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Date : Oct 25, 2023
RBI imposes monetary penalty on District Central Co-operative Bank Limited, Supaul, Bihar

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, by an order dated September 19, 2023, imposed a monetary penalty of ₹1.00 lakh (Rupees One lakh only) on District Central Co-operative Bank Limited, Supaul (the bank) for non-compliance with RBI directions on ‘Reserve Bank of India – (Know Your Customer (KYC)) Direction, 2016’. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers conferred on 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.

Background

The statutory inspection of the bank conducted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2022, and examination of the Inspection Report and all correspondence related thereto, revealed, inter alia, that the bank had failed to put in place a system of periodic review of risk categorisation of accounts. Consequently, 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 additional submissions, RBI came to the conclusion that the charge of non-compliance with the aforesaid RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty on the bank.

(Yogesh Dayal)     
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2023-2024/1177


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