficiency of India’s major drivers of financial inclusion, i.e., public and private sector banks, in fulfilling their task of financial inclusion. The time period considered is 2009/2010 to 2019/2020. A comparative evaluation of the role played by public and private sector banks in financial inclusion initiatives is measured on technical grounds using Data Envelopment Analysis. The Technical Efficiency scores conclude that the private banks are technically more efficient than the public sector in fulfilling this task. The public sector lags behind due to inefficient input utilization and they can improve their efficiency by switching to tech-based services like kiosk banking, and internet banking, and jointly promoting financial inclusion with private banks in order to improve their efficiency and save on their input resources.
How to Cite: Yadav, M., Sahu, T.N. and Maity, S., 2022. Financial Inclusion and Bank Efficiency: Evidence from Data Envelopment Analysis. Colombo Business Journal, 13(1), pp.141–169. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cbj.v13i1.92
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Published on 30 Jun 2022.
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