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RBI imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ 7 lakh on the Citizens Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd.

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹ 7.00 lakh (Rupees Seven Lakh only) on The Citizens Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Jalandhar, Punjab.

The penalty is imposed for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI contained in the Master Circular DCBR.BPD. (PCB) MC No.12/09.14.000/2015-16 dated July 01, 2015 on ‘Income Recognition, Asset Classification, Provisioning and Other Related Matters – UCBs’.

Read the full press release issued by RBI:

October 26, 2021


RBl imposes monetary penalty on The Citizens Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Jalandhar, Punjab

The Reserve Bank of India (RBl) has imposed, by an order dated October 26, 2021, a monetary penalty of ₹7.00 lakh (Rupees Seven Lakh only) on The Citizens Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Jalandhar, Punjab (the bank) for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI contained in the Master Circular DCBR.BPD. (PCB) MC No.12/09.14.000/2015-16 dated July 01, 2015 on ‘Income Recognition, Asset Classification, Provisioning and Other Related Matters – UCBs’. 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, non-adherence with/violation of the aforesaid directions, viz., non-identification of NPAs, wrong classification of assets and inadequate provisions made due to wrong classification of assets. 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 violation of the said directions. After considering the bank’s reply and oral submissions made during the personal hearing, RBI came to the conclusion that the aforesaid charges of non-adherence with /violation of RBI directions were substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

(Yogesh Dayal)
Chief General Manager

Press Release: 2021-2022/1098

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