RBI imposes penalties on nine cooperative banks for violating compliances

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed monetary penalties on nine cooperative banks on account of various contraventions or non compliances of laid down guidelines.

These banks are The Berhampur Cooperative Urban Bank, The Kendrapara Urban Co-operative Bank , The Jamshedpur Urban Cooperative Bank, Krishna Mercantile Co-operative Bank, Renuka Nagarik Sahakari Bank Maryadit, Jila Sahakari Kendriya Bank Maryadit, Osmanabad Janata Sahakari Bank, The Santrampur Urban Co-operative Bank, and The Nawanagar Co-operative Bank.

The monetary penalties slapped on these banks range from Rs 25,000 to Rs 3.1 lakh, RBI said in nine standalone statements.

The RBI said 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 banks with its customers.

After considering the banks’ reply to the notice, the RBI came to the conclusion that the aforesaid charge was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty.

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