Reserve Bank of India cancels the license of Purvanchal Co-operative Bank Ltd

The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Uttar Pradesh has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator.

Reserve Bank of India cancels the license of Purvanchal Co-operative Bank Ltd

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has canceled the license of “Purvanchal Co-operative Bank Ltd., Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.” Consequently, the bank ceases to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on June 15, 2024.

The Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Uttar Pradesh has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator.

 Consequent to the cancellation of its license, “Purvanchal Co-operative Bank Ltd., Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh” is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes, among other things, acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5 (b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect.

 

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As per the RBI norm,  On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees five lakh only) from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) subject to the provisions of DICGC Act, 1961.

As per the data submitted by the bank, about 99.51% of the depositors are entitled to receive the full amount of their deposits from DICGC. As of May 30, 2024, DICGC has already paid ?12.63 crore of the total insured deposits under the provisions of Section 18A of the DICGC Act, 1961 based on the willingness received from the concerned depositors of the bank.

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The following reasons are cited for the cancellation by the Central Bank

The bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects. As such, it does not comply with the provisions of Section 11(1) and Section 22 (3) (d) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

The bank has failed to comply with the requirements of Sections 22(3) (a), 22 (3) (b), 22(3)(c), 22(3) (d), and 22(3)(e) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949;

The continuance of the bank is prejudicial to the interests of its depositors.

The bank with its present financial position would be unable to pay its present depositors in full, and Public interest would be adversely affected if the bank is allowed to carry on its banking business any further.

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