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RBI Imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ 25k on the Deola Merchants’ Co-operative Bank Ltd.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹25,000 thousand (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only) on The Deola Merchants’ Co-operative Bank Ltd., Nashik, Maharashtra (the bank) for contravention of/ non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI.

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, taking into account the failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI.

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Date : Nov 11, 2021


RBI imposes monetary penalty on The Deola Merchants’ Co-operative Bank Ltd., Nashik, Maharashtra


The Reserve Bank of India (RBl) has imposed, by an order dated November 11, 2021, a monetary penalty of ₹25,000 thousand (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only) on The Deola Merchants’ Co-operative Bank Ltd., Nashik, Maharashtra (the bank) for contravention of/ non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI to Urban Co-operative Banks on Board of Directors and Exposure Norms. 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, 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, 2019, revealed, inter alia, that the bank had granted CC loan to a relative of one of its directors in contravention of/ non-compliance with directions issued by RBI to Urban Cooperative Banks on Board of Directors and Exposure Norms. 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 made during the personal hearing, RBI came to the conclusion that the aforesaid charge of non-compliance with RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

(Yogesh Dayal)
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2021-2022/1178

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