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Date : Jan 10, 2020
Directions under Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS) –Sri Gururaghavendra Sahakara Bank Niyamitha, Bengaluru, Karnataka

It is hereby notified for information of the public that in exercise of powers vested in it under sub section (1) of Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949  read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS), the Reserve Bank of India has issued certain Directions to Sri Gururaghavendra Sahakara Bank Niyamitha, Bengaluru, Karnataka whereby, as from the close of business on January 10, 2020, the aforesaid bank shall not, without prior approval of RBI in writing grant or renew any loans and advances, make any investment, incur any liability including borrowal of funds and acceptance of fresh deposits, disburse or agree to disburse any payment whether in discharge of its liabilities and obligations or otherwise, enter into any compromise or arrangement and sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of its properties or assets except as notified in the RBI Directions dated January 2, 2020, a copy of which is displayed on the bank's premises for perusal by interested members of the public. In particular, a sum not exceeding ₹35,000/- (Rupees thirty five thousand only) of the total balance in every savings bank or current account or any other deposit account may be allowed to be withdrawn subject to conditions stated in the above RBI Directions.

The issue of the above Directions by the RBI should not per se be construed as cancellation of banking license by RBI. The bank will continue to undertake banking business with restrictions till its financial position improves. The Reserve Bank may consider modifications of these Directions depending upon circumstances.

These Directions shall remain in force for a period of six months from the close of business of January 10, 2020 and are subject to review.

(Yogesh Dayal)    
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2019-2020/1668


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