Coop Bank Penalized

These actions on 4 coop banks are based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance

FinTech BizNews Service   

Mumbai, February 22, 2024: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, by an order dated February 13, 2024, imposed a monetary penalty of ₹1.50 lakh (Rupees One lakh and Fifty thousand only) on The Adinath Co-operative Bank Limited, Dist. Surat, Gujarat (the bank) for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on ‘Placement of Deposits with Other Banks by Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks (UCBs)’. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers conferred on RBI under Section 47A(1)(c) read with Sections 46(4)(i) and 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

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.


The statutory inspection of the bank conducted by RBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2023, and examination of the Inspection and Risk Assessment Report and all correspondence related thereto, revealed, inter alia, that the bank had breached the prescribed inter-bank gross exposure limit as well as the prudential inter-bank counterparty exposure limit. Consequently, a notice was issued to the bank advising it to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed on it for non-compliance with RBI directions, as stated therein.

After considering the bank’s reply to the notice and oral submissions made by it during the personal hearing, RBI came to the conclusion that the charge of non-compliance with the aforesaid RBI directions was substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty on the bank.

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