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Date : Sep 21, 2023
RBI imposes monetary penalty on The State Transport Co-operative Bank Limited, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed, by an order dated August 23, 2023, a monetary penalty of ₹2.00 lakh (Rupees Two Lakh only) on The State Transport Co-operative Bank Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra (the bank) for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on ‘The Depositor Education and Awareness Fund Scheme, 2014’. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47 A (1) (c) read with Sections 46 (4) (i) and 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

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.


The statutory inspection of the bank conducted by RBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2022, and examination of the Risk Assessment Report and all correspondence related thereto revealed, inter alia, that the bank failed to transfer amounts which were eligible for transfer to Depositor Education and Awareness Fund. In furtherance to the same, a notice was issued to the bank advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed on it for failure to comply with the directions, as stated therein.

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

(Shweta Sharma)     
Deputy General Manager

Press Release: 2023-2024/963