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Date : Aug 29, 2022
RBI imposes monetary penalty on Kakinada Co-operative Town Bank Ltd, Kakinada, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh (Revised)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed, by an order dated August 22, 2022, a monetary penalty of ₹10.00 lakh (Rupees Ten lakh only) on Kakinada Co-operative Town Bank Ltd, Kakinada, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh (the bank) for non-adherence / violation of directions issued under Income Recognition, Asset Classification, Provisioning and Other related Matters-UCBs and Establishment of Depositor Education and Awareness Fund. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47 A (1) (c) read with Section 46 (4) (i) and Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS), taking into account the failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI.

This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

Background

The inspection report of the bank based on its financial position as on March 31, 2020, revealed inter alia, violation / non-compliance with directions issued under Income Recognition, Asset Classification, Provisioning and other related matters-UCBs and failure to transfer to Depositor Education and Awareness Fund, eligible balances. Based on the same a Notice was issued to the bank advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed for non-compliance with the directions.

After considering the bank’s reply and oral submissions during the personal hearing, RBI came to the conclusion that the aforesaid charges of non-compliance with RBI directions were substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

(Yogesh Dayal)     
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2022-2023/781


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