The bank will cease to carry on banking business from the close of business on September 22, 2022. The bank will also be wound up and a liquidator will be appointed for the bank. Upon liquidation depositors would receive an insurance claim of upto Rs 5 lakh. The data submitted by the bank indicates that upto 99 percent of the depositors will receive the full amount .
“The bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects” RBI said in a release. “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, RBI said.
Consequent to the cancellation of its licence, “The Laxmi Co-operative Bank Limited, Solapur, Maharashtra” is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes, among other things, acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits with immediate effect.
On liquidation, every depositor would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of ₹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% of the depositors are entitled to receive the full amount of their deposits from DICGC.
As on September 13, 2022, DICGC has already paid ₹193.68 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.
The Reserve Bank cancelled the licence of the bank as it did 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 RBI release said.