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Credit facilities to Minority Communities - Inclusion of Jain Community under Section 2(c) of the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992

RBI/2014-15/473
DCBR.BPD (PCB) Cir.No.5/14.01.062/2014-15

February 18, 2015

The Chief Executive Officer
All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks

Dear Sir / Madam

Credit facilities to Minority Communities - Inclusion of Jain Community under Section 2(c) of the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992

Please refer to Para IV (h) of the Annex to our Circular UBD.CO.BPD.(PCB).MC. No.18/09.09.001/2013-14 dated October 8, 2013 on "Revised guidelines on lending to Priority Sector for UCBs".

2. In this connection, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, have notified the Jain Community as a minority community, vide notification No. S.O.267(E) dated January 27, 2014. This is in addition to five communities already notified as minority communities, viz. Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Buddhists.

3. Accordingly, the instructions contained in the above Circular will also be applicable to the Jain Community.

Yours faithfully,

(Suma Varma)
Principal Chief General Manager


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