The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has levied penalties of Rs 44 lakhs on four cooperative banks for violating various norms. The penalties are 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 their customers, the RBI said.
The Penalised Banks Are:
Chennai-based The Tamil Nadu State Apex Co-operative Bank was penalized Rs 16 lakh for failing to transfer eligible amounts to the Depositor Education and Awareness Fund within the prescribed period and failing to report a fraud to NABARD within the prescribed timeline.
Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank was penalized Rs 13 lakh for not transferring the eligible amount to the Depositor Education and Awareness Fund within the prescribed period and transferring the same with delay.
Janata Sahakari Bank, Pune, was penalized Rs 13 crore for non-compliance with directions on ‘Interest Rate on Deposits’.
Baran Nagrik Sahkari Bank, Baran, Rajasthan was penalized Rs 2 lakh for violating certain norms.
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