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Date : Aug 10, 2022
RBI cancels the licence of Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune

Today, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), vide order dated August 08, 2022, has cancelled the licence of “Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune”. In compliance to the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay order dated September 12, 2017 in Writ Petition No. 2938 of 2014 (Bank Employees Union, Pune vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors.) with Writ Petition No. 9286 of 2017 (Naresh Vasant Raut & Ors. Vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors), the order shall become effective after six weeks from today. Consequently, the bank will cease to carry on banking business, with effect from September 22, 2022. The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Maharashtra has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the bank.

The Reserve Bank cancelled the licence of the bank as:

  1. The bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects. As such, it does not comply with the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

  2. The bank has failed to comply with the requirements of Sections 22(3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22(3)(c), 22(3) (d) and 22(3)(e) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949;

  3. The continuance of the bank is prejudicial to the interests of its depositors;

  4. The bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full; and

  5. Public interest would be adversely affected if the bank is allowed to carry on its banking business any further.

2. Consequent to the cancellation of its licence, “Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune” stands prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes, among other things, acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with effect from September 22, 2022.

3. On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of ₹5,00,000/- (Rupees five lakh only) from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) subject to the provisions of DICGC Act, 1961. As per the data submitted by the bank, more than 99% of the depositors are entitled to receive full amount of their deposits from DICGC. As on May 18, 2022, DICGC has already paid ₹700.44 crore of the total insured deposits under the provisions of Section 18A of the DICGC Act, 1961 based on the willingness received from the concerned depositors of the bank.

(Yogesh Dayal)     
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2022-2023/693


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