Big decision by Modi government! Cooperative banks to be brought under RBI supervision
In a major development, the Modi government on Wednesday said all cooperative banks and multi-state cooperative banks will come under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
In a major development, the Modi government on Wednesday said all cooperative banks and multi-state cooperative banks will come under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The decision has been taken with an aim to provide comfort to depositors of these banks. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing media about the Cabinet decisions said, "Urban cooperative banks and multi-state cooperative banks will be brought under the RBI supervision process applicable to commercial banks. He added, "Depositor will be assured his money is safe. He said an ordinance in this regard will be promulgated.
There are about 1,482 urban cooperative banks and 58 multi-state co-operative banks with a depositors base of about 8.6 crore.
The decision assumes significance amid lakhs of depositors facing problems after a scam in the multi-state Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Banks.
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Earlier, the Cabinet had approved amendment to Banking Regulation Act to strengthen cooperative banks and avoid PMC Bank like crisis.
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