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Date: 09/10/2018
Sir M Vishvesvaraya Co-operative Bank Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka – Penalised

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ 5.00 lakh (Rupees five lakhs only) on Sir M Vishvesvaraya Co-operative Bank Ltd., Bengaluru, in exercise of the powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 47 A (1) (c) read with Section 46 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As applicable to Co-operative Societies) for granting housing loans of more than ₹ 70.00 lakhs per beneficiary violating directives contained in para 2 of RBI Circular No. UBD.BPD.(PCB).Cir.No.7/09.22.010/2011-12 dated October 31, 2011 and extending donation to a Trust where a Director of the bank was an Administrator violating RBI circular UBD.BPD.(PCB).Cir.No.7/09.72.000/2013-14 dated August 30, 2013.

The Reserve Bank of India had issued a Show Cause Notice to the bank, in response to which the bank had submitted a written reply. After considering the facts of the case the Reserve Bank came to the conclusion that the violations were substantiated and warranted imposition of penalty.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant Adviser

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